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TOMMY LEE: I'm Not Going Back To MOTLEY CRUE

Tommy Lee about his rumored interest in returning to MOTLEY CRUE for a reunion tour: "No. I keep telling everybody no. I actually asked [MOTLEY CRUE bassist] Nikki [Sixx] to take it off the [CRUE] web site. He's misleading people and that's not cool. It's strange, you know. He's asked me about it and I'm ...

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Former ALIEN Singer Bounces Back With Solo Release

Former ALIEN singer Jim Jidhed, one of the greatest voices of AOR, is coming back with his first solo album in 12 years. Containing material written largely by Jidhed himself, the singer's first solo album since 1990 is being produced by Tommy Denander and will also include songs penned by Steve Perry (JOURNEY), Cliff Magness ...

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DRAGONFORCE To Support VIRGIN STEELE At London Gig

British "melodic speed power metal" act DRAGONFORCE will reportedly support VIRGIN STEELE at the Underground Club in London, England on June 4th. As previously reported, DRAGONFORCE will enter the studio on May 27th to record their debut album, entitled Valley of the Damned, for a September 2nd release through Sanctuary/Noise Records. Recordings will reportedly take ...

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TOMMY LEE: I'm Not Stuck In A Time Warp

Tommy Lee comments on his role as frontman in his current group versus the drummer position he held in MOTLEY CRUE: "People are surprised. I know I'm a drummer by trade, but no one knows that I have been singing and playing guitar for years. I wrote and sang a lot of MOTLEY stuff on ...

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SOILENT GREEN: Recovering!

SOILENT GREEN vocalist Benjamin Falgoust has posted the following message via the group's official web site: "It has been quite an interesting last 5 months. I am sure some of you know about the December 4th, 2001 accident in Washington State during the Extreme Music for Extreme People tour. When we rolled our van and ...

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Former KISS Axeman Pays Tribute To 70s Glamsters SWEET

Former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick has contributed lead guitar to the track "Sweet FA" for an upcoming SWEET tribute album, to be released later this year. Appearing under the banner JK'S ALL STAR EXPERIENCE, Kulick is backed on the track by an all-Swedish cast consisting of, among others, bassist John Levn (ex-EUROPE), rhythm guitarist Lars ...

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BRITNY FOX: Cover-Bound

BRITNY FOX guitarist Michael Kelly Smith's band RAZAMANAZ will have a track called "Feel It" included on the Perris Records compilation called Hollywood Hairspray. RAZAMANAZ will also have a full-length, 15-song CD that was recorded in the early/mid 1990's out in July on Perris. In related news, BRITNY FOX frontman Tommy Paris will be on ...

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MANTICORA To Issue "Hyperion" In October

Danish power metal merchants MANTICORA have completed work on their third full-length album, entitled Hyperion, at Aabenraa studios with producer Jacob Hansen (i.e. RAUNCHY, INVOCATOR, ANCIENT, ILLDISPOSED, WUTHERING HEIGHTS), for an October release through Italy's Scarlet Records. Mixed at Jailhouse studios by Tommy Hansen (i.e. HELLOWEEN, PRETTY MAIDS, BEYOND TWILIGHT), the forthcoming CD is a ...

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DRAGONFORCE To Release Sanctuary Debut In Early September

British melodic speed power metal act DRAGONFORCE will enter the studio on May 27th to record their debut album, entitled Valley of the Damned, for a September 2nd release through Sanctuary/Noise Records. Recordings will reportedly take place in three different locations: at Denmark's Jailhouse studios with producer Tommy Hansen (i.e. HELLOWEEN, PRETTY MAIDS, etc.), at ...

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KISS Perform "Live" Rendition Of "Detroit Rock City" For Upcoming "American Bandstand" Special

As expected, KISS guitarist Ace Frehley did not participate in the taping of the group's performance for next month's broadcast of American Bandstand 50th, which took place yesterday, April 19th in front of an audience of approximately 300-400. According to reports, the current line-up of KISSPaul Stanley (guitar/vocals), Gene Simmons (bass/vocals), Eric Singer (drums) and ...

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DIONYSUS Complete Work On Debut CD

Swedish/German melodic power metal act DIONYSUS, featuring the voice behind guitarist Luca Turilli's solo work Olaf Hayer and ex-SINERGY drummer Ronny Milianowicz, have completed work on their debut album at Rhön Studios in Fulda, Germany with producer Tobias Sammet (EDGUY vocalist). Mixed by Tommy Newton at Area 51 studios, the as-yet-untitled effort will be released ...

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RAMONES Family, Friends Feuding Over Joey's Birthday Bash

The following article originally appeared in today's edition of the New York Post: Joey Ramone's mother and brother are blasting friends and former bandmates of the late punk legend for staging a birthday bash the same night as a family fete in his honor. Joey's brother, Mickey Leigh, and mother, Charlotte Lesher, are throwing a ...

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Deus Deceptor - NONEXIST

A Swedish “supergroup” consisting of former ARCH ENEMY frontman Johan Liiva, ANDROMEDA guitarist Johan Reinholdz and DEFLESHED/DARK FUNERAL skinsman Matte Modin, NONEXIST offer very little in the way of surprises on their debut CD, Deus Deceptor, but nevertheless deliver the goods with a respectable amount of conviction, in the process creating one of the more ...

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TOMMY LEE Reaches New Heights With Latest Single

"Hold Me Down", the first single from TOMMY LEE's new solo album, is at Number 16 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart. Never A Dull Moment is due on May 21st through MCA Records, and it features DEFTONES vocalist Chino Moreno on "Ashamed", and INCUBUS singer Brandon Boyd and guitarist Mike Einziger on "Blue". “Brandon ...

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KID ROCK Gives PAMELA The Rock

The following item comes to us courtesy of Billboard magazine: Pamela Anderson can't seem to get enough of rockers — the former Mrs. Tommy Lee is now engaged to bad-boy musician Kid Rock. The 34-year-old actress, star of the campy hit V.I.P., said "yes" when boyfriend Kid Rock (real name: Bob Ritchie) proposed [on April ...

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CRYSTAL BALL To Support DOKKEN, Release New CD

Swiss melodic metallers CRYSTAL BALL will support DOKKEN at the following European dates: May 26 Zrich, SWI @ Alpenrock House May 29 Wien, AUS @ Planet Music May 30 Budapest @ E-Club May 31 Kaufbeuren, GER @ Zeppelinhalle Jun. 01 Schtzenhaus, SWI @ Wangen Jun. 02 Ludwigsburg, GER @ Rockfabrik Jun. 05 Rockhaus, AUS @ ...

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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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