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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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DANZIG Announces Hollywood In-Store

DANZIG mainman and namesake will be appearing at Tower Records on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, California on May 1 to sign advance copies of the group's brand new DVD, "Archive De La Morte", which is set to receive a nationwide release on May 6. Glenn will be signing autographs between 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. ...

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GODSMACK's LARKIN Explains How He Joined The Band

HipOnline.com caught up with GODSMACK's new drummer Shannon Larkin, who explained how he hooked up with the group. "I've known [GODSMACK frontman] Sully [Erna] as a friend since 1988," Larkin explained. "I joined a band called AMEN from L.A. and he called me two weeks after I joined the band and told me he that ...

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DANZIG Finalize DVD Track Listing

DANZIG have finalized the track listing for their upcoming DVD, "Archive De La Morte", due on May 6. It is as follows: 01. Dirty Black Summer 02. Dirty Black Summer (unedited performance I) 03. Dirty Black Summer (unedited performance II) 04. How the Gods Kill (unedited performance) 05. How the Gods Kill (R Version) 06. ...

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INVOCATOR To Release 'Through The Flesh To The Soul' In October

Reunited Danish thrashers INVOCATOR have set "Through The Flesh To The Soul" as the title for their fourth full-length album, tentatively due in early October through Italy's Scarlet Records. The CD — the group's first in eight years — features cover artwork by Chad Michael Ward (DARKANE, GRIEF OF EMERALD, etc.) and includes a guest ...

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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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SPINESHANK Drummer: New Album Is Our Best-Sounding Release To Date

SPINESHANK have completed work on their third full-length album, "Self Destructive Pattern", for a June 24 release through Roadrunner Records. "We finished mixing early last week and it sounds amazing," drummer Tommy Decker wrote in an online posting. "Jay Baumgardner ending up doing the final mixes. He co-produced 'Strictly Diesel' with Amir Derakh, and he ...

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AEROSMITH/KISS: More Tour Dates Leaked

More rumored/unconfirmed dates for the forthcoming AEROSMITH/KISS U.S. tour have been released. They are as follows: Aug. 02 – Hartford, CT @ TBA Aug. 04 - Wantaugh, NY @ Jones Beach Aug. 06 – Wantaugh, NY @ Jones Beach Aug. 11- Homdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center Aug. 13 – Cincinnati, OH @ TBA ...

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AEROSMITH/KISS: More Tour Dates Released!

More rumored/unconfirmed dates for the forthcoming AEROSMITH/KISS U.S. tour have been released. They are as follows: Aug. 02 – Hartford, CT @ TBA Aug. 04 - Wantaugh, NY @ Jones Beach Aug. 06 – Wantaugh, NY @ Jones Beach Aug. 11- Homdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center Aug. 13 – Cincinnati, OH @ TBA ...

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PRONG Complete Work On New Album

PRONG have completed work on their as-yet-untitled new album for a June European release through Locomotive Music. The CD, which was produced by PRONG mainman Tommy Victor and Steve Bruno, marks the group's first studio effort since 1996's "Rude Awakening". A North American release — possibly through Koch Entertainment following the closing of Locomotive's U.S. ...

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SALIVA Confirmed For AEROSMITH/KISS Tour

SALIVA have been officially confirmed as the opening act on the forthcoming AEROSMITH/KISS tour. "We just got the news like two days ago, dude," SALIVA frontman Josey Scott told MTV.com. "We're fucking ecstatic. We called our families and called all our friends. We're like, 'Holy shit, dude, we're going on tour with AEROSMITH and KISS, ...

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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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DANZIG: 'Blackest' Touring Lineup Confirmed

DANZIG have confirmed the group's lineup for the "Blackest of The Black" festival mini-tour, which is set to consist of two dates in early May alongside SUPERJOINT RITUAL, NILE, OPETH, LACUNA COIL and BEHEMOTH. DANZIG's lineup for the two shows will consist of the following: Glenn Danzig – vocals Tommy Victor (PRONG) – guitar Johnny ...

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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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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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DIAMOND REXX: No More SCHMIDT

Contrary to a report posted here last week, former MASTER drummer Bill Schmidt is no longer a member of Chicago's DIAMOND REXX. Schmidt, who joined REXX "officially" on Sept. 22, 2002 was not featured on the band's latest CD, "The Evil", and was replaced earlier this year by returning REXX drummer Johnny Cottone. ...

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PRONG's TOMMY VICTOR Rejoins DANZIG!

PRONG founder Tommy Victor has officially rejoined DANZIG. According to DANZIG's web site, "[Glenn] Danzig and Victor kept in touch after PRONG supported [DANZIG] on the US 'I Luciferi' tour and Tommy will once more be tearing up the stage starting with the 'Blackest of the Black' dates. European DANZIG fans who never got to ...

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PRETTY MAIDS To Release Live Album

Veteran Danish hard rockers PRETTY MAIDS have finalized the details of their upcoming live album, titled "Alive At Last". The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Sin Decade 02. Destination Paradise 03. Tortured Spirit 04. Wouldn't Miss You 05. Nightmare In The Neighbourhood 06. Natural High 07. Virtual Brutality 08. Queen ...

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CRYSTAL BALL To Support KROKUS In Switzerland

Swiss melodic metallers CRYSTAL BALL will support KROKUS on the Swiss leg of their "Rock the Block" 2003 Tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: Mar. 29 - Paragraph K - Langnau, SWI Mar. 30 - Paragraph K - Langnau, SWI Apr. 12 - Metropol - Lausanne, SWI Apr. 13 - Bierhuebeli - Bern, SWI Apr. ...

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