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MÖTLEY CRÜE To Say Farewell At OZZFEST 2003?

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx is hoping to launch the group's farewell tour at next year's Ozzfest, according to NEUROTICA frontman Kelly Shaefer, who spoke to Sixx at the San Bernardino stop of this year's traveling festival. The following account is taken from Shaefer's online diary, as posted at NEUROTICA's official web site: "I made ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's NIKKI SIXX: 'I'm Just A Cockstar'

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has posted the following update via the group's official web site: "[MÖTLEY CRÜE guitarist Mick] Mars called today. I told him my new band [which features Sixx, L.A. GUNS axeman Tracii Guns, ADEMA drummer Kris Kohl, L.A. GUNS bassist Adam Hamilton on guitar, and vocalist London—ed.] starts rehearsals on Monday ...

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SEVENDUST's Hollywood Gig Brings Out The Stars

SEVENDUST's show at Hollywood's House Of Blues this past Tuesday, September 10th, drew a number of rock celebrities, including Aaron Lewis of STAIND, David Draiman of DISTURBED and Tommy Lee. SEVENDUST reportedly rocked the house with a blistering set that included selections from all three of the band's CD releases thus far. ...

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'TOMMY LEE: THE NAKED TRUTH': Air Times Announced

Tommy Lee: The Naked Truth, the first of two hour-long specials chronicling the life of the former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer, will air on VH1 at the following show times (all times are Eastern): Thursday, Sep. 26 - 12:00 PM Thursday, Sep. 26 - 11:00 PM Friday, Sep. 27 - 12:30 PM Sunday, Sep. 29 - ...

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TRIBE OF JUDAH To Issue Debut Through SPITIRE RECORDS

Boston's TRIBE OF JUDAH, who feature in their ranks former VAN HALEN/EXTREME vocalist Gary Cherone, Steve Ferlazzo on synths/programming, Leo Mellache on guitar, Tim Bissonette on guitar, Pat Badger (ex-EXTREME) on bass, and Mike Mangini (ex-EXTREME/ANNIHILATOR) on drums, will release their debut album, entitled Exit Elvis, on October 22nd through Spitfire Records. TRIBE OF JUDAH's ...

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'TOMMY LEE: THE NAKED TRUTH' To Premier In Late September

Tommy Lee: The Naked Truth, the first of two hour-long specials chronicling the life of the former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer, is scheduled to air on Thursday, September 26th at 11:00 PM EST/10:00 PM CST on VH1. The following is a description of the show posted at The Naked Truth's official web site: "Take Behind The ...

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PRONG To Release '100% Live' In October

The reunited PRONG — now consisting of singer/guitarist Tommy Victor, drummer Dan Laudo, bassist Brian Perry and touring guitarist Monte Pittman — will issue their first live album, entitled 100% Live, on October 29th through Locomotive Music. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Another Worldly Device 02. Disbelief 03. Beg ...

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SONATA ARCTICA Split With Keyboardist

Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA have parted ways with keyboardist Mikko Harkin. "For personal reasons, a time has come in my life when I have to make a decision in order to be able to go on," Harkin explained in an official statement announcing his decision to leave the group. "I've been fortunate to share ...

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EXHORDER To Show Signs Of Life?

The much-missed New Orleans metallers EXHORDER, cited by many as the originators of the riff-heavy power-groove approach popularized by PANTERA, may soon show signs of life, according to frontman Kyle Thomas. "I met with [EXHORDER guitarist] Vinnie LaBella recently, and after hearing the recordings of JONES'S LOUNGE [Kyle's collaboration with GREEN LEAF CULT's Dax Thieler, ...

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SOILENT GREEN Drummer Joins JONES'S LOUNGE

New Orleans-based JONES'S LOUNGE, featuring Kyle Thomas (EXHORDER, FLOODGATE), Dax Thieler (GREEN LEAF CULT), and Jason Portera (PITS VS. PREPS), have begun rehearsing with SOILENT GREEN drummer Tommy Buckley. However, "this is not an indication that Tommy is leaving SOILENT GREEN," stated Thomas. "It's merely a situation that presented itself. Tommy and I have been ...

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TOMMY LEE Reality Show Dropped In Favor Of Two Specials

The proposed Tommy Lee reality show for VH1 has been dropped in favor of two hour-long specials that will air on VH1 at a not-yet-determined date, according to Allstar. Although no official reason was given, it is believed that the flood of celebrity-driven TV reality shows like MTV's The Osbournes and Making the Band II ...

