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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
Metallica's James Hetfield
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Metallica Cover Beatles, Deep Purple + More at MusiCares Tribute To Ozzy Osbourne

Last night (May 12), the 10th Annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert was held at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. Black Sabbath legend Ozzy Osbourne and Village Studios owner / CEO Jeff Greenberg were the night's honorees, but Metallica were also an important part of the show, performing a four-song set of classic covers.

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James Hetfield / Ronnie James Dio
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Metallica Unleash Epic Ronnie James Dio Medley ‘Ronnie Rising’

Metallica have their share of naysayers, but after hearing the band's new Ronnie James Dio tribute medley, 'Ronnie Rising,' we have a feeling the lips of those naysayers will be sewn shut. The nine-minute song is masterfully put together, combining the iconic tracks 'A Light in the Black,' 'Tarot Woman,' 'Stargazer' and 'Kill the King.'

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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett: ‘We’re Just a Little Thrash Band From San Francisco’

Kirk Hammett may play guitar for metal's most successful band, but the Metallica shredder remains humble to this day. In a new interview with Hammett, the guitarist puts Metallica's success into perspective while claiming that the titans are "just a little thrash band from San Francisco."

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Metallica to Perform at 2014 Grammy Awards with Classical Pianist Lang Lang

Not planning to watch the 56th Annual Grammy Awards? You may want to reconsider, because Metallica will be performing at the show! In typical Grammy fashion, Metallica won't be simply playing a song straight-up. Instead the thrash band will collaborate with Chinese concert pianist Lang Lang. 

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Metallica James Hetfield
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Metallica Issue Downloads of ‘Freeze ‘Em All’ Antarctica Concert

Chances are you didn't get to see Metallica's Antarctica performance in person, but no worries, the band has you covered. Metallica's entire 'Freeze 'Em All' concert is now available for download straight from Metallica themselves. In addition, the band has posted an official recap of the historic concert (watch above).

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Metallica Reveal DVD, Blu-ray + Digital Releases for ‘Metallica Through the Never’

Metallica's concert film 'Metallica Through the Never' is coming to DVD, Blu-ray and 3D Blu-ray, along with digital and video-on-demand platforms on Jan. 28. Additionally, exclusive fan club deluxe packages will include an autographed lithograph signed by all four band members and an actual piece of Metallica's concert stage seen in the film.

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Lou Reed and Lars Ulrich
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Metallica’s Lars Ulrich Celebrates Lou Reed in Heartfelt Tribute

Since rock legend Lou Reed passed away on Oct. 27, an incredible amount of musicians have offered their condolences. However, not much had been heard from the members of Metallica, who recorded the collaborative album 'Lulu' with Reed in 2011. However, one day shy of the 'Lulu' album's second anniversary, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has offered a lengthy and heartfelt tribute to Reed.

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Jimmy Fallon
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Metallica, Iron Maiden + Black Sabbath Get Folk Makeover by The Avett Brothers on ‘Jimmy Fallon’

Are you an indie-loving hipster scared of listening to something manly? Are you curious about making the jump from flower-sniffing, ironic mustache wearing, jingle-jangle ditties to music with actual testosterone? Jimmy Fallon and the Avett Brothers have you covered.

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