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Former GODSMACK Drummer Joins LO-PRO

Former GODSMACK drummer Tommy Stewart has joined LO-PRO, the band featuring ex-ULTRASPANK members Pete Murray (vocals) and Neil Godfrey (guitar). The group, who are STAIND frontman Aaron Lewis' first signing to his new Geffen/Interscope imprint label, tentatively titled A.D.D., will start recording their debut album Jan. 6 with producer Don Gilmore (LINKIN PARK, TRUST COMPANY). ...

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SPINESHANK Putting Finishing Touches On 'Self Destructive Pattern'

SPINESHANK drummer Tommy Decker recently posted the following update on the progress of the recording sessions for the band's forthcoming album, tentatively titled "Self Destructive Pattern" (formerly "Violent Mood Swings"): "This has been an extremely busy 2 weeks. To start things off, we decided to pack up and drive to [producer] Garth [Richardson]'s studio, just ...

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MAZE OF TORMENT Sign With HELLSPAWN RECORDS

Sweden's MAZE OF TORMENT have signed a deal with underground cult label Hellspawn Records (DARK FUNERAL, DEATHWITCH, WAR, INFERNAL). The group's long-awaited fourth album, "The Unmarked Graves", is slated for release in February 2003. "The Unmarked Graves", which was recorded at The Abyss studios with producer Tommy Tägtgren in late 2001, was put on ice ...

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WHITESNAKE Mainman Speaks Out On Reunion Tour

WHITESNAKE frontman David Coverdale has spoken out on his decision to bring the group back to life for their first U.S .tour in 12 years on a co-headlining stint with German hard rockers THE SCORPIONS. The trek, which is set to kick off on Jan. 29 in Jacksonville, Florida, will feature DOKKEN in the opening ...

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TOMMY LEE, PAMELA ANDERSON Unlikely To Collect Sex Video Award

"Baywatch" star Pamela Anderson and her ex-husband Tommy Lee are unlikely to see any of the money awarded to them as part of a judgment against an Internet company for marketing the couple's infamous sex video without their permission. Seth Warshavsky, president and founder of Internet Entertainment Group, is on the lam in Thailand, running ...

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WHITESNAKE 2003 Lineup Confirmed!

WHITESNAKE have finalized and confirmed their 2003 touring lineup. It is as follows: Vocals - David Coverdale Drums - Tommy Aldridge (OZZY OSBOURNE, THIN LIZZY) Guitar - Doug Aldrich (DIO, LION, BURNING RAIN) Guitar - Reb Beach (WINGER, ALICE COOPER, DOKKEN) Bass - Marco Mendoza (TED NUGENT, THIN LIZZY) Keyboards - Timothy Drury (EAGLES, DON ...

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DAVID COVERDALE: 'I Can't Confirm Or Deny' WHITESNAKE Lineup Rumors

WHITESNAKE mastermind David Coverdale has refused to comment on the growing rumors that he has enlisted guitarist Doug Aldrich (DIO, HURRICANE, LION), bassist Marco Mendoza (THIN LIZZY, BLUE MURDER) and drummer Tommy Aldridge (OZZY OSBOURNE, TED NUGENT, THIN LIZZY) to perform as his backing band on the group's upcoming reunion tour. "I can't confirm, or ...

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TOMMY LEE, PAMELA ANDERSON Win Judgment On Sex Video

A US judge today ordered an internet company to pay former "Baywatch" star Pamela Anderson and her ex-husband Tommy Lee $741,000 each in damages for selling a video of their honeymoon sexual escapades. The 1996 film has become one of the most-sold sex videos around the world. District judge Dean Pregerson said in a written ...

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New York Post: Dead End For GUNS N' ROSES

The following item was published in today's edition of the New York Post: Welcome to the bungle: Thanks to Axl Rose's bizarre behavior, GUNS N' ROSES had the plug pulled yesterday on the band's first tour in almost a decade. Clear Channel, the promoter, halted the long-anticipated tour after the band canceled Friday's concert at ...

