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DAVID LEE ROTH Pressing Forward With Lawsuit Against VAN HALEN

Former VAN HALEN frontman David Lee Roth is continuing to move forward with his lawsuit against the band over unpaid royalties, according to Launch. Roth's lawsuit, filed on December 11 in Los Angeles Superior Court, claims that the group didn't include him in a 1996 renegotiation of its contract with Warner Brothers Records, thereby resulting ...

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All-Star BEATLES Tribute Band To Issue Live DVD

YELLOW MATTER CUSTARD, the BEATLES cover band consisting of Paul Gilbert (RACER X/ex-MR. BIG) on guitar, Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER) on drums, Neal Morse (ex-SPOCK'S BEARD) on guitar and keyboards, and Matt Bissonette (DAVID LEE ROTH) on bass, recorded their one-off headlining gig at B.B. King's in New York City Sunday night (May 18) for ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION: New Single To Go For Radio Adds

JANE'S ADDICTION's new single, "Just Because", is set to go for radio adds on June 3. "Just Because" comes off the band's new album, "Strays" (formerly "Hypersonic"), which is due on July 22 through Capitol Records. The group's first new studio release since 1990's "Ritual de lo Habitual", "Strays" was produced by Bob Ezrin (PINK ...

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UNHOLY GHOST Confirmed For SNAKENET METAL NATION FEST 2003

UNHOLY GHOST, the new band featuring DIABOLIC founding members Aantar Lee Coates (drums), Paul Ouellette (vocals/bass), and Jerry Mortellaro (guitar), have been confirmed to appear at Snakenet.com Metal Nation Fest 2003 on June 20 at Ziggy's in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Also set to perform at the two-day event are DAYLIGHT DIES, OCTOBER 31, TWISTED TOWER ...

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TOMMY LEE At Police Celebrity Golf Tournament

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee was on hand Saturday (May 17) for the 32nd Annual Police Celebrity Golf Tournament on Ranch Park Golf Course in Los Angeles, California. The golf tournament is the major fundraising event of the Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation, which assists Los Angeles Police Department personnel experiencing catastrophic circumstances including ...

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FU MANCHU Working On New Material

FU MANCHU drummer Scott Reeder has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "The band has been working the past two and half weeks doing some pre-production on new songs with the man behind the sonic assault of our live album, Mr. Brian J. Dobbs. He is a veteran of the mix ...

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VILE Split With Singer, Announce Temporary Replacement

Californian brutal death metallers VILE have officially parted ways with singer Juan Urteaga. "[Juan] has officially quit the band," reads a message on the band's official web site. "We have known for some time that this was due to occur soon. The Violating Europe tour signified the end of his career with VILE. As many ...

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TOMMY LEE, BEAUTIFUL CREATURES Members Sign On As Backing Band For BROOKS BUFORD

TOMMY LEE/ex-KILGORE bassist Marty O'Brien, ex-KILGORE guitarist Mike Pelletier, HATE MACHINE/OMNIBLANK guitarist Al Dettori, BEAUTIFUL CREATURES drummer Glen Sobel and REHAB DJ Robbie have signed on as the backing band for a brand new singer/rapper named by the name of BROOKS BUFORD. "[Brooks] just recently signed with Arista Records, and [he will soon be releasing] ...

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UNHOLY GHOST To Film Video

UNHOLY GHOST, the new band featuring DIABOLIC founding members Aantar Lee Coates (drums), Paul Ouellette (vocals/bass), and Jerry Mortellaro (guitar), will begin shooting a video for the track "Under Existence" later this week. The group, whose lineup is completed by original DIABOLIC guitarist and PESSIMIST founder Kelly McLauchlin, will enter the studio in July to ...

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TOMMY LEE Released From Probation In Spousal Abuse Case

The spousal abuse case against Tommy Lee was reduced to a misdemeanor Thursday (May 8) and the former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer was released from a probation sentence he had been serving for the past five years for allegedly assaulting ex-wife Pamela Anderson, according to the Associated Press. Los Angeles County Superior Court spokesman Kyle Christopherson ...

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Police Refute DAVID LEE ROTH Intruder Story

The Pasadena Police Department has refuted David Lee Roth's claim that he used a shotgun to stop an intruder at his California home over the weekend, according to Launch. According to the former VAN HALEN singer's press release, at about 3 a.m. PT on Saturday (April 26) he "was awakened by the sounds of breaking ...

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DAVID LEE ROTH Apprehends Knife-Wielding Intruder At Gunpoint!

This past weekend, David Lee Roth apprehended and detained a knife-wielding man who trespassed on the singer's Southern California estate. At 3:00 AM on Saturday April 26, the former VAN HALEN frontman was awakened by the sounds of breaking branches to discover a man had scaled his manor's 10-foot high wall. Roth grabbed his shotgun ...

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Us Weekly: TOMMY LEE And MAYTE Call It Quits

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee and his fiancée, dancer Mayte Garcia, have called it quits, according to Us Weekly. A source tells the mag that Garcia is "devastated, shocked and upset because Tommy dumped her." Lee, 40, and Garcia, 29, supposedly had a wedding date set for July 4 in either Malibu, California, where ...

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A Tribute To The VAN HALEN Throats

On May 27, Versailles Records will release "Best of Both Worlds: A Tribute to Van Halen's David Lee Roth And Sammy Hagar". A first of its kind in the world of tributes, this record features hits from both David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar's solo catalogs, as well as hits from the VAN HALEN catalog ...

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PAM ANDERSON Wants Traditional Wedding With KID ROCK

Pamela Anderson tells Us Weekly that she wants her marriage to Kid Rock to be "a little more traditional" than her past weddings with Tommy Lee. "We're still trying to figure out what to do about the guests," Anderson said. "We're going to get that out of the way and then focus on the wedding. ...

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BRIAN PERRY Leaves PRONG

Bassist Brian Perry has left PRONG. No reason was given for his departure. Perry has previously played with JAKE E. LEE, LIZZY BORDEN, and DIRTY LOOKS and was featured on PRONG's recently-issued live album, "100% Live". For more information, visit Perry's official web site at www.brianperry.net. PRONG have just completed work on their ...

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EVANESCENCE's 'Fallen' Certified Platinum

EVANESCENCE's major-label debut, "Fallen", has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipments of more than 1,000,000 copies in the U.S. Sales have been fueled by the multi-format smash "Bring Me To Life", which features Paul McCoy of 12 STONES. The single is at Number Two on the Radio & ...

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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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