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TOMMY LEE Wrongful-Death Lawsuit Gets Trial Date

A Los Angeles judge has set a trial date of April 2 for the wrongful-death lawsuit brought by the parents of a four-year-old boy who drowned last year while attending a birthday party at ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee's Malibu residence. Superior Court Judge Richard Neidorf decided that the case should be heard before a ...

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SPINESHANK: The Curse Is Back!

SPINESHANK drummer Tommy Decker recently posted the following update on the progress of the recording sessions for the band's forthcoming album, "Violent Mood Swings": "The SPINESHANK curse is back!!!! We had a string of bad luck this week...First of all, everybody has been sick. I was sick for about 2 weeks, and Mike, Rob, Gggarth, ...

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TOMMY LEE Wrongful Death Lawsuit To Proceed To Trial Phase

The parents of the boy who drowned at Tommy Lee's Malibu home last summer are demanding at least $1,000,000 from the ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer in a wrongful death and negligence lawsuit, according to Celebrity Justice. A court-ordered mediation, which was to begin at the end of this month, has reportedly fallen through, thereby clearing the ...

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SPINESHANK Drummer Offers Studio Update

SPINESHANK drummer Tommy Decker recently posted the following update on the progress of the recording sessions for the band's forthcoming album, "Violent Mood Swings": "I just wanted to let you guys know what has been going on lately. We have been working 12 hours a day and things are moving along. We have 17 drum ...

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ARK Split With JORN LANDE!

ARK, who feature in their ranks ex-CONCEPTION guitarist Tore Østby, former MALMSTEEN drummer John Macaluso, and ex-MALMSTEEN bassist Randy Coven, have reportedly parted ways with former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/current MASTERPLAN vocalist Jorn Lande. In addition, the group are said to have split with Inside Out Records and are currently seeking a new record deal. ARK, who ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Singer Gives First Radio Interview In 10 Years!

Prior to the GUNS N' ROSES show at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washinton last night, Axl Rose called Seattle radio station KISW and gave his first radio interview in ten years. During the 10-minute interrogation, Rose talked about the cancellation of the previous night's kick-off date in Vancouver, the new members of the band ...

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SPINESHANK: New Album Coming Out 'Better Than Expected'

SPINESHANK drummer Tommy Decker recently posted the following update on the progress of the recording sessions for the band's forthcoming album, "Violent Mood Swings": "I just wanted to let you know what the latest news on the recording is...We have laid down the drums to 15 tracks and I have 2 more to do today. ...

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Guitar Heroes Line Up To Pay Tribute To Ailing Axeman

Swedish guitarist Tommy Denander has written a special song called "Jason" for inclusion on the second tribute album for former David Lee Roth axeman Jason Becker, who is suffering from ALS (Lou Gehrigs). As an added bonus, Denander has invited a very impressive list of friends to jam on the track, which will be featured ...

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TOMMY LEE Parts Ways With MCA RECORDS

TOMMY LEE has parted ways with MCA Records following the disappointing sales performance of his second solo offering (first under his own name), "Never A Dull Moment". The former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer is believed to have started shopping around for a new record deal. Lee's debut solo CD, "Methods of Mayhem" (released under the METHODS ...

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ARK Commence Work On New CD

ARK, who feature in their ranks former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/current MASTERPLAN vocalist Jorn Lande, ex-CONCEPTION guitarist Tore Østby, former MALMSTEEN drummer John Macaluso, and ex-MALMSTEEN bassist Randy Coven, have entered Area 51 Studios in Celle, Germany to begin recording their new album with producer Tommy Newton (HELLOWEEN, VICTORY). "ARK reunited in Southern France six weeks ago, ...

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Who Will Open For AEROSMITH In December?

Who will be the opening act for AEROSMITH at the group's North American dates in December? According to the band's official web site, it won't be who everyone thinks it will be. "A lot of rumors going around about who the opening act will be in December," states a message on the site. "Some of ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Shop New Demo, Make Film Appearance

MONSTER MAGNET are currently shopping a new three-song demo to interested record companies following their split with longtime label A&M Records earlier in the year. Recorded in August 2002, the demo features the following cuts: 01. Master Of Light 02. Oh Baby 03. Blow Your Mind In other news, MONSTER MAGNET reportedly filmed a scene ...

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TOMMY LEE To Perform In Korea

Ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee has posted the following message at www.joysmayhem: "I'm leaving for a show in Arkansas on the 17th, then before that I'm on the VH1 Awards presenting on the 15th… Then I have a show in Korea on the 24th... I'm gonna stay a few days after, the Pentagon ...

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LION'S SHARE Part With Bassist And Drummer, Pursue Outside Projects

Acclaimed Swedish melodic metal act LION'S SHARE have parted ways with Pontus Egberg (bass) and Johan Koleberg (drums) due to personal differences. Lars Chriss (guitar) and Tony Niva (vocals) will continue writing and demoing material for the group's fifth studio album, to be released sometime in late 2003 or early 2004. More information, including samples ...

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TOMMY LEE Proposes Tour Of U.S. Military Bases

Ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee has suggested a tour of U.S. military bases as part of his probation stemming from his conviction on spousal abuse charges, according to Launch. The proposal was made by Lee on Thursday (October 10) in Los Angeles to Superior Court Judge Lawrence Mira, who said such a tour may release ...

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KORN Frontman Shoots Fiancée For PLAYBOY

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis has photographed his fiancée Deven, a former porn actress, for Playboy. "There's nothing better than shooting your chick naked," Jonathan Davis told the magazine. When Playboy.com approached the KORN singer about becoming their fifth celebrity photographer — joining the likes of hip-hop giant Nelly, Tommy Lee and DISTURBED's David Draiman — ...

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HEADSTRONG Confirm Split With Label

As first reported here in early August, Canada's HEADSTRONG have now officially confirmed their split with RCA Records a mere six months following the release of their self-titled debut through the label. "Unfortunately due to circumstances too numerous to cite in this forum, our contract with RCA Records has been terminated," the group ...

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GARY CHERONE: VAN HALEN Were Great To Me

Despite the commercial disappointment of the critically-panned Van Halen III album (released in 1998), former VAN HALEN/EXTREME vocalist Gary Cherone claims that he has no hard feelings about his experience in the group. "Those guys were awesome," Cherone told Launch. "(We) did an album, did a tour, started to write stuff for the second record ...

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DIONYSUS To Issue Debut In November

Swedish/German melodic power metal act DIONYSUS, featuring the voice behind guitarist Luca Turilli's solo work, Olaf Hayer, and ex-SINERGY drummer Ronny Milianowicz, have set November 11th as the release date for their debut album, Sign Of Truth, through AFM Records. The effort was recorded at Rhön Studios in Fulda, Germany with producer Tobias Sammet (EDGUY ...

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SPINESHANK Drummer Offers Update On New Album

SPINESHANK drummer Tommy Decker recently posted the following update on the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's forthcoming album, Violent Mood Swings, which they will shortly begin recording with producer Gggarth Richardson (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, MUDVAYNE): "Hi everybody! I'm writing to let you all know what the deal is and why this ...

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