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SKID ROW To Release 'Thickskin' In July

SKID ROW have set a July 22 release date through Skid Row Records for their new album, "Thickskin". " 'Thickskin' has been two years in the making. We're very excited about this, especially since it's the first SKID ROW record for [singer] Johnny [Solinger] and [drummer] Phil [Varone]," said bassist Rachel Bolan. "It took a ...

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Hard Rock Musicians Get Charitable

Sebastian Bach (ex-SKID ROW), Nikki Sixx (MÖTLEY CRÜE), Tommy Lee (ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE), and Steven Adler (ex-GUNS N' ROSES) are among the hard rock musicians scheduled to appear Saturday night (May 31) at the "Meatloaf & Friends All Star Jam & Pool Party" at Skin at the Palms in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event will be ...

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TOMMY LEE To Publish 'Misunderstood' In The Fall

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee has reportedly set "Misunderstood" as the title for his upcoming autobiography, due in the fall through Atria Books, the hardcover imprint of Simon & Schuster. The book, which was originally rumored to have been titled "Ragz to Riches", will contain many details not included in the CRÜE's best-selling band ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Bassist Launches Solo Career

GUNS N' ROSES bassist Tommy Stinson (ex-THE REPLACEMENTS), who has been working with Axl Rose in the reconfigured band since 1998, is launching a solo career, according to the L.A. Times. He's finishing an album at the home studio of former PIXIES frontman Frank Black and also recently played sets in L.A. and New York ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION: New Single To Go For Radio Adds

JANE'S ADDICTION's new single, "Just Because", is set to go for radio adds on June 3. "Just Because" comes off the band's new album, "Strays" (formerly "Hypersonic"), which is due on July 22 through Capitol Records. The group's first new studio release since 1990's "Ritual de lo Habitual", "Strays" was produced by Bob Ezrin (PINK ...

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TOMMY LEE At Police Celebrity Golf Tournament

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee was on hand Saturday (May 17) for the 32nd Annual Police Celebrity Golf Tournament on Ranch Park Golf Course in Los Angeles, California. The golf tournament is the major fundraising event of the Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation, which assists Los Angeles Police Department personnel experiencing catastrophic circumstances including ...

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THY PRIMORDIAL Name New Album

Swedish mythological black metallers THY PRIMORDIAL have set "Pestilence Upon Mankind" as the title for their sixth album, tentatively due in late 2003 through Blackend Records. "We're still rehearsing, by now all the songs are created though there is things left to work on before the recording begins," the band write on their official web ...

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TOMMY LEE, BEAUTIFUL CREATURES Members Sign On As Backing Band For BROOKS BUFORD

TOMMY LEE/ex-KILGORE bassist Marty O'Brien, ex-KILGORE guitarist Mike Pelletier, HATE MACHINE/OMNIBLANK guitarist Al Dettori, BEAUTIFUL CREATURES drummer Glen Sobel and REHAB DJ Robbie have signed on as the backing band for a brand new singer/rapper named by the name of BROOKS BUFORD. "[Brooks] just recently signed with Arista Records, and [he will soon be releasing] ...

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INVOCATOR Announce Danish Tour

Reunited Danish thrashers INVOCATOR have announced the details of their upcoming winter tour in support of their latest CD, "Through The Flesh To The Soul", due in early October through Italy's Scarlet Records. The confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 31 - Multihus Tobaksfabrikken - Esbjerg, DEN Nov. 01 - Metalfestival - Ålborg, DEN Nov. ...

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Former SNOT/AMEN Bassist Joins LO-PRO

Former SNOT/AMEN bassist Jon "Tumor" Fahnestock has joined LO-PRO, the new project featuring former members of ULTRASPANK and GODSMACK. LO-PRO recently completed tracking their upcoming debut release for STAIND frontman Aaron Lewis' new Geffen/Interscope imprint label, tentatively dubbed A.D.D. The as-yet-untitled album was recorded with producer Don Gilmore (LINKIN PARK, TRUST COMPANY) and a mixer ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE Denies KELLY Was Dropped Due To Low Record Sales

Sharon Osbourne has refuted press reports that Kelly Osbourne was dropped by Epic Records after her debut album, "Shut Up", sold fewer than 150,000 copies. According to the family's spokesperson, Sharon and Sony (Epic's parent company) mutually agreed that Kelly would jump ship after Tommy Mottola stepped down as Sony boss in January. It was ...

