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PRONG Recruit MADONNA Guitarist, Prepare To Record Live Album

The latest incarnation of PRONG have recruited former MADONNA touring guitarist Monte Pittman to fill in for DIESEL MACHINE's Rich Gonzales during the group's current US tour after Gonzales was forced to pull out of the trek due to unspecified scheduling conflicts. Pittman is no stranger to the PRONG camp, having extensively collaborated with the ...

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TOMMY LEE Completes Video For "Hold Me Down"

Former MOTLEY CRUE drummer Tommy Lee shot a video for "Hold Me Down", the first single off his forthcoming solo CD, entitled Never A Dull Moment, on March 28th and 29th at a movie studio in Hollywood with director Dean Karr (i.e. FILTER, OZZY OSBOURNE, DEFTONES, GODSMACK). The clip, which features a newly-shorn Marty O'Brien ...

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SUPERZERO Part With Singer, Drummer, Continue Work On New Material

SUPERZERO, the New England-based act featuring Markus Cherone (the brother of former VAN HALEN/EXTREME vocalist Gary Cherone) on guitar, have parted ways with vocalist Tommy Dempsey and drummer Robbie Dempsey. Cherone and bassist Stephen Powell are presently auditioning drummers while continuing to write material for the follow-up to last year's Hogwash CD. ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE Axeman Lends A Helping Hand

A PERFECT CIRCLE guitarist Billy Howerdel joined ABANDONED POOLS (featuring former EELS bassist Tommy Walter on vocals) during the latter act's performance at the Roxy in West Hollywood, California on Wednesday, March 13th. Howerdel performed on the group's "Mercy Kiss" and its latest single, "The Remedy". In other news, the APC axeman recently appeared on ...

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MOTLEY CRUE's SIXX Pens Song For AEROSMITH

MOTLEY CRUE bassist Nikki Sixx's collaboration with TANTRIC frontman Hugo Ferreira on a brand new track entitled "Going Under" is a big hit with the A&R department at Maverick Records and may make the next TANTRIC album, according to Sixx's latest posting on the CRUE's official web site. The bassist has also apparently written a ...

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PRONG US Tour Dates Announced!

The current incarnation of PRONG—mainman Tommy Victor (guitar/vocals), Dan Laudo (drums), Rich Gonzalez (i.e. DIESEL MACHINE bassist, DEVILUTION—guitar) and Brian Perry (ex-JAKE E. LEE, LIZZY BORDEN, DIRTY LOOKS—bass)—will embark on a six-week US tour in early April. The following dates have been confirmed thus far: Apr. 01 – San Diego, CA @ Cain's Apr. 02 ...

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Reunited PRONG Seek Record Deal, Prepare US tour

The current incarnation of PRONG—mainman Tommy Victor (guitar/vocals), Dan Laudo (drums), Rich Gonzalez (i.e. DIESEL MACHINE bassist, DEVILUTION—guitar) and Brian Perry (ex-JAKE E. LEE, LIZZY BORDEN, DIRTY LOOKS—bass)—are presently shopping a new three-song demo to interested labels while preparing to embark on the band's first national tour in several years, which is tentatively scheduled to ...

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PRONG Return From The Dead To Perform West Coast Shows

Reunited industrial metal pioneers PRONG, featuring mainman Tommy Victor, are reportedly in the process of lining up several west coast gigs during early April. So far, only one date has been announced: at Brick By Brick in San Diego, California on April 3rd. More shows will be confirmed shortly. ...

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Swedish Heavy Rock Artists Unite On Benefit CD

Around 150 of Sweden's top heavy rock artists, including members of BACKYARD BABIES, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and EUROPE, have recorded a Tommy Denander/Ricky Delin-penned track entitled “Where's The Fire” for a triple-CD benefit album, entitled United, to help raise funds for those affected by the World Trade Center attack. United is tentatively scheduled to be released ...