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GODSMACK's SULLY ERNA: New Material Is Really Powerful

GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna has spoken to MTV.com about the recent addition to the group's ranks of former AMEN drummer Shannon Larkin and the musical direction on the band's forthcoming third full-length CD, due in March 2003. "[Shannon] was my first choice," said Erna. "I'm a drummer also, and I was really influenced by his ...

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Ex-FEAR FACTORY Guitarist Produces New E-RACE Demo

Taft, California-based E-RACE (i.e. ELECTRONIC RACE) recently completed work on a new four-song demo, entitled The Electronic Race, with former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares in the producer's chair. The effort was tracked at Plan-A Studios in Los Angeles, California and was co-produced and engineered by PROFESSIONAL MURDER MUSIC frontman Roman Marisak. At present, the ...

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TOMMY LEE Added To OZZFEST 2002!

TOMMY LEE has been added to the Ozzfest 2002 line-up. The former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer and his band will be taking over DROWNING POOL's time-slot on the main stage starting on Thursday, August 22nd at Pepsi/City Lights in Denver, Colorado. Commented bassist Marty O'Brien: "I can't wait to get out there. This will be my ...

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TOMMY LEE To Release New Single, Continue Touring

TOMMY LEE has set "Ashamed" (featuring an appearance by DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno) as the next single from his latest solo CD, Never A Dull Moment. In other news, Lee is planning on returning to the road in October for more headlining dates. Says bassist Marty O'Brien: "We will be back in Los Angeles in ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: AXL ROSE Speaks!!

A few hours before GUNS N' ROSES arrived in China for the start of the band's Chinese Democracy World Tour (they will be performing tonight at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center), frontman Axl Rose conducted a brief interview from which the following excerpts are provided: On launching the tour in China: Axl: "It's ...

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GODSMACK's SULLY ERNA Speaks Out On Drummer Switch

GODSMACK are currently in Miami, Florida completing work on the material for their as-yet-untitled third album, which they hope to begin recording by October 1st for a February/March 2003 release through Republic/Universal Records. "We took a lot of time to ourselves before we even started writing again because we were sooo burnt out from touring ...

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PRONG Ink Deal With LOCOMOTIVE MUSIC, Prepare To Issue Live Album

The reunited PRONG — now consisting of singer/guitarist Tommy Victor, drummer Dan Laudo, bassist Brian Perry and touring guitarist Monte Pittman — have inked a worldwide recording deal with Locomotive Music and will release their first live album on October 15th, to be followed by a new studio record in April. "We are very excited ...

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HEADSTRONG Dropped By RCA RECORDS

Canada's HEADSTRONG have reportedly been dropped by RCA Records a mere six months following the release of their self-titled debut through the label. Although no official announcement has yet been made, indications of trouble in the HEADSTRONG camp were apparent at the end of July when the band prematurely dropped off a US tour with ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: "Chinese Democracy" To See Light Of Day In November?

GUNS N' ROSES will release their long-awaited new album, Chinese Democracy, in November, according to promoter Tommy Pratama, who is in negotiation to bring GNR to Indonesia early next year. Pratama told Australia's Undercover that he was initially talking about touring the band next month but they have decided to move dates to January/February 2003 ...

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TOMMY LEE: "VINCE NEIL And I Absolutely Hate Each Other"

Despite continuous rumors to the contrary, ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee has no intention of rejoining his former bandmates for a farewell tour. "Right now I'm having so much fun doing this [solo tour] that I don't even really think about it," Lee said in a recent interview. "And I know [CRÜE bassist] Nikki [Sixx] ...

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GUNS N' ROSES To Tour Australia, Korea, Indonesia In September

GUNS N' ROSES are due to perform in Australia in September 11-25, Korea on the 27th and Indonesia on the 29th, according to Indonesian promoter Tommy Pratama, who spoke to the local digital publication Detikcom about the group's touring plans for the fall, Allstar has reported. Pratama told Detikcom that he's had to reschedule the ...

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KISS' GENE SIMMONS Announces Details Of Lecture Tour

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has announced the details of his upcoming five-date lecture tour of Australia, which is scheduled to take place in late October/early November. According to Simmons, "the tour is called Speaking in Tongues and is being put together by Madison, an Australian company that last year hosted President Bill Clinton for his ...

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SPINESHANK: Update From Drummer TOMMY DECKER

SPINESHANK drummer Tommy Decker recently posted the following update on the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's forthcoming third full-length album, entitled Violent Mood Swings: "I know its been an EXTREMELY long time since we posted on the status of the new album, and I would like to apologize for keeping you all ...

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