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TOMMY LEE Released From Probation In Spousal Abuse Case

The spousal abuse case against Tommy Lee was reduced to a misdemeanor Thursday (May 8) and the former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer was released from a probation sentence he had been serving for the past five years for allegedly assaulting ex-wife Pamela Anderson, according to the Associated Press. Los Angeles County Superior Court spokesman Kyle Christopherson ...

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PRONG Name New Album, Announce European Tour

PRONG have set "Scorpio Rising" as the title for their new album, due in Europe in June through Locomotive Music. The CD, which was produced by PRONG mainman Tommy Victor and Steve Bruno, marks the group's first studio effort since 1996's "Rude Awakening". A North American release — possibly through Koch Entertainment following the closing ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE To Leave SONY RECORDS

Ozzy Osbourne is to leave the Sony record label after 23 years. The former BLACK SABBATH frontman decided to quit after the departure of the company's controversial boss, Tommy Mottola, in January. "It's an opportunity to start fresh," Sharon Osbourne, who manages her husband's career, told People magazine. "No one's done anything wrong," she continued. ...

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JONES'S LOUNGE Announce Louisiana Gig

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), have announced a show at Zeppelin's in Metairie on Saturday, May 17. Also appearing on the bill will be KILLING MERCY. JONES'S LOUNGE have yet to secure a label deal for their ...

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THE FORSAKEN Commence Work On 'Traces Of The Past'

Swedish death metal act THE FORSAKEN have entered Studio Abyss with producer/engineer Tommy Tägtgren to record their third full-length album, tentatively titled "Traces Of The Past". The follow-up to last year's "Arts Of Desolation" will contain 12 tracks and will mark the recording debut with the group of new bassist Stefan Berg, who replaced Michael ...

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BARRY SPARKS Checks In From TED NUGENT Tour

Acclaimed bassist Barry Sparks (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, DOKKEN, MSG), who is currently touring with TED NUGENT on his North American tour as a replacement for Marco Mendoza, has posted the following message to his official web site: "Hello! I am here in Dallas — things are good, we drove all night from Tulsa, and we really ...

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Us Weekly: TOMMY LEE And MAYTE Call It Quits

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee and his fiancée, dancer Mayte Garcia, have called it quits, according to Us Weekly. A source tells the mag that Garcia is "devastated, shocked and upset because Tommy dumped her." Lee, 40, and Garcia, 29, supposedly had a wedding date set for July 4 in either Malibu, California, where ...

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PAM ANDERSON Wants Traditional Wedding With KID ROCK

Pamela Anderson tells Us Weekly that she wants her marriage to Kid Rock to be "a little more traditional" than her past weddings with Tommy Lee. "We're still trying to figure out what to do about the guests," Anderson said. "We're going to get that out of the way and then focus on the wedding. ...

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IRON MAIDEN, DIO, MOTÖRHEAD: More Dates Announced

More dates have been released for the forthcoming North American leg of IRON MAIDEN's "Give Me Ed… 'Til I'm Dead World Tour", which will also include appearances by DIO and MOTÖRHEAD. Confirmed and tentative dates so far are as follows: Jul. 25 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center Jul. 26 - Wantagh, NY ...

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BRIAN PERRY Leaves PRONG

Bassist Brian Perry has left PRONG. No reason was given for his departure. Perry has previously played with JAKE E. LEE, LIZZY BORDEN, and DIRTY LOOKS and was featured on PRONG's recently-issued live album, "100% Live". For more information, visit Perry's official web site at www.brianperry.net. PRONG have just completed work on their ...

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AEROSMITH/KISS: Official Tour Itinerary Announced

The official itinerary has been released for the forthcoming AEROSMITH/KISS U.S. tour. It is as follows: Aug. 02 - ctnow.com Meadows Music - Hartford, CT Aug. 04 - Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach Th. - Wantagh, NY Aug. 09 - Nissan Pavilion - Bristow, VA Aug. 11 - P.N.C. Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, NJ ...

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