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Hard Rock Musicians Get Charitable

Sebastian Bach (ex-SKID ROW), Nikki Sixx (MÖTLEY CRÜE), Tommy Lee (ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE), and Steven Adler (ex-GUNS N' ROSES) are among the hard rock musicians scheduled to appear Saturday night (May 31) at the "Meatloaf & Friends All Star Jam & Pool Party" at Skin at the Palms in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event will be ...

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TOMMY LEE To Publish 'Misunderstood' In The Fall

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee has reportedly set "Misunderstood" as the title for his upcoming autobiography, due in the fall through Atria Books, the hardcover imprint of Simon & Schuster. The book, which was originally rumored to have been titled "Ragz to Riches", will contain many details not included in the CRÜE's best-selling band ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION Select Producer, Prepare To Record Debut CD

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, the new band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx and L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns, have tapped Steve Thompson (KORN, METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES) to produce their debut album, tentatively due before the end of the year through an as-yet-undisclosed label. The group, who recently parted ways with former MÖTLEY CRÜE singer ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's SIXX Biting Off More Than He Can Chew

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx told Contra Costa Times that he is launching his own clothing line adorned with designs of body art he's accumulated since age 17. N. Sixx by Dragonfly offers fans of the bad-boy rocker the chance to emulate his style without the pain or permanence of the real thing. "Some of ...

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TOMMY LEE At Police Celebrity Golf Tournament

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee was on hand Saturday (May 17) for the 32nd Annual Police Celebrity Golf Tournament on Ranch Park Golf Course in Los Angeles, California. The golf tournament is the major fundraising event of the Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation, which assists Los Angeles Police Department personnel experiencing catastrophic circumstances including ...

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FU MANCHU Working On New Material

FU MANCHU drummer Scott Reeder has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "The band has been working the past two and half weeks doing some pre-production on new songs with the man behind the sonic assault of our live album, Mr. Brian J. Dobbs. He is a veteran of the mix ...

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TOMMY LEE Released From Probation In Spousal Abuse Case

The spousal abuse case against Tommy Lee was reduced to a misdemeanor Thursday (May 8) and the former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer was released from a probation sentence he had been serving for the past five years for allegedly assaulting ex-wife Pamela Anderson, according to the Associated Press. Los Angeles County Superior Court spokesman Kyle Christopherson ...

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Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist STRADLIN Subject Of Upcoming Biography

Black Market Publishing has formally announced plans for the first-ever biography of legendary GUNS N' ROSES rhythm guitar player and lead songwriter Izzy Stradlin. Set to be released in the spring of 2004, this biography promises to deliver for fans the full story on one of hard rock's most intriguing and elusive icons, chronicling Izzy's ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's SIXX Has A 'Blast' At AVRIL LAVIGNE Concert

MÖTLEY CRÜE/BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION bassist Nikki Sixx has posted the following message to the "Rock'n'Roll Diary" section of CRÜE's official web site: "I did take my daughter Storm to AVRIL LAVIGNE last night [May 1]… That was cool to see her eyes light up with that look when she took the stage... She sang every ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Singer To Issue Live Album

MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil will issue a live album, titled "Live One Night Only" (view CD cover here), on May 27 through Image Entertainment. The album reportedly showcases Vince and his solo band "performing to perfection" some of the most recognizable songs in rock from one of the most famous rock clubs ...

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Us Weekly: TOMMY LEE And MAYTE Call It Quits

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee and his fiancée, dancer Mayte Garcia, have called it quits, according to Us Weekly. A source tells the mag that Garcia is "devastated, shocked and upset because Tommy dumped her." Lee, 40, and Garcia, 29, supposedly had a wedding date set for July 4 in either Malibu, California, where ...

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COAL CHAMBER Finishing Up Work On B-Sides/Rarities Album

COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara is scheduled to hit the studio later this week to record vocals for an unfinished track from the "Chamber Music" sessions. The song in question will be included on the group's upcoming B-sides/rarities album, "Giving The Devil His Due", slated for release on June 17 through Roadrunner Records. Fafara's side ...

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NIKKI SIXX: 'The Heroin Diaries' Will Tell It Like It Was

The Ear magazine spoke with MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx about his soon-to-be-published book of journal entries, dubbed "The Heroin Diaries", which he expects to have out by Christmas. "There are two different ways to look at it," Sixx said. "One is a bird's-eye view of a story, 'The Year In A Life Of…' and ...

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TOMMY LEE Cleared In Accidental Drowning Death Lawsuit

Jurors on Thursday cleared ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee of liability in the June 2001 accidental drowning death of four-year-old Daniel Karven-Veres, a playmate of Lee and ex-wife Pamela Anderson's son, Brandon. "Although I am relieved that the court has found me not negligent, there are no winners in this sad situation," Lee said in ...

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