SCOTT WEILAND Requests Case Be Diverted To A Drug Court Program

STONE STEMPLE PILOTS/VELVET REVOLVER singer Scott Weiland appeared in a Burbank, California, court on Friday (July 25) to request his case be diverted to a drug court program, where his possession charges could be dismissed upon completion of the program, according to MTV.com. Eligibility is typically based on possession for personal use, not for sale, ...

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Star-Telegram: DAVID LEE ROTH's Sleaziness Gets The Better Of Him

Dave Ferman of the Star-Telegram is reporting that former VAN HALEN frontman David Lee Roth's Thursday night (July 24) show at a "maybe one-quarter full NextStage [Dalls, Texas] started a full 30 minutes late and left little room for middle-ground opinions: Roth is either a pathetic display of a once-mighty has-been whose politically incorrect lowbrow ...

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SLAYER's KERRY KING On Next Album: Don't Expect Anything Slow

SLAYER have already written 10 songs for their next studio album, tentatively due before April 2004, the group revealed to MTV.com. Five of the songs have been jammed out by guitarist Kerry King and drummer Dave Lombardo, two other have been penned by guitarist Jeff Hanneman and recorded using a drum machine, and the remaining ...

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JIMMY PAGE: Rock Is Coming Back, But LED ZEPPELIN Isn't

In an exclusive interview with Britain's Sun, LED ZEPPELIN guitar legend Jimmy Page made it clear that while he feels that rock is back, its revival won't include a reunited ZEPPELIN — at least for now. "The group members have not actually discussed [a possible reunion]," Page said. "Everyone thinks we're doing it and it's ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO: 'The PANTERA Guys Won't Talk To Me'

PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo has revealed that he is no longer on speaking terms with the group's guitarist Dimebag Darrell — the result of a "falling out" that the singer says he is not sure "what the hell it's about." Speaking to Revolver magazine for its September 2003 issue, Anselmo — who is currently focusing ...

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SEVENDUST Prepare For Acoustic Dates, Tour With STAIND

SEVENDUST drummer Morgan Rose recently spoke to MTV.com about the band's touring plans following the release of their as-yet-untitled new album this fall. The group have routinely played more than 200 concerts per year and have shared the stage with such former opening bands as STAIND, DISTURBED and SYSTEM OF A DOWN. "I can't point ...

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PRO-PAIN Pay Tribute To Their Influences On 'Run For Cover'

PRO-PAIN are set to return to action on August 26 with the release of their ninth studio album, "Run For Cover" (Spitfire). The album's unusual concept, containing cover songs from artists who have influenced the band, makes "Run For Cover" a special recording — adding to the band's already respected decade-plus career. Forgoing the predictable, ...

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LIMP BIZKIT Come A Rollin' Into Traverse City

Melanie Tacoma of Michigan's Traverse City Record-Eagle is reporting that Traverse City resident Jennifer Krause and several staffers from a local restaurant met and partied with LIMP BIZKIT when the group anchored in Traverse City this week during a tour schedule lull. "They told us they were driving to their next concert and had a ...

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TOMMY LEE Explains His Involvement With Music-Download Service

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee spoke to ITV.com about his involvement in BuyMusic.com, a new user-friendly legal music download site which launched earlier this week. According to Lee, he became the spokesperson of the service in order to give the "artist's perspective." "I didn't even think twice when Scott [Blum, the founder of Internet ...

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