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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
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Rock Producer + Engineer Andy Johns Dies at 61

One of rock music's most prolific producers / engineers has passed away at the age of 61. Andy Johns, who had worked on albums from Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Van Halen, Godsmack and many more, was hospitalized last week with reported liver issues. Sadly, Johns died in the hospital shortly after admittance.

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Seattle News Outlet Unveils Previously Unpublished Photos of Kurt Cobain Death Scene

In the world of rock, the date April 5 is a solemn one, as it marks the anniversary of the death of both Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain and Alice in Chains singer Layne Staley. Now, 19 years after Cobain's death, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer online newspaper has unveiled a number of never-before-published photos of Cobain's death scene have been revealed, some of which show Cobain being carried out of his home by medical workers.

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Ozzy Osbourne on Black Sabbath’s New Album ’13′: ‘It’s Better Than My Wildest Dreams’

Black Sabbath's upcoming album, '13,' is perhaps the most anticipated metal disc since Bruce Dickinson and Adrian Smith returned to Iron Maiden in 1999, entering the studio to create 'Brave New World.' Expectations for the new Sabbath release are understandably massive, and, in a new interview, singer Ozzy Osbourne calls the album "mind-blowing" and "better than my wildest dreams."

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Judas Priest to Release ‘Epitaph’ Live Blu-ray / DVD

Heavy metal gods Judas Priest have just announced that they will be releasing the new concert Blu-ray/DVD, 'Epitaph.' The upcoming release documents Priest's final 23-song performance of their monstrous 50-week 'Epitaph' world tour, which concluded last year at London's HMV Hammersmith Apollo.

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David Draiman / Dave Mustaine
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David Draiman of Disturbed + Device Contributes to New Megadeth Album ‘Super Collider’

Excited about the upcoming Megadeth album 'Super Collider'? Of course you are! But we've got some news that may make the wait even more difficult … according to Disturbed / Device singer David Draiman, and confirmed by Megadeth's Dave Mustaine, Draiman has lent his songwriting skills to "a few songs" on 'Super Collider.'

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Lollapalooza 2013 Lineup Features Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age + More

The iconic Lollapalooza festival has finally announced its full 2013 lineup! The three-day event will host a massive lineup of rock acts, including Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, the Cure, Baroness, Ghost B.C. + many more.

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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’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 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’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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