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TOMMY LEE Gets Interviewed By PLAYBOY Playmates

TOMMY LEE and his band were recently interviewed by Playboy magazine's 2000 Playmate of the Year, Jodi Ann Paterson, and Miss October 2001, Stephanie Heinrich, poolside at Playboy founder Hugh Hefner's "Playmate House" in Los Angeles, California. To see the results in streaming video, click here. ...

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PAUL STANLEY: "KISS Fans Are Free To Come And Go As They Please"

KISS frontman Paul Stanley has all but admitted that various members of the group were credited for performing on many of the band's albums even when session musicians were used to complete the projects instead. When asked for the reason guest musicians were never credited for their performances on the group's albums, Stanley replied that ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's NIKKI SIXX To Form New Band?

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx is contemplating starting a new band, according to Sixx's latest posting on CRÜE's official message board. "I'm thinking of starting a new band… 'cause its doesn't look like Tommy, Vince, Nikki and Mars are gonna be on stage anytime too soon together…. NO, this is not the demise of MÖTLEY ...

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THE OSBOURNES Go Apartment Hunting In New York City

The following article appeared in today's edition of the New York Post: June 30, 2002 — There goes the neighborhood. The Osbournes may be America's favorite dysfunctional family, but Upper East Side residents have mixed emotions when it comes to welcoming them as possible neighbors. The Prince of Darkness and his kooky kin have been ...

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TYKOON: A New Swedish Melodic Hard Rock Supergroup

TYKOON is the name of a freshly-launched Stockholm band that features in its ranks guitarists Tommy Denander and Lars Chriss (LION'S SHARE), vocalist Leif Sundin (GREAT KING RAT, MICHAEL SCHENKER, JOHN NORUM), bassist Andy Loos (GLORY) and an as-yet-undisclosed drummer. "Tommy and I have been working hard on writing songs lately and so far it's ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: "Chinese Democracy" Scheduled For September Release

The current incarnation of GUNS N' ROSES—led by sole remaining original member Axl Rose—have reportedly set September 2nd as the release date for their perennially-delayed Chinese Democracy CD—nearly three years after the original release date, according to Undercover. Rose is said to have recorded over 70 songs for this record with various producers. In February, ...

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KISS Negotating With Large Indies, To Issue New Full-Length In 2003

Having recently parted ways with the Universal Records Group (i.e. Mercury/PolyGram), KISS' Gene Simmons has reportedly been talking to several large independent record labels—including Spitfire—about inking a new deal for the band. However, while recent speculation has centered around the release of the group's long-completed Alive IV project, it now appears that Simmons and partner ...

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BRAZEN MUSIC To Launch US Operations With GRIM FORCE Debut

Brazen Music, a brand new Los Angeles-based metal label, has inked a deal with Japanese death/thrash combo GRIM FORCE and will be issuing the group's debut CD, entitled Circulation to Conclusion, on October 1st. Brazen Music president/owner Tommy Kealty says: "We want to release the finest quality metal artists from all over the world. With ...

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DRAGONFORCE Shuffle Recording Studios For Upcoming Debut

British "melodic speed power metal" act DRAGONFORCE have decided against recording part of their debut album, entitled Valley of the Damned, at Denmark's Jailhouse studios with producer Tommy Hansen (i.e. HELLOWEEN, PRETTY MAIDS, etc.), and will now complete the sessions at England's Thin Ice studios with Karl Groom (producer/guitarist of THRESHOLD). A September 2nd release ...

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GODSMACK Part Ways With Drummer, Continue Work On New CD

GODSMACK have amicably parted ways with drummer Tommy Stewart, according to an official statement issued by the group. "Tommy is a great guy and a tremendous drummer," singer Sully Erna said. "We wish him all the success in the world. ... He deserves it." GODSMACK have yet to name a replacement for Stewart, who will ...

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AEROSMITH: First Summer Dates Announced

AEROSMITH have confirmed the following dates as part of their upcoming summer tour: Aug. 13 - Holmdel, NJ @ P.N.C. Bank Arts Center Aug. 22 - Boston, MA @ Tweeter Center Aug. 24 - Boston, MA @ Tweeter Center Aug. 28 – Wantagh, NY Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach ...

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IN FLAMES Set Release Date For New CD, Experience "Star Wars" Magic

Sweden's IN FLAMES have set September 3rd as the tentative release date for their as-yet-untitled new album, which was recently completed at Dug-Out Studio in Uppsala, Sweden with producer Daniel Bergstrand (i.e. MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STUCK MOJO). In other news, IN FLAMES got to experience the surreal on their recent North American tour with ...

