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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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TOMMY LEE Leftover Material To Surface On Big, Small Screens

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer TOMMY LEE will have two leftover tracks from the recording sessions for his latest CD, Never A Dull Moment, used as the background music in a couple of upcoming movies, including a documentary starring actress Daryl Hannah in her undercover role as a stripper. "[Daryl Hannah] did this documentary on strippers ...

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TOMMY LEE's Girl Wins Go-Go Dance-Off

The following item appeared in today's edition of the New York Post: Don't mess with Mayte's man. Tommy Lee's girlfriend used her dancing prowess to vanquish a rival Monday at Lotus [in New York City]. A scantily clad strumpet was bumping and grinding atop the tables of Scott Stapp and his band CREED, DMX and ...

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KISS' GENE SIMMONS: No Tour Planned For The Fall

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has shot down as "not true" a recent Internet rumor that KISS is planning a major tour for the fall of 2002 with the line-up of Simmons, Paul Stanley, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer and that new characters and outfits are being designed for Eric and Tommy—information that had supposedly originated ...

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TOMMY LEE Denies Engagement, Lashes Out At PAM

The following item appeared in today's edition of the New York Post: Are Tommy Lee and Mayte engaged? The wild rocker — embroiled in a custody case with his ex, Pamela Anderson — is currently on tour with Prince's ex-wife. They've been performing in wild outfits and funky hats designed by Ivy Supersonic. In their ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: PAUL HUGE Out, PSYCHEDELIC FURS Axeman In

GUNS N' ROSES have replaced guitarist Paul Huge (a.k.a. Paul Tobias) with ex-LOVE SPIT LOVE/PSYCHEDELIC FURS axeman Richard Fortus, according to Allstar. A press release confirming GNR's just-announced London Arena show fails to mention Huge, and instead lists Fortus' name as a third guitarist. Sources close to the FURS have reportedly confirmed that he has ...

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BOB DAISLEY: Recent OZZY Reissues Are Insult To RANDY RHOADS' Memory

Former OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Bob Daisley is continuing his fight in the court of public opinion over the fact that OZZY's early solo albums were recently re-issued with re-recorded bass and drum tracks courtesy of current OSBOURNE bassist Robert Trujillo and drummer Mike Bordin. Speaking to Chart Attack, Daisley acknowledged being responsible for all of ...

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TOMMY LEE Gets Interviewed By PLAYBOY Playmates

TOMMY LEE and his band were recently interviewed by Playboy magazine's 2000 Playmate of the Year, Jodi Ann Paterson, and Miss October 2001, Stephanie Heinrich, poolside at Playboy founder Hugh Hefner's "Playmate House" in Los Angeles, California. To see the results in streaming video, click here. ...

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PAUL STANLEY: "KISS Fans Are Free To Come And Go As They Please"

KISS frontman Paul Stanley has all but admitted that various members of the group were credited for performing on many of the band's albums even when session musicians were used to complete the projects instead. When asked for the reason guest musicians were never credited for their performances on the group's albums, Stanley replied that ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's NIKKI SIXX To Form New Band?

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx is contemplating starting a new band, according to Sixx's latest posting on CRÜE's official message board. "I'm thinking of starting a new band… 'cause its doesn't look like Tommy, Vince, Nikki and Mars are gonna be on stage anytime too soon together…. NO, this is not the demise of MÖTLEY ...

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THE OSBOURNES Go Apartment Hunting In New York City

The following article appeared in today's edition of the New York Post: June 30, 2002 — There goes the neighborhood. The Osbournes may be America's favorite dysfunctional family, but Upper East Side residents have mixed emotions when it comes to welcoming them as possible neighbors. The Prince of Darkness and his kooky kin have been ...

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TYKOON: A New Swedish Melodic Hard Rock Supergroup

TYKOON is the name of a freshly-launched Stockholm band that features in its ranks guitarists Tommy Denander and Lars Chriss (LION'S SHARE), vocalist Leif Sundin (GREAT KING RAT, MICHAEL SCHENKER, JOHN NORUM), bassist Andy Loos (GLORY) and an as-yet-undisclosed drummer. "Tommy and I have been working hard on writing songs lately and so far it's ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: "Chinese Democracy" Scheduled For September Release

The current incarnation of GUNS N' ROSES—led by sole remaining original member Axl Rose—have reportedly set September 2nd as the release date for their perennially-delayed Chinese Democracy CD—nearly three years after the original release date, according to Undercover. Rose is said to have recorded over 70 songs for this record with various producers. In February, ...

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KISS Negotating With Large Indies, To Issue New Full-Length In 2003

Having recently parted ways with the Universal Records Group (i.e. Mercury/PolyGram), KISS' Gene Simmons has reportedly been talking to several large independent record labels—including Spitfire—about inking a new deal for the band. However, while recent speculation has centered around the release of the group's long-completed Alive IV project, it now appears that Simmons and partner ...

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BRAZEN MUSIC To Launch US Operations With GRIM FORCE Debut

Brazen Music, a brand new Los Angeles-based metal label, has inked a deal with Japanese death/thrash combo GRIM FORCE and will be issuing the group's debut CD, entitled Circulation to Conclusion, on October 1st. Brazen Music president/owner Tommy Kealty says: "We want to release the finest quality metal artists from all over the world. With ...

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DRAGONFORCE Shuffle Recording Studios For Upcoming Debut

British "melodic speed power metal" act DRAGONFORCE have decided against recording part of their debut album, entitled Valley of the Damned, at Denmark's Jailhouse studios with producer Tommy Hansen (i.e. HELLOWEEN, PRETTY MAIDS, etc.), and will now complete the sessions at England's Thin Ice studios with Karl Groom (producer/guitarist of THRESHOLD). A September 2nd release ...

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GODSMACK Part Ways With Drummer, Continue Work On New CD

GODSMACK have amicably parted ways with drummer Tommy Stewart, according to an official statement issued by the group. "Tommy is a great guy and a tremendous drummer," singer Sully Erna said. "We wish him all the success in the world. ... He deserves it." GODSMACK have yet to name a replacement for Stewart, who will ...

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AEROSMITH: First Summer Dates Announced

AEROSMITH have confirmed the following dates as part of their upcoming summer tour: Aug. 13 - Holmdel, NJ @ P.N.C. Bank Arts Center Aug. 22 - Boston, MA @ Tweeter Center Aug. 24 - Boston, MA @ Tweeter Center Aug. 28 – Wantagh, NY Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach ...

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IN FLAMES Set Release Date For New CD, Experience "Star Wars" Magic

Sweden's IN FLAMES have set September 3rd as the tentative release date for their as-yet-untitled new album, which was recently completed at Dug-Out Studio in Uppsala, Sweden with producer Daniel Bergstrand (i.e. MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STUCK MOJO). In other news, IN FLAMES got to experience the surreal on their recent North American tour with ...

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