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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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Machine Head: Did Avenged Sevenfold Rip Off Our ‘Lion Crest’ Logo?

Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn recently took a shot at Avenged Sevenfold, claiming that the band lifted hooks from prominent metal bands for their 2013 album, 'Hail to the King,' which Flynn also called a "covers album." Now, Machine Head are suggesting that Avenged Sevenfold have stolen something from them, as well.

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Tool’s Adam Jones Reveals Plans for New ’10,000 Days’ Music Videos

The current talking point of Tool fanatics is, of course, the experimental act's next album. However, it seems like the band, or at least guitarist Adam Jones, is actually working on a new music video for a track off Tool's 2006 studio album, '10,000 Days.'

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Members of Guns N’ Roses, Motorhead, Testament + More Play on Michael Jackson Tribute Album

Is it wrong to be this excited over a tribute to one of pop music's biggest all-time artists? We don't think so, as some of metal and rock's most celebrated musicians have come together for one common purpose: paying tribute to the late Michael Jackson. 

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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett: ‘I Think That ‘Lulu’ is Some of the Best Stuff We’ve Done’

Metallica and Lou Reed's infamous 'Lulu' album will likely go down as one of the most universally panned releases ever. However, the rabid vitriol aimed at Metallica and Lou Reed in response to the album hasn't stopped Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett from being proud of the disc. In fact, Hammett calls 'Lulu' "some of the best stuff we've ever done" in a new interview.

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GWAR Officially Endorse 2015 NFL Super Bowl Halftime Show Petition

Earlier this month, we reported on a Change.org petition demanding that GWAR perform at the 2015 NFL Super Bowl halftime show. With nearly 40,000 signatures already attained, GWAR themselves have publicly endorsed the petition, urging human fans to keep the signatures coming.

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Metallica Unleash ‘Master of Puppets’ Footage From ‘Through the Never’ 3D Film

As Metallica's 'Through the Never' concert film is nearing closer and closer to a theatrical release, even more footage has been unveiled to tease the movie. We've seen a bunch of behind-the-scenes trailers recently, and in addition to one more detailing the set design for '…And Justice for All,' Metallica have unleashed a full performance of 'Master of Puppets' straight from the film itself (watch above).

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A Perfect Circle to Unveil New Song ‘By and Down’ on ‘Three Sixty’ Greatest Hits Collection

Here's the news that A Perfect Circle fans have been waiting on for a friggin' decade! Ready? On Nov. 19, A Perfect Circle will release the greatest hits collection 'Three Sixty,' but the album isn't just a compilation of past works. The release will also contain the brand new song 'By and Down.'

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Dave Mustaine: ‘I Have a Personal Relationship With Christ’ But ‘I Don’t Believe in Religion’

Here's a brain-scrambler to sink your teeth into -- Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has been incredibly outspoken in recent years about becoming a born-again Christian. However, despite his statements on Christianity and committing biblical ideology to his personal belief system, Mustaine was recently quoted as saying, "I don't believe in religion."

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Green Day’s Mike Dirnt Addresses State of Band One Year After Billy Joe Armstrong’s Meltdown

Nearly one year ago, Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong went on his now-famous rant at the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival. Two days after the rant, Armstrong revealed that he would enter rehab for substance abuse. Now that Green Day have returned to the stage and played a solid chunk of gigs, bassist Mike Dirnt has offered some inside info on the state of the band a year later in an interview with The Sydney Morning Herald.

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