DAMAGEPLAN's VINNIE PAUL Offers Drumming Tips To TOMMY LEE

In a recent interview with Rhythm magazine, former PANTERA and current DAMAGEPLAN drummer Vinnie Paul was asked to offer some drumming tips. "Okay, well first off, every drummer I meet wants to know how to play [PANTERA's] 'Becoming'," Vinnie replied. "The way I came up with that part was just messing around in the studio ...

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VELVET REVOLVER's Appetite For Distraction

The New York Post has published an article about Snitch, the new "rock-friendly" venue in New York City co-owned by Scott Weiland and Duff McKagan of VELVET REVOLVER. McKagan, for one, plans to stop in frequently. "It's cool to have a home base in New York," he said. If and when VELVET REVOLVER guitarist, Slash, ...

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OPETH Guitarist Ties The Knot

OPETH guitarist Peter Lindgren married longtime girlfriend Jessica Svensson on August 21 at Gålögården outside Stockholm, Sweden. In other news, Peaceville Records reportedly have plans to release a 5.1 surround sound mix re-release of OPETH's fourth album, "Still Life". More information will be made available soon. Also on the OPETH-related front, OPETH session keyboardist Per ...

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TOMMY LEE Performs In Ibiza: Photos Available

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee's recently made an exclusive drumming/DJing appearance at Pacha in Ibiza, Spain. Check out pictures from Wire Image. As previously reported, Lee's upcoming tell-all, "TommyLand", is scheduled for release on October 19 through Atria Books, the hardcover imprint of Simon & Schuster. The 320-page book, which was originally ...

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IRON MAIDEN Set U.S. Release Date For 'Early Years' DVD

Columbia/Legacy has set a November 9 U.S. release date for the upcoming IRON MAIDEN double DVD, "The History Of IRON MAIDEN - Part 1: The Early Days". "The Early Days" is a unique collection of archive material packed onto two DVDs that covers the beginnings of the band's career from the struggle to get gigs ...

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SLAYER's DAVE LOMBARDO: European Drum Clinics Scheduled

SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo will be conducting several drum clinics while on tour with SLAYER in Europe this fall. Confirmed appearances so far are as follows: Sep. 22 - Geneva, SWI - Music Arts (Music School and Store) (6:00 p.m.) Oct. 10 - London, UK - Drumtech (Music School) (2:00 p.m.) SLAYER's new DVD, "Still ...

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BILLY SHEEHAN: Japanese Promotional Appearances Announced

Bassist extraordinaire Billy Sheehan (DAVID LEE ROTH, MR. BIG) will be making special promotional performances at Hard Rock Cafes in Japan. These perfomances are to coincide with the release of Billy's new single in Japan, "Toss It On The Flame", from the new album "Cosmic Troubadour". Dates are as follows: Oct. 06 - Zippo Hot ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE And TONY IOMMI Helping With Cancer Research

BLACK SABBATH members Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi took part in an all-star signing of an Epiphone Tony Iommi Signature G-400 electric guitar. All of the members of BLACK SABBATH signed the Epiphone guitar which was scheduled to be auctioned at the Huntsman Cancer Institute Golf Classic in Salt Lake City, Utah August 12-13, 2004. ...

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