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TOMMY LEE Cleared In Accidental Drowning Death Lawsuit

Jurors on Thursday cleared ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee of liability in the June 2001 accidental drowning death of four-year-old Daniel Karven-Veres, a playmate of Lee and ex-wife Pamela Anderson's son, Brandon. "Although I am relieved that the court has found me not negligent, there are no winners in this sad situation," Lee said in ...

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TOMMY LEE's Ex-Wife Won't Testify In Wrongful Death Lawsuit

A Los Angeles County judge ruled yesterday that former "Baywatch" babe Pamela Anderson will not testify in a lawsuit against her ex-husband, Tommy Lee, who's accused of negligence in the drowning death of a 4-year-old boy, the New York Post has reported. Lawyers for the parents of Daniel Karven-Veres — who died at Lee's Malibu ...

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TOMMY LEE: Back In Santa Monica Court

Tommy Lee appeared in Santa Monica Court yesterday morning (April 15) for more testimony from witnesses in a wrongful death civil trial involving the former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer. Check out the pictures here. The lawsuit claims Lee was negligent in the drowning of 4-year-old Daniel Karven-Veres, who was attending a swim party at ...

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EVANESCENCE: Interview Controversy Leads To Product Recall

EVANESCENCE's record label, Wind-Up Records, has officially recalled the group's products from Christian stores, Christian radio, and Christian charts, citing "recent statements by band members [which] have made it abundantly clear that EVANESCENCE is a secular band." In a letter dated Thursday, April 10, Alan Meltzer, the Chairman and Owner of Wind-Up Records, explained the ...

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NAPALM DEATH To Issue 'Best Of' Set Through EARACHE

After years of wrangling between NAPALM DEATH and Earache Records, peace finally reigns and the parties are collaborating on a "best of & rarities" two-CD set, "Noise For Music's Sake", due in late summer 2003. Liner notes for the package will be written by NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury. Disc 1 of the set will ...

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TOMMY LEE Appears In Santa Monica Court: Photos Available

Tommy Lee appeared in Santa Monica Court yesterday morning (April 8) for the opening statements in a wrongful death civil trial involving the former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer. Check out the pictures here. The lawsuit claims Lee was negligent in the drowning of 4-year-old Daniel Karven-Veres, who was attending a swim party at the ...

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Wrongful Death Trial Begins For Former MÖTLEY CRÜE Drummer

Opening statements in a wrongful death civil trial involving former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee were expected Tuesday after a jury was selected, according to the Associated Press. The lawsuit claims Lee was negligent in the drowning of 4-year-old Daniel Karven-Veres, who was attending a swim party at the musician's Malibu home. The boy, whose ...

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GODSMACK: Live Dates Announced

GODSMACK will play a few festival dates in late April/early May before embarking on a headline tour starting May 22 in Mansfield, Massachusetts. A full tour itinerary hasn't been revealed at press time, and is expected on Wednesday (April 9). GODSMACK appearances (subject to change): Apr. 25 - Miami, FL - Bayfront Park Apr. 26 ...

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DAVID LEE ROTH To Issue New Solo Album

Former VAN HALEN frontman DAVID LEE ROTH will issue his new solo album, "Diamond Dave", through Magna Carta/Magnatude Records on July 8. The album features several originals and a few covers. The complete track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Medicine Man 02. Thug Pop 03. Act One 04. Slip Away 05. Bold ...

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BYFIST: New Lineup 'Unleashed'

Texas metalheads BYFIST, who feature in their ranks Davey Lee and Nacho Vara of Seattle's REVEREND, will unleash their new lineup with Rob Steele (ex-BITTER HARVEST), Jess Vara and Jay Wegener (REVEREND, ex-HEIR APPARENT) on April 26 at the Bonds 007 club in San Antonio, Texas. Also on the bill will be DIVINE RUINS, ANCIENT ...

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STONE SOUR, POWERMAN 5000: More Tour Dates Announced

STONE SOUR, POWERMAN 5000, RA and OUTSPOKEN will team up for a six-week U.S. tour beginning on April 15 in La Crescent, Minnesota. Confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 15 - La Crescent Arena - La Crescent, MN Apr. 16 - Congress Theatre - Chicago, IL Apr. 18 - The Rave - Milwaukee, WI Apr. ...

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UNHOLY GHOST To Make Live Debut

UNHOLY GHOST, the new band featuring DIABOLIC founding members Aantar Lee Coates (drums), Paul Ouellette (vocals/bass), and Jerry Mortellaro (guitar), will make their live debut on May 30 at Culture Room in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Also appearing at the show will be headliners MALEVOLENT CREATION. UNHOLY GHOST, whose lineup is completed by original DIABOLIC guitarist ...

