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Graham "Gruhamed" Hartmann is a 27 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
Serj Tankian
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Serj Tankian: System of a Down Aren’t Working on a New Album, But I’m Not Opposed to Making One

On July 29 at California's iconic Hollywood Bowl, System of a Down played what would be their only North American tour date of 2013. At the conclusion of System's massive set, drummer John Dolmayan promised the L.A. crowd that a new album will be released before the band returned to the Bowl. However, frontman Serj Tankian chose to set the record straight during an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session on Reddit.

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Black Sabbath Kick Off 2013 North American Tour in Houston [Video]

More than a year-and-a-half after Black Sabbath first announced their reunion, the blueprinters of heavy metal have finally begun their invasion of North America. Sabbath will be stateside until September, and the band started off the long-awaited tour in Houston, Texas last night (July 25).

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Justin Foley
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Killswitch Engage Drummer Breaks Collarbone; As I Lay Dying Stickman Fills in on Tour

Unfortunate news has come out of the Killswitch Engage camp regarding the band's upcoming tour with Lamb of God. Killswitch drummer Justin Foley was involved in a bicycle accident which resulted in a broken collarbone. With Foley unable to perform due to the injury, As I Lay Dying drummer Jordan Mancino has been recruited to man the kit for Killswitch Engage's upcoming Asia / Europe tour.

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Tommy Lee / Dave Navarro / Scott Ian
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Rolling Stone Magazine Places Accused Boston Marathon Bomber on Cover – Rockers React

The latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine features Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover, and the decision has caused widespread fury online. Countless individuals have used social media to express their outrage, including musicians such as Dave Navarro, Tommy Lee, Scott Ian and many others.

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Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com
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Megadeth + Device Forced to Nix Oklahoma Gigantour Sets Due to Rainfall + Lightning Strike

Oklahoma City was plagued with bad luck last night (July 16) as Megadeth's Gigantour 2013 was severely affected by extreme weather issues. Intense rain and lightning forced Device to skip their set, but that wasn't even the tip of the iceberg. Shortly before Megadeth were set to take the stage, a bolt of lightning struck an Oklahoma City transformer, cutting power to the Zoo Amphitheatre entirely.

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Drummer Danny Carey Says New Tool Album Most Likely to Surface in Early 2014

Currently, in the world of rock, there is perhaps no album more anticipated than Tool's fifth full-length disc. Both vocalist Maynard James Keenan and drummer Danny Carey have commented on the possibility of a 2013 release throughout this year, the duo having even offered conflicting expectations at times. However, with the year more than half over, Danny Carey now reveals that a 2013 release for Tool's next album is highly unlikely.

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Philip Anselmo
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Philip Anselmo’s ‘Walk Through Exits Only’ Streams in Full as He Addresses Fans in New Videos

The day has come! 'Walk Through Exits Only,' Philip H. Anselmo's highly anticipated solo debut with his backing band, the Illegals, is now available for streaming in full. Anselmo has also just released a pair of videos talking about his upcoming tour, along with instructions on how to conduct oneself while attending a Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals concert.

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Vinnie Paul
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Drummer Vinnie Paul on Pantera Reunion: ‘It’s Never Gonna Happen’

Despite the tragic death of shredder 'Dimebag' Darrell Abbott and the hostility held between certain members of the great Pantera, there has been rumblings of a possible reunion of the band for the past few years. Pantera / Hellyeah drummer Vinnie Paul hasn't been one to pioneer any sort of reunion, and while paying tribute to late Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman along with his late brother Dimebag, the drummer addressed the Pantera situation with a simple bat-away.

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Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson
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Iron Maiden Unveil 2013 ‘Maiden England’ Video Tour Diary

Iron Maiden are awesome, but you already knew that, which is why you'll be happy to check out the band's new tour diary. Maiden's latest leg of their 'Maiden England' tour, which revives the majority of their setlist following the release of 'Seventh Son of a Seventh Son' in 1988, is currently in Europe and the band has documented the journey for your viewing pleasure.

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Megadeth Launch Music Video for ‘Super Collider’

Megadeth have just unveiled a music video for their newest album's title track, 'Super Collider.' The clip tells the story of two students who fall for each other after a mishap in science class, only to be torn apart by a furious father played by Megadeth's own Dave Mustaine.

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Tool Classics Turned Into Lullabies by Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star

For a while now, we've been lamenting our own childhoods; not for any profound reasons, but simply because Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star didn't exist when we were infants. For a few years now, the company has been turning the world's most popular music into lullabies for your restless children, with Tool being the latest to receive the TTLRS treatment.

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Phil Anselmo + Kerry King
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Slayer + Philip Anselmo Perform Pantera Classic During Concert in Greece

Metal fans in Greece were lucky enough to witness a collaboration of godlike awesomeness last night (July 1), as Slayer and Phil Anselmo converged onstage to perform a classic metal anthem. Slayer and Anselmo have jammed together in the past, notably during the most recent Metal Masters clinic, but the Greek crowd was still privy to a rare and pummeling performance of Pantera's 'F---ing Hostile.'

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