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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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Anthrax’s Scott Ian Offers New Details on Guitarist Rob Caggiano’s Departure

The departure of Anthrax lead guitarist Rob Caggiano came as a shock to the metal world, as the thrash legends had just begun to truly celebrate their comeback with classic vocalist Joey Belladonna. Having torn through the 2012 Mayhem Festival, headlined an unforgettable tour with Testament + Death Angel, earned a 2013 Grammy nominationĀ and just finished tracking their 'Anthems' covers EP, Caggiano suddenly left the band, and guitarist Scott Ian has just offered some insight into Caggiano's exit.

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2013 Must-See Rock + Metal Concerts

The year 2013 is shaping up to be a mammoth one for rock and metal concerts. Already, there is an incredible list of talented bands set to deliver blistering sets of hard-rocking music this year. To prepare you for the pits, we've put together comprehensive lists of 2013 Must-See Rock + Metal Concerts.

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Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Helps Fund Soup Kitchen in Haiti

Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine may be one of the most controversial musicians on the planet in terms of his personal beliefs and public statements, but even his most colossal naysayers will surely find themselves praising Mustaine for this most recent announcement. Mustaine has revealed that he is helping to fund a soup kitchen in Haiti, which will feed up to 8,000 meals a day to those in need.

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Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe ‘Getting Ready Mentally’ for Czech Republic Trial

One month ago, Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe was handed the reality of a court date in the Czech Republic. Facing manslaughter charges in an incredibly controversial case stemming from a 2010 concert incident, Blythe's legal proceedings are set to begin on Feb. 4. With the proverbial hourglass drawing closer to an empty top, Blythe recently posted a poetic and introspective piece of writing on his Instagram account detailing his thoughts.

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Metallica’s Lars Ulrich Reveals Parallel Universe Storyline for 3D Film, Gives Update on New Album

Metallica fans have been drooling for the band's upcoming 3D concert film ever since the band filmed footage for the movie over the summer of 2012. Small details have been revealed by band members, but this latest revelation put forth by drummer Lars Ulrich may be the most captivating piece of the puzzle yet.

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Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Receives Apology From Men’s Wearhouse After Posting Facebook Rant

Shortly before the new year, Megadeth's Dave Mustaine became the victim of a terrible injustice perpetuated by corporate America. The thrash frontman simply wished to bestow his beloved tour manager Jim Carroccio with a Men's Wearhouse gift certificate via mail, but alas, the gift certificate failed to be transported in time.

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Kurt Cobain Documentary Filmmaker Inspired by ‘Pink Floyd – The Wall’ Movie

A new Kurt Cobain documentary film is currently being planned for a 2014 release, and it aims to delve into the true spirit of the lateĀ Nirvana frontman. As popular as Cobain remains, the musician's life continues to be somewhat of an enigma even among his most rabid fans. Now, the director of the recent Rolling Stones documentary 'Crossfire Hurricane' has accepted the challenge to reveal the true nature of Cobain.

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Metallica + Red Hot Chili Peppers Among Highest Grossing Touring Acts of 2012

The numbers are in for the highest grossing touring acts of 2012, and there are a few surprises peppered into the list. What isn't surprising, however, is that Metallica were the biggest draw of any hard rock act in 2012, followed closely by bands such as Red Hot Chili Peppers and Nickelback.

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