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Graham Hartmann is a 28 year-old music addict with a taste for punk, metal and the touch of a keyboard. He is the current Senior Writer for Loudwire, producer of each YouTube Loud List and is the creator and host of our 'Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?' series. Graham has been active in the music and entertainment industries since high school, 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 ---> //
Lou Reed and Lars Ulrich
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Metallica’s Lars Ulrich Celebrates Lou Reed in Heartfelt Tribute

Since rock legend Lou Reed passed away on Oct. 27, an incredible amount of musicians have offered their condolences. However, not much had been heard from the members of Metallica, who recorded the collaborative album 'Lulu' with Reed in 2011. However, one day shy of the 'Lulu' album's second anniversary, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has offered a lengthy and heartfelt tribute to Reed.

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AC/DC's Bon Scott
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AC/DC Nearly Fired Bon Scott After Heroin Overdose, According to Former Bassist

A revealing piece of information has been uncovered in the new book, 'The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC.' In an interview for the book, former AC/DC bassist Mark Evans claims that legendary vocalist Bon Scott was nearly fired from the band after a 1975 heroin overdose, , according to The Australian.

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Hardcore EDM Dance Band
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Hardcore Band Doesn’t Pay Recording Bill, Engineer Turns Song Into Electronic Dance Music

"Living well is the best revenge?" Nope! As this brilliant producer just taught us, the best revenge against someone who has wronged you is to embarrass them in front of the entire world. After a young hardcore band, Altitudes, failed to pay this studio engineer for recording sessions, the man behind the board took one of the group's tracks and turned it into electronic dance music!

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Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee: Farewell Tour Is Next, Cites Mick Mars’ Health as Major Factor

According to Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee, the band will soon be singing its swan song. In a new interview, Lee spoke about upcoming plans for a Motley Crue farewell tour, citing guitarist Mick Mars' battle with ankylosing spondylitis as one of the reasons for Crue's end.

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Kurt Cobain / Gene Simmons / Ian Gillian
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Nirvana, KISS, Deep Purple + More Nominated for 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have just announced their nominees for the class of 2014. Among those being considered for a 2014 induction include Nirvana, KISS, Deep Purple + many more.

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Rare Interviews Shine Spotlight on Nirvana

With the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's third and final studio album, 'In Utero,' having recently passed, it seems like tons of rare Nirvana gems have been flooding the Internet. Of course, we welcome and celebrate such revelations, including these three interviews just unearthed by journalist James Sherry.

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Stream Korn’s New Album ‘The Paradigm Shift’

Korn's highly anticipated 11th studio album, 'The Paradigm Shift,' is set for an Oct. 8 release. Many of you are probably riddled with the shakes waiting for the record to come out, but no worries, Korn have unveiled the entire disc early via a full album stream at (click below).

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Metallica, Iron Maiden + Black Sabbath Get Folk Makeover by The Avett Brothers on ‘Jimmy Fallon’

Are you an indie-loving hipster scared of listening to something manly? Are you curious about making the jump from flower-sniffing, ironic mustache wearing, jingle-jangle ditties to music with actual testosterone? Jimmy Fallon and the Avett Brothers have you covered.

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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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