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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
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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Soundgarden Rock ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

Soundgarden are now back in full force after announcing their reunion in 2010, and to help welcome them back in style, the band performed on the Monday night (Nov. 26) episode of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' In front of a standing-room-only crowd, Soundgarden took the outdoor stage to play 'By Crooked Steps' and 'Been Away Too Long' before surprising the live audience with three extra tracks off the air.

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Nikki Sixx Gets Engaged to Courtney Bingham, Continues Work on New Motley Crue Songs

Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx is surely all smiles right now, as he's been revealing a mess of good news during the last few days. Along with the bassist giving fans an update on the progress of Motley Crue's new material, Sixx has just announced that he popped the question to his model girlfriend Courtney Bingham, officially snatching her up as the future Mrs. Sixx.

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Guns N’ Roses Joined Onstage by Izzy Stradlin During Final Two Las Vegas Residency Shows

Guns N' Roses just completed their 'Appetite for Democracy' residency in Las Vegas on Nov. 24, and fans who attended the final two shows were gifted with an pleasant surprise. Former GN'R guitarist Izzy Stradlin joined the band onstage for a number of songs throughout the band's sets, including '14 Years,' 'Knockin' on Heaven's Door,' Used to Love Her' and 'Paradise City.'

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Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx Creating Broadway Play Based on ‘Heroin Diaries’ Memoir

Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx may hold some sort of record when it comes to turning something negative into a positive. Sixx found success with his memoir 'The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star' in 2007, and now the bassist has revealed that he'll be turning the book into a Broadway play.

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Slipknot’s Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan to Direct Video for Hollywood Undead Track ‘We Are’

Hollywood Undead are gearing up to release their third studio album, 'Notes From the Underground' in 2013. With another year coming our way, rock and metal acts from around the world will attempt to create the biggest buzz of the year, capturing the spotlight for themselves and their music. To give Hollywood Undead a little extra boost for the new single 'We Are,' the band has recruited Slipknot's Shawn 'Clown' Crahan to direct the song's music video.

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System of a Down’s Daron Malakian Recording New Scars on Broadway Album by Himself

With uncertainty surrounding System of a Down's future recording plans, fans of the band are anxiously awaiting the next offering from Scars on Broadway. Fronted by System singer-guitarist Daron Malakian, Scars on Broadway released one solitary self-titled album in 2008, but according to Malakian, a new Scars effort will likely drop in early 2013.

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Trent Reznor Reveals Queens of the Stone Age Collaboration During Online Chat

Musical mastermind Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails and How to Destroy Angels recently took part in an open Q&A session on Reddit.com. Reznor participated in an 'AMA' session, which means, "Ask Me Anything." With no barriers in place, fans submitted a mass of questions, which led to some insightful revelations from Reznor, including news that he has been helping out Josh Homme with a new Queens of the Stone Age song.

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Duff McKagan Regrets Not Receiving Royalties from ‘The Simpsons’ Beverage Duff Beer

Last year, former Guns N' Roses and current Velvet Revolver / Loaded bassist Duff McKagan revealed in his autobiography, 'It's So Easy: And Other Lies,' that the iconic 'Simpsons' animated beverage Duff Beer was named after him. McKagan happily agreed for 'The Simpsons' to use his name, but now the bassist has admitted that he regrets not cashing in on the opportunity.

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Vinnie Paul on Pantera Reunion: ‘It Ain’t Gonna Happen’

One of the most discussed topics of 2012 has been a possible Pantera reunion with Black Label Society frontman Zakk Wylde filling the spot of the late 'Dimebag' Darrell Abbott. Throughout the past year, drummer Vinnie Paul and singer Phil Anselmo have addressed the subject, as has Zakk Wylde, who has publicly stated it would be an honor if he was asked to take part in a Pantera reunion.

Now, in what may come as a disappointment to some fans, Vinnie Paul no states that he has "no interest" in reuniting with his former bandmates.

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