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HANOI ROCKS Guitarist Says MÖTLEY CRÜE's 'The Dirt' Autobiography Contains 'Pure Lies'

HANOI ROCKS guitarist Andy McCoy has slammed MÖTLEY CRÜE over their account of HANOI drummer Nicholas "Razzle" Dingley's death and CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx's heroin overdose, as published in CRÜE's best-selling band autobiography, "The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band". Asked by Norway's Metal Express to comment on the book's ...

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SEVEN WITCHES: DVD Shoot Turns Into Fiasco

A BLABBERMOUTH.NET visitor by the name of Kevin A. sent us the following report from last night's SEVEN WITCHES DVD shoot in Allentown, PA: "I went to the SEVEN WITCHES concert at Crocodile Rock in Allentown, PA last night. It was billed as an all-ages show with free admission. The WITCHES were also shooting their ...

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TOMMY THAYER Talks About Upcoming KISS DVD

Cameron Edney of the Yahoo! group Inside_Out666 recently conducted an interview with KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer. A transcript of the interview follow: Inside_Out666: I'd like to start by talking a bit about BLACK 'N BLUE. Can you tell us how the band formed? Tommy Thayer: "BLACK 'N BLUE formed in Portland, OR in ...

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GRAHAM BONNET To Tour Russia, Lithuania And Finland

Legendary singer Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI, BLACKTHORNE) will be performing gigs in Russia and Lithuania in late February and in Finland in May. The gigs will involve Graham's past works with RAINBOW, MSG and ALCATRAZZ, as well as his solo works, according to a posting on his web site. The dates ...

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HANOI ROCKS Busted For Drugs

According to an article in Wednesday's (Jan. 26) edition of the Finnish newspaper Ilta Sanomat, HANOI ROCKS were busted on the Norwegian border for having marijuana aboard their tour bus. When questioned about the drugs — which were present in sufficient quantity for the Norwegian authorities to prosecute — members of HANOI's touring ...

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ADAM BOMB To Support HANOI ROCKS In Germany

ADAM BOMB will support HANOI ROCKS at the following German dates: Feb. 22 - Bochum, GER @ Zeche Feb. 23 - Berlin, GER @ SO36 Feb. 25 - Hamburg, GER @ Molotow Feb. 26 - München, GER @ Metropolis ADAM BOMB are touring in support of their latest album, "Boneyard", released last September via Z ...

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Bassist TIMPA Leaves HANOI ROCKS

Bassist Timpa has officially left legendary Finnish rockers HANOI ROCKS. "My plan is to spend some more time with my family," he explained in an online posting. "I still love HANOI and I feel bad about all this, but in fact, I feel free." As previously reported, HANOI ROCKS have finalized the track listing for ...

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HANOI ROCKS: 'Another Hostile Takeover' Track Listing Revealed

Legendary Finnish rockers HANOI ROCKS have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Another Hostile Takeover", tentatively due on April 30. "Another Hostile Takeover" (view cover here) is the group's first album to feature guitarist Conny Bloom (SILVERGINGER 5, ex-ELECTRIC BOYS), who joined the band last year. "Another Hostile Takeover" track listing: ...

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SYMPHORCE To Film German Festival Appearance For Upcoming DVD

German power metallers SYMPHORCE, featuring BRAINSTORM frontman Andy B. Franck, will film their appearance at the Ruhrpott Rocks Festival in Germany on April 12 for an upcoming DVD. The DVD will be included with the group's upcoming studio album, "Godspeed", tentatively due in September. SYMPHORCE's last album, "Twice Second", was released in January 2004 via ...

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MESMERIZE Finalize Title, Track Listing For New Album

Italian traditional heavy metallers MESMERIZE have set "Stainless" as the title of their fourth album, tentatively due in March/April via Dragonheart Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Off the Beaten Path" was recorded and mixed in part at drummer Andrea Garavaglia's Octopussy studio with engineer Giovanni Spinotti, who has previously worked with LABYRINTH. The mastering was ...

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QUEEN Musical May Add DIMEBAG Tribute

antiMUSIC is reporting that the QUEEN musical "We Will Rock You" may add a tribute to late PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott during a key sequence in the show. Dimebag was shot by a deranged fan that stormed the stage during a DAMAGEPLAN concert in Ohio last month. Paul Crook is a familiar ...

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HANOI ROCKS: New Album Due In April

HANOI ROCKS frontman Michael Monroe has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Not to get anymore bummed out than everyone already is — I won't say anything other than our sincere condolences to everyone who's lost anyone near and dear in The Asian disaster... "We're just glad we're still here. Actually ...

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ADLER'S APPETITE: Debut EP Audio Samples Posted Online

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, and ex-VINCE NEIL/RATT bassist Robbie Crane, have completed work on their debut EP, available now via the group's official web site. Steven describes the CD, which includes a cover of "Draw ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: Remembering DIMEBAG DARRELL

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has issued the following statement in memory of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott: "My relationship to this sick series of events goes way back, some 18 years. I joined a band from Detroit called MADAM X back in 1986 and the very first place I ever played on the ...

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THE 69 EYES Rejoined By Drummer Following Surgery

THE 69 EYES drummer Jussi 69 has recovered from surgery for a ruptured appendix and has rejoined the group on the road, according to a posting on the band's web site. "Lacu from HANOI ROCKS was an awesome sick-leave replacement, thank you all for the support and THANK YOU LACU!!!" the group write. In other ...

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SUNRIDE Forced To Re-Record Parts Of New Album

Finland's SUNRIDE recently spent time in the studio recording their third album, "The End Justifies the Means". The following update was posted at the group's official web site: "Not-so-good news this time. The scratch disk of one of the computers in the studio broke around a week ago. This incident caused the fact that some ...

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HANOI ROCKS Name New Album

Legendary Finnish rockers HANOI ROCKS have set "Another Hostile Takeover" as the title of their upcoming studio album, tentatively due in early 2005. "The title 'Another Hostile Takeover' was being thrown around and it stuck," the band said. "It is also a line from one of the tracks on this record." As previously reported, HANOI ...

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LULLACRY: New Album Delayed

Finland's LULLACRY are currently hard at work recording the follow up to their 2002 release "Crucify My Heart". Fans can anticipate an early 2005 U.S. release. A studio update from guitarist Sami Vauhkonen follows: "We just came back from the Astia studio! Unfortunately we didn´t manage to finish the recordings in time. We have still ...

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MOTÖRHEAD's CAMPBELL Rocks with MINARIK INFERNO GUITAR

Guitarist Phil Campbell of the legendary U.K. band MOTÖRHEAD recently became a believer in Minarik Guitars after FPE agents introduced him to these one-of-a-kind instruments. Campbell and his MOTÖRHEAD bandmates are currently in the midst of a world tour. Phil's guitar chops, combined with the tonality of the Minarik Inferno, are blowing away audiences in ...

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HANOI ROCKS To Support IAN HUNTER In The U.S.

Legendary Finnish rockers HANOI ROCKS will apparently support Ian Hunter (MOTT THE HOOPLE) on several U.S. dates in March. So far, the following shows are believed to have been confirmed: Mar. 10 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre Mar. 11 - Los Angeles, CA @ Key Club Mar. 12 - Las Vegas, NV @ ...

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Former MÖTLEY CRÜE Singer Completes Work On Autobiography

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE singer John Corabi's authorized autobiography is finished, and is reportedly being bid over by several publishers. Expect a summer 2005 release date. In April 2005, co-author Jake Brown will begin work with HANOI ROCKS members Michael Monroe and Andy McCoy on the band's authorized autobiography. In other rock biography news, the Brown-authored ...

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