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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 --->

The Slot Vocalist Dariya ‘Nookie’ Stavrovich Stabbed Multiple Times by Attacker

The Slot
Facebook: The Slot

Scary news has just been made public by Russian hard rock / metal band the Slot. A frightening altercation involving female vocalist Dariya 'Nookie' Stavrovich and an unnamed male attacker left the singer with multiple stab wounds to her neck. Nookie has been rushed to the hospital in "moderately grave" condition and the Slot have even reached out to fans to recruit potential blood donors.

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Steel Panther Expose Behind-the-Scenes Clip From ‘All You Can Eat’ Photo Shoot [Exclusive]

Steel Panther

Steel Panther have just released their latest masterpiece, 'All You Can Eat,' and once again, heavy metal has been saved. By now, we all know the tales told within the album, but what about the divine cover art? We've got the exclusive video of how Steel Panther created their personal version of The Last Supper for 'All You Can Eat.'

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GWAR Unveil Dave Brockie Tribute Shirt To Raise Money for Foundation

Dave Brockie
Metal Blade

The death of GWAR frontman Dave Brockie, the man who portrayed the lovable warmongering alien Oderus Urungus, shocked the metal community to its core. Following the GWAR mastermind's passing, the Dave Brockie Foundation was launched, and now, GWAR have released a new memorial shirt to raise money for the foundation.

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Pig Destroyer’s ‘The Diplomat’ Provides Theme for Rat Killing Spree on ‘Workaholics’

Comedy Central

Modern grindcore titans Pig Destroyer got some serious exposure on the April 16 episode of Comedy Central's 'Workaholics.' The cult comedy show used Pig Destroyer's 'The Diplomat' as brutal background music while the 'Workaholics' trio annihilated a massive infestation of rats with ruthless aggression.

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Puddle of Mudd’s Wes Scantlin Apparently Has Meltdown at Dallas Concert

Puddle of Mudd Wes Scantlin
Frank Micelotta, Getty Images

Puddle of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin has been troubled as of late, becoming more infamous for his numerous arrests than his music. Scantlin wasn't arrested for this latest incident, but according to various sources, the frontman injured a fan after throwing a microphone into the crowd during a recent show, during which he apparently had a major meltdown.

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Drummer Daniel Liljekvist Leaves Katatonia to ‘Concentrate on Family + Get a Normal Job’


Unfortunate news from Katatonia: Longtime drummer Daniel Liljekvist has left the band. In a statement posted on Katatonia's official website earlier today, Liljekvist notes that he's no longer able to "combine job, family and commit 100% to Katatonia."

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Five Amazing Maynard James Keenan Vocal Performances

Tool's Maynard James Keenan
Gary Miller, Getty Images

Believe it or not, Maynard James Keenan is celebrating his 50th birthday today (April 17)! The frontman of ToolA Perfect Circle and Puscifer hasn't lost a step since Tool formed in 1990, and he has gone on to prove himself as one of music's most talented and dynamic vocalists.

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Nirvana Members Talk Rock Hall Gig, Courtney Love Encounter + Possibility of Future Shows

Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic
Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

April 10, 2014 was a pinnacle night for rock music. In their first year of eligibility, Nirvana were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame before launching into a unique performance with the surviving Nirvana members jamming classic tracks with rotating female vocalists. It was the first time Nirvana performed their own music since Kurt Cobain's death in 1994, but according to a new interview, it may not be their last.

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Steel Panther Perform ‘Rock You Like a Hurricane’ with Chris Jericho + Andy Biersack [NSFW]

Steel Panther Jericho Biersack
YouTube: Heavy Metal Hill

The list of musicians who have jammed with Steel Panther onstage is endless, but this latest video is a doozy. At the House of Blues in Hollywood, Calif., Fozzy singer / WWE superstar Chris Jericho and Black Veil Brides singer Andy Biersack joined Steel Panther for a cover of Scorpions' 'Rock You Like a Hurricane.' And like the majority of Steel Panther videos, this one is NSFW.

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