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Graham 'Gruhamed' Hartmann

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, producer of each YouTube Loud List and is the creator and host of our 'Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?' series. Graham has been active in the music and entertainment industries since high school, 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 ---> //
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 Fans Vote Two New Songs Into Band’s Signature Pinball Machines

You may have heard about Metallica's own signature pinball machine, and if you're lucky, you may have even manned the flippers on one. Either way, the developers of Metallica Pinball recently polled fans to vote two new songs into the game, with 'Ride the Lightning' and 'Blackened' coming out on top.

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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett: ‘I Think That ‘Lulu’ is Some of the Best Stuff We’ve Done’

Metallica and Lou Reed's infamous 'Lulu' album will likely go down as one of the most universally panned releases ever. However, the rabid vitriol aimed at Metallica and Lou Reed in response to the album hasn't stopped Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett from being proud of the disc. In fact, Hammett calls 'Lulu' "some of the best stuff we've ever done" in a new interview.

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Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo Expresses Love for Metallica, Led Zeppelin + Napalm Death

Update: Joko Widodo was elected President of Indonesia in July 2014.

If you had to guess, which country do you think would have the most metal politician? Could it be England, arguably the birthplace of heavy metal? Nope. The musically rich countries of Sweden or Norway? Wrong. How about the good ol' USA? Not even close. The answer is Indonesia, with its current Governor of Jakarta, Joko Widodo.

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