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TOMMY LEE Asking $2.6 Million For Malibu Home

MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee is asking $2.6 million for the six-bedroom, six-bathroom Malibu house where he filmed his now-infamous sex tape with former wife Pamela Anderson, according to People magazine. The 7,400 square foot house, which was built on 2.5 acres, and features a media room, a three-car garage and an elevator, also has ...

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TWISTED TOWER DIRE Hard At Work On New Album

Virginia's "classic metal" act TWISTED TOWER DIRE are currently at Killabrew Studios in Annandale, VA with producer Matt Crooks (DIVISION) recording their fourth album, "Netherworlds", for Germany's Remedy Records. The track listing for the CD includes: 01. Starshine 02. Netherworlds 03. Fortress 04. Casualty of Cruel Times 05. Tales of Submission 06. The Killing Kind ...

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DROWNING POOL: Starting All Over

DROWNING POOL guitarist C.J. Pierce recently spoke to Carolyn Lamberson of The Register-Guard about rebuilding the band following the death of lead singer Dave Williams in August 2002 due to an undiagnosed heart condition. Regarding Williams' replacement, Jason "Gong" Jones, Pierce said, "He's a super nice guy, he's got a big heart. But ...

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DECONSTRUCT To Open For DROWNING POOL, HED(PE) In California

Sacramento, California's DECONSTRUCT will support DROWNING POOL and HED(PE) at the Boardwalk in Orangevale, CA this Wednesday, November 24. DECONSTRUCT, who opened for KORN at the Arco Arena in Sacramento on November 12, recently appeared on the debut episode of MTV's "Battle For Ozzfest". The band are currently completing work on their full-length album, "The ...

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VOLBEAT To Support HELMET In Amsterdam

Danish metallers VOLBEAT will support HELMET at the Melkweg in Amsterdam, Holland on December 16. VOLBEAT's recently completed debut album, "The Strength/The Sound/The Songs", is expected to surface in early 2005 via New Aeon Media (a subsidiary of Holland's Karmageddon Media). The CD was recorded at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen ...

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Killer Who Cited METALLICA Song Spared Death

For a second time this year, a San Antonio man who chanted the chorus to METALLICA's "No Remorse" after fatally shooting a man in the head in Corpus Christi and robbing him of $13 twenty years ago avoided the Texas death chamber when the U.S. Supreme Court stopped his scheduled execution the same day he ...

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DROWNING POOL And (HED)PE Hit The Road Together

Texas-based heavy rockers DROWNING POOL and L.A. rap-metal act (HED)PE will hit the road together for a string of shows beginning on November 23 in San Diego, California and wrapping up on December 17 in Toledo, Ohio, according to Launch Radio Networks. DROWNING POOL continue to support their second album, "Desensitized", while (HED)PE will release ...

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TOMMY LEE's Autobiography Moves Up To No. 12 On NY TIMES Bestseller List

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee's autobiography, "Tommyland", published last month via Atria Books (the hardcover imprint of Simon & Schuster), is currently at No. 12 on The New York Times Hardcover Nonfiction Bestseller list. In "Tommyland", Lee describes his party-boy escapades, bedding porn stars, wooing Pam Anderson and making that famous videotape with her, ...

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MORGOTH: Two-CD 'Best Of' Collection Due In January

Legendary German death metallers MORGOTH will release a posthumous "best of" collection in January 2005 via Century Media Records. MORGOTH was one of the first, best and most important death metal bands from Germany. Their first demo was recorded in 1987 and their first tour was with AUTOPSY and PESTILENCE in 1990, the same year ...

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TAPPING THE VEIN In Pre-Production With NEIL KERNON

Philadelphia's TAPPING THE VEIN are currently in pre-production with renowned producer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, QUEENSRŸCHE, CANNIBAL CORPSE) for the follow-up to 2002's "The Damage", tentatively due next year via Nuclear Blast Records. Kernon apparently contacted the band while they were in the middle of writing material for their sophomore album and expressed interest in producing ...

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SKINLESS Part Ways With Singer, Seek Replacement

New York-based death metallers SKINLESS have issued the following statement via their official web site: "After a decade of giving 110% to SKINLESS, vocalist Sherwood Webber is leaving the band. He is pursuing other opportunities in life that wouldn't be possible while playing in a serious touring band. We thank Sherwood for his dedication, energy ...

