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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
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Nicolas Cage Digs Black Metal Acts Darkthrone and Satyricon

 

Nicolas Cage has played a flaming skull on a motorcycle and starred in a film called 'The Wicker Man' (Up the Irons!), which gives him a some metal cred. However, his connection to metal goes beyond those acting roles. According to Cage's son, who is a known black metal musician, the Oscar-winning thespian has a taste for the corpse-painted genre.

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Ozzy Osbourne
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Ozzy Osbourne Cooks Up Fire Scare at Home While Preparing Bacon Sandwich

For the second time this year, Ozzy Osbourne's Los Angeles home has almost been burned to the ground. This time, however, it wasn't a rogue candle which prompted the blaze. The purveyor of flames in this particular mishap was the Prince of Darkness himself … and a bacon sandwich.

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Malaysian Officials Seek to Ban Lamb of God’s Upcoming Show, Calling Band ‘Satanic’ + ‘Evil’

Lamb of God are currently scheduled to perform in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Sept. 28, but in response, the Department of Islamic Development of Malaysia is protesting the band's visit. The department's director-general, Datuk Othman Mustapha, spoke out against Lamb of God, calling the pure American metal group "satanic" while claiming that the concert will corrode morality and the faith of Muslims.

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Pat Smear
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Foo Fighters Guitarist Pat Smear Reminisces About His Time With Nirvana

It's almost been 20 years since Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain took his own life. Despite the band's dissolution afterwards, fans still go nuts for the grunge band's ageless music. This interest has led to an interview with Foo Fighters member, Nirvana touring guitarist and founding Germs member, Pat Smear, who spoke in depth about his time jamming with the group.

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Tommy Buckley
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Crowbar / Soilent Green Drummer Tommy Buckley Has Prostate Removed Due to Cancer

Crowbar / Soilent Green drummer Tommy Buckley has successfully undergone a prostatectomy after being diagnosed with cancer. Soilent Green posted a message to their fans late last night (Aug. 22) revealing the news that Buckley had his prostate removed entirely at the recommendation of his doctor to prevent cancerous cells from spreading.

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Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe Posts Short Film About Czech Manslaughter Trial

Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe was found not guilty of manslaughter by a Czech court on March 5. Since the judgement was handed down to Blythe, Lamb of God picked up right where they left off and hit the road to blast fans with 'Pure American Metal.' Along with seeing the band live, relieved Lamb of God fans can now watch a short film created by Randy Blythe, meant to represent the singer's state of mind throughout the legal process.

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Carl Palmer
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Emerson, Lake & Palmer Drummer: Tony Iommi Wanted Me to Replace Bill Ward in Black Sabbath

After original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward bailed out of the band's reunion in early 2012, the seminal heavy metal act were forced to find a new drummer for both the recording of '13' and the band's touring plans. Sabbath quickly locked down their replacements for Ward, but according to drummer Carl Palmer (Emerson, Lake & Palmer / Asia), he was asked to join Black Sabbath.

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Korn Announce 2013 North American Tour Dates With Asking Alexandria + Love and Death

Korn will soon release their 11th studio album, 'The Paradigm Shift,' which is the band's first record to feature guitarist Brian 'Head' Welch since 'Take a Look in the Mirror' dropped in 2003. Luckily for you, Korn will gear up for the release of 'The Paradigm Shift' by embarking on a North American trek of dates beginning Sept. 26 with support from Asking Alexandria and Love and Death.

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