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TOMMY LEE's Signature Tattoos

The New York Post's Page Six reports: Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee has undergone a tattooed tribute to his sons, Brandon and Dylan. The rowdy rocker asked his offspring by Pamela Anderson to write their names on his wrists, then had the signatures indelibly inked into his skin. "The love he's got for his ...

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THE 69 EYES Top Finnish Single Chart

Finnish goth-metallers THE 69 EYES have topped the Finnish single chart with their latest single, "Lost Boys", in its second week of release. The song is also in "high radio rotation" on the main radio stations in Finland, according to a posting on the band's web site. To celebrate the release of the single, the ...

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DOHENY: New Demo Track Gets Radio Airplay

A final mix of the latest DOHENY track "California" was played on Indie 103.1 FM earlier in the week. The track, recorded by producer Scott Humphrey (ROB ZOMBIE, POWERMAN 5000, TOMMY LEE) last week is the third DOHENY track to get air time on daytime radio. Commented DOHENY guitarist Billy Morrison (ex-THE CULT bassist): "The ...

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RHAPSODY: 'Unholy Warcry' Video Posted Online

Italian symphonic metal band RHAPSODY have uploaded their video for the track "Unholy Warcry" (short version) at their official web site. Check it out here (scroll down and click on "Unholy Warcry video added" under "Site Updates"). "Unholy Warcry" (short version) comes off the group's new mini-CD, entitled "The Dark Secret", which was ...

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Ex-BLACK SABBATH Vocalist TONY MARTIN To Sing With TWIN DRAGONS

Former BLACK SABBATH frontman Tony Martin will be making two special guest appearances with the rock/blues band TWIN DRAGONS in Italy at the end of the month. Also in the works is an extended European tour next autumn. TWIN DRAGONS is the brainchild of bassist/vocalist Nathaniel Peterson. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Peterson has previously written ...

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TOMMY LEE: 'Peace N Big Ass Beats'

The New York Post has posted a correction to an earlier news item that stated former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee would be playing hip-hop or '80s music during his DJ/drumming show at Tavern Saturday (June 26). Lee e-mailed the newspaper to explain what's really in store for Southampton (Long Island, NY) clubbers. ...

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UNHOLY GHOST Offer Reward For Stolen Guitar

A reward is currently being offered for information leading to the safe return of the black Jackson Warrior guitar (photo) stolen from UNHOLY GHOST guitarist Jerry Mortellaro earlier this week. This is the guitar that Jerry used to record the band's debut album, "Torrential Reign", as well as his main axe for live ...

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CATHEDRAL: WACKEN Warm-Up Dates Announced

To coincide with the upcoming CATHEDRAL "best of/rarities" collection, "The Serpent's Gold", the band have announced the following three U.K. shows as a warm-up to the band's appearance at Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany (Aug. 7-8): Jul. 29 – Birkenhead, UK - Hotel California Jul. 30 - Coventry, UK - The Jailhouse Jul. ...

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MEGADETH: Drummer NICK MENZA To Rejoin The Fold?

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has revealed in an online posting at Megadeth.com that he has sent a copy of the new MEGADETH album, titled "The System Has Failed", to former drummer Nick Menza. Mustaine will meet with Menza in Los Angeles or Arizona to see if Nick "has got what it takes to play [the ...

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TOMMY LEE: Caught In A Mash?

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee has told The Miami Herald that he is "over" hip-hop, explaining his fondness for a movement called "mashing," in which rock 'n' roll is infused with some dance beats so that "the dudes who love rock and the chicks who love dance will come together in an ...

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VAN HALEN Finalize Sequence For 'The Best of Both Worlds'

VAN HALEN have finalized the song sequence for "The Best Of Both Worlds", the two-CD retrospective they'll release on July 20, according to Launch Radio Networks. The sequence has changed considerably since the track listing was first revealed — instead of a mostly chronological running order, the album now mixes up songs from the David ...

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EVANESCENCE Singer: New Album Will Be Heavier And Softer

EVANESCENCE frontwoman Amy Lee has spoken to MTV.com about the songwriting process for the group's follow-up to their multi-platinum major-label debut, "Fallen". "I just wait until I get inspired, which has been a lot lately, and I just sit there and let it go and I turn on the recorder," she explained. "You go back ...

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DOHENY Recording With ROB ZOMBIE Producer

DOHENY, the California-based band formed by ex-THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar) and former PITCHSHIFTER frontman Jon "J.S." Clayden, are in the process of recording a new demo track with producer Scott Humphrey (ROB ZOMBIE, POWERMAN 5000, TOMMY LEE) at an undisclosed location in the Hollywood Hills. Commented Clayden: "I came up with ...

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EVANESCENCE Begin Work On New Material

EVANESCENCE frontwoman Amy Lee has told Billboard.com that the writing process for the group's sophomore album is going well. "I've had the chance to really write [this year]," she said. "I bought a house — I'd been homeless forever. I've been playing my piano in the middle of the night, whenever, lighting candles and writing. ...

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REVEREND Confirmed For TEXAS METALFEST

REVEREND, the band featuring ex-METAL CHURCH singer David Wayne and BYFIST members Davey Lee, Nacho Vara and Jess Vara, have been confirmed to perform at the Texas Metalfest on Friday June 11 in San Antonio, Texas. Other artists set to appear include EXCITER, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM and SHADOWKEEP. For more information, visit www.reverend.cx. ...

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Start Killing - MAN MUST DIE

"(This) band was created for the sole purpose of being one of the heaviest, fastest and most extreme but accessible bands in today's metal genre." So says the typically gushing press release. Now, the "accessible" part of that statement we find hard to entirely equate with that which comes before it. And as for that ...

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THE 69 EYES: 'Helsinki Vampires' DVD To Receive European Release

Finland's goth-metallers THE 69 EYES will distribute their 2003 DVD "Helsinki Vampires" Europe-wide through Nuclear Blast starting on July 12. The DVD was previously only available in Finland and contains a complete live concert of the band at Helsinki's famous Tavastia club (filmed in November 2002), eight video clips, interviews with the band, backstage footage ...

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TOMMY LEE Bassist To Tour With IMPELLITTERI

Bassist Marty O'Brien (TOMMY LEE, ex-KILGORE) has been asked to play bass for the band IMPELLITTERI for their one-week tour of Japan next month. "The band is quite popular in Japan, and just recently released a new CD ['Pedal to the Metal'] over there," says Marty. "We are in rehearsals right now. The band sounds ...

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