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MÖTLEY CRÜE Bassist Clears Up 'Bullshit' Session Musician Rumors

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has rejected Internet reports that the group's reunion single, "If I Die Tomorrow", features guest appearances by session musicians DJ Ashba (ex-BEAUTIFUL CREATURES) and Josh Freese (A PERFECT CIRCLE) on guitar and drums, respectively, in place of regular members Mick Mars and Tommy Lee. The song, which was co-written by ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE: 'Red, White And Crüe' Collection Due In Early 2005

MÖTLEY CRÜE have set "Red, White and Crüe" as the title of their upcoming greatest-hits collection, tentatively due in January/February 2005, informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The set is expected to include at least one new song recorded recently with the band's original lineup of Vince Neil (vocals), Nikki Sixx (bass), Tommy Lee (drums) and ...

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Producer NEIL KERNON Offers Update On Recent And Upcoming Projects

Acclaimed metal producer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, QUEENSRŸCHE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, DEICIDE) has posted the following update on the Perpetual Motion message board: "I've been really busy of late, getting stuck into work after moving for the second time in 6 months. After fighting my way through walls of boxes and home remodelling, I'm now finally back ...

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AKERCOCKE Split With Guitarist

The U.K. Satanic black/death metal band AKERCOCKE have parted ways with guitarist Paul Scanlan. "The other members of the band feel that an injection of new blood would be the best way to achieve maximum creativity shaping their second album for Earache Records," reads a posting on the group's web site. "Scanlan's contribution to the ...

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M3: German Tour Dates Announced

M3, the "classic WHITESNAKE" tribute band featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK), Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM) and Stefan Berggren (vocals, SNAKES IN PARADISE, COMPANY OF SNAKES, RAZORBACK), have lined up the following dates in early 2005: Jan. 26 - The ...

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USURPER: New Song Available For Download

A brand new USURPER track, entitled "Reptilian", has been posted online at this location (mp3). "Reptilian" comes off the group's fifth full-length album, "Cryptobeast", due in February 2005 via Earache Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Twilight Dominion" was recorded at Chicago's Rax Trax Studios with producer Neil Kernon (JUDAS PRIEST, DEICIDE, CANNIBAL CORPSE). ...

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ADLER'S APPETITE To Release EP In February

ADLER'S APPETITE, the new band featuring ex-GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, RATT/ex-LOVE/HATE singer Jizzy Pearl, VINCE NEIL/ex-SLASH'S SNAKEPIT guitarist Keri Kelli, FASTER PUSSYCAT guitarist Brent Muscat, and ex-VINCE NEIL/RATT bassist Robbie Crane, are scheduled to meet in Corona, CA on Monday (Nov. 22) to begin recording a six-song EP to be released in February. ...

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VINCE NEIL Plays To Sold-Out Crowd To Promote Alcohol Responsibility

The premiere concert of Legends and Prodigies, featuring former MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil and SOUND AND FURY, played to a sold-out audience last Saturday night (Nov. 13) at the Key Club in Hollywood, CA, raising over $1400 for AWARE (Alliance for Worldwide Alcohol Research and Education) and drawing attention to AWARE's message and programs ...

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STEVEN TYLER, VINCE NEIL To Lead Toy Run In Florida

AEROSMITH singer Steven Tyler, former MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil and BON JOVI guitarist Richie Sambora will lead the 17th annual Christmas Toys in the Sun Run on Dec. 5 in Southern Florida, according to The Miami Herald. More than 30,000 motorcyclists are expected to hit the highway as part of the toy run for ...

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AVIDOST Part Ways With Singer

Chicago-based metallers AVIDOST have parted ways with singer Jen Gore. "Jen is pursuing a medical career and does not have the required time and dedication to front AVIDOST," the band write on their web site. "It was a difficult decision to take her off the album but one that absolutely had to be ...

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M.ILL.ION To Support MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP In The U.K.

Following the disappointment of seeing their guest slot on the cancelled VINCE NEIL U.K. dates evaporate before their eyes, Gothenburg, Sweden-based hard rockers M.ILL.ION will take their recently released album "Kingsize" on the road later this month as guests on the MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP's U.K. shows. Dates and venues are as follows: Nov. 23 - ...

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FORCE OF EVIL Announce New Album Title

FORCE OF EVIL, the new Danish band featuring guitarist Michael Denner (ex-MERCYFUL FATE), guitarist Hank Shermann (MERCYFUL FATE), bassist Hal Patino (KING DIAMOND), drummer Bjarne Holm (MERCYFUL FATE), and vocalist Martin Steene (ex-IRONFIRE), have set "Black Empire" as the title of their sophomore album, tentatively due in early 2005 through Escapi. 12 new songs were ...

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M3 Keyboardist To Tour With THE DOGS D'AMOUR

M3 keyboardist Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM) will be joining THE DOGS D'AMOUR on their upcoming U.K. tour. The next leg of THE DOGS D'AMOUR's "Heart-Shaped Tour 2004-2005" is scheduled to kick off on December 11 at The Peel in Kingston, U.K. A complete list of currently confirmed tour dates can be found here. ...

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ADLER'S APPETITE: U.S., European Tour Dates Announced

ADLER'S APPETITE, the new band featuring ex-GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, RATT/ex-LOVE/HATE singer Jizzy Pearl, VINCE NEIL/ex-SLASH'S SNAKEPIT guitarist Keri Kelli, FASTER PUSSYCAT guitarist Brent Muscat, and ex-VINCE NEIL/RATT bassist Robbie Crane, have lined up the following dates during December/January: Dec. 09 - San Francisco, CA @ The Pound SF Dec. 10 - Sacramento, ...

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VINCE NEIL Re-Schedules U.K. Tour: New Dates Announced

TotalRock.com is reporting that former MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil has now re-scheduled the U.K. dates postponed from this month. The new dates will take place in November/December 2005. The details are as follows: Nov. 30 – Dudley, UK @ JB's Dec. 01 – Newport, UK @ City Live Arena Dec. 02 – Bradford, UK ...

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TAPPING THE VEIN In Pre-Production With NEIL KERNON

Philadelphia's TAPPING THE VEIN are currently in pre-production with renowned producer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, QUEENSRŸCHE, CANNIBAL CORPSE) for the follow-up to 2002's "The Damage", tentatively due next year via Nuclear Blast Records. Kernon apparently contacted the band while they were in the middle of writing material for their sophomore album and expressed interest in producing ...

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