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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
Duff McKagan
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Duff McKagan Kicked Out of Guns N’ Roses Bootleg Shop in Japan

Duff McKagan isn't just a famed bassist for bands such as Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver and Loaded, he's a hell of a storyteller as well. In McKagan's Seattle Weeky column, he tells a tale of being thrown out of a store in Japan for eating a lovely peanut-and-rice cracker mix, but here's the kicker … the shop McKagan was removed from specializes in selling bootlegged Guns N' Roses merchandise.

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Adam Jones
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Tool’s Adam Jones Discusses ‘Opiate’ EP Reissue + State of Band’s Next Album

As of March 10, 2013, Tool's debut EP, 'Opiate,' is now old enough to legally drink in the United States. To commemorate the 21st anniversary of 'Opiate,' Tool are set to re-release the EP on March 26 with a limited-edition string of CDs along with new artwork from guitarist Adam Jones. In a new interview with Jones, the guitarist talks about writing and recording 'Opiate,' how the album holds up after all these years and, of course, when Tool will put out a new record.

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Dave Grohl
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Dave Grohl on Performing Nirvana Material Live: ‘It Just Hasn’t Felt Right’

When Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl began to put together Foo Fighters in 1994, it would have been incredibly easy to draw fans in by covering the Nirvana monster tracks which made the drummer a grunge icon. However, Grohl never took that path, choosing to focus on original music while taking the Foos down a different path than the one Nirvana had helped carve.

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Randy Blythe
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Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe Meets With Deceased Fan’s Family Before Returning to U.S.

Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe is a free man now that he's been acquitted of manslaughter charges by a Czech court. Although Blythe was declared innocent in the case involving the death of a young fan at a 2010 Lamb of God show, the frontman wants fans to know that it does not change the fact that a young man named Daniel Nosek is deceased.

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Nirvana
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Nirvana ‘Nevermind’ Producer Butch Vig Reveals New Details on Recording of Iconic Album

Nirvana's 'Nevermind' is arguably the most impactful rock album of the last 25 years. Its legend speaks for itself, selling over 30 million copies worldwide thanks to grunge masterpieces such as 'Smells Like Teen Spirit,' 'Come As You Are,' 'Drain You' and 'In Bloom.' You may think you've attained all the 'Nevermind' knowledge ever made public, but there are some new tidbits from producer Butch Vig and frontman Kurt Cobain that may deepen your understanding of the album.

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Marilyn Manson and Alice Cooper Apparently Teaming Up for 2013 Tour

Shock rock icons Marilyn Manson and Alice Cooper are apparently heading out on tour together sometime in 2013. In a possible premature move by someone at Alice Cooper's camp, a poster of a 'Masters of Madness: Shock Therapy Tour' baring the faces of the two rock stars has been unveiled within Cooper's official website.

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Randy Blythe Verdict: Rockers React

As we reported earlier, Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe was been found not guilty of manslaughter by a Czech court today (March 5). Metalheads worldwide are exhaling a long sigh of relief at the moment, and some of rock and metal's biggest names have offered their congratulations to Blythe for standing his ground and proving his innocence once and for all.

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Soundgarden
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Soundgarden Reveal Second Leg of 2013 North American Tour Dates

If you happen to be upset about missing Soundgarden on their early 2013 North American tour, stiffen that upper lip and wipe away those tears, because the legendary grunge act have just revealed a second leg of North American dates. Sequenced in yet another month-long block, Soundgarden are confirmed to perform a sweet cluster of North American shows beginning on May 3 in Atlantic City, N.J.

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Motley Crue
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Motley Crue Announce 2013 Canadian Tour

Hard rock veterans Motley Crue have just announced a massive set of 2013 Canadian tour dates. The longest string of Canadian shows in the band's history will see Motley Crue spending nearly a month up North with a total of 18 shows, taking Big Wreck along for the ride as support.

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