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'Tommy Lee Goes To College' Inside Scoop: Producer, TOMMY's Roommate And Tutor Interviewed

PR.com's Senior Editor Allison Kugel recently got the inside scoop on MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee's reality show, "Tommy Lee Goes to College", in a sit-down with: "College" Director and Executive Producer Eddie October, Tommy Lee's college roommate, Matt Ellis, and Tommy's "hot" chemistry tutor, Natalie Riedmann. Premiering August 16, 2005 on NBC with two ...

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KORN Frontman: The Band Is Sounding 'Better Than Ever'

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis has posted the following message on his ButtSexCrips.com web site: "Well, today was the last day of rehearsal. We leave in four days to start the Euro tour. We sound better than ever and we are very excited to get out and play again. We have got 18 songs mixed and ...

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BURNT BY THE SUN Announce New Lineup

BURNT BY THE SUN have announced the addition of vocalist Nate Johnson (DEADWATER DROWNING, PREMONITIONS OF WAR), guitarist Nick Hale (PREMONITIONS OF WAR, SILO) to the group's ranks. The band, whose lineup is completed by guitarist John Adubato, bassist Teddy Patterson and drummer Brandon Thomas (RIPPING CORPSE, DIM MAK, THE DYING LIGHT), are currently writing ...

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CAMP FREDDY To Perform At X GAMES Party In Hollywood

CAMP FREDDY — the Los Angeles-based "jam" band consisting of ex-JANE'S ADDICTION/RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar), VELVET REVOLVER/ex-GUNS N' ROSES drummer Matt Sorum, and vocalist Donovan Leitch (the son of 1960s U.K. folk-rock icon Donovan) — will reportedly be making an appearance at an ...

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CAMP FREDDY In Talks To Release Debut Album

CAMP FREDDY — the Los Angeles-based "jam" band consisting of ex-JANE'S ADDICTION/RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar), VELVET REVOLVER/ex-GUNS N' ROSES drummer Matt Sorum, and vocalist Donovan Leitch (the son of 1960s U.K. folk-rock icon Donovan) — have begun talking to a few "business types" ...

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ROADRUNNER RECORDS Invites You To Name 'All-Stars' Album

Roadrunner Records has issued the following press release: "To celebrate our 25th Anniversary, later this year we will be releasing a CD that up until now we have been referring to only as the 'Roadrunner All-Stars'. For this historic release, Robert Flynn (MACHINE HEAD), Joey Jordison (SLIPKNOT), Dino Cazares (FEAR FACTORY), and Matt Heafy (TRIVIUM) ...

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Former FEAR FACTORY Guitarist DINO CAZARES Says He Is No Longer Working With NICK BARKER

FEAR FACTORY's official fan site, FearFactoryFans.com, recently conducted an interview with former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares. Several excerpts follow: FearFactoryFans.com: How's your new project with Nick Barker [ex-DIMMU BORGIR, CRADLE OF FILTH] coming along? Are you guys still going by the name DRIVEN BY SUFFERING? Dino: "Nick Barker is back in England. ...

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Report: KORN To Sign With EMI/VIRGIN

KORN are close to inking a new record deal with EMI/Virgin, according to Hits Daily Double, the companion web site of music industry tip sheet HITS. The proposed deal is said to be for two albums and a one-third interest in the band's publishing, merchandising and ticket sales as part of a new contractual model, ...

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THE PROPHECY Announce New Bassist

Yorkshire, England-based doom/death metallers THE PROPHECY have announced the addition of bassist Gavin Parkingson (TEFRA) to the group's ranks."All being well, he will be joining us for live performances in the near future," the band write on their web site. "Gavin will be continuing to play for his other band TEFRA. In the meantime, THE ...

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CAMP FREDDY: '45 Percent Done' Recording Vocals For Debut CD

CAMP FREDDY — the Los Angeles-based "jam" band consisting of ex-JANE'S ADDICTION/RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar), VELVET REVOLVER/ex-GUNS N' ROSES drummer Matt Sorum, and vocalist Donovan Leitch (the son of 1960s U.K. folk-rock icon Donovan) — are about "45 percent done" with recording the ...

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CKY: Former ALL THAT REMAINS Bassist Joins The Fold

Former ALL THAT REMAINS basist Matt Deis has been named the official touring bassist for CKY. Deis made his live debut with the group on Monday, July 18 at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California. CKY reportedly performed a surprise/rehearsal show at the venue under the band name HAPPY BIRTHDAY PHIL (drummer ...

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SINGLE BULLET THEORY: In Pre-Production Mode

Vocalist/guitarist Matt Difabio of the Philadelphia-based metallers SINGLE BULLET THEORY has issued the following update on the band's current activities: "We are in pre-production for our next yet-to-be-titled release. We have 13 brand new songs written and are currently in arrangement mode. Thank god for the line 6 rifftracker, the best writing tool I have ...

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ROYAL ANGUISH To Enter Studio In September

Florida-based extreme metal act ROYAL ANGUISH will enter Razzor Media/Mana Studios on September 2 to begin tracking the follow-up to their EP, "Tales of Sullen Eyes". The as-yet-untitled full-length CD will be co-engineered by Shawn "Sol-Sangraal" Ohtani (MALEVOLENT CREATION, HATE ETERNAL, SOILENT GREEN) and Johnny Nunn (YETI, ANDY MOORE, UNDEROATH) and is scheduled for release ...

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EYES OF FIRE Confirm Album Title

Orange County-based quintet EYES OF FIRE have confirmed that they have set "Prisons" as the title of their upcoming sophomore album, tentatively due October 4 via Century Media Records (as first reported by BLABBERMOUTH.NET on June 28). The follow-up to last year's "Ashes to Embers" was produced by the band and mixed by Matt Bayles ...

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CLOVEN HOOF To Release New Album In September: Audio Available

Reunited NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) legends CLOVEN HOOF will release a new album in September via XZec Records. The as-yet-untitled effort (the original choice for an album title, "Absolute Power", was reportedly abandoned because another band has previously used the title for their CD) was produced by Tom Galley of the PHENOMENA ...

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