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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
Fieldy
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Korn’s Fieldy Apparently Gets Crucifix Face Tattoo

Korn guitarist's Brian 'Head' Welch famously left the band to embrace his Christian beliefs, but now bassist Fieldy is showing his faith by apparently getting a tattoo of a crucifix the left side of his face.

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Evanescence
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Evanescence’s Amy Lee: ‘For the First Time in 13 Years, I Am a Free and Independent Artist’

In the very beginning of 2014, news broke that Evanescence singer Amy Lee was suing Wind-up Records for $1.5 million in unpaid royalties, along with other allegations. However, it seems like part of Lee's struggle with Wind-up has come to an end, as the rock vixen just announced that she is finally a "free and independent artist."

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Philip Anselmo + Corey Mitchell
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Philip Anselmo + Corey Mitchell Discuss Success of Housecore Horror Film Festival – Exclusive Video

In 2013, legendary Pantera / Down vocalist Philip Anselmo and best-selling true crime author Corey Mitchell launched an event like no other: the Housecore Horror Film Festival. The Austin, Texas, event screened well over 100 films and showcased some of metal's finest acts over a three-day period in October. In a new interview premiering exclusively on Loudwire, both Anselmo and Mitchell reflect on the fest's first incarnation following the recent announcement that it will be back again in 2014.

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Vandals Disguised in KISS Masks Destroy More Than 25 Cars at New Jersey Body Shop

KISS have constantly been in the news lately, whether it be quarrels between current and former members regarding their 2014 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame or lawsuits that may or may not have merit. However, this story came out of nowhere, as four vandals, wearing masks of KISS guitarist Paul Stanley's iconic 'Starchild' face paint, trashed more than 25 cars at a New Jersey auto body shop.

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Scott Ian
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Scott Ian on Upcoming Anthrax Album: ‘This S–t Is a Real Kick in the Ass!’

We recently caught up with Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian shortly before the thrash legend took the stage for his March 5 'Speaking Words' performance in New York City. During our chat, Scott Ian radiated excitement for Anthrax's next album, explaining in great detail what his "perfect schedule" is for writing and recording Anthrax's new offering.

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Slayer Dave Lombardo
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Dave Lombardo Claims He Only Made $67,000 From Slayer’s $4.4 Million Gross in 2011

Philm / ex-Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo recently took a trip to Belfast, Ireland, to host a sold-out drumming workshop and master class. The legendary percussionist spoke about his departure from Slayer during a Q&A session, and for the first time, the specific financial issues which led to the split were made public by Lombardo.

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Maynard James Keenan
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Maynard James Keenan’s Hollywood Hills Home on the Market for $2.795 Million

Every hardcore Tool fan (and there are a LOT of them) has wondered what the inside of singer Maynard James Keenan's home looks like. You may imagine Maynard dwelling in some sort of psychedelic kaleidoscope or even one of the worlds created for a Tool music video, and you wouldn't be entirely incorrect. Luckily, if you've got $2.795 million burning a hole in your pocket, you can buy Maynard's home in the Hollywood Hills.

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Corey Taylor
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Slipknot / Stone Sour Vocalist Corey Taylor Appears in Trailer for ‘Fear Clinic’

Slipknot / Stone Sour vocalist Corey Taylor has taken his talents to the silver screen. The musician will appear in the upcoming horror flick 'Fear Clinic,' which stars 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' legend Robert Englund.

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Cyborg Drummer
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One-Armed Drummer Returns to Kit Thanks to Amazing ‘Cyborg’ Prosthesis

This is truly mind-blowing. A professor at the Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology, who has built robotic musicians in the past, has created a piece of technology that can allow an amputee to play drums. In fact, the inventor himself claims that "the drummer essentially becomes a cyborg."

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Category: Music, Music News, News, Rock, Videos
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Is Tool’s New Album Already Recorded?

Update: Tool guitarist Adam Jones has publicly claimed that his comment about the band's new record being done was simply a joke:

It's been almost eight full years since Tool gifted fans with '10,000 Days' back in 2006, and ever since, followers of the massively successful band have been praying for a new record. There have been tons of small updates on the progress of Tool's fifth full-length album in the past couple of years, but in a new report, a reliable source has written that Tool may be "100 percent done" with the record.

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Zakk Wylde Talks ‘Catacombs of the Black Vatican,’ Masturbatory Accidents + More

When it comes to interviews, Zakk Wylde is all business. We invited the Black Label Society frontman to our studio to learn about the band's ninth studio album, 'Catacombs of the Black Vatican,' along with everything Zakk Wylde. It didn't take long for Wylde to open up, enlightening us about the courage it takes to get in bed with a woman, the pain of masturbatory accidents + much more.

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