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Former EVANESCENCE Guitarist Collaborating With AVRIL LAVIGNE?

Former EVANESCENCE guitarist Ben Moody is working with Avril Lavigne "on a track or two" for Avril's upcoming album, according to a posting on the Avril fan site Avrilbandaids.com. Unconfirmed reports suggest Moody may also join Avril's touring band. Last month, EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee dashed any hopes of Moody rejoining the band — insisting ...

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VAN HALEN: HAGAR Reunion Update

The Van Halen Mailing List (www.van-halen.org) has issued the following update regarding the recent rumors of a possible VAN HALEN reunion with former singer Sammy Hagar: "As with all VAN HALEN rumors, this needs to be taken with a grain of salt, but the following has been confirmed by a fairly reliable source ...

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NAPALM DEATH Bassist, CATHEDRAL Frontman To Form Grindcore Band

NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury has confirmed plans to form a "grindcore" project with CATHEDRAL frontman (and ex-NAPALM DEATH member) Lee Dorrian. "Me and Lee have been talking about doing something for ages but I think hopefully next year we will get something together," Embury said, "Hopefully Roy Mayorga, who was playing drums in SOULFLY, ...

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SEETHER Singer On EVANESCENCE's AMY LEE: 'We Are Together'

SEETHER singer and guitarist Shaun Morgan recently strolled down the red carpet at the American Music Awards with his girlfriend, EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee, in full view of the media. Morgan told Launch why they took that stroll. "It was intended to lay some rumors to rest that involved Amy and I, 'cause we've been ...

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TOMMY LEE, PINK Spotted In Hollywood

The Sun reports that former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee and singer Pink have been meeting secretly since they "snogged each other's faces off" at a party in New York two weeks ago. The pair were photographed leaving a Hollywood's posh Sushi diner on Wednesday (Nov 26). "Sushi is a very intimate restaurant," ...

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Former OZZY OSBOURNE Bassist Records New Music With GARY MOORE

Former OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Bob Daisley recently spent time in England laying down "lots of new tracks" for the new GARY MOORE recording. Joining Bob and Gary during the sessions was drummer Darrin Mooney from the band PRIMAL SCREAM. No further information is available at this time. As previously reported, Daisley's as-yet-unnamed new "supergroup" — ...

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DOWNSET Ink New Deal, Prepare To Release Album

DOWNSET have signed a worldwide deal with the Seattle, Washington-based label Hawino Records. The group's new album, "Universal", was produced by guitarist Brian "Ares" Schwager and features the band lineup of Ares, Rey Orepeza (vocals), Chris Lee (drums) and Rico Villasenor (bass). The complete track listing for "Universal" is as follows: 01. Universal 02. The ...

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PROBOT: Photo Session Posted Online

Several pictures from a brand-new PROBOT photo session, featuring the project's mastermind Dave Grohl (FOO FIGHTERS, ex-NIRVANA) alongside special guests Lemmy (MOTÖRHEAD) and Wino (ST. VITUS, THE OBSESSED, SPIRIT CARAVAN, PLACE OF SKULLS), have been posted online at this location (Wire Image). As previously reported, PROBOT's much-anticipated self-titled debut album will be released ...

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Have Your Photo Taken With TOMMY LEE — For 'Only' $500!

The following message has been posted on the official MÖTLEY CRÜE web site: "On December 6th Mason Art of Music will be hosting an event with Tommy Lee. This is a once-in-a-life time opportunity to meet Tommy Lee in person. You will be getting a first-hand autograph from Tommy as a professional photographer takes your ...

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Label: PROBOT Debut To Surface In February, Not May

Contrary to a report (since corrected) posted on the MTV.com web site, PROBOT's much-anticipated debut album will surface on its originally announced release date of February 10, 2004 and not in May of next year, a spokesperson for Southern Lord Records has informed BLABBERMOUTH.NET. A two-track 7" single, limited to 6,666 copies, will ...

