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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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Dave Grohl + Krist Novoselic React to Nirvana’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

As announced late last night, Nirvana have been voted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This was the first year that the iconic grunge band was eligible for a nomination, and along with Kiss, Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates, Linda Ronstadt and Cat Stevens, Nirvana will be immortalized at the Hall's 2014 induction ceremony. In response, Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic and drummer Dave Grohl have responded to the honor.

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Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler on Bill Ward: ‘We Desperately Wish That It Had Worked With Him’

Black Sabbath have had a monster year in 2013, but it almost didn't happen at all. On top of guitarist Tony Iommi's lymphoma diagnosis, original drummer Bill Ward pulled out of the Sabbath reunion due to contractual issues. Although Black Sabbath have captured success with Brad Wilk in the studio and Tommy Clufetos on tour, both Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler have reiterated that they wished it had all worked out with Ward.

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Slayer Christmas Light Show
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Slayer Christmas Light Show Dedicated to Late Guitarist Jeff Hanneman

This may be the most impressive metal Christmas light show we've ever posted. Paying tribute to late Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman, a dedicated metalhead took the time to put together a phenomenal light show using a medley of Slayer anthems including 'Hell Awaits,' 'Angel of Death,' 'War Ensemble,' 'Raining Blood' and 'New Faith.'

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Kurt Cobain
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Kurt Cobain Nearly Banned Dave Grohl From Performing at Nirvana’s ‘Unplugged’ Concert

On Nov. 18, 1993, Nirvana took a trip to New York City and taped their iconic 'Unplugged' set for MTV. The special aired less than a month later on Dec. 14, adding yet another immortal moment to Nirvana's vast list of achievements. However, 20 years later, MTV has revealed that at the insistence of Kurt Cobain, drummer Dave Grohl almost didn't perform at the 'Unplugged' set.

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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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Metallica - 'Metallica Through The Never' - James Hetfield
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Metallica Planning to Perform in Antarctica?!

Are Metallica planning to perform a concert in Antarctica??? According to Coca-Cola Zero, not only will Metallica be transported to the icy continent to play a gig, but one lucky winner and a guest of their choice will witness the groundbreaking performance in person.

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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 Pandora.com (click below).

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