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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
As I Lay Dying
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Lengthy Statement Details Future of As I Lay Dying, Tim Lambesis + New Projects

Update: Guitarist Nick Hipa has posted his own statement claiming that the detailed statement below may have just come from Tim Lambesis himself. While not denying the information revealed in the lengthy essay, Hipa makes it clear that the rest of the band had nothing to do with the statement released on the band's official website. We suggest you still read the statement below, but get all the details on this new development here.

For nearly a year, the future of As I Lay Dying has been in question. Vocalist Tim Lambesis will soon be sentenced after pleading guilty to murder-for-hire charges and the remaining band members have been posting various sound clips along with a mysterious new symbol. However, As I Lay Dying have finally released a statement addressing what is planned for their musical future.

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Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi
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Ozzy Osbourne on Tony Iommi’s Cancer Diagnosis: ‘I Always Think Cancer Means Death’

For over two years, Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has battled cancer. Through songwriting, massive touring and all the work that comes with releasing a new album, Iommi has risen to the occasion, giving all he has to millions of Sabbath fans worldwide. Despite Iommi's incredible efforts, Black Sabbath vocalist Ozzy Osbourne admitted that he initially thought Iommi was handed a death sentence by doctors.

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Kiss
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KISS’ Paul Stanley Accuses Former Bandmates Ace Frehley + Peter Criss of Being Anti-Semitic

The KISS drama continues as Paul Stanley's long-awaited autobiography, 'Face the Music: A Life Exposed,' which hits shelves on April 8, reportedly contains some serious accusations towards former KISS members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss. According to Stanley, he believes the two are anti-Semitic, drawing from "years and years of interactions" as proof.

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Category: News, Rock
Paul Stanley / Krist Novoselic
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame CEO Talks KISS Drama, Keeps Potential Nirvana Performance Quiet

With the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony coming up on April 10, there has been a whirlwind of controversy and speculation. From the inner turmoil involving the current and former members of KISS, to a potential performance from surviving members of Nirvana, many questions were recently asked to Rock Hall CEO Joel Peresman.

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Kurt Cobain
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New Disturbing Kurt Cobain Death Scene Photos Released by Seattle Police

During the past two weeks, new photos have been sporadically released of Kurt Cobain's death scene. None of the 16 total pictures released have featured shots of Cobain's body, until now. Another two photos have been unveiled, and just to warn you, although they are not graphic in nature, they may be seen as disturbing. They are posted below.

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Kurt Cobain
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Loudwire Asks Rock + Metal Artists: What Does the Music of Kurt Cobain and Nirvana Mean to You?

April 5, 2014 will mark the 20th anniversary of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain's death. The grunge legend only lived to age 27, but a full 20 years after his passing, Cobain remains one of the most influential musicians of all time.

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