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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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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Anthrax’s Scott Ian Launches Direct-to-Fan Campaign for ‘Speaking Words’ DVD

You may have caught Scott Ian's 'Speaking Words' in Europe last summer, and if you're in the U.S., you may be catching the Anthrax guitarist's 2014 North American tour dates. However, if you won't be seeing Ian tell his tale in person, you might be able to grab an official DVD release. For a bit of help to finance a DVD release, Ian has set up a direct-to-fan campaign.

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Chris Cornell
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Seattle Woman Charged for Tweeting Death Threats to Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell

Scary news concerning Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell. According to a recent news report, a Seattle woman has been charged for allegedly tweeting death threats to the rock singer. The woman is said to have written over 100 messages to Cornell from a total of nine different Twitter accounts.

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Queens of the Stone Age
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Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme Verbally Destroys Stage-Rushing Fan

One interesting thing that many Queens of the Stone Age fans know is that if you mess with frontman Josh Homme in any way while he's performing, the dude won't be happy. Homme has a few documented occasions of verbally assaulting fans who throw things at him, but in this clip from a recent gig, Homme tears apart a fan who jumps onstage and attempts to hug the frontman.

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Cynic Stream ‘Kindly Bent to Free Us’ Album in Full

Great news to report for Cynic fans! The progressive and technical metal pioneers are set to release their third studio album, 'Kindly Bent to Free Us,' on Feb. 14, but in a way, the wait is already over. Cynic have unleashed the full album for streaming, so you can hear the entire thing right now!

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Dave Mustaine
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Megadeth Rep: Dave Mustaine Not Responsible for Booting Newsted Off Australian Shows

On Feb. 5, news broke that Newsted had been booted from two of Megadeth's upcoming Australian tour dates. It was stated by organizers that Jason Newsted's eponymous band were removed from the shows "at the request of Megadeth," but according to a Megadeth representative, the band had nothing to do with kicking Newsted off the Australian gigs.

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Ronnie James Dio
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Ronnie James Dio Tribute Album Features Metallica, Rob Halford, Motorhead + More

It's still hard to believe that perhaps metal's greatest voice, Ronnie James Dio, was silenced over three years ago. In celebration of Dio's life and unparalleled career, many of rock and metal's biggest names have joined forces to record the ultimate tribute album, 'Ronnie James Dio: This is Your Life.'

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Will Ferrell / Chad Smith
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It’s Official! Will Ferrell + Red Hot Chili Peppers Drummer Chad Smith Are the Same Person

Conspiracy theorists, you've just earned one point in the win column. It's been debated for years that comedy legend Will Ferrell is actually Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith. Such claims have been labeled as ludicrous, but surprisingly enough, the actor known as Will Ferrell has just come out admitting that he is, in fact, Chad Smith.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers
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Red Hot Chili Peppers Auction Off Super Bowl Halftime Show Drum Kit + Sticks for Charity

This year's Super Bowl between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos has officially been named the most-watched television broadcast in history. The Halftime Show starring Bruno Mars and Red Hot Chili Peppers also set a record for being the most-watched Halftime Show ever, and if you want to own a piece of the historic event, look no further than Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith.

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Skinny Puppy
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Skinny Puppy Say Latest Album Was an ‘Invoice’ to U.S. Government for Alleged Torture Practices

We've heard stories of the U.S. military using music as a means of torture during interrogations, as it has been reported that metal songs have been used to soften up prisoners of war. Veteran industrial act Skinny Puppy apparently heard that their music was used to torture prisoners in Guantanamo Bay, and the band says their latest album, 'Weapon,' serves as an 'invoice' to the U.S. government for use of their music.

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Terry Wyatt, Getty Images / Chuck Armstrong. Loudwire

Megadeth Apparently Kick Newsted Off Australian ‘Sidewave’ Shows

An interesting news story involving Megadeth and Jason Newsted has come across the pond from Australia. Ever year, tons of amazing bands are recruited to tour throughout Australia for the Soundwave Festival. Many acts take the opportunity to play extra 'Sidewave' shows while they're traveling around the country, but according to Soundwave itself, Jason Newsted's eponymous solo act has been booted from two Megadeth side shows "at the request" of the band.

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