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TESLA Begin Work On New CD, Line Up Acoustic Dates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: TESLA WORKING ON SONGS FOR NEW STUDIO ALBUM SERIES OF ACOUSTIC CONCERTS SCHEDULED The hard-rocking, hard-working band TESLA has begun work on their next studio effort, writing songs for the past two months at guitarist Frank Hannon's studio in Northern California. This album will be the first studio release from the original ...

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CRYSTAL BALL To Issue Nuclear Blast Debut In June

Swiss melodic metallers CRYSTAL BALL are hard at work on their latest full-length effort, entitled Virtual Empire, with producer Tommy Newton (i.e. HELLOWEEN, CONCEPTION, VICTORY, ELEGY, ARK, TEN, etc.) at Area 51 Studios near Hannover, Germany. Currently in the mixing stage, the follow-up to 2000's Hard Impact is tentatively scheduled to be released through the ...

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ARK Enlist Former Warner Music Executive To Handle Group Affairs

ARK, who feature in their ranks former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Jorn Lande, ex-CONCEPTION guitarist Tore Østby, former MALMSTEEN drummer John Macaluso, and ex-MALMSTEEN bassist Randy Coven, have enlisted Paul Ewing, former Vice President and Regional Director for Warner Music South East Asia for 18 years, to handle their business affairs. Ewing has been responsible for ...

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TOMMY LEE Sets First Single From Upcoming Solo CD

Former MOTLEY CRUE drummer TOMMY LEE has set "Hold Me Down" as the first single from his upcoming solo record, entitled Never A Dull Moment, which is due to be issued through MCA Records on May 21st. The single will likely hit radio in March. Never a Dull Moment is the follow-up to LEE's 1999 ...

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THE FORSAKEN Finalize New Album Title, Track Listing

Swedish death metal act THE FORSAKEN have completed work on their sophomore full-length CD, entitled Arts Of Desolation, at producer Tommy Tagtgren's Abyss Studios for a spring release through Century Media Records. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Incubator 02. The Hatebreed 03. Human Chapter X 04. Dethroned 05. Embedded ...

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SPINESHANK Drummer Speaks Out On New Material

SPINESHANK drummer Tommy Decker has posted the following update on the band's recent activities: "Hi everybody. Just wanted to catch everybody up on what's up with the new album. We've been writing a lot of stuff and it's coming out awesome. I think it's the next logical step for the band. Some of it is ...

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FINNTROLL Frontman Steps Aside (Temporarily)

FINNTROLL frontman Katla has been forced to step aside temporarily from the vocalist duties in the band due to a growing tumor in his vocal cords. Here is the singer's official statement on the matter: Due to a tumor in my vocal cords I was not able to sing at all during the autumn. I ...

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KISS To Perform At Fashion Event

The following item is a www.eddietrunk.com exclusive: Here's the latest on the KISS Lane Bryant event. KISS will play in NYC for this plus size women's clothing company. The performance will be during a fashion event, while models show off the new Lane Bryant line. The event is PRIVATE and will NOT be ...

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TOMMY LEE, Girlfriend Contribute To Each Other's Albums

Former MOTLEY CRUE drummer Tommy Lee's girlfriend Mayte Garcia (also known as PRINCE's ex) makes a guest appearance on an as-yet-undisclosed track on the forthcoming album from Tommy's new project (formerly known as METHODS OF MAYHEM), which is set to issue its latest effort, entitled Never A Dull Moment, on May 21st through MCA Records. ...

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METHODS OF MAYHEM:

METHODS OF MAYHEM, led by former MOTLEY CRUE drummer Tommy Lee, have set Never A Dull Moment as the title to their sophomore CD, which is due in stores on May 21st through MCA Records. The track listing for the effort is shaping up as follows: 01. Afterglow 02. Body Architects 03. Higher 04. Sunday ...

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THE ALMIGHTY Frontman Goes Solo

THE ALMIGHTY mainman Ricky Warwick has signed a solo deal with Peer Music and will issue his first solo effort at the end of the year, according to Britain's Metal Hammer magazine. The as-yet-untitled album will be reportedly be produced by DEF LEPPARD vocalist Joe Elliott (who also contributed to THE ALMIGHTY's most recent album, ...

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