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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OZZFEST Incident Leads To Charges Of Child Abuse

Gina Mace of Ohio's Beacon Journal is reporting that two men accused of abusing a 3-year-old child on the grounds of Cleveland's Blossom Music Center during Ozzfest 2003 this week were arraigned Thursday (July 24) on assault and child endangering charges. Scott Hart, 24, the child's father, and Carl Evanoff, 22, the child's uncle, pleaded ...

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METALLICA Hire Psychologist For 'St. Anger' Management

Jon Bream of the Minneapolis Star Tribune is reporting that when shit hit the fan, METALLICA "brought in sports psychologist Phil Towle, who has worked with pro football's St. Louis Rams, an Olympic silver-medalist swimmer and other athletes. "Towle's first session with METALLICA was coincidentally the day bassist Jason Newsted unexpectedly announced he was quitting ...

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DEEP PURPLE, SEPULTURA To Team Up For Brazilian Dates

DEEP PURPLE and SEPULTURA will be teaming up for four Brazilian dates in September, including an appearance at the "Kaiser Music Festival" (Kaiser is a Brazilian beer) in Porto Alegre. Confirmed dates are as follows: Sep. 18 - Porto Alegre, BRA @ Kaiser Music Festival Sep. 19 – Curitiba, BRA @ TBA Sep. 20 - ...

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FU MANCHU Frontman: 25 New Songs Ready To Be Recorded

FU MANCHU singer/guitarist Scott Hill has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "We are playing three shows in California this August. San Jose August 8th at The Usual, August 9th [in] San Francisco at Slims, August 10th [in] Santa Monica at the Santa Monica Civic. This should be a wild show. ...

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Former DOKKEN Guitarist: 'LYNCH MOB Is Not Breaking Up'

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch has issued a statement dispelling rumors of a breakup within the ranks of his current band, LYNCH MOB. The following is George's statement in its entirety: "Contrary to what you may read on the Internet, the band is not breaking up. The truth is that [vocalist] Robert Mason has been ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL: New Video To Be Shown On 'Headbanger's Ball'

SUPERJOINT RITUAL's video for the track "Waiting For The Turning Point" will be premiering on this weekend's edition of MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball", co-hosted by SLAYER. "People have been waiting for Philip Anselmo to sell out for years," the SUPERJOINT RITUAL frontman said in a recent interview. "It won't happen. This is the most terrifying live ...

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IRON MAIDEN Announce U.K. Dates, Single Details

IRON MAIDEN have announced the details of the U.K. portion of their "Dance Of Death World Tour", which is scheduled to kick off in Europe in mid-October. Tickets for the U.K. shows go on sales on July 30. IRON MAIDEN U.K. (and Irish) tour dates: Dec. 01 – Dublin, IRE - The Point Dec. 03 ...

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE To Enter The Studio In February

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE are expected to enter the studio in February to begin recording the follow-up to 2002's "Songs for the Deaf". The band have extended their touring plans with a series of North American club dates, which will take the band through the end of October. Afterward, bassist Nick Oliveri told Billboard.com ...

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