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MÖTLEY CRÜE's 'The Final Tour' Has Already Been Seen By Half A Million Fans
According to Billboard.com, box office for MÖTLEY CRÜE's "The Final Tour" sales total more than $28.5 million, based on Boxscores reported to Billboard since the tour launched in July. The sold ticket count totals 496,833 from 38 concerts at 17 sheds and 20 arenas during the run. The trek launched on July 2, with ALICE COOPER and THE RASKINS onboard as special guests, and wrapped for the year in Spokane, Washington on November 22. There are tentative plans for MÖTLEY CRÜE to end its "The Final Tour" by playing "couple of nights" in Las Vegas in late 2015 and finishing off with a few shows in the band's hometown of Los Angeles. "Rumor has it, the last few shows are going to be Vegas and L.A., because we wanted to end in 2016 in Los Angeles where we started," singer Vince Neil told Las Vegas Weekly. "After New Year's, we'll do three nights at one of the arenas in L.A.," Neil added. "And then do a special show at the Whisky a Go Go on our 35th anniversary." MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee recently told Rolling Stone: ""We want to finish where we started. There's talk about the Staples Centre and the Forum, though it might end with a 1 a.m. show at the Whisky. Fuck, we all used to live around the corner from that club." While announcing the first details of "The Final Tour" at a Los Angeles press conference in January, the four members of MÖTLEY CRÜE revealed that they took the unusual step of having their lawyer draw up a formal "cessation of touring" agreement that goes into effect at the end of 2015 and prohibits the members of the group from going on the road again under the MÖTLEY CRÜE banner. "The only loophole is if all four members agreed to break the contract," MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx said before adding. "There is no amount of money that would ever make me do it again. We'd have so much egg on our face." motleycruedodgefinaltour2014_638
DAVE LOMBARDO Reportedly Open To Replacing SHAWN DROVER In MEGADETH
A BLABBERMOUTH.NET vistor by the name of Philip L. has filed the following report: "I have just returned from [former SLAYER and current PHILM drummer Dave] Lombardo's clinic in Geneva, Switzerland (on November 26), which was very impressive. "During the autograph session, Dave made it clear that he was open to the possibility of joining MEGADETH if the invitation were extended to him. "As Dave was signing my copy of FANTÔMAS' 'The Director's Cut', I mentioned that MEGADETH are in need of a new drummer as of yesterday. Lombardo looked up with a big smile and said, before a number of other fans (verbatim): 'I know. I just heard. Dave [Mustaine] has my number, so I'm waiting.' He looked up at us, grinned, and moved on to sign the next fan's item. He might have made this reply in jest, but if nothing more, this indicates that Lombardo is open to the possibility of replacing MEGADETH's Shawn Drover. He appeared genuinely interested in the opportunity. "Lombardo stated during the clinic that he has touring plans with his new project, PHILM, in the immediate future, but he didn't mention this in his reply to me concerning the MEGADETH slot. "If Dave Mustaine is interested and were to reach out to him, there are strong chances that Dave Lombardo would consider collaborating with MEGADETH, especially now that he is no longer a member of SLAYER. "Other matters discussed: * Dave mentioned that he is often called 'Il Padrino' ('The Godfather') by the younger generation of metal drummers who consider him an innovator and the first extreme metal drummer. * Dave appreciates extreme metal drumming and enjoys borrowing some of its techniques (he used blast beats on 'Christ Illusion', for example), while remembering that he in many ways paved the way for it. He described his attitude to it as a give-and-take relationship. * Lombardo mentioned that he is self-taught, and a very open-minded musician. He grew up listening to jazz, classic R&B and Cuban music, to which he added fast beats by hitting pots and pans in the kitchen as a child. He mentioned that he began that particular day by listening to Andrea Bocelli. Lombardo in fact ended the clinic by adding double-bass and SLAYER-style drumming over a Ray Charles track. * He doesn't recommend smoking as a drummer... * One of his worst experiences was a near-miss accident in the '80s when he lost control over his vehicle and the car started sliding on ice (the car was also occupied by Jeff Hanneman, Kerry King and a crew guy). * Lombardo didn't use clicks while recording any of the SLAYER albums (including 'Reign In Blood'!) * When asked about Lars Ulrich's drumming, he smiled and said: 'Oh no, not again. I can't say anything about this anymore. No comment.'" Drummer Shawn Drover quit MEGADETH yesterday (Tuesday, November 25) "to pursue [his] own musical interests." His statement can be found at this location. Guitarist Chris Broderick announced his departure from MEGADETH a few hours later, saying that he was exiting the group "due to artistic and musical differences."
Scott Stapp & Our Lady Peace…
Scott Stapp is currently broke, living out of his truck and going hungry. Wind-Up Records has stolen money from him. The IRS is after him and he has turned to Facebook seeking legal representation. Check out the video… Kinda sad… Our Lady Peace will be giving out rare b-sides and other unreleased tracks. Check ourladypeace.com […]
Release Day..
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Paramore, Faith No More & …
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Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins & …
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Release Day!
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