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DAVE MUSTAINE: 'DAVID ELLEFSON Is Suing Me And MEGADETH'

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Here is what I have been saying in the interviews, what happened chronologically that caused the demise of the band, why [drummer] Nick [Menza] was fired, [guitarist] Marty [Friedman] quitting, records turning out the way they did, and finally me ...

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TOMMY LEE's Celebrity Pull Waning

Billy Masters of the gay gossip web site Filth2go.com witnessed a "Don't You Know Who I Am?" moment involving former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee while in Las Vegas. Billy says, "On the eve of Gay Pride in WeHo, Tommy and friends showed up at Bossa Nova, a little eatery in the heart of the ...

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LIVING LOUD: Debut CD To Receive International Release

LIVING LOUD, the new "supergroup" consisting of Bob Daisley (OZZY OSBOURNE, RAINBOW, URIAH HEEP) on bass, Steve Morse (DEEP PURPLE, KANSAS, DIXIE DREGS) on guitar, Don Airey (DEEP PURPLE, RAINBOW) on keyboards, Lee Kerslake (URIAH HEEP, OZZY OSBOURNE) on drums and Jimmy Barnes (COLD CHISEL) on vocals, will release their self-titled debut album (formerly known ...

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DAVID LEE ROTH To Rake In The Dough From VAN HALEN Reunion Tour?

"Celebrity Justice" reports: VAN HALEN and back-again lead singer Sammy Hagar are selling thousands of tickets for their summer tour, and that means big-time cash for… former lead singer David Lee Roth? That's right, because as 'CJ' reveals, top musicians don't have to play onstage to get well paid. It's all about doing the rights ...

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DAVID LEE ROTH To Perform With The BOSTON POPS Orchestra

Former VAN HALEN frontman David Lee Roth will be performing with The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra at this year's "Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular" Independence Day concert in Boston, to be broadcast live from the Charles River Esplanade via the CBS television network. Roth is scheduled to perform his hits "California Girls" and "Jump" with the ...

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TOMMY LEE's Signature Tattoos

The New York Post's Page Six reports: Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee has undergone a tattooed tribute to his sons, Brandon and Dylan. The rowdy rocker asked his offspring by Pamela Anderson to write their names on his wrists, then had the signatures indelibly inked into his skin. "The love he's got for his ...

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THE 69 EYES Top Finnish Single Chart

Finnish goth-metallers THE 69 EYES have topped the Finnish single chart with their latest single, "Lost Boys", in its second week of release. The song is also in "high radio rotation" on the main radio stations in Finland, according to a posting on the band's web site. To celebrate the release of the single, the ...

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DOHENY: New Demo Track Gets Radio Airplay

A final mix of the latest DOHENY track "California" was played on Indie 103.1 FM earlier in the week. The track, recorded by producer Scott Humphrey (ROB ZOMBIE, POWERMAN 5000, TOMMY LEE) last week is the third DOHENY track to get air time on daytime radio. Commented DOHENY guitarist Billy Morrison (ex-THE CULT bassist): "The ...

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RHAPSODY: 'Unholy Warcry' Video Posted Online

Italian symphonic metal band RHAPSODY have uploaded their video for the track "Unholy Warcry" (short version) at their official web site. Check it out here (scroll down and click on "Unholy Warcry video added" under "Site Updates"). "Unholy Warcry" (short version) comes off the group's new mini-CD, entitled "The Dark Secret", which was ...

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Ex-BLACK SABBATH Vocalist TONY MARTIN To Sing With TWIN DRAGONS

Former BLACK SABBATH frontman Tony Martin will be making two special guest appearances with the rock/blues band TWIN DRAGONS in Italy at the end of the month. Also in the works is an extended European tour next autumn. TWIN DRAGONS is the brainchild of bassist/vocalist Nathaniel Peterson. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Peterson has previously written ...

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TOMMY LEE: 'Peace N Big Ass Beats'

The New York Post has posted a correction to an earlier news item that stated former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee would be playing hip-hop or '80s music during his DJ/drumming show at Tavern Saturday (June 26). Lee e-mailed the newspaper to explain what's really in store for Southampton (Long Island, NY) clubbers. ...

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UNHOLY GHOST Offer Reward For Stolen Guitar

A reward is currently being offered for information leading to the safe return of the black Jackson Warrior guitar (photo) stolen from UNHOLY GHOST guitarist Jerry Mortellaro earlier this week. This is the guitar that Jerry used to record the band's debut album, "Torrential Reign", as well as his main axe for live ...

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CATHEDRAL: WACKEN Warm-Up Dates Announced

To coincide with the upcoming CATHEDRAL "best of/rarities" collection, "The Serpent's Gold", the band have announced the following three U.K. shows as a warm-up to the band's appearance at Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany (Aug. 7-8): Jul. 29 – Birkenhead, UK - Hotel California Jul. 30 - Coventry, UK - The Jailhouse Jul. ...

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MEGADETH: Drummer NICK MENZA To Rejoin The Fold?

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has revealed in an online posting at Megadeth.com that he has sent a copy of the new MEGADETH album, titled "The System Has Failed", to former drummer Nick Menza. Mustaine will meet with Menza in Los Angeles or Arizona to see if Nick "has got what it takes to play [the ...

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TOMMY LEE: Caught In A Mash?

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee has told The Miami Herald that he is "over" hip-hop, explaining his fondness for a movement called "mashing," in which rock 'n' roll is infused with some dance beats so that "the dudes who love rock and the chicks who love dance will come together in an ...

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VAN HALEN Finalize Sequence For 'The Best of Both Worlds'

VAN HALEN have finalized the song sequence for "The Best Of Both Worlds", the two-CD retrospective they'll release on July 20, according to Launch Radio Networks. The sequence has changed considerably since the track listing was first revealed — instead of a mostly chronological running order, the album now mixes up songs from the David ...

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EVANESCENCE Singer: New Album Will Be Heavier And Softer

EVANESCENCE frontwoman Amy Lee has spoken to MTV.com about the songwriting process for the group's follow-up to their multi-platinum major-label debut, "Fallen". "I just wait until I get inspired, which has been a lot lately, and I just sit there and let it go and I turn on the recorder," she explained. "You go back ...

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DOHENY Recording With ROB ZOMBIE Producer

DOHENY, the California-based band formed by ex-THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar) and former PITCHSHIFTER frontman Jon "J.S." Clayden, are in the process of recording a new demo track with producer Scott Humphrey (ROB ZOMBIE, POWERMAN 5000, TOMMY LEE) at an undisclosed location in the Hollywood Hills. Commented Clayden: "I came up with ...

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