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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 --->
A Perfect Circle
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A Perfect Circle, ‘The Hollow’ (Live) – Exclusive Song Premiere

We've got an awesome song premiere to share with you lucky, lucky people! A Perfect Circle are about to release the comprehensive box set, 'A Perfect Circle Live: Featuring Stone and Echo,' which features performances of all three APC albums live in concert. We've snagged the very beginning of the three-album experience with an exclusive premiere of the band performing 'The Hollow' live.

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Category: News, Rock, Rock News
Walking Papers

Duff McKagan + Jeff Angell of Walking Papers Play ‘Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?’

We've got yet another revealing episode of 'Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?' for you! This time, we managed to lure Walking Papers bassist Duff McKagan and frontman Jeff Angell into our studio to set the record straight on the info published on their personal Wikipedia pages.

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Category: News, Rock, Videos

Bleeding Through Singer Pulls No Punches in Blog Post About Band’s Breakup

Bleeding Through are beginning their three-week U.S. farewell tour. After 14 years of music, Bleeding Through announced the news of their breakup in January, and in a new blog post from frontman Brandan Schieppati, the singer pulls no punches while addressing the history of Bleeding Through, the sacrifices he's made and different types of backlash he has experienced.

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Category: Articles, Rock, Rock News
Motley Crue
Elektra Records

Motley Crue Biopic ‘The Dirt’ Secures ‘Jackass’ Director Jeff Tremaine

There is perhaps no rock or metal autobiography more infamous than Motley Crue's 'The Dirt - Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band.' A collaborative writing project from Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Mick Mars and Tommy Lee; 'The Dirt' is 448 pages of pure debauchery in the name of rock 'n' roll, and 'Jackass' guru Jeff Tremaine has just signed on to direct a biopic based on 'The Dirt.'

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'Stone Cold' Steve Austin
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‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin Raises Horns for Slayer, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, AC/DC, Dio + More

'Stone Cold' Steve Austin is one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time. His persuasion as an anti-authoritarian and surly redneck who loves drinking beer and kicking ass is among the most celebrated characters in WWE / WWF history. Those familiar with Austin may picture the man listening to Lynyrd Skynyrd or Hank Williams, and although that may be true, Austin recently professed his love for Slayer, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Ozzy Osbourne and many other metal acts.

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Val Kilmer, Jack Black + Dave Grohl
Ghost Ghirls

Dave Grohl, Jack Black + Val Kilmer Play Haunting Rock Band in ‘Ghost Ghirls’ Web Series

Halloween may be over, but there's always time to appreciate a good ghost story. In this case, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, Tenacious D singer Jack Black and actor Val Kilmer play the members of Sweetriver and the Huckleberry Dogs, an ill-fated band who died in a tragic plane crash. The trio portray their Southern rock characters in the 11th episode of 'Ghost Ghirls,' a web series starring Amanda Lund and Maria Blasucci.

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Category: News, Rock, Videos
Photo Credit: Liz Ciavarella-Brenner

Eyehategod Reveal New Drummer Following Death of Joey LaCaze

New Orleans sludge pioneers Eyehategod have officially recruited a new full-time drummer. Near the end of August, the band and the metal community lost drummer Joey LaCaze. As a founding member of Eyehategod, his influence can never truly be replaced, but drummer Aaron Hill has been elected to keep the band in tact.

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Category: Articles, Rock, Rock News
Kerry King
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Slayer’s Kerry King: Gary Holt Writing on Next Album Is ‘Like Throwing Somebody to the Wolves’

The future of Slayer was brought into question after founding member and creative mastermind Jeff Hanneman passed away. Combined with the ousting of drummer Dave Lombardo, Slayer were only left with two founding members, frontman Tom Araya and guitarist Kerry King. Despite these setbacks, Slayer are expected to release a new album in 2014, and although new drummer Paul Bostaph will drum in the studio, Kerry King claims that "fans aren't ready" for contributions from guitarist Gary Holt.

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Lita Ford
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Lita Ford Recalls Passenger Flying Out of Her Car After Sharon Osbourne Phone Call

Rock legend Lita Ford has been a professional musician since the age of 16, when she became a part of the Runaways. Having dedicated nearly four decades to the music business, anyone would have a phenomenal stockpile of crazy stories, and Lita Ford told us one of her favorites during an exclusive video interview.

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Slayer Tom Dave
Slayer Publicity Photo

Slayer’s Tom Araya Reveals Why Dave Lombardo Was Ousted From the Band

Earlier this year, legendary Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo was kicked out of the band. The news became public shortly before Slayer began a string of Australian tour dates, leaving fans shocked and somewhat disappointed. Lombardo has offered his two cents on the Slayer split, but for the first time since the drummer's departure, frontman Tom Araya spoke out on exactly why Lombardo was given the boot.

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