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MÖTLEY CRÜE Singer Berates Audience, Walks Out

MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil walked off a nightclub stage in a huff — apparently because the audience didn't know the lyrics of some of his solo numbers, according to the Associated Press. Neil was performing with a backup band in Steamboat Springs, Colorado Thursday night. Jim Turczynski, manager of Levelz nightclub, says Neil played ...

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EVERGREY: New Producer Needed!

Swedish "progressive power metal" band EVERGREY have been forced to look for a new producer to man the knobs during the recording sessions for their upcoming fourth full-length album after US immigration-related issues prevented original choice, British-born Neil Kernon (i.e. CANNIBAL CORPSE, NEVERMORE, QUEENSRŸCHE), from travelling abroad at this time. Here is Kernon's official statement ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Ink Deal To Turn Autobiography Into Film

MÖTLEY CRÜE have just signed a deal to turn their autobiography, The Dirt, into a film, bassist/mainman Nikki Sixx told Billboard magazine. "You don't want it to be too watered-down," Sixx said, "but at the same time, I think it's kind of a survival story of four guys that came from these four completely different ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's VINCE NEIL Wanted On Assault Charges

Police in Beverly Hills have issued a warrant for the arrest of MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil, who allegedly attacked a record producer in a nightclub parking lot, according to MTV.com. The warrant, issued Wednesday, stems from an April 28th incident involving Michael Schuman, who accuses Neil of taunting him outside of a club and ...

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HALFORD Drummer Hard At Work On Video

HALFORD drummer Bobby Jarzombek has been "keeping myself busy the last couple of weeks doing some work on (drum roll) my drum video," according to a statement by the drummer posted via his official web site. "I'm happy to say its turning out KILLER! The video includes 3 songs, 2 solos, a demonstration that I ...

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TOMMY LEE: "VINCE NEIL And I Absolutely Hate Each Other"

Despite continuous rumors to the contrary, ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee has no intention of rejoining his former bandmates for a farewell tour. "Right now I'm having so much fun doing this [solo tour] that I don't even really think about it," Lee said in a recent interview. "And I know [CRÜE bassist] Nikki [Sixx] ...

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SCORCHED-EARTH POLICY Complete Work On New Demo

Oakland, California's SCORCHED-EARTH POLICY are completing work on a six-song recording containing five new originals and a cover of "Don't Let it Bring You Down", which will appear on a forthcoming NEIL YOUNG tribute album. In the meantime, the group have lined up the following gigs during August: Aug. 08 – San Jose, CA @ ...

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STAMPIN' GROUND Announce New Drummer

Britain's STAMPIN' GROUND have replaced longtime drummer Ade Stokes with former BENEDICTION skinsman Neil Hutton. According to an official statement, "Neil is now actively involved in adding his touches to the new album's worth of material to be recorded in October." An early 2003 release through Century Media Records is expected. ...

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USURPER Commence Pre-Production For EARACHE RECORDS Debut

Chicago death/thrash lords USURPER have commenced pre-production for their sixth, as-yet-untitled CD with producer Neil Kernon (i.e. CANNIBAL CORPSE, NEVERMORE) for a late 2002/early 2003 release through Earache Records. According to the label's official web site, as-yet-undisclosed members of MANOWAR will make guest appearances during the recordings. USURPER's forthcoming CD will be the group's first ...

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WEST MEMPHIS THREE Benefit Album: Complete Track Listing Announced

SLAYER's Tom Araya, SLIPKNOT's Corey Taylor, MOTÖRHEAD's Lemmy Kilmister and CLUTCH's Neil Fallon are the among the artists confirmed to appear on Rise Above, an album benefiting the convicted killers known as the West Memphis Three. Due on October 8th through Henry Rollins' 2.13.61 label via Sanctuary Records, the LP was spearheaded by Rollins and ...

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ARTISAN Commence Work On Debut EP

ARTISAN, featuring ex-DESTINY'S END guitarist and Metal Maniacs contributor Perry Grayson, are currently recording their debut EP with engineer Vince Levalois (guitarist/vocalist of PROTOTYPE). They took a short break from tracking to play a gig opening for ARCH ENEMY, NILE, HATE ETERNAL and ORIGIN at the Key Club in Hollywood, California on July 17th. Next ...

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RUSH Drummer Breaks Silence On Death Of Daughter, Wife

RUSH drummer Neil Peart has broken his silence on the tragic deaths of his 19-year-old daughter Selena and wife Jackie, both of whom passed away within a 10-month period back in 1997-1998. In his new book, Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road, which is being published by Canada's ECW Press, Neil provides a personal ...

