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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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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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DEATHRIDE: Slideshow Posted Online

Santa Barbara, California's DEATHRIDE, the new project featuring COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, have released a slideshow for both dialup and broadband connections. You can view it here. DEATHRIDE are currently recording their debut album, tentatively titled "Thirteen", with producer Ross Hogarth (COAL CHAMBER, MÖTLEY CRÜE, FASTER PUSSYCAT). It is due in July ...

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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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MÖTLEY CRÜE Singer Pleads No Contest To Battery

A lawyer for MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil entered a no contest plea to misdemeanor battery in an assault involving a record producer outside a Sunset Strip nightclub last year, according to the Associated Press. Neil, whose given name is Vincent Neil Wharton, was not at the hearing yesterday (April 7) in Beverly Hills, Calif. ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION Fail To Land Slot On AEROSMITH/KISS Tour

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: "As you've heard, Mr. [John] Corabi has left the building. We're all the greatest of friends and there is nothing but respect and love for each other... We each have our own journey ...

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JOHN CORABI Leaves BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE singer John Corabi has announced that he is leaving BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION — the band formed by MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx and L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns — to pursue a solo career. "It's amicable," says Corabi. "We're still friends, I am just really excited about the songs I've been writing ...

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TOMMY LEE Lands Book Publishing Deal

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee has landed a deal for his autobiography with Atria Books, the hardcover imprint of Simon & Schuster. The book, which — contrary to previous reports — will NOT carry the title "Ragz to Riches", will contain many details not included in the CRÜE's best-selling band autobiography, "The Dirt: Confessions ...

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TOMMY LEE's 'Fastlane' Appearance To Air Next Week

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee's guest-starring appearance on the Fox show "Fastlane" will air on Friday, April 4 at 8:00 p.m. PST. The episode, dubbed "Asslane", features Lee in the role of a crystal-meth kingpin whose partnership with a porn-producing distributor (model Naomi Campbell) is about to be busted up. ...

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