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MÖTLEY CRÜE: U.K. Tour Dates Announced

According to Britain's Metal Hammer magazine, the original MÖTLEY CRÜE lineup of Nikki Sixx (bass), Tommy Lee (drums), Vince Neil (vocals) and Mick Mars (guitar) will play the following U.K. dates in June 2005: Jun. 14 – Glasgow, UK @ SECC Jun. 15 - Manchester, UK @ MEN Jun. 17 - Cardiff, UK ...

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NIKKI SIXX: MICK MARS 'Looks Amazing'

MÖTLEY CRÜE/BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION bassist Nikki Sixx has posted the following message to the "Diary" section of CRÜE's official web site: "I was with Mick [Mars, MÖTLEY CRÜE guitarist] today… He looks amazing. I can't believe he just had his hip replaced and he's already walking around crackin' jokes... Strong motherfucker.... He said thanks to ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Guitarist Undergoes Hip-Replacement Surgery

MÖTLEY CRÜE guitarist Mick Mars underwent full hip replacement surgery in a minimally invasive surgical procedure Tuesday (Oct. 5) at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. Mars has been struggling with the chronic, degenerative illness, ankylosing spondylitis. Following the operation, surgeon Dr. Brad Penenberg said, "The surgery went extremely well and I expect him to ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Collaborate With AMERICAN HI-FI Singer

Singer-guitarist-songwriter Stacy Jones of the Boston-based quartet AMERICAN HI-FI has collaborated with MÖTLEY CRÜE on a song for CRÜE's upcoming CD, according to an update sent out to AMERICAN HI-FI's mailing list. "Vince Neil [vocals] wasn't around, so Stacy cut the vocals while Nikki Sixx [bass] and Tommy Lee [drums] were playing," the message reads. ...

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SOCIETY 1: DVD Details Revealed

SOCETY 1 have set a November 29 release date for their first-ever DVD, "Fearing the Exit". Included on the disc will be the following: * The entire record-breaking "Suspension Show", filmed live at The Key Club in LA in March 2004. See history being made as Matt "The Lord" Zane becomes the first rock singer ...

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THE CULT Stage Impromptu Reunion Concert At Fashion Show After-Party?

The New York Post's "Page Six" column reports: "Catwalking rock scions sexed up the Buddhist Punk fashion show the other night at the Maritime Hotel. Keith Richards' daughters Theodora and Alexandra joined Mick Jagger's daughter Lizzy on the runway, along with Christina Amphlett from the DIVINYLS, wannabe rocker Gina Gershon and actual models Rie Rasmussen, ...

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Canadian Heavy Metal Legend THOR To Star In 'The Intercessor'

Canadian heavy metal legend THOR (a.k.a. Jon Mikl Thor) is currently starrring starring in the movie "The Intercessor", a sci fi, horror thriller which is filming on location through September in Vancouver, B.C. and London, Ontario. The story is based on a concept of Thor's and will feature some very unique special effects. The film ...

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McFarlane Toys' MÖTLEY CRÜE Box Set To Retail For $50-$60

McFarlane Toys have officially announced the action figure box set release of the wildest rock band of the 1980s, MÖTLEY CRÜE. Vince Neil, Tommy Lee, Nikki Sixx and Mick Mars are featured in the set based on their "Shout at the Devil" album. Under a license from Signatures Network, the MÖTLEY CRÜE action figure box ...

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ANTIMATTER Members To Focus On Solo Albums

Following the release of ANTIMATTER's as-yet-untitled third album late this year Duncan Patterson (ex-ANATHEMA) and Mick Moss will both concentrate on solo releases for 2005. Duncan's DEATHCAP project was announced in 2002, and has been described as "post-acid horror, like the darker side of ANTIMATTER, only much more extreme." The album will be released through ...

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ANTIMATTER To Go 'All Natural' On Upcoming CD

Britain's ANTIMATTER, a group made up of current and past members of popular post-metal merchants ANATHEMA, have posted the following update at their official web site: "Recording is now complete for the English half of ANTIMATTER's as yet untitled third album. Mick recorded four tracks in mid-July ('A Portrait Of The Young Man As An ...

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BORN TO MURDER THIS WORLD: The Making Of An Extreme Metal Supergroup

Acclaimed Hungarian black metal vocalist Attila Csihar (ABORYM, ex-TORMENTOR, ex-MAYHEM) is tentatively planning on teaming up with Mick of ANAAL NATHRAKH, Shane Embury of NAPALM DEATH, Necrobutcher of MAYHEM and former CRADLE OF FILTH/DIMMU BORGIR drummer Nick Barker in a brand-new project called BORN TO MURDER THIS WORLD, the singer revealed in a recent interview ...

