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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
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Megadeth’s ‘Super Collider’ Outsold by Metallica’s ‘Black Album’ this Week on Billboard Charts

Here's some news that may or may not surprise you. Since Megadeth's released 'Super Collider,' two months ago, album sales have been somewhat disappointing. In fact, 'Super Collider' was outsold this week by Metallica's 'Black Album,' which is 22 years old.

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Black Veil Brides’ Andy Biersack Verbally Destroys Warped Tour Concertgoer During Texas Show

Say what you want about Black Veil Brides, but if you say it to singer Andy Biersack, you may find yourself on the business end of a verbal beatdown. During the band's Warped Tour set in San Antonio, Texas, Biersack called out a disrespectful audience member and spewed a highly effective, profanity-laced tirade in his direction for over 90 seconds.

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Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix Fears for His Health, Band Postpones South American Shows

Papa Roach have been forced to reschedule a number of South American performances due to concerns over singer Jacoby Shaddix's health. The vocalist successfully underwent vocal cord surgery last year and in a new statement regarding Papa Roach's South American cancellations, Shaddix "prays to God" that he won't be victim to a second surgery.

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Ozzy Osbourne on Bill Ward: ‘He’s Incredibly Overweight. A Drummer Has to Be in Shape’

Black Sabbath are finally able to enjoy the fruits of their reunion. Well over a year-and-a-half after Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward first announced a new album and world tour, Sabbath have now accomplished both, but without Ward. There has been much discussion over Ward's departure, but in a new interview with Ozzy Osbourne, the singer questioned Ward's ability to perform a two-hour show each night; labeling the drummer as overweight and pointing out Ward's two past heart attacks.

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Dave Grohl Names Guitarists Nirvana Considered Recruiting Before Bringing in Pat Smear

Nirvana are most famously known as a three-piece act, but the seminal grunge band cranked up the volume by welcoming Germs / Adolescents guitarist Pat Smear into the band. Smear performed with Nirvana during the 'In Utero' tour up until frontman Kurt Cobain's death in 1994, but although Smear got the gig, he wasn't the only musician Nirvana were considering.

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Drummer Mike Portnoy on Rejoining Dream Theater: ‘I Would Do It in a Heartbeat’

Dream Theater experienced a drastic shift in 2010 when drummer Mike Portnoy announced his departure from the legendary band. Portnoy's plan was to take a temporary break from Dream Theater, but the group chose to cut all ties with their longtime drummer. Despite the drama, Portnoy has just revealed that he would rejoin Dream Theater "in a heartbeat."

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Serj Tankian: System of a Down Aren’t Making a New Album, But I’m Not Opposed to Making One

On July 29 at California's iconic Hollywood Bowl, System of a Down played what would be their only North American tour date of 2013. At the conclusion of System's massive set, drummer John Dolmayan promised the L.A. crowd that a new album will be released before the band returned to the Bowl. However, frontman Serj Tankian chose to set the record straight during an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session on Reddit.

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David Draiman Squashes Rumors of Feud with Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister

Disturbed / Device singer David Draiman took to Disturbed's official Facebook page today (July 31) to squash any sort of rumor that he and legendary Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister have problems with one another.

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As I Lay Dying’s Tim Lambesis Due in Court This Week in Murder-for-Hire Case

As I Lay Dying singer Tim Lambesis is due in court yet again. Facing very serious charges for allegedly attempting to hire a hit man to kill the his estranged wife, Lambesis will report to the North County Superior Courthouse in Vista, Calif. on Friday, Aug. 2.

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Bill Ward: ‘I’m the Drummer in Black Sabbath’

It was truly unfortunate when original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward announced his departure from the iconic heavy metal band's reunion. Although Ward was not a part of Black Sabbath's '13' album or any of the act's touring since the founding lineup reunited in late 2011, Ward still calls himself "the drummer in Black Sabbath."

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System of a Down’s John Dolmayan to L.A. Crowd: When We Come Back, We’ll Have a New Album!

System of a Down played their one-and-only show scheduled for this year on July 29 at California's Hollywood Bowl. The Los Angeles crowd went nuts for the band, but after System closed with 'Sugar,' drummer John Dolmayan brought the cheers to a new decibel level by promising a new album when they play L.A. again.

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20th Anniversary Edition of Nirvana’s ‘In Utero’ To Feature Never-Before-Released Material

Nirvana's legendary final studio album, 'In Utero,' will celebrate its 20th birthday on Sept. 13. To celebrate the album's release and monumental impact, a 20th anniversary multi-formal reissue of 'In Utero' will drop on Sept. 24.

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