It's Official: Ex-EVANESCENCE Guitarist Writes With AVRIL LAVIGNE

A spokesperson for Avril Lavigne has confirmed to MTV.com that former EVANESCENCE guitarist Ben Moody is among the songwriters working with the 19-year-old pop star on her second album, the follow-up to her 2002 debut, "Let Go". The collaboration apparently came about when Moody contacted Lavigne's A&R rep and volunteered his talents, according to the ...

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TOMMY LEE's Paid 'Meet-And-Greet': Rescheduled Dates Announced

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee's paid "meet-and-greet" in Las Vegas, Nevada, originally set for December 6, has been rescheduled to January 30-31. Several options for attendees are available, including the "Silver Package" ($500 for you and a guest, gets you a chance to meet and receive a personal photo with Tommy Lee), the "Gold ...

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Design The GENE SIMMONS Alter-Ego: FIRESTARTER!

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons is busy readying his highly anticipated solo record, "Firestarter", the debut release on Simmons Records/Sanctuary Music Group, and is looking for the best and most creative designer to come up with the image for his alter-ego. "We want to leave the creative vision to the individual designer, but as a point ...

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DISTURBED Guitarist Becomes A Father

DISTURBED guitarist Dan Donegan became a father in late December, according to MTV.com. His daughter, Maya Jean, was born in Chicago to Dan and his girlfriend. "She's got big wisps of a full head of black hair," DISTURBED frontman David Draiman said. "She's very cute and he's very, very happy." ...

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Report: Two Heavy Metal Fans Accused In Columbine-Like Plot

Two Southeast Louisiana heavy metal fans (photos) were arrested Monday (Jan. 12) on charges of terrorizing for what detectives say was a plan to re-create the bloody massacre at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., according to the Associated Press. Dutchtown High School students Christopher Levins, 17, of Prairieville and Addam Sinclair, 19, ...

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ANNIHILATOR: New Album Cover Posted Online

Long-running Canadian thrashers ANNIHILATOR have posted the cover artwork for their upcoming CD, "All For You", at this location. As previously reported, "All For You" is tentatively due this spring through Germany's AFM Records. The forthcoming CD marks the recording debut with the group of new singer Dave Padden, who replaced previous vocalist ...

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VENOM Singer Comments On PROBOT Project: 'This Was Heavy Shit!'

VENOM frontman Conrad "Cronos" Lant recently spoke to Germany's Visions magazine about his involvement with the PROBOT project, the one-off metal album put together by ex-NIRVANA drummer/current FOO FIGHTERS guitarist/vocalist Dave Grohl. "It was very, very strange," Cronos recalled about the first time he heard from Grohl. "I didn't know what to expect at all. ...

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