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Graham 'Gruhamed' Hartmann

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
Axl Rose
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Axl Rose Offers Outlandish Take on Red Hot Chili Peppers Super Bowl Controversy

Red Hot Chili Peppers have been the center of discussion in the rock world since their Super Bowl performance of 'Give It Away.' It's been revealed that the band played to a pre-recorded instrumental track during the Super Bowl Halftime Show, drawing criticism from some. The latest to sound off on the subject is none other than Guns N' Roses singer Axl Rose, who offers up a very interesting reaction to the RHCP controversy.

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Shinedown
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

Shinedown to Release ‘Unique’ Film Documenting Band’s History

Shinedown have been busy working on their fifth studio album lately, but fans of the Florida rock act are in for yet another treat. The band is shooting a film to tell the story of Shinedown's history, but according to frontman Brent Smith, the movie will be much different than what you'd expect.

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Al Jourgensen
Facebook: Alien Jourgensen

Ministry’s Al Jourgensen Enters Rehab for Alcohol Abuse With .33 Blood Alcohol Level

As expected, Al Jourgensen entered rehab for alcohol abuse yesterday (Feb. 3). But what was unexpected was that he entered rehab with a .33 blood-alcohol level! On his personal Facebook page, the Ministry mastermind shared a slew of colorful posts the day before his stint in rehab began, tackling subjects such as Philip Seymour Hoffman's death, the Super Bowl, the Puppy Bowl, the Kitten Bowl + more.

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Slayer Dave Lombardo
Courtesy of Slayer

Dave Lombardo on Jeff Hanneman’s Grammys Snub, How Money Affects Friendships + More

Former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo is always outspoken, and in a new interview, the legendary percussionist had a lot to say. During the chat, Lombardo spoke about the second Philm album, Jeff Hanneman being snubbed during the Grammys' 'In Memoriam' segment, how money can come between bandmates + more.

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Guns N' Roses
Jason Merritt

Guns N’ Roses Tease Possible Las Vegas Residency for Spring 2014

Looks like Guns N' Roses are headed back to Las Vegas for another residency. The band, along with the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Vegas have been teasing an upcoming event set for Spring 2014, even giving fans the opportunity to hear the big news before anyone else by texting a special number.

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Jamie Casino
YouTube: Jamie Casino

Georgia Lawyer Brings the Metal to Eye-Catching Local Super Bowl Commercial

Many would say last night's Super Bowl was a thrashing. However, no play executed on that field compares to the beatdown that personal injury lawyer Jamie Casino will inflict in a court of law. The Georgia-based attorney bought out a full two minutes of Super Bowl commercial time so locals could witness how bad ass he is -- using metal music to hammer the point home.

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Slayer
Photo by Mark Seliger

Slayer Commemorate 50th Birthday of Late Guitarist Jeff Hanneman

Today (Jan. 31) would have been Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman's 50th birthday, and metalheads worldwide have been paying tribute to the fallen shredder. Slayer themselves added to the mass of memorials, paying their respects to Hanneman in a heartfelt post that every fan should read.

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Lars Ulrich
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Metallica’s Lars Ulrich Answers Fan Questions During Reddit ‘Ask Me Anything’ Session

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich just participated in one of Reddit's 'Ask Me Anything' Q&A sessions yesterday (Jan. 30). The site's AMA sessions are well-known to extract new and fascinating information from the subject themselves, and this instance is no different. During the AMA session, Ulrich responded to fan questions about criticism aimed at Metallica, progress on the band's next album, the drummer's current thoughts on longtime friend / rival Dave Mustaine + much more.

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James Hetfield
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Metallica’s James Hetfield: ‘Orion’ Festival Was a ‘Disaster Financially’ + ‘Not Able To Happen Again’

Even when you're the most commercially successful metal band in history, financial issues can still set you back. In a new interview, Metallica frontman James Hetfield calls the band's 'Orion Music + More' festival a "disaster financially." Additionally, after back-to-back years of 'Orion,' Hetfield believes that because of money issues, the festival will not happen again.

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