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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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DOKKEN: Tour Dates Announced

DOKKEN have lined up the following dates during November/December: Nov. 13 - Monterrey, MEX @ Auditorio Coca-Cola * Dec. 03 - Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre Dec. 04 - Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre Dec. 06 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Velvet Room Dec. 07 - Boise, ID @ Big Easy Dec. ...

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TOMMY LEE Confirms Recording Session With NIKKI SIXX

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee has spoken to MTV.com about the reports that a CRÜE reunion tour is currently being planned and is scheduled to kick off in early 2005. "I did get together with Nikki [Sixx, CRÜE bassist] and record a couple of tracks," Lee said. "But as far as all four of ...

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Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Singer AL ATKINS Recording More Material For Solo Album

Original JUDAS PRIEST singer Al Atkins will enter the studio on October 29 to record the seventh song for his upcoming solo project, entitled "Demon Deceiver". The track, entitled "Bleeding", will feature contributions from the following musicians: Pete Emms (bass), Mike de Jager (guitar), Simon Lees (guitar, BUDGIE) and Mick Hales (drums). As previously reported, ...

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ULI JON ROTH Confirmed For Romania's ROCK MY HEART FESTIVAL

Legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth has been invited to play at the Rock My Heart Festival in Bucharest, Romania on November 6, 2004 at the Sport Arena. He will perform three songs by Jimi Hendrix as part of "The Jimi Hendrix Concert" which also features Mick Abrahams and Brian Robertson as guest guitarists. Uli's backing ...

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ANTIMATTER Set Title For New Album

Britain's ANTIMATTER, a group made up of current and past members of popular post-metal merchants ANATHEMA, have set "Planetary Confinement" as the title of their third album, tentatively due in February. "The album is acoustic-based, and will have a much more organic feel than 'Saviour' or 'Lights Out', this time featuring natural strings, piano and ...

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