Former KITTIE Guitarist To Issue Solo Debut

AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT, the solo project of former KITTIE guitarist Fallon Bowman, has set "District 6" as the title for its upcoming debut, due later in the year through an as-yet-undisclosed label. "District 6", which features an appearance by former KITTIE bassist Talena Atfield, will contain the following track listing (in no particular order): 01. Synergy ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's SIXX: In The Mourning

MÖTLEY CRÜE/BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION bassist Nikki Sixx has posted the following message in the "Rock'n'Roll Diary" section of CRÜE's official web site: "Last Tuesday, [wife] Donna and I received a very sad phone call. Rhyan's (Donna's son) father was found dead from a heart attack. How does one go about telling your child your Dad ...

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AEROSMITH/KISS Tour To Kick Off In August

AEROSMITH and KISS will embark on a co-headlining North American tour beginning in August and running through October, according to Billboard.com. The tour of approximately 40 dates will be produced by Clear Channel Entertainment and is expected to play 90% amphitheaters, with arenas and possibly a couple of stadiums also in the mix. KISS will ...

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DEF LEPPARD, THIN LIZZY To Tour North America Together

DEF LEPPARD and THIN LIZZY are in talks to tour North America together beginning in late February. Although no official announcement has yet been made on the matter, it is understood that the drummer slot in THIN LIZZY for the duration of the trek will likely be filled by either Rod Morgenstein (DIXIE DREGS, WINGER) ...

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KITTIE's MORGAN On FALLON's Departure: We've Lost Something

KITTIE frontwoman Morgan Lander recently told New York Daily News that the band have yet to fully recover from the departure of former guitarist Fallon Bowman in 2001. "It's mostly just personally frustrating," Lander said. "You all work together and you feel like you're a team, and then someone brings forth this idea that they're ...

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HADES Drummer Stricken With Cancer

HADES drummer Ron Lipnicki is battling testicular cancer which has spread to his lymph nodes. He is currently undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatment to fight the disease. Stated HADES guitarist Dan Lorenzo: "[Ron] is only 31 [years old and a] REALLY nice guy. Unlike me, I've never heard him say a bad word about anyone. ...

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DISHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Announce Dutch, German Dates

Reunited Austrian death metal veterans DISHARMONIC ORCHESTRA have announced the following dates in March: Mar. 06 - Ajz – Wermelskirchen, GER Mar. 07 - Gigant – Eindhoven, NETH* Mar. 08 - Staddijk – Nijmegen, NETH* Mar. 09 - Effenaar – Eindhoven, NETH* * with NO RETURN, ABSORBED DISHARMONIC ORCHESTRA have also confirmed their appearance at ...

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W.A.S.P.'s LAWLESS: 'In PETE We Trust'

W.A.S.P. mainman Blackie Lawless has issued a public letter of support for THE WHO guitarist Pete Townshend over accusations that the latter has downloaded pornographic images of children over the Internet. Lawless' letter reads as follows: "Gathering support for Townshend... "Judge not lest ye be judged.... I have watched the events in the last few ...

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