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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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VAN HALEN Bassist Jams Up A Storm At NAMM: Photos Available

VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony attended the 2005 NAMM convention in Anaheim on January 20-21. He kicked things off on the 20th by helping VAN HALEN bandmate Sammy Hagar introduce his new Yamaha deal and joined THE WABORITAS on stage to add a little Michael Anthony spice to an acoustic version of "Right Now". The ...

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RHAPSODY To Release New Single In April

When the Italian epic metal band RHAPSODY first met the legendary actor Christopher Lee in December 2003 during the recording of their current album "Symphony Of Enchanted Lands II – The Dark Secret", no one really knew what could come of this collaboration. It was only after Lee himself, being a talented singer possessing a ...

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NILE Announce New Album Title

NILE guitarist/vocalist Karl Sanders has issued the following update on the recording sessions for the group's new album: "We are now finished with the mixes on the new NILE album, entitled 'Annihilation of the Wicked'. We are extremely happy with the mixes Neil Kernon [producer] gave the new songs, he has given us a very ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Members To Attend Ceremony

Former LED ZEPPELIN members Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones will be on hand at a ceremony Saturday night in Los Angeles to accept the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy, according to ABC ePrep. "The Lifetime Achievement, Trustees and Technical Grammy Awards recognize music people who have made a lasting contribution to culture ...

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'Other Hollywood' Features Porn, VINCE NEIL And SLASH

The New York Post reports that the new book "Other Hollywood: The Uncensored Oral History of the Porn Film Industry" reveals adult film actor Ron Jeremy once watched porn star Savannah (who later killed herself) get busy with MÖTLEY CRÜE's Vince Neil. Neil recounts how Savannah once nearly overdosed on drugs during a Hawaiian vacation ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Stars Refuse To Make Up For Sake Of Reunion Tour

ContactMusic.com is reporting that MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil and drummer Tommy Lee will head off on the group's reunion tour as enemies later this month — because neither one wants to forgive and forget. The rock act split largely because of the feuds between Lee and Neil, and the singer admits their relationship is ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE: In Touring Mode

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that MÖTLEY CRÜE celebrates their upcoming reunion tour today with a 37-song, two-CD anthology called "Red, White, and Crüe". In addition to plenty of CRÜE classics and a handful of remixes, the set also features three new recordings, including current single "If I Die Tomorrow", "Sick Love Song", and a ...

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NILE Frontman On New Album: 'Be Prepared To Be Crushed'

NILE guitarist/vocalist Karl Sanders has issued the following update on the recording sessions for the group's new album: "We finished the guitar, bass vocal and additional instrument tracking at the Soundlab in Columbia, SC with [producer] Neil Kernon and Bob Moore. It was an utterly grueling session, with every single day of those 2 1/2 ...

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FORCE OF EVIL: Sophomore Album Due In March

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 a March 29 release date through Escapi for their sophomore album, "Black Empire". "Everything is going as planned and we ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE To Announce Major Multi-Act Summer Tour

According to MTV.com, MÖTLEY CRÜE's scheduled appearance on NBC's "Last Call With Carson Daly" was cancelled following last week's announcement by NBC/Universal president Jeff Zucker that the CRÜE are banned from the network as a result of singer Vince Neil's dropping of the f-bomb on Jay Leno's live New Year's Eve show. The band's management ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Frontman Lines Up Solo Dates

According to Pollstar, MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil has lined up the following solo tour dates during the coming months: Jul. 16 - Cadott, WI @ Chippewa Valley Festival Grounds (w/ Rock Never Stops) Aug. 13 - West Allis, WI @ Wisconsin State Fair Dec. 01 - London, UK @ The Astoria Dec. 02 - ...

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RAGE Guitarist To Record And Tour With Ex-ARIA Singer

RAGE guitarist Victor Smolski will be joining ex-ARIA singer Valery Kipelov at a Moscow studio in the second half of January for the recording of Kipelov's new solo album. After the CD is released, Smolski will perform several live dates with Kipelov's band. More information will be made available soon. As previously reported, RAGE will ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE's Life To Become A TV Movie

Neil Sean of Sky News reports that Sharon Osbourne's life is set to become a television movie. The Osbourne matriarch is secretly working on the project and hopes her daughter Kelly can play the role of the young Sharon. "It has great potential but it will be hard to cast someone to play Ozzy," Sharon ...

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Former AC/DC Drummer To Play With AC/DC Tribute Band In Hollywood

Former AC/DC drummer Chris Slade will perform a set of AC/DC covers with RAZOR'S EDGE, an AC/DC tribute band also featuring vocalist Joe Leste (BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, BANG TANGO), Brent Woods (VINCE NEIL), Anthony Focx (BEAUTIFUL CREATURES) and Muddy (L.A. GUNS, GILBY CLARKE), on Thursday, January 13 at Club Vodka's Pink Pussycat in Hollywood, California. Also ...

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LANA LANE: 'Lady Macbeth' Album Details Revealed

Frontiers Records has set an April 11 European release date for the new studio album from LANA LANE. Entitled "Lady Macbeth", the CD is said to be a symphonic rock concept album based on the famous "Macbeth" play by vanguard English poet William Shakespeare. Lana Lane herself bears no resemblance whatsoever to the dark and ...

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FCC Launches Probe Into MÖTLEY CRÜE Profanity Slip

According to the Associated Press, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has received complaints about MÖTLEY CRÜE's appearance on the New Year's Eve "The Tonight Show" and is beginning a preliminary probe, a spokeswoman said Tuesday. But it's likely little will come of it. MÖTLEY CRÜE was performing on the NBC show shortly after midnight when ...

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