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Graham "Gruhamed" Hartmann is a 27 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
Alice in Chains
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Alice in Chains Release New Single ‘Stone’

As Alice in Chains' newest album, 'The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here,' creeps closer and closer, anticipation for the record's release has been growing towards a peak. Although 'The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here' won't see the light of day until May 28, Alice in Chains have unleashed the new single 'Stone' to help you through the wait.

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Slipknot
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Slipknot’s Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan Sheds Tears While Watching Son Record Vocal Tracks

Just because you're in a seriously pissed off metal band with songs that contain lyrics such as "I want to slit your throat and f--- the wound" doesn't necessarily mean you don't have a soft side. Slipknot percussionist / backup vocalist Shawn 'Clown' Crahan has a son who is also in a band, and as Clown witnessed his spawn record vocals, the mad carnival villain couldn't help but shed a prideful tear.

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Alice in Chains
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Alice in Chains Reveal Release Date, Album Art + Track Listing for ‘The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here’

Alice in Chains have unveiled the official release date, cover art and track listing for their fifth studio album, 'The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here.' The new Alice in Chains disc will become available on May 28 (not May 14, as previously reported), and guitarist Jerry Cantrell has offered some interesting insight on the concept behind the disc's name and its title track.

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AC/DC
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AC/DC’s Cliff Williams: Guitarists Angus + Malcolm Young Working on Material for Next Album

In a new interview, AC/DC bassist Cliff Williams offers an update on new AC/DC material. While the band has not hit the studio yet, Williams says the group's legendary guitarists Angus and Malcolm Young are currently crafting new songs for the band's next album.

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Marilyn Manson
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Marilyn Manson Smoke Bombs Paparazzi at ‘Spring Breakers’ Premiere Party

The word "paparazzi" comes from an Italian term referring to the irritating buzzing noise made by insects, most notably, the mosquito. And what's one way to get rid of mosquitos? A massive cloud of smoke … and this is exactly the tactic used by rock icon Marilyn Manson against the paparazzi as the musician left a premiere party for the new film 'Spring Breakers.'

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Jason Newsted Welcomes Mike Mushok of Staind Into Band, Offers Album Update

Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted has revealed that Staind guitarist Mike Mushok has jumped aboard his new musical project, Newsted. The bassist himself posted a video on YouTube introducing Mushok to the world as a new member of Newsted, adding that the group's new formation is "gonna come out and kick your ass!"

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Rob Zombie, Rick James and Ozzy Osbourne
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Rob Zombie Reminisces About Smoking Crack With Ozzy Osbourne and Rick James

Rob Zombie is set to have a monster year in 2013. The multi-talented artist will be releasing his latest film, 'The Lords of Salem,' on April 19, with the soundtrack for the movie dropping on April 16. Additionally, Zombie's fifth solo album, 'Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor,' will become available on April 23, and amidst all the excitement, Zombie recently decided to tell a fascinating story about smoking crack with heavy metal legend Ozzy Osbourne and late R&B star Rick James. 

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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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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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