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PROBOT: Photos From 'Shake Your Blood' Video Shoot Posted Online

PROBOT, the much-anticipated metal side project of FOO FIGHTERS frontman/former NIRVANA drummer Dave Grohl, will release their self-titled debut album on February 10, 2004 through Southern Lord Recordings. A two-track 7" single, limited to 6,666 copies, will precede the album release and will contain the cuts "Centuries Of Sin" (featuring Cronos of VENOM) and "Emerald ...

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NIKKI SIXX: MÖTLEY CRÜE Reunion Tour 'Likely' In 2004

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has told Launch Radio Networks that the band will most likely embark on a reunion tour next year. Sixx said that the bandmembers — including frontman Vince Neil, guitarist Mick Mars, and drummer Tommy Lee — have had their personal issues in the past, but that they seem to be ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER's 'Under Construction' CD On Sale

Legendary guitarist Michael Schenker (MSG, UFO, THE SCORPIONS) has teamed up with vocalist/guitarist Amy Schugar in a new project, dubbed simply SCHUGAR/SCHENKER. The group recently completed work on an eight-song demo, entitled "Under Construction", which they are currently making available to the public in addition to using it to procure a record deal. The complete ...

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TOMMY And PAM Check Out Sons' Soccer Match

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee and ex-wife Pamela Anderson continued their reconciliation — before he was making out with Pink and she attended the AMAs with Kid Rock — at their sons' soccer-match in Malibu, California. Pam and Tommy arrived at the same time and sat closely together during the game — with Pam's ...

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Former MÖTLEY CRÜE Singer To Publish Autobiography

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman John Corabi has begun work on his autobiography, tentatively due next summer. The book, which is being co-written with biographer Jake Brown, will offer a candid account of Corabi's life story, including his stints in THE SCREAM, MÖTLEY CRÜE, UNION, RATT, and the BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, and will include interviews with ...

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EVANESCENCE Singer: We Are Better Off Without BEN MOODY

EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee has revealed to MTV.com that guitarist Ben Moody's departure from the group appears to be permanent. "I actually haven't had any contact with him at all," she said of Moody, who walked out on the band October 24 in Berlin without an explanation. "But I hear he's way happier, and I ...

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Label: EVANESCENCE Rumors Unfounded

A label spokesperson for EVANESCENCE has told Launch that a report on Teenmusic.com about the relationship between singer Amy Lee and departed guitarist Ben Moody is "unfounded." The report includes speculation that the two shared an on-and-off romantic relationship up until recently. The label spokesperson said, "Across the board, personal relationships of artists ...

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BLACK SABBATH: Box Set To Surface In March

Rhino Records have set a March 2, 2004 release date for the much-anticipated eight-disc BLACK SABBATH box set, "Black Box: The Complete Original Black Sabbath (1970-1978)". Retailing for $99.98, "Black Box: The Complete Original Black Sabbath (1970-1978)" will feature remastered versions of the band's albums with Ozzy Osbourne behind the mike, as well as a ...

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EVANESCENCE's LEE And MOODY A Couple?

Teenmusic.com is reporting that EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee is still refusing to comment on her bandmate Ben Moody's sudden departure — despite industry reports the pair were lovers. Guitarist Moody quit the heavy rock band's European tour last month, flying home to America before a planned concert in Berlin, Germany, without telling anyone else in ...

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TOMMY LEE To Launch Lingerie Line

Us Weekly spoke with Tommy Lee's rep who says the rocker is planning to launch his own lingerie line in spring 2004. "It's going to be from classy-to-trashy fun in bed," the rep said. The former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer attended the Frederick's of Hollywood fashion show on business, checking out his future competition, on October ...

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TOMMY LEE To Co-Host 'THE SHARON OSBOURNE SHOW'

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee will be co-hosting Monday's (November 10) edition of "The Sharon Osbourne Show" on the WB network. Lee will reportedly dish about his relationship with Pamela and what he's up to these days. He will also take viewers on an insider's tour of L.A. Fashion Week. And to top it ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: Lawsuit Rumors Dismissed!

A spokesperson for Sharon Osbourne Management has dismissed widespread reports of yet another OZZY OSBOURNE lawsuit currently being fought. In a recent television appearance, Ozzy talked about the lawsuit-happy climate in the U.S., saying "We have a lawsuit going at the moment, we did a live recording of a show, and someone in the audience ...

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