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Former IMPELLITTERI Singer To Perform In Orlando

Former IMPELLITTERI frontman Rob Rock and his RAGE OF CREATION band will be appearing at the re-opening of the Station club on Saturday, September 27 in Orlando, Florida. Rock and the band "will perform on their brand new state-of-the-art stage with spectacular sound and lights, and a completely brand new concert venue," reads a post ...

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TOMMY LEE Recruits Top Musicians For Upcoming 'Drummers' Album

SEVENDUST's Morgan Rose, FOO FIGHTERS mainman Dave Grohl, GODSMACK vocalist Sully Erna and JANE'S ADDICTION's Stephen Perkins have been approached by former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee about contributing to a drummers album that Lee is putting together. The disc, currently in the planning stages, will feature a variety of multi-talented stick-bashers on various instruments, ...

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Review: EVANESCENCE Gives Fans What They Want At Saltair

Dan Nailen of The Salt Lake Tribune reports that "EVANESCENCE could end up as this year's Norah Jones, minus the critical hoopla and substituting Jones' yuppie fan base with rabid, fist-pumping teenagers. "Like Jones, the Little Rock, Ark., band led by singer Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody seemingly appeared from nowhere. They scored a ...

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SAMMY HAGAR: EDDIE VAN HALEN Has Lost Touch

Former VAN HALEN singer Sammy Hagar recently spoke to Goldmine magazine about frequent jam partner/VH bassist Michael Anthony's views on the current VAN HALEN situation. "[Michael is] basically like everyone else out there," Hagar said. "He's completely lost touch with any of the VAN HALEN situation. He hasn't talked to any of those guys in ...

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'THE SHARON OSBOURNE SHOW': First-Week Guests, Performers Announced

Sharon Osbourne's new, nationally syndicated talk show premieres on Monday, Sept. 15, with Justin Timberlake and Wynonna Judd. The rest of the first week's guests and featured musical performers will include Macy Gray (9/16), Lance Bass and Keanu Reeves (9/17) and Brian McKnight (9/19), according to Hits Daily Double. Other scheduled guests include actors Mo'nique, ...

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HUSTLER Magazine Now 'Rocks'

After 30 years of hardcore publication, Hustler magazine is changing face. As of August 2003, Hustler added a new rock section, featuring the biggest names in music. The change came about when Hustler decided to take an edgier tone. For that reason, Hustler brought in Nancy B. Sayle, a 20-year music industry veteran, as the ...

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EVANESCENCE Singer Weighs In On BRITNEY And CHRISTINA

EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee weighed in on today's crop of pop divas during a recent guest appearance on 104 FM in Washington D.C. with Haber and Erin. "There are so many of these stupid pop divas that are really going down lately," Lee said. "They're going down, they really are. It's not the big thing ...

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AMY LEE Says EVANESCENCE's Music Is 'Something Completely New'

EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee recently spoke to Tacoma's The News Tribune about the overhelming media attention that is helping her band become the first hard-rock act in recent memory to produce a female frontperson who generates anything resembling the kind of star power and charisma of icons such as Robert Plant, Ozzy Osbourne, or more ...

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Singer AMY LEE Helps Give EVANESCENCE Substance

Joel Francis of The Kansas City Star reports that EVANESCENCE singer "Amy Lee is a rare person in rock music: a woman fronting a hard-rock band, and a rising musician who cares more about her songs than her album sales. "Her band, EVANESCENCE, is an unusual rock band. In the age of homogeneous radio playlists, ...

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DOWNSET Complete Work On New Album

DOWNSET have completed work on their new album, "Universal", tentatively due before the end of the year through an as-yet-undisclosed label. The 11-song CD was produced by guitarist Brian "Ares" Schwager and features the band lineup of Ares, Rey Orepeza (vocals), Chris Lee (drums) and Rico Villasenor (bass). The tentative track listing for "Universal" is ...

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BYFIST: Texas Dates Announced

Texas metalheads BYFIST, who feature in their ranks former REVEREND members Davey Lee and Nacho Vara, have lined up the following gigs during September/October: Sep. 14 – Houston, TX @ 19th Hole (w/ SHADOWKEEP) Sep. 19 – San Antonio, TX @ Sam's (w/ SHADOWKEEP) Oct. 17 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Zero's BYFIST will release ...