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TWICE THE SUN Part Ways With Drummer, Seek Replacement

Miami, Florida's "alternative metal" act TWICE THE SUN have parted ways with drummer Tommy Garrett due to "creative differences". No replacement has yet been announced. As previously reported, TWICE THE SUN recently inked a deal with Roadrunner Records as a joint signing between R2 Publishing head Dave Bason (the man who brought THE STROKES to ...

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Ex-PRONG Drummer TED PARSONS: The New PRONG Is A Joke

Former PRONG/GODFLESH drummer Ted Parsons has slammed PRONG mainman Tommy Victor for resurrecting the group with all-new members and attempting to pick up where the band left off at the time of their original split in 1996. "I wanted to continue PRONG with Tommy in 1996 when we got dropped from Epic [Records]," Parsons wrote ...

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DRAGONFORCE To Film Upcoming Gig

British "melodic speed power metal" act DRAGONFORCE will film their upcoming gig as support to VIRGIN STEELE at the Underground Club in London, England on June 4th. Clips of the performance will likely be posted via the group's official web site in the weeks to come. As previously reported, DRAGONFORCE entered the studio on May ...

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TOMMY LEE: "I'm Gonna Give KID ROCK A Hug And A Kiss"

When asked recently to comment on his ex-wife Pamela Anderson's upcoming nuptials with KID ROCK, former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer and current solo artist Tommy Lee had the following to say: "I got nothing bad to say about him. If anything, I'm gonna give him a hug and kiss when I see him, because [Pam]'s truly ...

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TOMMY LEE: Why I Dropped METHODS OF MAYHEM Moniker

Tommy Lee recently spoke to Allstar about his decision to drop the METHODS OF MAYHEM moniker for his solo project and issue his latest effort, Never A Dull Moment, under his own name. "My producer, Scott Humphrey, goes, 'Here you are basically trying to start over from the ground up with METHODS OF MAYHEM, when ...

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TOMMY LEE To Perform New Single On "The Tonight Show"

TOMMY LEE will be performing his new single, "Hold Me Down", on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno tomorrow night (Wednesday, May 22nd). "Hold Me Down" comes off LEE's Never A Dull Moment CD, which comes out today through MCA Records. Meanwhile, TOMMY LEE bassist Marty O'Brien (ex-KILGORE/STATIC-X) has posted the following message via his ...

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TOMMY LEE: I'm Not Going Back To MOTLEY CRUE

Tommy Lee about his rumored interest in returning to MOTLEY CRUE for a reunion tour: "No. I keep telling everybody no. I actually asked [MOTLEY CRUE bassist] Nikki [Sixx] to take it off the [CRUE] web site. He's misleading people and that's not cool. It's strange, you know. He's asked me about it and I'm ...

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Former ALIEN Singer Bounces Back With Solo Release

Former ALIEN singer Jim Jidhed, one of the greatest voices of AOR, is coming back with his first solo album in 12 years. Containing material written largely by Jidhed himself, the singer's first solo album since 1990 is being produced by Tommy Denander and will also include songs penned by Steve Perry (JOURNEY), Cliff Magness ...

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DRAGONFORCE To Support VIRGIN STEELE At London Gig

British "melodic speed power metal" act DRAGONFORCE will reportedly support VIRGIN STEELE at the Underground Club in London, England on June 4th. As previously reported, DRAGONFORCE will enter the studio on May 27th to record their debut album, entitled Valley of the Damned, for a September 2nd release through Sanctuary/Noise Records. Recordings will reportedly take ...

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TOMMY LEE: I'm Not Stuck In A Time Warp

Tommy Lee comments on his role as frontman in his current group versus the drummer position he held in MOTLEY CRUE: "People are surprised. I know I'm a drummer by trade, but no one knows that I have been singing and playing guitar for years. I wrote and sang a lot of MOTLEY stuff on ...

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SOILENT GREEN: Recovering!

SOILENT GREEN vocalist Benjamin Falgoust has posted the following message via the group's official web site: "It has been quite an interesting last 5 months. I am sure some of you know about the December 4th, 2001 accident in Washington State during the Extreme Music for Extreme People tour. When we rolled our van and ...

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Former KISS Axeman Pays Tribute To 70s Glamsters SWEET

Former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick has contributed lead guitar to the track "Sweet FA" for an upcoming SWEET tribute album, to be released later this year. Appearing under the banner JK'S ALL STAR EXPERIENCE, Kulick is backed on the track by an all-Swedish cast consisting of, among others, bassist John Levn (ex-EUROPE), rhythm guitarist Lars ...

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