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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 Members Announce New Project Wovenwar, Plot First Single + Debut Album

Wovenwar
Metal Blade

As I Lay Dying members Jordan Mancino, Nick Hipa, Phil Sgrosso and Josh Gilbert have been teasing new music for some time now. Since vocalist Tim Lambesis pleaded guilty to murder-for-hire charges, the future of As I Lay Dying and its instrumental section was unsure, but the four musicians have just revealed the new project Wovenwar.

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KISS’ Paul Stanley Calls Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Co-Founder a ‘Spineless Weasel’

KISS' Paul Stanley
Larry Busacca, Getty Images

The original four members of KISS are now officially Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees. Although the April 10 ceremony is in the past, Paul Stanley's criticism of the institution continues. This time, Stanley takes aim at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame co-founder and Rolling Stone editor Jann Wenner, whom Paul Stanley calls a "spineless weasel."

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Anthrax’s Frank Bello and Megadeth’s David Ellefson Talk Altitudes & Attitude

Frank Bello + David Ellefson
Photo Credit: Dana "Distortion" Yavin

Anthrax bassist Frank Bello and Megadeth bassist David Ellefson are legendary musicians in their own right, but the 'Big 4' thrashers have taken their music in a new direction with Altitudes & Attitude.

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Has the Feud Between Courtney Love + Surviving Nirvana Members Finally Ended?

Courtney Love and Dave Grohl Hug
Larry Busacca, Getty Images

Honestly, did you ever think you'd see the day that Dave Grohl would embrace Courtney Love? After a tremendous of legal battle over the rights to Nirvana's music, the band's surviving members seemed to put their feud with Love to rest during Nirvana's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Best Metal Songs of 2014 (So Far)

Arch Enemy / Behemoth / Black Label Society
Century Media (2) / Ethan Miller, Getty Images

The beginning of the year is often the most exciting time for new music. With 2013 in the books, it's time for the musical landscape of 2014 to be shaped. Anticipated albums become new releases and we're all given the opportunity to bask in the greatness gifted to us by metal's greatest acts.

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Surviving GWAR Members Pay Tribute to Dave Brockie + Introduce New Foundation

GWAR
Metal Blade

The loss of GWAR frontman and mastermind Dave Brockie (aka Oderus Urungus) sent the metal world into mourning on March 24. Countless tributes have been paid by some of rock and metal's finest musicians along with fans from around the world. In memory of the late frontman, the surviving members of GWAR memorialized their friend and announced the launch of the Dave Brockie Foundation.

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Chris Jericho to Release New Book ‘The Best in the World: At What I Have No Idea’

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Chris Jericho is a one-of-a-kind talent. From success as a professional wrestler, musician, author and many, many other crafts, there's a reason why Jericho's wrestling persona claims to be the best at everything he does. In that vein, Jericho has announced his third book, 'The Best in the World: At What I Have No Idea,' which will be released on Oct. 14.

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Slash on Duff McKagan’s Guns N’ Roses Return: ‘That Call to Me is Just Not Going to Happen’

Slash and Duff McKagan
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

In an exciting bit of news, former Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan surprised fans everywhere when it was revealed he would be performing with the band for a handful of South American tour dates. With the return of McKagan, fans can't help but wonder about the possibly of other former GN'R legends sharing the stage with Axl Rose again, but during a new interview with Slash, the guitarist explains why it's "just not going to happen."

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