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TOMMY LEE Gives SHANNON DOHERTY A Thong, Hopes To Get Lucky

Hellraising rocker Tommy Lee was so desperate to woo actress Shannon Doherty in a plush California eatery, he bought her two sexy thongs. The former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer — ex-husband of "Baywatch" babe Pamela Anderson — began his quest to date the brunette by sending an expensive bottle of champagne to her table at the ...

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MONSTROSITY Complete Work On 'Rise To Power'

Long-running Florida death metallers MONSTROSITY have finished mixing their new album, "Rise To Power". The CD was recorded at Audio Hammer studios in Sanford, Florida with engineer Jason Suceof and is set for release on September 23 through Conquest Music Inc. The lineup for the album is Jason Avery (vocals), Tony Norman (guitars), Lee Harrison ...

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TOMMY LEE To Guest On 'The Sharon Osbourne Show'

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee will be a featured guest on "The Sharon Osbourne Show", which is set to premiere on Monday, September 15 on the WB network. According to an official press release, "Sharon's male celebrity guests will get to go 'Under the Covers' — she'll interview them while tucked into an on-stage ...

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THE 69 EYES: 'Best Of' CD, DVD Details Revealed

Finnish goth-metallers THE 69 EYES will release a new "best of" CD and their first-ever DVD on September 26 through Gaga Goodies/Poko Rekords/EMI. "Framed In Blood - The Very Blessed Of The 69 Eyes" is a compilation CD featuring THE 69 EYES' "goth 'n' roll classics," while the "Helsinki Vampires" DVD will include a live ...

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HUGHES TURNER PROJECT: New Sound Clips Posted Online

HUGHES TURNER PROJECT (HTP), the collaboration between former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes and ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner, have posted several sound clips from their sophomore album, "II", due on September 29 through MTM Music. The follow-up to the group's self-titled debut features guest appearances from guitarist Steve Vai (DAVID LEE ROTH, ...

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BYFIST: New Song Available For Download

Texas metalheads BYFIST, who feature in their ranks former REVEREND members Davey Lee and Nacho Vara, have posted a new track, titled "Guaranteed Death", in MP3 format at this location. The "ass-kickin' power metal" cut, originally written for what would have been the next REVEREND album (before former METAL CHURCH frontman David Wayne ...

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Former BLUE MURDER Bassist To Release Second Solo Album

Bassist extraordinaire Tony Franklin (BLUE MURDER, THE FIRM) will release his second solo album in Japan on August 21 through JVC Records. Titled "Wonderland", the CD features guest appearances by Franklin's former BLUE MURDER bandmate Carmine Appice (drums, ex-OZZY OSBOURNE, VANILLA FUDGE), Gregg Bissonette (DAVID LEE ROTH, JOE SATRIANI), and a rare vocal appearance by ...

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TOMMY LEE Reels In The Women

The New York Daily News reports that former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee showed no signs he was back with Pamela Anderson during a visit to the Penthouse Executive Club last week, arriving with two women — neither of whom were Anderson or his ex-gal pal Mayte Garcia. Even the two women he arrived with ...

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DEEP PURPLE/URIAH HEEP Supergroup To Begin Mixing Debut Album

The new supergroup featuring members of URIAH HEEP, DEEP PURPLE and OZZY OSBOURNE's former bass player Bob Daisley is putting the finishing touches on its debut album, tentatively due in late 2003/early 2004 through an as-yet-undisclosed label. The as-yet-unnamed band, which consists of Daisley, Lee Kerslake (URIAH HEEP) on drums, Jon Lord (DEEP PURPLE) and ...

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TOMMY LEE Flips The Bird

The New York Post is reporting that former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee kept his temper in check when Fox News Channel anchor Neil Cavuto asked him about his checkered past. But New York magazine reports the rocker, once arrested for beating his ex-wife, Pam Anderson, showed his anger off camera. Lee returned to the ...

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RUSH: Busy, Not Hurried

The Toronto Sun spoke to RUSH guitarist Alex Lifeson about the group's upcoming two-DVD set, "Rush In Rio", due in September. "I've been in the studio with the mixing portion of it for the last seven weeks," he said. "We still have another couple of weeks to go on it. [Bassist/vocalist] Geddy [Lee] has been ...

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TOMMY LEE No Longer 'Misunderstood', Book To Surface In The Spring

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee has reportedly scrapped "Misunderstood" as the title for his upcoming autobiography, now due in the spring through Atria Books, the hardcover imprint of Simon & Schuster. As previously reported, the book, which was originally rumored to have been titled "Ragz to Riches", will contain many details not included in ...

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