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MÖTLEY CRÜE Guitarist Sued For $10 Million Palimony

Reuters is reporting that MÖTLEY CRÜE guitarist Mick Mars is being sued for $10 million in palimony by a former girlfriend who has accused him of reneging on a promise to take care of her for life. According to the lawsuit filed in a Los Angeles court on Tuesday, the woman, Robbie Mantooth (

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Reunited BLOODLUST Plan Festival Appearances, Album Reissue

BLOODLUST, one of the original California-based speed/power/thrash metal bands, will begin a series of reunion shows throughout the 2005/2006 festival season in the U.S. and Europe. In addition, the band will be remastering and reissuing all of their releases on one CD, with new recordings of old songs and even a couple of surprises thrown ...

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TED NUGENT Festival Lawsuit Headed To Trial

John S. Hausman of the Muskegon Chronicle is reporting that Ted Nugent's lawsuit against Muskegon Summer Celebration for canceling his scheduled June 2003 concert will go to trial, barring a settlement between the parties. Muskegon County Circuit Judge Timothy G. Hicks on Tuesday rejected Summer Celebration's "motion for summary disposition" asking the judge ...

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GODHEAD Frontman Records Song For Tsunami Relief Fund

GODHEAD frontman Jason Miller has written a song about the tsunami tragedy and is currently assembling a group of musicians to record the song, with all proceeds from the recording to be donated to the relief funds. Commented Miller: "In the days after the tsunami hit the coasts of Southeast Asia, I like most people ...

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COLD: New Album To Be Mixed By BEN GROSSE

COLD have selected Ben Grosse (FILTER, FUEL, SEVENDUST, ALTER BRIDGE) to mix their new album, "The Calm That Killed a Storm", tentatively due in May via Atlantic Records. The band are currently recording the CD with producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette (CHEVELLE, IGGY POP). Songtitles set to appear on the 11-track effort include "Back Home" (described ...

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DARK BLUE: Former SEVENDUST, SKRAPE, VIRGOS Members Sign With WARNER BROS. RECORDS

DARK BLUE, the new band featuring Brett Hestla (ex-CREED, VIRGOS MERLOT) on vocals, Will Hunt (ex-SKRAPE, TOMMY LEE) on drums, Clint Lowery (ex-SEVENDUST) on guitar, Clint's brother Corey Lowery (ex-STEREOMUD, STUCK MOJO) on bass, and Troy McLawhorn (ex-DOUBLE DRIVE) on guitar, have officially inked a deal with Warner Bros. Records. The group are currently mixing ...

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Ex-HADES Guitarist DAN LORENZO: New Solo CD Nearing Completion

Former HADES guitarist Dan Lorenzo has issued the following update: "I should finish my third solo CD 'Cut From A Different Cloth' in a couple of days. "Recording at Crystal Studios went even quicker than normal. I think I finally got more than adequate vocal performances. "Ron Lipnicki [HADES] recorded his drum tracks to eight ...

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HEATHEN Sign Distribution Deal With IDN

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers HEATHEN have inked a North American distribution deal with the New York-based based Innovative Distribution Network (IDN). The band, who are currently unsigned, released their latest CD, "Recovered", independently this past spring. The effort featured covers of songs from QUEEN, THIN LIZZY, TYGERS OF PAN TANG and SWEET SAVAGE, ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN Looks Back At 2004

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman recently gave an interview to his official web site regarding the events of 2004 as it relates to Friedman's career. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Q: So what stood out in 2004 for you? Marty Friedman: "So much happened for me this year but right now it’s gotta be ...

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Former METALLICA Bassist Comments On Upcoming VH1 Special

Former METALLICA bassist Ron McGovney has revealed more information about the upcomingVH1 METALLICA special called "When Metallica Ruled The World", which is scheduled to air later in the year. In a posting to the METALLICA message board, McGovney wrote, "I haven't been on the boards for a while, so someone may have already mentioned that ...

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ANTHRAX Guitarist: DIMEBAG's Murder Could Only Have Happened In U.S.

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian recently spoke to ElectricBasement.com about the death of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott and ANTHRAX's latest album, "The Greater of Two Evils". An excerpt from the interview follows: ElectricBasement.com: I'm asking musicians whether his death has given you second thoughts about live performance. Every time you take the stage, ...

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FOZZY: CHRIS JERICHO Discusses New Album, Religion And DIMEBAG DARRELL

FOZZY vocalist Chris Jericho (of WWE wrestling fame) recently spoke to Rockdetector.com editor Bernard Doe. In the interview Jericho talks about the forthcoming FOZZY album "All That Remains", touring, religion, wrestling and the murder of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Rockdetector.com: When was the decision made to go ...

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DANZIG Bassist: 'Gods Never Die; DIME Lives'

DANZIG bassist Jerry Montano has sent the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET in memory of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott: "I just wanted to say my heart goes out to Vince, Rita, and the entire PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN family. We lost undoubtfully the greatest metal guitarist of all time and a great friend. "I had the honor of ...

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Ex-TESTAMENT Guitarist ALEX SKOLNICK: DIMEBAG Was One Of The Best Metal Players Out There

Former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick has sent the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET regarding the death of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell: "I was watching CNN early this morning when they cut to the scene of a conert shooting in Columbus. I was sure it was some local band, then they showed the pictures of Darrell. I ...

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UPDATED: Tributes From Metal Musicians Pour In For DIMEBAG DARRELL

A number of heavy metal musicians have paid tribute to Dimebag Darrell (DAMAGEPLAN, ex-PANTERA) who was tragically murdered last night. ------------------------------------------------- Ozzy Osbourne: "Dimebag was a dear friend of mine. I'm absolutely beside myself with grief. I can't for the life of me understand why someone would do this. PANTERA toured with me many, many ...

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