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Guitarist DJ ASHBA Rejects MÖTLEY CRÜE Rumors

Former BEAUTIFUL CREATURES guitarist DJ Ashba has rejected Internet reports that he will be playing with MÖTLEY CRÜE during the group's upcoming tour as the replacement for Mick Mars, whose poor health is said to be an ongoing concern with respect to CRÜE's upcoming heavy touring schedule. An apparently unsubstantiated rumor posted at several web ...

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SOCIETY 1: 'It Isn't Me' Video Nears Completion

SOCIETY 1 have finished shooting their fourth video, a nerve-rattling clip for the song Isn't Me". An adrenalized slab of SOCIETY 1's trademark industrial-metal shock-rock stomp, "It Isn't Me" is the lead-off track on the band's upcoming album, "The Sound That Ends Creation". With director Danny Roew at the helm, shooting took place December ...

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Guitarist DAVE NAVARRO Rejects MÖTLEY CRÜE Internet Report

Former JANE'S ADDICTION/RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS guitarist Dave Navarro has rejected an Internet report that he will be replacing guitarist Mick Mars on the upcoming MÖTLEY CRÜE tour. The report states that Navarro will be replacing Mars due to Mick's ongoing health problems. Writing on his official web site, Navarro said, "There is a rumor ...

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MICK MARS Says MÖTLEY CRÜE Is Reuniting Because Of 'Greed'

The four members of MÖTLEY CRÜE were recently interviewed by Metal Edge magazine for a cover story about their upcoming reunion tour. Several excerpts from guitarist Mick Mars's portion of the interview follow: Metal Edge: Other members of the band have said that they view the reunion as something vital in your recovery process. Do ...

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TOMMY LEE Says MÖTLEY CRÜE Reunion Tour Is 'Really Rushed'

The four members of MÖTLEY CRÜE were recently interviewed by Metal Edge magazine for a cover story about their upcoming reunion tour. Several excerpts from drummer Tommy Lee's portion of the interview follow: Metal Edge: Over the years, you were always the most vocal about not going back to MÖTLEY CRÜE. Why go back now? ...

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VIOLENT STORM Sign Japanese Record Deal

VIOLENT STORM, the new band formed by ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/BLACKMORE'S NIGHT bassist Mick Cervino, have inked a deal with a deal with King Records in Japan and Watanabe Music Publishing Japan. The group, whose sound is described as "a sonic barrage of stunning vocals, ripping guitars, relentless bass, and pounding drums, anchored around solid songwriting you ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Members To Partake In MSN LIVE Online Chats

MÖTLEY CRÜE members Nikki Six, Mick Mars, Vince Neil and Tommy Lee will each be participating in an online chat on MSN Live in January. The guys are expected to talk about their upcoming tour and some of their infamous moments together as a band. The chat dates/times are as follows: Nikki Sixx - Tuesday, ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE To Host VH1 CLASSIC's 'Metal Mania'

MÖTLEY CRÜE will reportedly be hosting the "Metal Mania" show on VH1 Classic Saturday night beginning at 11:00 p.m. As previously reported, MÖTLEY CRÜE will release a "greatest hits" collection, "Red, White & Crüe", chronicling the band's entire career. Scheduled for release on February 1 via the Hippo/Motley/UTV imprint, the set includes three brand-new CRÜE ...

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New MÖTLEY CRÜE Single Is A SIMPLE PLAN Leftover

Karen Bliss of JAM! Music is reporting that the new MÖTLEY CRÜE single, "If I Die Tomorrow", is actually a leftover song from SIMPLE PLAN's recording sessions for their latest album, "Still Not Getting Any..." The common denominator is Bob Rock, who produced the CRÜE's new material after completing work with the Montreal ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE To Play Puerto Rico In February

MÖTLEY CRÜE will play the first official reunion show with the group's original lineup on February 14, 2005 at Coliseo De Puerto Rico in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The band's tour will kick off three days later — on February 17 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. As previously reported, MÖTLEY CRÜE will release a "greatest hits" ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE: Behind-The-Scenes Report From Palladium Gig

MÖTLEY CRÜE's webmaster has posted the following message on the group's web site: "Today [Monday, Dec. 6] was huge, there's just no other way to describe what happened today! I knew things where going to get crazy, especially when the MÖTLEY server was shut down at 9AM due to all of the traffic we where ...

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DON DOKKEN Says GEORGE LYNCH Is His Own Worst Enemy

DOKKEN mainman Don Dokken recently spoke to KNAC.com's Jeff Kirby about his reputation for being "difficult" and ex-DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch, among other topics. A couple of excerpts from the interview follow: KNAC.com: There was a report that DOKKEN was slated to do a show at the Anaheim House of Blues, but that ...

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HENRY ROLLINS: Taking Time Off Terrifies Me

Punk rocker-turned-actor-turned-commentator Henry Rollins recently spoke to TV Guide about his new IFC series, "Henry's Film Corner", which airs the first Saturday of every month at midnight, and his talk-radio show in L.A. where he rants and raves about current film releases. "I used to park cars, shovel manure, work at lab facilities, ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Bassist Clears Up 'Bullshit' Session Musician Rumors

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has rejected Internet reports that the group's reunion single, "If I Die Tomorrow", features guest appearances by session musicians DJ Ashba (ex-BEAUTIFUL CREATURES) and Josh Freese (A PERFECT CIRCLE) on guitar and drums, respectively, in place of regular members Mick Mars and Tommy Lee. The song, which was co-written by ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE: 'Red, White And Crüe' Collection Due In Early 2005

MÖTLEY CRÜE have set "Red, White and Crüe" as the title of their upcoming greatest-hits collection, tentatively due in January/February 2005, informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The set is expected to include at least one new song recorded recently with the band's original lineup of Vince Neil (vocals), Nikki Sixx (bass), Tommy Lee (drums) and ...

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