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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

KISS’ Paul Stanley: Ace Frehley + Peter Criss ‘Don’t Belong in the Band’

Paul Stanley
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The turmoil between past and current members of KISS has hit a new peak once again. Just days before the extended KISS family will reportedly share a table at the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, guitarist / vocalist Paul Stanley has stated, among other things, that classic members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss "don't belong in the band. And they don't belong in a position to represent the band."

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Kurt Cobain’s Suicide Ruling Challenged in Upcoming Docudrama ‘Soaked in Bleach’

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The investigation into Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain's death has been criticized by many for 20 years. All types of voices have screamed incompetence at police, while others shout conspiracy, believing that Cobain's wife, Courtney Love, had a hand in Kurt's death. Those themes have been turned into the docudrama 'Soaked in Bleach, which will surely force viewers to reconsider their presumptions of Kurt Cobain's suicide.

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As I Lay Dying Members Reveal More New Audio Snippets + Mysterious Logo

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The members of As I Lay Dying are continuing to move forward even after vocalist Tim Lambesis pled guilty to murder-for-hire charges. Right before the weekend, the instrumental section of AILD posted new audio snippets in videos revealed on the Instagram pages of each member. Now, more audio has been posted along with a new, mysterious logo.

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Megadeth’s David Ellefson Speaks to High School Students About Drug Addiction + Recovery

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Students at an Arizona high school were given a massive treat when Megadeth's David Ellefson dropped by for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. With the goal in mind of positively impacting the young minds, Ellefson shared stories of his past drug and alcohol abuse along with his continuous path of recovery.

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Tool’s ‘Lateralus’ Wins March Metal Madness 2014

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March Metal Madness 2014 has come to an end and the winner has been revealed. In our quest to find the greatest metal album released so far in the 21st century, fans from all over the world made their voices heard, electing Tool's 'Lateralus' as our March Metal Madness 2014 champion!

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

Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi
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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’ Paul Stanley Accuses Former Bandmates Ace Frehley + Peter Criss of Being Anti-Semitic

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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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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame CEO Talks KISS Drama, Keeps Potential Nirvana Performance Quiet

Paul Stanley / Krist Novoselic
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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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