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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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JUDAS PRIEST Singer Jams With ANTHRAX In Cleveland

JUDAS PRIEST frontman Tim "Ripper" Owens joined ANTHRAX onstage during their appearance at Agora Theater in Cleveland on May 15. "Tim came down with his very pregnant wife Jeannie and [ANTHRAX singer] John [Bush] called him up on stage to do 'Madhouse' with us," guitarist Scott Ian wrote on ANTHRAX's official web site. "Ripper tore ...

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THE DREAMING: Demo Track Posted Online

THE DREAMING, the new project featuring former STABBING WESTWARD frontman Chris Hall and ex-STAR 69 members Johnny Haro (drums) and Warren Huart (guitar), have posted a 75-second clip of the demo track "Let It Burn" at this location. The band, who are currently unsigned, have reportedly been demoing material with producer/engineer Bryan Carlstrom ...

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GARDENIAN Begin Mixing New Album

Sweden's GARDENIAN have completed the recording sessions for their as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2000's "Sindustries" and are currently mixing the effort at Gothenburg's Studio Fredman for a tentative late 2003 release through an as-yet-undetermined label. "When the mixing is done GARDENIAN will start shopping for a new record deal," the band write on their official web ...

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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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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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THE DREAMING: Set List Unveiled

THE DREAMING, the new project featuring former STABBING WESTWARD frontman Chris Hall and ex-STAR 69 members Johnny Haro (drums) and Warren Huart (guitar), made their live debut on April 13 at The Gig in Hollywood, California. The group's set list for the evening was as follows: 01. Drowning (THE DREAMING song, not the SW song) ...

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TOMMY LEE's Ex-Wife Won't Testify In Wrongful Death Lawsuit

A Los Angeles County judge ruled yesterday that former "Baywatch" babe Pamela Anderson will not testify in a lawsuit against her ex-husband, Tommy Lee, who's accused of negligence in the drowning death of a 4-year-old boy, the New York Post has reported. Lawyers for the parents of Daniel Karven-Veres — who died at Lee's Malibu ...

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TOMMY LEE: Back In Santa Monica Court

Tommy Lee appeared in Santa Monica Court yesterday morning (April 15) for more testimony from witnesses in a wrongful death civil trial involving the former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer. Check out the pictures here. The lawsuit claims Lee was negligent in the drowning of 4-year-old Daniel Karven-Veres, who was attending a swim party at ...

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TOMMY LEE Appears In Santa Monica Court: Photos Available

Tommy Lee appeared in Santa Monica Court yesterday morning (April 8) for the opening statements in a wrongful death civil trial involving the former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer. Check out the pictures here. The lawsuit claims Lee was negligent in the drowning of 4-year-old Daniel Karven-Veres, who was attending a swim party at the ...

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Wrongful Death Trial Begins For Former MÖTLEY CRÜE Drummer

Opening statements in a wrongful death civil trial involving former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee were expected Tuesday after a jury was selected, according to the Associated Press. The lawsuit claims Lee was negligent in the drowning of 4-year-old Daniel Karven-Veres, who was attending a swim party at the musician's Malibu home. The boy, whose ...

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Former NEUROTICA Singer Auditions For DROWNING POOL

Former NEUROTICA frontman Kelly Shaefer has reportedly tried out for the DROWNING POOL singer slot left vacant by the death of Dave Williams. Shaefer, who was recently linked with the new group formed by the former GUNS N' ROSES members Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum, didn't land the DROWNING POOL gig and has since ...

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Toxic Smoke Suspected In Deaths Of GREAT WHITE Concert Fire Victims

Death certificates issued for some of the victims of the GREAT WHITE concert fire are leading lawyers to focus on whether the toxic fumes rendered the nightclub's patrons incapable of escaping the fast-moving blaze, according to The Providence Journal. The death certificates show that some of the victims died from inhaling "products of combustion" and ...

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THE WILDHEARTS' GINGER Offers Iraq Solution

Frontman Ginger of the British band THE WILDHEARTS has issued yet another message condemning President George Bush over his foreign policy and the possibility of the U.S. waging war on Iraq. It reads as follows: "I believe that to make this world work efficiently we need to unify and act as a world, and not ...

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H.I.M. Launch Search For Support Band

According to the Finnish daily newspaper Ilta-Sanomat, H.I.M., MTV Europe and Jägermeister are looking for a band to support H.I.M. on their next European tour, which is scheduled to take place in the fall. During the spring, MTV will be airing a trailer with further instructions for groups to follow if they wish to be ...

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NEW ENGLAND METAL AND HARDCORE FESTIVAL: Lineup Announced!

SUPERJOINT RITUAL, MESHUGGAH, THE HAUNTED, SUFFOCATION and LAMB OF GOD are among the artists scheduled to appear at this year's New England Metal And Hardcore Festival, set to take place on May 16-17 at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts. The compete lineup for the fesatival is as follows: Friday, May 16 (3:00 p.m. doors): OPETH ...

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AEROSMITH Drummer Demolishes House, Builds New Home

AEROSMITH drummer Joey Kramer has taken the bulldozer to his 15-room mansion south of Boston to build cozier quarters in its place, according to the Associated Press. The 52-year-old rocker had put the 1910 Georgian colonial on the market in 2001 for $3.75 million but opted to downsize the residence instead after it failed to ...

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GARDENIAN Announce New Lineup, Begin Work On Fourth Album

Sweden's GARDENIAN have resurfaced after a lengthy, self-imposed hiatus and have announced details of a new lineup and album. Joining guitarist Niklas Engelin and drummer Thim Blom in the group's latest incarnation are TIME REQUIEM singer Apollo Papathanasio and former GOOSEFLESH bassist Robert Hakemo. Kriss Albertsson, who previously played bass in the group, remains a ...

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KRITICKILL Turn Down NICKELBACK Offer

Killeen, Texas-based act KRITICKILL have reportedly turned down a record deal offer from 604 Records, the label venture headed by NICKELBACK frontman Chad Kroeger and his longtime attorney Jonathan Simkin. Although no specific reason was given for their decision, the group are said to have ended contract negotiations with the label on the advice of ...

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DROWNING POOL: 'We Are Not Looking For DAVE WILLIAMS II'

Since reconvening late last year, the surviving members of DROWNING POOL have written more than half a dozen instrumental songs, which drummer Mike Luce described to Rolling Stone as ranging from their heaviest material ever to a track that might be their lightest (tentatively titled "Pussy Control"). "The only thing that kept us positive was ...

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