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Graham "Gruhamed" Hartmann is a 26 year-old music addict with a taste for punk, metal and the touch of a keyboard. He is the current Senior Writer for Loudwire. Graham has been active in the music and entertainment industries since college, having worked for Metal Injection, Earache Records, The End Records, The Opie and Anthony Show and the Le Scandal Burlesque Show as a musician and stage manager. Favorite bands: The Ramones, Iron Maiden, Strike Anywhere, Poison the Well, Tool, Puscifer, Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Bad Religion, Rufio, Salome, Shining, Descendents, Gwar, System of a Down, The Beatles, Suffocation, Bloodbath, Polaris, Mark Mulcahy, Nirvana, Dead Kennedys ---> www.facebook.com/gruhamed
Val Kilmer, Jack Black + Dave Grohl
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Dave Grohl, Jack Black + Val Kilmer Play Haunting Rock Band in ‘Ghost Ghirls’ Web Series

Halloween may be over, but there's always time to appreciate a good ghost story. In this case, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, Tenacious D singer Jack Black and actor Val Kilmer play the members of Sweetriver and the Huckleberry Dogs, an ill-fated band who died in a tragic plane crash. The trio portray their Southern rock characters in the 11th episode of 'Ghost Ghirls,' a web series starring Amanda Lund and Maria Blasucci.

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Slayer’s Kerry King: Gary Holt Writing on Next Album Is ‘Like Throwing Somebody to the Wolves’

The future of Slayer was brought into question after founding member and creative mastermind Jeff Hanneman passed away. Combined with the ousting of drummer Dave Lombardo, Slayer were only left with two founding members, frontman Tom Araya and guitarist Kerry King. Despite these setbacks, Slayer are expected to release a new album in 2014, and although new drummer Paul Bostaph will drum in the studio, Kerry King claims that "fans aren't ready" for contributions from guitarist Gary Holt.

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Eyehategod Reveal New Drummer Following Death of Joey LaCaze

New Orleans sludge pioneers Eyehategod have officially recruited a new full-time drummer. Near the end of August, the band and the metal community lost drummer Joey LaCaze. As a founding member of Eyehategod, his influence can never truly be replaced, but drummer Aaron Hill has been elected to keep the band in tact.

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Slayer’s Tom Araya Reveals Why Dave Lombardo Was Ousted From the Band

Earlier this year, legendary Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo was kicked out of the band. The news became public shortly before Slayer began a string of Australian tour dates, leaving fans shocked and somewhat disappointed. Lombardo has offered his two cents on the Slayer split, but for the first time since the drummer's departure, frontman Tom Araya spoke out on exactly why Lombardo was given the boot.

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Machine Head
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Machine Head’s Robb Flynn Recalls Invitation To Become Drowning Pool’s Singer

Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn just typed up another post for his always entertaining 'The General Journals: Diary of a Frontman… And Other Ramblings' blog. This edition celebrates the 10th anniversary of the band's album 'Through the Ashes of Empires,' nearly becoming the singer of Drowning Pool and much, much more.

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Mick Mars
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Mick Mars Restates That His Health Is Not the Reason for Motley Crue’s Upcoming Farewell

The topic of Motley Crue guitarist Mick Mars' health has been a talking point amongst fans for a very long time. Within the past few years, various members of Motley Crue have noted Mars' condition as the reason they will soon call it quits, but Mick Mars has denounced these statements yet again.

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Children of Bodom Announce 2014 North American Tour With Týr

Heads up! We've got all the info for one of the biggest North American tours scheduled for 2014. Finnish metal heroes Children of Bodom are set to invade North America once again next year, bringing folk metal band Týr along with them, along with more special guests yet to be announced.

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Marilyn Manson Makes Uncomfortable Guest Spot on ‘Talking Dead’

Last night (Oct. 27), another awesome episode of 'The Walking Dead' hit our televisions. Much like the zombies themselves, 'Walking Dead' followers drooled, stumbled and craved blood. In those cases however, it was to catch the show's newest episode, 'Isolation.' Although the highly emotional installment of the AMC original series sparked much fan discussion, Marilyn Manson's appearance on 'Talking Dead' lit up the Internet during its broadcast directly after the latest 'Walking Dead' episode concluded.

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Mastodon to Unleash ‘Mastodon Live at Brixton’ Audio + Video Releases

Nearly two years ago, Mastodon invaded London's O2 Academy to finish off a world tour. The band's sold-out performance lured in a great mass of metal fans, who erupted for the Southern metallers from beginning to end. Thankfully, those unable to attend will be able to experience the show this holiday season, as Mastodon will unveil the audio and video editions of the gig digitally on Dec. 10.

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AFI’s Davey Havok Plays Wikipedia Fact or Fiction: Family, Fashion, the Misfits + More

AFI's Davey Havok dropped by our studio recently for an exclusive interview. The singer spoke to us about AFI's new album 'Burials,' which came out Oct. 22, but he also gave us a bit more of his time to participate in a game of 'Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?'

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