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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 --->
Black Sabbath Geezer Butler
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Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler Offers Help to Find New York Cat Killer

Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler has lent a hand in the attempt to catch the culprit of a disturbing investigation. In Yonkers, N.Y., 25 cats were killed and left swinging in plastic bags in a wooded area. There is a sizable reward to find the person responsible, and Geezer Butler has offered $1,000 of his own money to encourage anyone with information to come forward.

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Sumerian Records

Periphery Cut Ties With Vik Guitars After Apparent Homophobic Remarks Against Cynic

Vik Guitars has come under fire by a multitude of musicians after owner Vik Kuletski apparently posted homophobic remarks against Cynic frontman Paul Masvidal, who publicly came out as gay last week. Due to the remarks, Periphery guitarists Adam Nolly and Misha Mansoor cut ties with Vik Guitars while Scar Symmetry's Per Nilsson and YouTube shredder Drewsif Stalin publicly spoke out against Kuletski's remarks.

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Category: Articles, Rock, Rock News
The Pretty Reckless
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The Pretty Reckless Announce 2014 ‘Going to Hell’ North American Tour

The Pretty Reckless have been riding high with their chart-topping single 'Heaven Knows,' and they'll continue their momentum with a headlining North American tour in the fall. Led by singer Taylor Momsen, the group will embark on the 'Going to Hell' 2014 trek in September with support from Adelitas Way on select dates.

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Metallica's James Hetfield
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Metallica Cover Beatles, Deep Purple + More at MusiCares Tribute To Ozzy Osbourne

Last night (May 12), the 10th Annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert was held at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. Black Sabbath legend Ozzy Osbourne and Village Studios owner / CEO Jeff Greenberg were the night's honorees, but Metallica were also an important part of the show, performing a four-song set of classic covers.

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H.R. Giger
H.R. Giger

Legendary Artist H.R. Giger Dies at 74

Legendary artist and friend of the rock and metal world H.R. Giger has passed away at the age of 74. Along with providing special effects, sculptures and set designs for films such as the 'Alien' series and 'Poltergeist,' Giger worked closely with bands such as Korn, Danzig, Dead Kennedys, Celtic Frost, Carcass + many others.

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Rob Halford
Kathy Flynn,

Judas Priest’s Rob Halford to Undergo Surgery for Umbilical Hernia

Judas Priest are soon to come back extremely strong with 'Redeemer of Souls' on July 15, but right now, iconic vocalist Rob Halford is focusing on his health. The Metal God will soon undergo surgery to take care of an umbilical hernia that looks like "the alien just burst forth!"

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Micah Gummel

Vinnie Paul on Hellyeah: The Only Pressure Is Not To Let Myself or Dimebag Down

Legendary Pantera / Damageplan / Hellyeah drummer Vinnie Paul has carved out a remarkable career since forming Pantera in 1981. Paul will add yet another album to his resume when Hellyeah release 'Blood for Blood' on June 10, but as evidenced in a new interview, the drummer is only feeling pressure from two sources: himself and his late brother 'Dimebag' Darrell Abbott.

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Century Media

Warbringer Lose Drummer + Founding Guitarist; Vocalist John Kevill Contemplates Band’s End

California thrashers Warbringer have just announced that guitarist John Laux and drummer Carlos Cruz have exited the band. Though Cruz was only a member of Warbringer since 2011, Laux was an original member of the act, leaving vocalist John Kevill wondering whether or not Warbringer should trudge onwards.

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Maynard James Keenan
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A Perfect Circle, Puscifer + Failure Play Maynard James Keenan’s Two-Night 50th Birthday Bash

Tool / A Perfect Circle / Puscifer frontman Maynard James Keenan's birthday was back in April, but the prolific musician celebrated his 50th in grand fashion on May 10 and May 11. Maynard's 'Cinquanta' event was held at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles and the guest of honor performed with both A Perfect Circle and Puscifer during the occasion.

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