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TOMMY LEE Lands Book Publishing Deal

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee has landed a deal for his autobiography with Atria Books, the hardcover imprint of Simon & Schuster. The book, which — contrary to previous reports — will NOT carry the title "Ragz to Riches", will contain many details not included in the CRÜE's best-selling band autobiography, "The Dirt: Confessions ...

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THIN LIZZY: European, American Tour Dates Announced

The current lineup of THIN LIZZYJohn Sykes (guitar/vocals), Scott Gorham (guitar), Michael Lee (drums, ex-PAGE/PLANT, THE CULT, LITTLE ANGELS), and Guy Pratt (bass, ex-PINK FLOYD, GARY MOORE) — have announced the following dates during the coming months: May 01 - Silja Rock, SWE May 03 – TBA - FIN May 05 – KB ...

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DAVID LEE ROTH Announces Solo Dates

Former VAN HALEN frontman DAVID LEE ROTH has announced the following U.S. dates during the coming months: May 24 - Charlotte, NC @ Nascar Coca-Cola 600 May 25 - Anderson, SC @ Anderson Sports Center May 28 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club May 29 - Verona, NY @ Turning Stone Casino May 31 - ...

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TOMMY LEE's 'Fastlane' Appearance To Air Next Week

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee's guest-starring appearance on the Fox show "Fastlane" will air on Friday, April 4 at 8:00 p.m. PST. The episode, dubbed "Asslane", features Lee in the role of a crystal-meth kingpin whose partnership with a porn-producing distributor (model Naomi Campbell) is about to be busted up. ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Bassist To Perform With SALIVA In Hollywood

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx will join SALIVA on stage for "a song or two" during their appearance at the House Of Blues in Hollywood, California on Friday, March 28. Sixx co-penned the new SALIVA single, "Rest in Pieces", with James Michael and made a cameo appearance in the video for the track, which is ...

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DUKE Sign With MASSACRE RECORDS

DUKE, the German band formed by ex-SCANNER singer Haridon Lee (a.k.a. Leszek Szpigiel). Have signed a deal with Massacre Records. The band — rounded out by Tobias Kersting (guitars), Stefan (bass) and "the first female power metal drummer" Anja Assmuth (sister of former ANGEL DUST pounder Dirk Assmuth) — will enter Mohrmann studio in Bochum, ...

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TOMMY LEE Bassist Lines Up Session Gig

TOMMY LEE bassist Marty O'Brien was hired for one show to play bass for a new solo artist named Brooks Buford, according to a posting on Marty's official web site. "We got into [New York City] on Sunday and rehearsed for a couple days," O'Brien wrote. "[Monday] afternoon [March 24] we played a private showcase ...

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EXODUS Drummer Pulls Out Of ANGEL WITCH Reunion

EXODUS drummer Tom Hunting has pulled out of the planned ANGEL WITCH reunion project in order to focus all his time on upcoming touring and recording commitments with his main band. In his place, ANGEL WITCH mainman Kevin Heybourne, bassist Jon Torres (WARNING SF, ULYSSES SIREN, LAAZ ROCKIT) and Lee Altus (HEATHEN, DIE KRUPPS) have ...

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ROCKDETECTOR Database: Metal Divas Wanted!

Rockdetector, the world's biggest rock and metal devoted database, is now working on the 10th in its "A-Z" series of reference books — "A-Z of Rock & Metal Divas". This book, which includes a compilation CD, covers the entire spectrum of female contributions to all forms of rock right through from LEE AARON to AMBER ...

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MONSTROSITY: Former Vocalist Returns

MONSTROSITY have announced the return of former vocalist Jason Avery to the group's lineup. Current vocalist, Sam Molina, will not leave the band but will instead take over the second guitarist duties. The revamped lineup, which is rounded out by Tony Norman on guitars, Mike Poggione on bass, and Lee Harrison on drums, will make ...

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TOMMY LEE On Upcoming Autobiography: 'It Will Be A Mindblower!'

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee has promised that his upcoming autobiography, "Ragz to Riches", will contain many details not included in the CRÜE's best-selling band autobiography, "The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band". " 'The Dirt' was only a look into four guys' lives," Lee wrote in a posting on

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MUDVAYNE Singer Talks About Touring Plans, New Video

MUDVAYNE singer Chud (a.k.a. Chad Gray) recently spoke to MTV.com about how the band hooked up with LINKIN PARK, XZIBIT and BLINDSIDE for the upcoming Projekt Revolution tour, which launches April 8 in Rochester, New York. "We're friends with [LINKIN PARK]," Chud explained of the seemingly unusual pairing. "We were on Ozzfest together. They were ...

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THIN LIZZY Confirm Touring Lineup

THIN LIZZY mainstays John Sykes (guitar/vocals) and Scott Gorham (guitar) have recruited drummer Michael Lee and bassist Guy Pratt to join them on their upcoming tour, which is scheduled to kick off this spring. Lee has played drums with Jimmy Page and Robert Plant as well as THE CULT and LITTLE ANGELS, while Pratt is ...

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