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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
Slipknot Shawn Crahan
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Slipknot’s Shawn Crahan Releases New Clown Mask, Plans to Unveil New Mask Each Year

Slipknot percussionist Shawn 'Clown' Crahan celebrated his 44th birthday yesterday (Sept. 24). Proving it's never too late to begin birthday traditions, Crahan has decided from here forward, he will release one new clown mask every year on his day of birth.

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Nirvana
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Lost Nirvana Song ‘Forgotten Tune’ and New ‘Live and Loud’ Performance Footage Unveiled

This may look like an odd sentence, but a new Nirvana song has just been released. As a part of Nirvana's 'In Utero: 20th Anniversary Edition' (out today), a ton of rare recordings and footage has been unveiled, but the Nirvana track 'Forgotten Tune' is the only piece of the re-release that is truly never-before-heard.

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Slayer
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Slayer Play First-Ever Rock in Rio Gig at 2013 Festival [Watch]

Believe it or not, but Slayer had never actually played a Rock in Rio festival gig until last night (Sept. 22). On the same bill as Iron Maiden and Avenged Sevenfold, Slayer pummeled the Brazilian crowd with some pure American thrash, and here you can watch footage from the band's Rock in Rio 2013 set.

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Motorhead
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Lemmy Reaches Out to Young Fan Sent Home From School for Wearing Motorhead Hoodie

The lovely chaps of Motorhead recently reached out to a young fan after he was sent home for wearing a Motorhead England sweatshirt to school. Student Taylor Mathes was told by school officials that the hoodie, which bears the image of Motorhead mascot Snaggletooth, was unacceptable to wear because those in charge thought the band apparel was gang-related.

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James Hetfield of Metallica
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Metallica Unleash ‘Master of Puppets’ Footage From ‘Through the Never’ 3D Film

As Metallica's 'Through the Never' concert film is nearing closer and closer to a theatrical release, even more footage has been unveiled to tease the movie. We've seen a bunch of behind-the-scenes trailers recently, and in addition to one more detailing the set design for '…And Justice for All,' Metallica have unleashed a full performance of 'Master of Puppets' straight from the film itself (watch above).

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Phil Anselmo
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Phil Anselmo Remembers Late Eyehategod Drummer Joey LaCaze

Nearly one month ago, Eyehategod drummer Joey LaCaze passed away at the age of 42. As an essential part of the Southern sludge movement, LaCaze's death sent a shockwave through the underground metal community. Pantera / Down vocalist Phil Anselmo, who was close with LaCaze, has just offered a heartfelt memorial for the drummer.

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Anthrax
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Anthrax’s Scott Ian Joins Volbeat Onstage for Performance of ‘Pool of Booze, Booze, Booza’

If there was any doubt left that Anthrax amicably parted ways with guitarist Rob Caggiano, this video will likely erase it. Caggiano now mans the guitar for Danish rockers Volbeat, and during the band's Sept. 16 gig in Los Angeles, Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian was invited onstage to perform the Volbeat track 'Pool of Booze, Booze, Booza,' which was preceded by a small piece of Anthrax's 'I Am the Law.'

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Kirk Hammett and James Hetfield
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Metallica Reminisce About Napster Battle, Megadeth Feud + More

As you may know, there's a truly unique sense of humor within the metal community. Many specific and pinpointed topics of hilarity are playfully aimed at Metallica, whether it be the lack of Jason Newsted's bass on '…And Justice for All,' drummer Lars Ulrich's

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Tim Lambesis Hearing Reveals New Details on Murder-for-Hire Investigation

During yesterday's hearing in which it was determined that As I Lay Dying vocalist Tim Lambesis would indeed stand trial on murder-for-hire charges, there were some big revelations about the case. An investigation of the vocalist's home apparently turned up dozens of vials of steroids and thousands of dollars in cash. Also, a trainer from Lambesis' gym testified in court against the musician, claiming that Lambesis had approached him about finding a hit man to kill the singer's estranged wife.

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