Graham "Gruhamed" Hartmann
Bizarre Tour Rider Requests
What do a human skull filled with Red Hots, 50 sheep heads and a Bob Hope impersonator have in common? They’ve all been demanded in the tour riders of some of rock and metal’s biggest bands!
Ex-Assistant Sues Courtney Love for Unpaid Wages, Claims Singer Made ‘Unethical Requests’
Courtney Love doing something crazy isn’t exactly breaking news. If anything, music fans may find themselves going through withdrawals if more than a month goes by without an update on Love’s ‘eccentric’ actions. Today in ‘Courtney Love Crazy News,’ the artist’s former assistant Jessica LaBrie claim…
Slayer’s Kerry King Gives Update on New Album, Condition of Guitarist Jeff Hanneman
As Slayer are currently on the road with the 2012 Mayhem Festival, guitarist Kerry King has given fans a bit more info about Slayer’s next album, which could see a release as soon as early 2013. The guitarist, who also provides lyrics for the band, is hoping to get some work done whi…
Lamb of God Release First Official Statement on Randy Blythe’s Czech Arrest
It’s been a complete whirlwind of a week since Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe was arrested in the Czech Republic on charges of manslaughter stemming from an alleged incident that resulted in the death of a Czech fan in 2010. Since the arrest, there have been too many developments …
Lamb of God Manager Defends Randy Blythe; Family of Deceased Fan Speaks Out
As Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe remains in Czech jail, more information regarding the incident itself, Blythe’s arrest and the deceased fan’s family has surfaced. Additionally, there has been talk of Blythe and the fan’s family meeting after the v…
Drakar Frontman Ivan Sekrya Dies at 59
Drakar frontman Ivan Sekyra passed away from an undisclosed illness on June 30 at the age of 59. As the mastermind of the Czech heavy metal band, he led Drakar to gather a cult fan base in their home country.
Lamb of God Frontman Randy Blythe’s Arrest: Rockers React
Metalheads can always feel proud of their musical community when someone is in need of support. In this case, musicians and fans everywhere are standing behind Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe after his arrest this week on apparent manslaughter charges in Prague, Czech Republic.
As I Lay Dying to Release New Album ‘Awakened’ on September 25
As I Lay Dying have just announced that they will be releasing their next album, titled ‘Awakened,’ on Sept. 25. The Grammy-nominated act premiered the first song off the record, ‘Cauterize’ earlier today on SiriusXM’s ‘Liquid Metal&C…
Hawkwind Bassist John Harrison Dies at 69
John Harrison of the influential hard rock band Hawkwind passed away recently at the age of 69 after fighting a seven-year battle with Huntington’s disease. Harrison served as one of the pioneers of the “space rock” genre as the original bassist for Hawkwi…
Bret Michaels Launches New Pet Apparel Line
Are you one of the millions of pet owners who wishes your dog looked more like Bret Michaels? Of course you are! Luckily for all you pet-o-philes out there, the Poison singer has released his own line of pet accessories and apparel exclusively for PetSmart.
Black Sabbath Rock 2012 Download Festival With Headlining Performance
Black Sabbath closed out the 2012 Download Festival last night in the United Kingdom, for what was the second of only three shows the band has scheduled this year. By all accounts, the show was incredible, as evidenced in fan-filmed footage that has been surfacing online.
Metallica, Marilyn Manson + Linkin Park Footage Surfaces From Rock Am Ring Festival
Germany’s massive Rock am Ring music festival concluded its three-day sonic assault yesterday. The annual festival featured an incredible batch of bands, including Metallica, Marilyn Manson and Linkin Park. In case you weren’t in the Nürburg area during the 2012 …