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TOMMY LEE Reality Show Dropped In Favor Of Two Specials

The proposed Tommy Lee reality show for VH1 has been dropped in favor of two hour-long specials that will air on VH1 at a not-yet-determined date, according to Allstar. Although no official reason was given, it is believed that the flood of celebrity-driven TV reality shows like MTV's The Osbournes and Making the Band II ...

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GODSMACK's SULLY ERNA: New Material Is Really Powerful

GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna has spoken to MTV.com about the recent addition to the group's ranks of former AMEN drummer Shannon Larkin and the musical direction on the band's forthcoming third full-length CD, due in March 2003. "[Shannon] was my first choice," said Erna. "I'm a drummer also, and I was really influenced by his ...

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Ex-FEAR FACTORY Guitarist Produces New E-RACE Demo

Taft, California-based E-RACE (i.e. ELECTRONIC RACE) recently completed work on a new four-song demo, entitled The Electronic Race, with former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares in the producer's chair. The effort was tracked at Plan-A Studios in Los Angeles, California and was co-produced and engineered by PROFESSIONAL MURDER MUSIC frontman Roman Marisak. At present, the ...

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TOMMY LEE Added To OZZFEST 2002!

TOMMY LEE has been added to the Ozzfest 2002 line-up. The former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer and his band will be taking over DROWNING POOL's time-slot on the main stage starting on Thursday, August 22nd at Pepsi/City Lights in Denver, Colorado. Commented bassist Marty O'Brien: "I can't wait to get out there. This will be my ...

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TOMMY LEE To Release New Single, Continue Touring

TOMMY LEE has set "Ashamed" (featuring an appearance by DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno) as the next single from his latest solo CD, Never A Dull Moment. In other news, Lee is planning on returning to the road in October for more headlining dates. Says bassist Marty O'Brien: "We will be back in Los Angeles in ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: AXL ROSE Speaks!!

A few hours before GUNS N' ROSES arrived in China for the start of the band's Chinese Democracy World Tour (they will be performing tonight at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center), frontman Axl Rose conducted a brief interview from which the following excerpts are provided: On launching the tour in China: Axl: "It's ...

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GODSMACK's SULLY ERNA Speaks Out On Drummer Switch

GODSMACK are currently in Miami, Florida completing work on the material for their as-yet-untitled third album, which they hope to begin recording by October 1st for a February/March 2003 release through Republic/Universal Records. "We took a lot of time to ourselves before we even started writing again because we were sooo burnt out from touring ...

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PRONG Ink Deal With LOCOMOTIVE MUSIC, Prepare To Issue Live Album

The reunited PRONG — now consisting of singer/guitarist Tommy Victor, drummer Dan Laudo, bassist Brian Perry and touring guitarist Monte Pittman — have inked a worldwide recording deal with Locomotive Music and will release their first live album on October 15th, to be followed by a new studio record in April. "We are very excited ...

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HEADSTRONG Dropped By RCA RECORDS

Canada's HEADSTRONG have reportedly been dropped by RCA Records a mere six months following the release of their self-titled debut through the label. Although no official announcement has yet been made, indications of trouble in the HEADSTRONG camp were apparent at the end of July when the band prematurely dropped off a US tour with ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: "Chinese Democracy" To See Light Of Day In November?

GUNS N' ROSES will release their long-awaited new album, Chinese Democracy, in November, according to promoter Tommy Pratama, who is in negotiation to bring GNR to Indonesia early next year. Pratama told Australia's Undercover that he was initially talking about touring the band next month but they have decided to move dates to January/February 2003 ...

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TOMMY LEE: "VINCE NEIL And I Absolutely Hate Each Other"

Despite continuous rumors to the contrary, ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee has no intention of rejoining his former bandmates for a farewell tour. "Right now I'm having so much fun doing this [solo tour] that I don't even really think about it," Lee said in a recent interview. "And I know [CRÜE bassist] Nikki [Sixx] ...

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GUNS N' ROSES To Tour Australia, Korea, Indonesia In September

GUNS N' ROSES are due to perform in Australia in September 11-25, Korea on the 27th and Indonesia on the 29th, according to Indonesian promoter Tommy Pratama, who spoke to the local digital publication Detikcom about the group's touring plans for the fall, Allstar has reported. Pratama told Detikcom that he's had to reschedule the ...

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KISS' GENE SIMMONS Announces Details Of Lecture Tour

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has announced the details of his upcoming five-date lecture tour of Australia, which is scheduled to take place in late October/early November. According to Simmons, "the tour is called Speaking in Tongues and is being put together by Madison, an Australian company that last year hosted President Bill Clinton for his ...

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SPINESHANK: Update From Drummer TOMMY DECKER

SPINESHANK drummer Tommy Decker recently posted the following update on the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's forthcoming third full-length album, entitled Violent Mood Swings: "I know its been an EXTREMELY long time since we posted on the status of the new album, and I would like to apologize for keeping you all ...

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TOMMY LEE Leftover Material To Surface On Big, Small Screens

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer TOMMY LEE will have two leftover tracks from the recording sessions for his latest CD, Never A Dull Moment, used as the background music in a couple of upcoming movies, including a documentary starring actress Daryl Hannah in her undercover role as a stripper. "[Daryl Hannah] did this documentary on strippers ...

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TOMMY LEE's Girl Wins Go-Go Dance-Off

The following item appeared in today's edition of the New York Post: Don't mess with Mayte's man. Tommy Lee's girlfriend used her dancing prowess to vanquish a rival Monday at Lotus [in New York City]. A scantily clad strumpet was bumping and grinding atop the tables of Scott Stapp and his band CREED, DMX and ...

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KISS' GENE SIMMONS: No Tour Planned For The Fall

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has shot down as "not true" a recent Internet rumor that KISS is planning a major tour for the fall of 2002 with the line-up of Simmons, Paul Stanley, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer and that new characters and outfits are being designed for Eric and Tommy—information that had supposedly originated ...

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TOMMY LEE Denies Engagement, Lashes Out At PAM

The following item appeared in today's edition of the New York Post: Are Tommy Lee and Mayte engaged? The wild rocker — embroiled in a custody case with his ex, Pamela Anderson — is currently on tour with Prince's ex-wife. They've been performing in wild outfits and funky hats designed by Ivy Supersonic. In their ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: PAUL HUGE Out, PSYCHEDELIC FURS Axeman In

GUNS N' ROSES have replaced guitarist Paul Huge (a.k.a. Paul Tobias) with ex-LOVE SPIT LOVE/PSYCHEDELIC FURS axeman Richard Fortus, according to Allstar. A press release confirming GNR's just-announced London Arena show fails to mention Huge, and instead lists Fortus' name as a third guitarist. Sources close to the FURS have reportedly confirmed that he has ...

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BOB DAISLEY: Recent OZZY Reissues Are Insult To RANDY RHOADS' Memory

Former OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Bob Daisley is continuing his fight in the court of public opinion over the fact that OZZY's early solo albums were recently re-issued with re-recorded bass and drum tracks courtesy of current OSBOURNE bassist Robert Trujillo and drummer Mike Bordin. Speaking to Chart Attack, Daisley acknowledged being responsible for all of ...

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