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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

Anthrax’s Scott Ian Plays ‘Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?’

Anthrax
Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com

Welcome to another edition of 'Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?' Our weekly series rolls on with a new episode featuring legendary Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian!

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Megadeth Flying Born-Deaf YouTube Star to Las Vegas for First Rock Concert + Interview

Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com
Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com

If you're the type to go YouTube surfing, there's a good chance you've seen the video above. Having amassed nearly 21 million views, this video immortalizes the moment when Sarah Churman, who was born deaf, heard sound for the first time at 29 years of age. Countless tears have been shed witnessing Churman's life-changing moment, apparently from members of Megadeth, as well, because the band is flying Sarah and her husband Sloan to Las Vegas to experience her first rock concert on Thursday (April 17).

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AC/DC Release Official Statement on Malcolm Young’s Health + Future of Band

Malcolm Young
Getty Images

Although AC/DC singer Brian Johnson just revealed in a new interview that the band would not be breaking up, AC/DC have just released their first official statement addressing the reports that have surfaced over the past few days. The band states that guitarist Malcolm Young will be "taking a break from the band due to ill health," but also makes it clear that AC/DC will continue to make music.

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Ace Frehley on What Really Happened at KISS’ Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction [Exclusive]

KISS' Ace Frehley
Larry Busacca, Getty Images

On April 10, KISS were inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during a ceremony at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, and a lot has been written about the event. But we had the privilege of having founding KISS guitarist Ace Frehley drop by our studio the very next day to set the record straight as to what really went down at the ceremony. Check out the interview in the video above.

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AC/DC’s Brian Johnson Denies Breakup Reports, Confirms Band Member Illness

Frank Micelotta, Getty Images
Frank Micelotta, Getty Images

Over the past few days, conflicting reports have been popping up about the future of AC/DC. Potential health issues with guitarist Malcolm Young were rumored to signal the end of the legendary Australian band, but according to vocalist Brian Johnson, AC/DC will soon get together to jam on some potential ideas.

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Septicflesh Unveil Brilliant Symphonic Death Metal With New Track ‘Order of Dracul’

Septicflesh
Season of Mist / Prosthetic

Horns up! Greek symphonic death metal veterans Septicflesh have just revealed the first song from their ninth studio album, 'Titan.' The new track, 'Order of Dracul,' is insanely awesome and picks up beautifully where Septicflesh left off with their 2011 full-length, 'The Great Mass.'

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Bad Seed Rising, ‘Hey Kid’ – Exclusive Lyric Video Premiere

Bad Seed Rising
Roadrunner

Bad Seed Rising are an up-and-coming rock band hailing from Baltimore. Having already signed with Roadrunner Records, the band has just released its debut EP, 'Charm City.' To further introduce you to Bad Seed Rising, we're giving you the exclusive premiere of the new track 'Hey Kid.'

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Ghost B.C.’s Papa Emeritus II Rocks Vegas + Picks Up Groupies in Second ‘Papaganda’ Video

Ghost
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

In September of last year, the first installment of Ghost's (Ghost B.C.) 'Papaganda' series was revealed. The video stripped away the paint of frontman Papa Emeritus II, showing the leader's "face" much like in the 'Year Zero' music video.

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