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WHITESNAKE And DOKKEN 2003 Lineup Details Unveiled

According to Melodicrock.com, the lineup for WHITESNAKE's upcoming reunion tour will likely consist of frontman David Coverdale, bassist Marco Mendoza (THIN LIZZY, BLUE MURDER), guitarist Doug Aldrich (DIO, HURRICANE, LION) and drummer Tommy Aldridge (OZZY OSBOURNE, TED NUGENT, THIN LIZZY). Rumors also abound that Warren DiMartini (RATT) was asked to fill the second-guitarist slot, but ...

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JONES'S LOUNGE To Make Live Debut

Louisiana-based JONES'S LOUNGE, featuring Kyle Thomas (EXHORDER, FLOODGATE), Dax Thieler (GREEN LEAF CULT), Jason Portera (PITS VS. PREPS), and Tommy Buckley (SOILENT GREEN), will make their live debut on Thursday, Dec. 19 at The Howlin' Wolf in New Orleans. Joining them on the bill will be the BLACK SABBATH tribute band BLACK EARTH (featuring Kyle, ...

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TOMMY LEE Wrongful-Death Lawsuit Gets Trial Date

A Los Angeles judge has set a trial date of April 2 for the wrongful-death lawsuit brought by the parents of a four-year-old boy who drowned last year while attending a birthday party at ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee's Malibu residence. Superior Court Judge Richard Neidorf decided that the case should be heard before a ...

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SPINESHANK: The Curse Is Back!

SPINESHANK drummer Tommy Decker recently posted the following update on the progress of the recording sessions for the band's forthcoming album, "Violent Mood Swings": "The SPINESHANK curse is back!!!! We had a string of bad luck this week...First of all, everybody has been sick. I was sick for about 2 weeks, and Mike, Rob, Gggarth, ...

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TOMMY LEE Wrongful Death Lawsuit To Proceed To Trial Phase

The parents of the boy who drowned at Tommy Lee's Malibu home last summer are demanding at least $1,000,000 from the ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer in a wrongful death and negligence lawsuit, according to Celebrity Justice. A court-ordered mediation, which was to begin at the end of this month, has reportedly fallen through, thereby clearing the ...

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SPINESHANK Drummer Offers Studio Update

SPINESHANK drummer Tommy Decker recently posted the following update on the progress of the recording sessions for the band's forthcoming album, "Violent Mood Swings": "I just wanted to let you guys know what has been going on lately. We have been working 12 hours a day and things are moving along. We have 17 drum ...

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ARK Split With JORN LANDE!

ARK, who feature in their ranks ex-CONCEPTION guitarist Tore Østby, former MALMSTEEN drummer John Macaluso, and ex-MALMSTEEN bassist Randy Coven, have reportedly parted ways with former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/current MASTERPLAN vocalist Jorn Lande. In addition, the group are said to have split with Inside Out Records and are currently seeking a new record deal. ARK, who ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Singer Gives First Radio Interview In 10 Years!

Prior to the GUNS N' ROSES show at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washinton last night, Axl Rose called Seattle radio station KISW and gave his first radio interview in ten years. During the 10-minute interrogation, Rose talked about the cancellation of the previous night's kick-off date in Vancouver, the new members of the band ...

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SPINESHANK: New Album Coming Out 'Better Than Expected'

SPINESHANK drummer Tommy Decker recently posted the following update on the progress of the recording sessions for the band's forthcoming album, "Violent Mood Swings": "I just wanted to let you know what the latest news on the recording is...We have laid down the drums to 15 tracks and I have 2 more to do today. ...

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Guitar Heroes Line Up To Pay Tribute To Ailing Axeman

Swedish guitarist Tommy Denander has written a special song called "Jason" for inclusion on the second tribute album for former David Lee Roth axeman Jason Becker, who is suffering from ALS (Lou Gehrigs). As an added bonus, Denander has invited a very impressive list of friends to jam on the track, which will be featured ...

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