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COLD Guitarist Becomes Permanent Member Of EVANESCENCE

EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee has confirmed to Australia's Undercover News that COLD guitarist Terry Balsamo is now a permanent member of EVANESCENCE. According to Lee, that also means COLD is history. "They could hire another guitar player and continue, but I'm pretty sure that their lead singer is in and out of rehab and having ...

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TOMMY LEE's Paid 'Meet-And-Greet': Rescheduled Dates Announced

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee's paid "meet-and-greet" in Las Vegas, Nevada, originally set for December 6, has been rescheduled to January 30-31. Several options for attendees are available, including the "Silver Package" ($500 for you and a guest, gets you a chance to meet and receive a personal photo with Tommy Lee), the "Gold ...

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VENOM Singer Comments On PROBOT Project: 'This Was Heavy Shit!'

VENOM frontman Conrad "Cronos" Lant recently spoke to Germany's Visions magazine about his involvement with the PROBOT project, the one-off metal album put together by ex-NIRVANA drummer/current FOO FIGHTERS guitarist/vocalist Dave Grohl. "It was very, very strange," Cronos recalled about the first time he heard from Grohl. "I didn't know what to expect at all. ...

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NIKKI SIXX: 'MÖTLEY CRÜE Is A Dysfunctional Band'

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION bassist Nikki Sixx (of MÖTLEY CRÜE) fame and guitarist Tracii Guns recently spoke to Pitriff.com about the much-rumored CRÜE reunion/farewell tour and the early lineup changes that plagued BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION before the group settled into their current four-man format. Regarding the possibility of a MÖTLEY CRÜE tour in light ...

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DAVE GROHL Explains TOM ARAYA's Absence From PROBOT CD

FOO FIGHTERS frontman/ex-NIRVANA drummer Dave Grohl recently spoke to Metal Edge magazine about his "metal" side-project PROBOT project and the reason SLAYER vocalist Tom Araya ended up not contributing to the final CD. "I tried to get Tom on the record — he was the last piece of the puzzle," Grohl said. "The list of ...

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Report: DAVID LEE ROTH To Get His Own Vegas Show

The adult revue "X" co-producer Angela Sampras tells The Las Vegas Sun that she and partner Bobby Boling are not looking to incorporate former VAN HALEN frontman David Lee Roth into their existing show, as the paper had earlier reported. "We are creating a whole new show for David," Sampras said. And regarding Roth's poorly ...

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VILE Confirm Lineup For Upcoming Tour

Californian brutal death metallers VILE have announced that the group's lineup for their upcoming North American tour with CANNIBAL CORPSE, HYPOCRISY and EXHUMED will include original members Colin Davis (guitar) and Matt Faivre (bass) as well as ORIGIN vocalist James Lee, Denmark's Reno Kiilerich (FROZEN SUN, PANZERCHRIST, 12 GAUGE, EXMORTEM, KOBEAST) on drums and new ...

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TOMMY LEE and PINK's Romance Heats Up

Us Weekly reports that during a visit to the Ghost Bar at the Palms Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, pop singer Pink sat pouting on a couch while boyfriend Tommy Lee (ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE) was dancing with some attractive females. But when he finally went over to give his gal some attention, a source says, "Tommy ...

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GODSMACK Frontman Realigns With The Group's Original Guitarist

DROPBOX, GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna's first signing to Re-Align/Republic/Universal Records, will release their self-titled debut album March 2, 2004. DROPBOX formed in 2002, after Erna introduced Lee Richards, GODSMACK's original guitarist, to vocalist John Kosco. Erna says "I had met this vocalist John Kosco backstage at one of my shows in New York. I put ...

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SAMMY HAGAR: VAN HALEN Reunion Not On The Horizon

Former VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar was featured in the "At Home" section of the Friday, December 26, 2003 edition of the USA Today national newspaper. Asked about a VAN HALEN reunion, Hagar said it's not on the horizon, but he reiterated a posting he made to his web site about a recent dinner in ...

