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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
Red Hot Chili Peppers' Kiedis / Photo by Anne Erickson
Red Hot Chili Peppers' Kiedis / Photo by Anne Erickson
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Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Anthony Kiedis Brawls with Security Guards [Video]

Earlier today (June 21), Red Hot Chili Peppers vocalist Anthony Kiedis got into a brawl with two security guards outside the Four Seasons hotel in Philadelphia. Even more interesting, it wasn't even hotel security that Kiedis had the confrontation with -- they were apparently bodyguards for the Rolling Stones, who were also staying in the same hotel.

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Metallica Post Footage of Surprise ‘Kill ‘Em All’ Performance From 2013 Orion Festival

At the second installment of Metallica's Orion Music + More Festival, the legendary thrash band pulled off a massive surprise by performing their debut album, 'Kill 'Em All,' in its entirety. It was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but for those who weren't lucky enough to see it for themselves, Metallica have posted some pro-shot video footage of the surprise set.

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Ozzy Osbourne: ‘I Must Have Been in a Cocaine Haze, Because I Can’t Remember the ’90s at All’

Black Sabbath are currently enjoying some of their career's greatest success. Along with gaining critical acclaim, the band's newest album, '13,' has debuted at No. 1 in the U.K. -- the first time Sabbath have achieved that distinction since 'Paranoid' was unleashed in 1970. Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne may remember that achievement, but during a recent interview, Ozzy shared that he legitimately does not remember the 1990s.

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Static-X Frontman Confirms Band’s Breakup

Static-X have officially disbanded. The band went on hiatus in 2009, originally so frontman Wayne Static could focus on his 'Pighammer' solo album. While Wayne Static toured under the Static-X name last year, he says in a new interview that Static-X are no more.

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Slipknot’s Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan Creating Documentary on Eating Disorders

Slipknot percussionist Shawn 'Clown' Crahan has worked in an innumerable amount of projects during his career, both on and offstage. Crahan is currently pursuing his latest endeavor, a documentary about eating disorders, and he's reached out to Slipknot fans and the general public to contribute to the project.

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Alice in Chains’ Jerry Cantrell Recalls Epic Prank War with Van Halen During 1991 Tour

It's story time with Jerry Cantrell! In a recent fascinating and hilarious interview, the Alice in Chains mastermind spoke about the essential art of the prank. When two bands have been touring together for some time, pranks are bound to happen, and Cantrell went into detail about an epic prank war between Alice in Chains and Van Halen from 1991.

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Smashing Pumpkins to Release Jam-Packed Reissue of ‘The Aeroplane Flies High’

The Smashing Pumpkins have revealed the next step in their continuous series of reissues with a new 'The Aeroplane Flies High' bunch of box sets, including a six CD + one DVD version, a five-LP version and deluxe digital and standard digital options.

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Lostprophets’ Ian Watkins Pleads ‘Not Guilty’ to Multiple Child Sex Offenses

Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins was charged with a number of child sex offenses in December 2012, resulting in one of the most disturbing rock stories ever. Nearly six months after first being taken into police custody, Watkins has finally issued a personal public statement about the charges, maintaining his innocence in reaction to the heinous allegations brought against him.

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Soundgarden’s Ben Shepherd Recalls Time When He Nearly Became Nirvana’s Lead Guitarist

Did you know that Soundgarden bassist Ben Shepherd nearly became a member of Nirvana? Before either Soundgarden or Nirvana became grunge legends, Shepherd almost became Nirvana's second guitarist, but the band chose instead to remain a three-piece until the addition of Germs strummer Pat Smear.

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Late Pantera Guitarist ‘Dimebag’ Darrell Abbott Immortalized in Canadian Wax Museum

If you happen to be on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls anytime soon, you may want to check out the Rock Legends Wax Museum during your trip. The tourist attraction boasts a fair number of wax statues, but now metalheads can gather round a new life-sized figure of late Pantera guitarist 'Dimebag' Darrell Abbott.

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