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TOMMY LEE: 'I'm Not Walking Away' From MÖTLEY CRÜE

Tommy Lee has issued a statement denying that he left MÖTLEY CRÜE, stating that he hopes he can work any outstanding issues with the other members of the group. "I am a founding member of MÖTLEY CRÜE," he said. "Based on internal band issues aired publicly, my future with the band is uncertain. I have ...

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TOMMY LEE Quits MÖTLEY CRÜE

According to the amended complaint filed by MÖTLEY CRÜE against artist manager Carl Stubner and his three companies Sanctuary Group, Inc., Sanctuary Artist Management, Inc. and Carl Stubner Productions, Inc., drummer Tommy Lee "recently informed [bassist Nikki] Sixx and [guitarist Mick] Mars, the shareholders of MCI [Motley Crue, Inc.], that he was resigning ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's Amended Complaint Includes New 'Evidence' Against Manager CARL STUBNER

According to a press release, legendary rock band MÖTLEY CRÜE has filed an "amended complaint containing newly obtained evidence" in its lawsuit against artist manager Carl Stubner and his three companies Sanctuary Group, Inc., Sanctuary Artist Management, Inc. and Carl Stubner Productions, Inc. The "evidence," consisting of statements from band members Vince Neil, ...

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RUSH Lighting Director To Answer Fans' Questions

The Canadian Music Scene web site will host a question-and-answer session with RUSH lighting director Howard Ungerleider. You can submit your question at this location. The Canadian Music Scene web site adds: "Here is your chance to submit your question to Howard 'Herns' Ungerleider. RUSH fans will be well aware of Howard, having ...

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Ex-ICED EARTH Drummer's BURNING INSIDE Releases New Material

Acclaimed heavy metal drummer Richard Christy (ICED EARTH, DEATH, LEASH LAW, CONTROL DENIED, BURNING INSIDE), who currently works for "The Howard Stern Show", has issued the following update: "I have some great news for BURNING INSIDE fans who've been asking when we're going to have some new material out! We just released our third album ...

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USURPER Calls It Quits

Chicago's USURPER has issued the following update: "After 13 and a half years, five studio albums and hundreds of concerts in 17 different countries around the world, USURPER has come to an end. Everyone in USURPER would like to thank their die-hard fans and friends for over a decade of metal insanity! This decision was ...

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ROADKILL Putting Finishing Touches On Debut Album

Australian hard rockers ROADKILL — featuring TYRANT vocalist Neil Steel, guitarist Zig, bassist Craig Shepherd and drummer Keith Kenny — are putting the finishing touches on their debut album, to be released in late October. The CD is being produced by Brett Collidge at Izaneer Studios in Hobart. A demo version of the song "Last ...

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CLOVEN HOOF To Play First London Show In 16 Years

NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) legends CLOVEN HOOF will play their first London show in 16 years at The Purple Turtle, Camden Town, London on Saturday, October 20. Support will come from fellow NWOBHM band ELIXIR. Upcoming CLOVEN HOOF shows: Oct. 13 - Stourbridge, UK - Rock Cafe 2000 (supporting DIAMOND HEAD) Oct. ...

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METALLICA To Play Two Acoustic Shows For Charity

METALLICA's official web site has been updated with the following message: "Does two acoustic gigs in our hometown mean that we're sick of the studio again? Nah . . . not really . . . but we are honored that we have been invited to appear at the annual Bridge School Benefit concerts. Held on ...

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LYNAM: New Album Title Announced

Birmingham, Alabama-based hard rockers LYNAM have set "Tragic City Symphony" as the title of their new album. "We've been working again with producer Jason Elgin (MAYLENE AND THE SONS OF DISASTER, COLLECTIVE SOUL), who we consider the fourth member of LYNAM," guitarist/vocalist Jacob Bunton says. "He always brings out the best in us and on ...

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EMINENCE: Video Footage From Recording Sessions Posted Online

Brazilian extreme metallers EMINENCE have posted video footage taken during the recording sessions for their new album, "The God of all Mistakes", due in early 2008 via an as-yet-undetermined label. The follow-up to 2004's "Humanology" was recorded at Maquina Studios with producer by Tue Madsen (ROB HALFORD, MNEMIC, THE HAUNTED) and will feature cover artwork ...

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EMINENCE: New Album Recordings Completed

Brazilian extreme metallers EMINENCE recently entered Maquina Studios to begin recording their new album, "The God of all Mistakes", for an early 2008 release via an as-yet-undetermined label. The follow-up to 2004's "Humanology" is being produced by Tue Madsen (ROB HALFORD, MNEMIC, THE HAUNTED) and will feature cover artwork by MNEMIC guitarist Mircea Eftemie. The ...

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RESISTANCE Confirmed For Germany's HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Festival

Los Angeles metallers RESISTANCE have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Headbangers Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place July 24-26, 2008 in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ABANDONED AMULANCE ANCESTRAL AXEHAMMER BLACK HAWK IMPALER LETHAL MESSENGER NEW EDEN REBELLION RESISTANCE SEASONS OF THE WOLF SEVENTH ...

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LYNAM Added To VINCE NEIL'S MOTLEY CRUISE

Birmingham, Alabama-based hard rockers LYNAM have joined the musical lineup of Vince Neil's Motley Cruise. Vince himself will perform, as will the reunited RATT, SKID ROW and SLAUGHTER. Departing from Miami on January 24, 2008, Vince Neil's Motley Cruise will set sail for the Mayan Riviera, stopping by Key West, before making its way to ...

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METALLICA: Finnish TV Interview With LARS ULRICH Posted Online

A video interview with METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich conducted by Finland's Musiikki TV prior to the band's July 15, 2007 concert in Helsinki has been posted on YouTube. Watch the footage — which originally aired on August 27 — in four parts below (Note: The clips include several of METALLICA's promotional videos). METALLICA frontman James ...

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Unauthorized ROBERT PLANT Biography Due In February

U.K.-based journalist Neil Daniels' book on Robert Plant's solo career, "Robert Plant: Led Zeppelin, Jimmy Page & The Solo Years", is due for publication via IMP in February next year. According to Daniels, "Plant's solo career has never granted a full rock bio. From his debut album 'Pictures at Eleven' to the present day... it's ...

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USURPER Parts Ways With Drummer, Cancels European Tour

Chicago's USURPER has issued the following update: "USURPER European tour for this fall has been canceled. Unfortunately, between a lineup change and taking care of securing a new record deal the band will be focusing on getting a new album done before they play live. Usurper plans on hitting the road as soon as their ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Suffers Legal Setback

According to the ABC Radio Networks, MÖTLEY CRÜE suffered a legal setback Wednesday (August 22) in its case against drummer Tommy Lee's manager Carl Stubner. You may recall that the suit alleges the defendant cost the band millions of dollars and hurt their reputation by advising Lee to appear in his reality flop "Tommy Lee ...

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