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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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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY: NAMM Photos Posted Online

Zakk Wylde's BLACK LABEL SOCIETY was the featured act at Guitar World magazine's 25th anniversary party at the NAMM convention this year. A great selection of material from their past CDs was played as well as four songs from the highly anticipated new release, "Mafia". Zakk debuted his new Randy Rhoads polka dot V for ...

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Former ANTHRAX Singer Discusses Reunion Rumors

Blasting-Zone.com recently conducted an in-depth interview with former ANTHRAX vocalist Joey Belladonna. Several excerpts follow: Blasting-Zone.com: This certainly isn't the first time reunion rumors have been circulating. How was your collaboration with ANTHRAX on "Ball Of Confusion" (for the "Attack Of The Killer A's" greatest hits package) arranged? Was that whole situation as ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Awarded Lifetime Achievement Grammy

Reuters is reporting that LED ZEPPELIN got a "whole lotta" belated love from the music industry on Saturday, earning a lifetime achievement Grammy in recognition of a career that changed the face of rock 'n' roll. The English band was one of 10 performers, alongside the likes of rockabilly hellraiser JERRY LEE LEWIS, ...

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DARK NEW DAY: First Music Posted Online

DARK NEW DAY, the new "supergroup" featuring Clint Lowery (ex-SEVENDUST) on guitar, Brett Hestla (ex-CREED, VIRGOS MERLOT) on vocals, Will Hunt (ex-SKRAPE, TOMMY LEE) on drums, Clint's brother Corey Lowery (ex-STEREOMUD, STUCK MOJO) on bass, and Troy McLawhorn (ex-DOUBLE DRIVE) on guitar, have set "Twelve Year Silence" as the title of their debut album, due ...

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ADEMA To Play Iraq As Part Of USO Tour

ADEMA bassist Dave DeRoo has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "First off, I'd like to welcome Kevin Lee of Novi Entertainment to the ADEMA family. His management team represents a wide array of different artists, and we're lookin' forward to 2005 being ADEMA's best year yet. "Well, we got an ...

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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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TOMMY LEE's Solo Album To Feature Guest Appearances By STEVEN TYLER, SLASH

UPI News Service is reporting that MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee's upcoming solo album features guest appearances by AEROSMITH's Steven Tyler, VELVET REVOLVER's Slash, Dave Navarro (ex-JANE'S ADDICTION), members of GOOD CHARLOTTE and BACKSTREET BOYS' Nick Carter. The album will coincide with Lee's NBC reality series, "Tommy Lee Goes to College", which premieres in June. ...

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TOMMY LEE Hopes Tour Will Give Him A Break

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee is anxious to start the group's upcoming tour just to get some leisure time. In addition to preparing for the trek and recording new tracks for the "Red, White & Crüe" hits collection, Lee has also been finishing a new solo album and has ...

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MARSHALL LAW 'Making Excellent Progress' On New Album

Birmingham, England-based heavy metal band MARSHALL LAW are continuing to lay down tracks for their new album, "Axis of Power", and "are making steady and excellent progress," according to vocalist Andy Pyke. "From scrap to new equipment, new studio however we are now making powerful steps forward," he said. The upcoming CD is expected to ...

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Former SEVENDUST Guitarist Explains His Departure

In a recent interview with "The Kotae Show", former SEVENDUST guitarist Clint Lowery spoke about his reasons for leaving the group and discussed his new project DARK NEW DAY, which also features Brett Hestla (ex-CREED, VIRGOS MERLOT) on vocals, Will Hunt (ex-SKRAPE, TOMMY LEE) on drums, Clint's brother Corey Lowery (ex-STEREOMUD, STUCK MOJO) on bass, ...

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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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SEVENDUST: Former SNOT/AMEN Guitarist Joins The Fold

Former SNOT/AMEN guitarist Sonny Mayo has joined SEVENDUST as the replacement for Clint Lowery, according to Mayo's former SNOT/AMEN bandmate John "Tumor" Fahnestock (bass). Lowery left SEVENDUST mid-tour in December, citing "personal issues." He has since become a full-time member of DARK NEW DAY, the new "supergroup" also featuring Brett Hestla (ex-CREED, VIRGOS MERLOT) on ...

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RUSH Post Tsunami Benefit Performance Online

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that RUSH have posted their performance from last month's Canada For Asia tsunami benefit online. The official Rush.com web site has a link to the new version of their 1977 hit "Closer To The Heart", which features fellow Canadians Ed Robertson of BARENAKED LADIES and actor Mike Smith, who's best ...

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TOMMY LEE Is Looking Forward To MÖTLEY CRÜE Tour

MÖTLEY CRÜE's Tommy Lee has told The Associated Press that he's looking forward to going on tour with the group — so he can get some rest. The 42-year-old drummer, who recently reunited with his band mates for a world tour, says he's been working on so many television and music projects that he needs ...

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