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Former BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Members Join Forces In VIOLENT STORM

VIOLENT STORM is the name of a new band founded by world-renowned bassist Mick Cervino (ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BLACKMORE'S NIGHT). Described as "a sonic barrage of stunning vocals, ripping guitars, relentless bass, and pounding drums, anchored around solid songwriting you won't soon forget," VIOLENT STORM's current lineup is completed by vocalist Yves Seguin (ex-LAST CALL, DRAGON ...

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MORTIFICATION: New Concert Date Announced

Australian Christian metallers MORTIFICATION have scheduled an "over 18" "Brain Cleaner" album launch party on Friday, July 30 at The Arthouse in Melbourne. Also appearing will be MEDUSA and CATWITCH. As previously reported, MORTIFICATION are confirmed to play a concert in Mexico City on November 20 with SAVIOUR MACHINE, NARNIA and EXOUSIA (previously announced headliners ...

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DOKKEN To Perform Acoustically At New Jersey In-Store

DOKKEN will be making an in-store appearance at Vintage Vinyl in Fords, New Jersey on Wednesday, July 14 at 7:00 p.m. The band will also be doing a short acoustic performance and will be signing copies of their new CD, "Hell To Pay", which will be on sale. Vintage Vinyl is located at 51 Lafayette ...

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SOCIETY 1 Enter The Studio To Record 'The Sound That Ends Creation'

SOCIETY 1 have entered NRG Studios in North Hollywood, California with producer Wade Norton (STATIC-X) to begin recording their second Earache album, "The Sound That Ends Creation". This marks the first recording with the current SOCIETY 1 line-up: founding members Matt "The Lord" Zane and Sin, with drummer Preston Nash (PRIMER 55, DOPE) and bassist ...

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MORTIFICATION, STRYPER, SAVIOUR MACHINE To Play Mexico City

Australian Christian metallers MORTIFICATION will play a huge concert in Mexico City on November 20 with STRYPER, SAVIOUR MACHINE, NARNIA and EXOUSIA. Additional MORTIFICATION dates in Sao Paulo, Brazil (Nov. 23) and Buenos Aires, Argentina (Nov 26) are also currently in the works. More information will be made available soon. As previously reported, MORTIFICATION's twelfth ...

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MORTAL SIN: New Live Photos Posted Online

HailMetal.com has uploaded several photos and a review of reunited Australian metal band MORTAL SIN performing live at The Corner Hotel, Richmond in Melbourne, Australia last Friday (June 11). Check it out here. As previously reported, MORTAL SIN will release a DVD of their first show back on the road (March 5, 2004 ...

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MASTODON To Tour With FEAR FACTORY, SWORN ENEMY

Relapse Records recording artists MASTODON have announced their first tour of 2004 in support of their highly anticipated new album, "Leviathan". MASTODON will team up with FEAR FACTORY for a month-long trek beginning July 26 in Towson, MD. The tour is scheduled to conclude August 22 in Las Vegas, NV with additional dates pending. MASTODON ...

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SOCIETY 1 Begin Recording New Album

SOCIETY 1 will enter NRG Studios in North Hollywood, Ca. on June 13 to begin recording their second, as-yet-untitled Earache album. Having worked with SOCIETY 1 on their Earache debut, "Exit Through Fear", engineer/producer Wade Norton (STATIC-X, ORGY) will be returning to engineer and co-produce the new album. After laying down the basic instrumental tracks ...

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SOCIETY 1: Singer MATT ZANE Escapes Felony Charge in Denver

SOCIETY 1 frontman Matt "The Lord" Zane narrowly escaped a felony charge in Denver last week, following an incident at a SOCIETY 1/ORGY show at a local nightclub. The incident began during SOCIETY 1's set when Zane stopped the show to confront a heckler who had been shouting relentless insults at the band. Zane offered ...

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MORTIFICATION: 'Brain Cleaner' Launch Party Announced

Australian Christian metallers MORTIFICATION have scheduled their official "Brain Cleaner" launch party on Saturday, June 19 at Southside Centre in Melbourne, Australia. Support at the show will come from FEARSCAPE. As previously reported, MORTIFICATION's twelfth studio album, "Brain Cleaner" (view cover here) was recently issued through the Rowe Productions label. The follow-up to ...

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METALLICA Special To Air On BBC RADIO ONE

To prepare fans for METALLICA's European tour, which starts in Copenhagen, Denmark on May 26, U.K. radio station BBC Radio 1 will be airing a METALLICA special this Thursday night (May 20) at 8:00 p.m. (U.K. time) during the Zane Lowe show. Listen online at bbc.co.uk. In other METALLICA-related news, fans going to ...

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