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Graham 'Gruhamed' Hartmann

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, 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 ---> //
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Tool’s Upcoming Album ‘More Than Halfway’ Done

Keep salivating, Tool fans, because we've got another update on the band's upcoming fifth studio album. In a recent post on Tool's official website, an in-depth statement has been released, revealing that the psychotropic four-piece are possibly "more than halfway" finished with the writing process.

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Dave Mustaine
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New Species of Tarantula Named After Megadeth Frontman Dave Mustaine

Scientists love metal, it's a fact. With the metal gods guiding his way, Brent E. Hendrixson, Ph.D. discovered a new species of tarantula in southwestern New Mexico and southeastern Arizona. After Hendrixson uncovered the spider, he put down his guitar and wiped off his corpse paint, held the tarantula to the sky and let out a mighty roar. From that moment on, the species would be forever known as Aphonopelma Davemustainei, after Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine.

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Krist Novoselic, Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl
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Paul McCartney + Nirvana Members Perform New Song ‘Cut Me Some Slack’ at 12-12-12 Concert

Throughout the 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief at New York City's Madison Square Garden, a monumental bulk of talent occupied the grand stage. During the charitable event, which lasted for over five hours, legendary artists such as Bruce Springsteen, the Who and the Rolling Stones performed for a worldwide audience, but the true highlight of the night was the collaboration between Beatles legend Paul McCartney and Nirvana members Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear (touring member) on the new song 'Cut Me Some Slack.'

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Fan Reportedly Tried to Fight Vince Neil After Singer Took a Swing at Him

During a solo performance in New Mexico, Motley Crue singer Vince Neil appeared to take a swing at an audience member for no discernible reason. In the footage released exclusively by TMZ, there was no context as to what incited the response from Neil, but we've now got the back story to go with the video.

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AC/DC’s ‘Highway to Hell’ Used to Test New Laser Technology for Drones

We all know how awesome AC/DC's music is, but their classic hard rock anthems appeal to people from all walks of life. Even British engineers rock out to 'Highway to Hell' while they're on the job! They just happen to be using the song to test new laser technology for in-flight drones.

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Kurt Cobain Multimedia Exhibition in Miami Showcased by Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore

Few musicians possess the talent and character to retain 'Rock God' status nearly 20 years after their demise, but since 1994, the memory of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain has not faded one bit. Countless tributes have been paid to Cobain since his suicide, with the latest being a strange and multidimensional stage show featuring Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore.

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Smashing Pumpkins Frontman Billy Corgan Appears on ‘CBS This Morning’

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has continued his non-stop press tour with interviews with 'CBS This Morning,' the Chicago Tribune and Sound Magazine recently. Out of the three sit-downs, plenty of riveting news and quotes was offered by Corgan, such as the possibility of writing a triple album, the current state of rock music and much more.

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Metallica Christmas Light Show Powered by ‘Creeping Death,’ ‘Battery,’ ‘One’ + More

This may be the most awesome suburban light show in the history of Christmas. If you live in fear of a jolly red-coated man with flying venison caving in your roof, your best bet to keep him away is to blast some heavy metal music. Combine that with an adorable light show, and you'll avoid that stocking full of coal we all know you deserve.

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Kim Thayil / Krist Novoselic
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Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil Recalls Attempt at Supergroup With Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic

After grunge legends Soundgarden chose call it quits in 1997, the band members who helped bring the group to worldwide prosperity all ventured out into various musical projects. Vocalist Chris Cornell and drummer Matt Cameron continued their massive careers after the breakup, but guitarist Kim Thayil chose to keep a low profile. However, Thayil reveals that he had started a supergroup with Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic and other prominent musicians.

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