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ILL NINO Scrap Tour, Blame Promoters

ILL NINO have scrapped their previously announced "We Salute You Tour" with DROWNING POOL, FLAW, 40 BELOW SUMMER and CANDIRIA. "The tour was cancelled because of lack of securing the venues, and lack of proper advertising," reads a posting on ILL NINO's web site. "The promoters responsible for the tour, Nocturnal Productions, did a terrible ...

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TOMMY LEE Discusses Child-Drowning Incident At His Home

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee recently spoke to ABC's "20/20" about the incident in 2001 when a horrible tragedy took place at his home. A boy drowned during his 5-year-old son Brandon's birthday party. The male nanny of young Daniel Karven-Veres told Lee he was going to a rock concert, leaving the child in ...

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ILL NINO To Tour With DROWNING POOL, FLAW, 40 BELOW SUMMER

ILL NINO have posted the following message on their official web site: "Hello everyone, weve been home for a couple of weeks now hanging with our families and friends, writing new material, finalizing the DVD, and getting ready to hit the road once again. The We Salute You Tour 2004 featuring ILL NINO, DROWNING POOL, ...

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P.O.D. Guitarist Releases Solo Album: More Details Revealed

P.O.D. guitarist Jason Truby, who replaced founding member Marcos Curiel in February 2003, has released a 24-track solo acoustic album, entitled "String Theory", via the group's web site. Truby reportedly played a remarkable nineteen guitars (including McGill, Ryan, Charis, Breedlove, Lowden, Langejans, Pimentel, Godin reso, and Sitar) on the album, which was produced "using a ...

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VINCE NEIL Collaborates With DESMOND CHILD On New Solo Single

MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil has collaborated with songwriting legend Desmond Child (BON JOVI, AEROSMITH, RICKY MARTIN) on a new song called "Promise Me". A video for the track will be filmed during Neil's appearance at The Palms Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV on October 3. The free event, which will serve as ...

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CHROMA KEY: New Album Due In November

InsideOut Music has set a November 9 release date for the new album from CHROMA KEY, entitled "Graveyard Mountain Home". The CD was produced and mixed in Istanbul, Turkey by the project's mastermind Kevin Moore (ex-DREAM THEATER, FATES WARNING) between September 2003 and September 2004. The track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. ...

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JESTER'S FUNERAL To Enter Studio Next Month

German metallers JESTER'S FUNERAL will enter the studio on October 18 to begin recording their fourth album, tentatively due in early 2005 through an as-yet-undetermined label. "We will produce the album on our own, supported by the SoundSquare production team from Duesseldorf and by our former bass player Holger Wies," the band write on their ...

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AC/DC Meets DAN RATHER? Audio Available

ECC reports: Years ago, The Evolution Control Committee put out a 7" single on the Eerie Materials label called "Rocked By Rape". The single's A-side blended together CBS anchor Dan Rather rapping violent rhetoric over a plodding beat of collaged AC/DC riffs. The B-side starts with a cut-up of dialogue explaining how to ...

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QUEEN Inducted Into HOLLYWOOD'S ROCKWALK: Photos Available

Surviving QUEEN members Brian May and Roger Taylor were inducted into Hollywood's RockWalk on Wednesday (Sept. 8) following the Las Vegas premiere of the musical "We Will Rock You", a rock theatrical stage show featuring 20 of QUEEN's greatest hits. Their handprints will be placed in cement along with a special plaque in memory of ...

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TOMMY LEE To Discuss PAMELA, Child Drowning In Upcoming Tell-All

Roger Friedman of FoxNews.com has details behind former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee's tell-all "TommyLand" (cover), which is scheduled for release next month. Among the topics Lee tackles is his long running on-again, off-again relationship with Pamela Anderson, including the famous sex video they made, which later became public. He also addresses the ...

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DAMAGEPLAN To Play Free Show In Illinois

DAMAGEPLAN, the new band formed by ex-PANTERA members Dimebag Darrell (guitar) and Vinnie Paul (drums), will play a free concert at at Davis Park in Rockford, IL on September 18, according to the Rockford Register Star. No opening acts have yet been announced for the show. Gates open at 4 p.m., with the first band ...

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VOLBEAT Set Release Date For Debut Album

Danish metallers VOLBEAT have set a November 1 release date through New Aeon Media (a subsidiary of Holland's Karmageddon Media) for their debut album, "The Strength/The Sound/The Songs". The CD was recorded at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen (RAUNCHY, INVOCATOR) and contains re-recorded tracks from the group's two demos, as well ...

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