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STEEL PROPHET Part Ways With Vocalist RICK MYTHIASIN

Nuclear Blast recording artists STEEL PROPHET have parted ways with vocalist Rick Mythiasin due to "musical and personal differences". The split was reportedly amicable and the remaining members of STEEL PROPHET would like to wish Mythiasin all the best in his future musical endeavors. As for the future of STEEL PROPHET, bassist Vince Dennis says ...

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EVERGREY Line Up European Shows

Swedish "progressive power metal" band EVERGREY have lined up the following dates during July/August: Jul. 27 - Storsjöyran, SWE @ Parkscenen Aug. 04 – Wacken, GER @ Wacken Open Air Aug. 30 - Gothenburg, SWE @ Kåren Aug. 31 – Stockholm, SWE @ Klubben As previously reported, EVERGREY are scheduled to begin recording ...

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SEVEN WITCHES Recruit HELSTAR/DESTINY'S END Frontman

SEVEN WITCHES have recruited singer James Rivera (i.e. HELSTAR, DESTINY'S END, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM) as the replacement for ex-CRIMSON GLORY frontman Wade Black, who left the band last month due to "personal and business related matters within the band." Rivera made his debut appearance with the group at this past weekend's Classic Metal Fest II ...

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EVERGREY To Commence Work On Fourth Full-Length Album

Swedish "progressive power metal" band EVERGREY are scheduled to begin recording their fourth full-length album, tentatively titled Recreation Day, in mid-September with producer Neil Kernon (i.e. CANNIBAL CORPSE, NEVERMORE, QUEENSRŸCHE) for an early 2003 release through Inside Out Music. According to guitarist/vocalist Tom S. Englund, "the songwriting is going extremely well. As a matter of ...

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COMPANY OF SNAKES Announce European Gigs

COMPANY OF SNAKES, featuring former WHITESNAKE guitarist duo Micky Moody and Bernie Marsden, ex-BLACK SABBATH/WHITESNAKE bassist Neil Murray, and SNAKES IN PARADISE frontman Stefan Berggren, have lined up several live shows in Europe in support of their first studio album, Burst The Bubble: Jul. 20 - Izola, SLO @ Rock in Izola Aug. 24 - ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's NIKKI SIXX To Form New Band?

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx is contemplating starting a new band, according to Sixx's latest posting on CRÜE's official message board. "I'm thinking of starting a new band… 'cause its doesn't look like Tommy, Vince, Nikki and Mars are gonna be on stage anytime too soon together…. NO, this is not the demise of MÖTLEY ...

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Former ANTHRAX Frontman Continues Work On Solo Debut

Former ANTHRAX frontman Neil Turbin is continuing to lay down vocals to his long-awaited solo offering, entitled Threatcon Delta, at California's Jet City Studios for a late 2002 release through Metal Mayhem Records. Among the tracks set to appear on the forthcoming CD are the following: 01. Blue Screen of Death 02. Welcome to the ...

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CLUTCH To Issue Live CD, Continue Work On New Material

CLUTCH are scheduled to master their as-yet-untitled live album tomorrow for a summer release through River Road Records. In other news, the band "have been writing new material, recording it in stages, but for all intents and purposes, we have not started recording 'the record'," according to singer Neil Fallon. ...

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NOVEMBERS DOOM Complete Work On "To Welcome The Fade"

Chicago doomsters NOVEMBERS DOOM have completed work on their latest album, entitled To Welcome the Fade, with producer Neil Kernon (i.e. CANNIBAL CORPSE, NEVERMORE, QUEENSRŸCHE) at Sheffield Studios in Hammond, Indiana and Sonic Ranch/Village Productions in Tornillo Texas. Due to be made available at the Milwaukee Metalfest in late July (with the official release to ...

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TESLA To Participate In Online Chat

TESLA's Jeff Keith and Troy Luccketta will be participating in a live America Online Q&A chat to promote their upcoming Rock Never Stops trek across the United States this summer. The tour will run June through September and also feature VINCE NEIL, JACKYL and SKID ROW. The chat will take place Monday, June 3rd at ...

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IN FLAMES Set Release Date For New CD, Experience "Star Wars" Magic

Sweden's IN FLAMES have set September 3rd as the tentative release date for their as-yet-untitled new album, which was recently completed at Dug-Out Studio in Uppsala, Sweden with producer Daniel Bergstrand (i.e. MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STUCK MOJO). In other news, IN FLAMES got to experience the surreal on their recent North American tour with ...

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EMINENCE: New Track Posted Online

Brazil's EMINENCE, featuring former SEPULTURA guitarist Jairo Guedz on bass, have posted an MP3 of a pre-production recording of the track "One Forty Five" at this location. As previously reported, EMINENCE are due to enter the studio shortly with veteran producer Neil Kernon (i.e. NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE) to record their new CD, entitled ...

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