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EVANESCENCE Look Forward To Writing In The Spring

EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee has spoken to MTV.com about the band's busy tour schedule following the departure of guitarist and songwriter Ben Moody. Moody, who walked out on the band during a European tour in late October, has not spoken to Lee since and has been replaced for the time being by COLD axeman Terry ...

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Report: Top-Grossing OZZFEST Shows Of All Time (1996-2003)

As part of a special spotlight on the Osbournes in the current issue of Billboard, the magazine has compiled a list of the top 10 highest-grossing Ozzfest shows in the travelling festival's eight-year history. Since its inaugural run in 1996, Ozzfest has grossed a staggering $146.5 million from 236 shows that have drawn 3.8 million ...

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MISFITS Project 1950 Featured On 'Monday Night Football'

On Monday, November 24, 2003, ABC TV's "Monday Night Football" (consistently one of the top-rated shows in the country reaching over 20 million viewers weekly) chose to use the cover version of "Great Balls of Fire" from the new Misfits Records/Rykodisc release "Misfits Project 1950" in a montage leading into the second-half kick off. Jerry ...

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RHAPSODY: Setting New Standards In 'Film Score Metal'

Acclaimed actor Christopher Lee ("Star Wars - Episode 2: Attack of the Clones", "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring", "Gremlins II", "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow") will join the symphonic metal band RHAPSODY on their next CD. Mr. Lee is no stranger to music and recording studios as he is a ...

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UNHOLY GHOST Complete Work On Debut Album

UNHOLY GHOST, the new band featuring DIABOLIC founding members Aantar Lee Coates (drums), Paul Ouellette (vocals/bass), and Jerry Mortellaro (guitar), have finalized the track listing for their debut album, "Torrential Reign", due in early 2004 through Olympic/Century Media Records. "Torrential Reign" was recorded at D.O.W. (Diet Of Worms) studios in Seffner, Florida with producer Juan ...

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MONSTROSITY's 'Rise To Power' To Receive European Release

Metal Blade Records Europe has signed a licensing deal with Conquest Music Inc. for the European release of the fourth MONSTROSITY album, "Rise To Power". "MONSTROSITY stands for classical American death metal," a spokesperson for Metal Blade said in a statement. "They are a band that always delivered quality and never disappointed their fans. We ...

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Report: PINK Spends Big Bucks To Fly In TOMMY LEE

The Mirror reports singer Pink spent $35,000 to fly in boyfriend Tommy Lee (ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE) from Los Angeles to New York on a private jet. They write, " First stop was the less-than-seductive 'Saturday Night Live' studios where newly-tamed Tommy waited in the wings as the 'Trouble' singer was being interviewed. A few hours later ...

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TOMMY LEE And PINK's Toilet Thrill

The New York Post is reporting that couple du jour Tommy Lee (ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE) and singer Pink livened up Lotus last week when they were caught engaging in some kinky coupling in the men's room. Promoter Ronnie Madras, who hosts Lotus' Friday night party, tells the Post he walked in on Lee simulating sex with ...

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EVANESCENCE Singer Talks Band Status

EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee told E! Entertainment during a short interview Thursday morning (Dec. 4) that the band are no longer bothered by the sudden departure of founding guitarist Ben Moody. "EVANESCENCE is healthier than it's ever been. We're all very happy actually — including Ben. We're doing something that's just growing. The band is ...

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Former METAL CHURCH Singer Reforms REVEREND

Former METAL CHURCH frontman David Wayne has reformed REVEREND with guitarists Davey Lee and Nacho Vara (both of BYFIST), drummer Todd Stotz and bassist Jay Wegener. The group's upcoming dates are as follows: Dec. 11 - San Antonio, TX @ TBA Dec. 12 - San Antonio, TX @ Randy's Ballroom (w/ BYFIST) Dec. 14 - ...

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TOMMY LEE To Play Drums For SKRAPE At Hollywood Gig

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee will sit in behind the kit at SKRAPE's show December 18 at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, California, according to MTV.com. The event will be a returned favor of sorts, since SKRAPE drummer Will Hunt was the touring drummer in Lee's band earlier this year. SKRAPE's sophomore ...

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