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MÖTLEY CRÜE's 'The Dirt' Movie In Pre-Production With Director LARRY CHARLES

MovieWeb reports: According to Production Weekly, Larry Charles ("Borat") is in pre-production on his next film "The Dirt", a MÖTLEY CRÜE biopic based on the rockers' 2001 book "The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band". Rich Wilkes adapted the book written by bandmates Nikki Si...
September 15, 2006

DAVE NAVARRO's 'Amazing Lesson In Humility'

THE PANIC CHANNEL guitarist Dave Navarro (ex-JANE'S ADDICTION) has posted the following message on his official web site following a weekend trip to Las Vegas: "The best part of my trip, the most enlightening part, was the flight home. I was seated next to an elderly woman who asked me about my tatt...
September 4, 2006

DAVE NAVARRO Turns Real-Life Drama Into 'The Product'

Katy Kroll of reports that THE PANIC CHANNEL/ex-JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro has co-created a new TV series that goes behind the scenes to show what it's really like playing in a well-known rock band. Dubbed "The Product", the one-hour drama was recently picked up by FX. It...
August 31, 2006

GOREFEST: European Festival Report

Guitarist Frank Harthoorn of the reunited Dutch metallers GOREFEST has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "We'd been asked to fill in for DEICIDE on the Nummirock festival in Finland two weeks ago, an invite we gladly accepted since we'd never been there before. Nummirock...
July 6, 2006

Author NEIL STRAUSS: 'I Don't Know If SLIPKNOT Stand For Something Bigger Than What They Are'

The new issue of the Swedish magazine Close-Up features an interview with the writer and author Neil Strauss who co-wrote several tell-all rock autobiographies including MÖTLEY CRÜE's "The Dirt" and MARILYN MANSON's "The Long Hard Road Out Of Hell". An excerpt from the chat follows: Close-Up: How im...
June 14, 2006

DEF LEPPARD Frontman: 'The Emphasis Has Always Been On The Music'

Chris Strauss of People magazine recently conducted a short interview with DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott. An excerpt follows: People: A recent Entertainment Weekly feature shows a picture of you guys from 1984 in matching Union Jack tank tops and short shorts. Do you look back at photos like that...
June 1, 2006

Two New MÖTLEY CRÜE Books Released For Rock Lovers

Publisher Chronological Crue has announced the release of two brand-new MÖTLEY CRÜE books, titled "Mötley Crüe Down Under: On Tour with The Carnival of Sins" and "What Mötley Crüe Means to Me: Crüeheads Share Their Stories". Now available from CafePress (web site),the paperbacks give rock music lov...
April 11, 2006

Entering the Diabolic Trinity

Long-running underground U.S. black metal act SATHANAS drop their fifth album courtesy of Singapore's Pulverised Records (pay attention to this label). Blackened thrash is more like it, with an emphasis on the thrash part. The secret to "Entering the Diabolic Trinity" is in its non-nonsense, in-your...
March 6, 2006

Author Claims Some Music Styles Can Negatively Affect Youth

Mary Rettig of AgapePress has issued the following report: An author and political science professor says the debate over violent and obscene lyrics to music and their effects on children is a distraction from a far more important issue — the power of the music itself. Carson Holloway, who teaches p...
May 5, 2005

Review: MÖTLEY CRÜE Concert Was 'The Most Decadent Rock Show' Ever

Jeri Rowe of has issued the following report: Let's call her Katie. She was standing near me last week at MÖTLEY CRÜE's show at the Greensboro Coliseum when drummer Tommy Lee aimed his video camera toward the delirious crowd and asked women to show their essentials. Well, quicker than yo...
April 29, 2005

Rock Critic Could Have Role In MÖTLEY CRÜE Flick

Ross Raihala of the St. Paul Pioneer Press is reporting that an unexpected character may pop up in the impending big-screen version of MÖTLEY CRÜE's 2001 tell-all book, "The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band". That character? Rock critic and "Fargo Rock City" author Chuck Klo...
March 14, 2005

Performing With AEROSMITH Was Highlight Of CHRISTINA MILIAN's Life

No amount of show-business savvy could prevent jitters leading up to the most demanding scene for Christina Milian in "Be Cool" — a duet with Steven Tyler on "Cryin'", performed at a real-life AEROSMITH concert. "I was really intimidated going in to do that with him," Milian admitted to Bob Strauss...
March 13, 2005


Columbus, Ohio-based black/death metal cult band ACHERON will be playing the Conquer Records Winter 2004 Festivals in Poland on November 19-21, 2004. This will be the band's first appearance in Poland. Drummer Kyle Severn will not be playing the festivals due to some personal family issues. Filling...
October 17, 2004

THE WILDHEARTS To Release U.K. Live Album

THE WILDHEARTS will be releasing their first official U.K. live album, entitled "The Wildhearts Strike Back", on October 25. The two-disc set features "blistering versions" of established live favorites and more obscure b-sides recorded from several shows during the band's recent U.K. tour. The comp...
October 17, 2004

Former JANE'S ADDICTION Guitarist To Publish Autobiography

Guitarist Dave Navarro will be publishing an autobiography, titled "Don't Try This At Home" (cover),in October through ReganBooks. In the book, Navarro is expected to dish out behind the scenes information on his time with JANE'S ADDICTION and the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, as well as his steamy marria...
August 17, 2004