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GEORGE LYNCH Featured On Mars Attacks Podcast

The latest episode of the Mars Attacks podcast contains an interview with legendary guitarist GEORGE LYNCH, which focuses on his new documentary project, Shadowtrain: Under A Crooked Sky.

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Drummer Explains His Absence From Fan Meet-And-Greets

MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee, who is currently on the road with his bandmates in Australia, says that he is no longer taking part in the band’s paid meet-and-greet sessions with the fans because he “doesn’t agree with doing it under certain circumstances.”

CRÜE is offering several “VIP packages” to Australian fans via the band’s web site, including the “Kickstart My Heart Meet And Greet Package” for $899, the “Wildside VIP Package” for $425 and the “Crüe Teaser Package” for $295. Only the “Kickstart My Heart” package includes an opportunity to meet and take a photo with the band.

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Video: MICHAEL MONROE Joins SLASH On Stage In Helsinki

Former HANOI ROCKS frontman Michael Monroe joined Slash (VELVET REVOLVER, GUNS N’ ROSES) on stage this past Tuesday (February 19) at Hartwall Areena in Helsinki, Finland to perform the songs “We’re All Gonna Die” and “Magic Carpet Ride”. Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be seen below.

Monroe, whose solo band opened the show, stated after the concert: “We had an absolute blast with Slash on Tuesday at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki! A big thank you to Slash for inviting us to open the show. And for having me come up to jam on ‘We’re All Gonna Die’ and ‘Magic Carpet Ride’. It was truly magical. Good times and then some!”

Monroe has completed recording his new solo album in Stockholm, Sweden for an early 2013 release. He states, “We laid down 12 killer tracks! We’re all really excited about it!”

Michael‘s latest CD, “Sensory Overdrive”, was released in the U.S. and Canada in August 2011 via Spinefarm/Universal. The CD, which was made available in Europe in March 2011 via Universal Music subsidiary Spinefarm Records, featured guest appearances by MOTÖRHEAD‘s Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister and three-time Grammy-winning country/folk singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams.

“Sensory Overdrive” was recorded in Los Angeles with legendary producer Jack Douglas, who has previously worked with AEROSMITH, JOHN LENNON, CLUTCH, SLASH’S SNAKEPIT and NEW YORK DOLLS, among many others.

Monroe in June 2011 recruited Dregen (real name: Andreas Tyrone Svensson) of Swedish sleaze rockers BACKYARD BABIES to be the guitarist of Monroe‘s solo band following the departure of Ginger (THE WILDHEARTS).

Photo by Ville Juurikkala (courtesy of Michael Monroe‘s Facebook page)

SKID ROW Signs With MEGAFORCE RECORDS

Veteran rockers SKID ROW have inked a deal with Megaforce Records. The band’s new EP, “United World Rebellion – Chapter One”, will be released in North America on April 16, with an international release date to be announced shortly. Some of the sessions for the CD, which was mastered last month, took place at Open Sky Studio, the Atlanta, Georgia-based facility owned and operated by producer/drummer Mike Froedge (DREADED MARCO, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, DOUBLEDRIVE, SPEED X), and the Bonehead Studio, also in Atlanta.

Commented SKID ROW guitarist Dave “Snake” Sabo: “We’ve known the Megaforce family and their various incarnations since 1982. Their history and legacy speaks for itself. We always thought that at some point we would work together and this turned out to be the perfect time and vehicle for us to finally do it. They have a sincere belief in what we’re doing and what our vision is which is really rare today. Needless to say, this is a very exciting time for us!”

The first new release from SKID ROW since 2006’s “Revolutions Per Minute”, “United World Rebellion – Chapter One” is the first of three plus three EPs that will be made available over the next 12-18 months.

Explained SKID ROW bassist Rachel Bolan: “We wanted to do something different. Living in an age of information overload, it seemed like the perfect time to try something new. We came up with the idea to release three consecutive EPs over the course of the next year or so. This way we have new music out there on a consistent basis. And who better to do that with than Megaforce? They practically invented the EP! ‘United World Rebellion – Chapter One’ ROCKS!”

SKID ROW singer Johnny Solinger recently stated about “United World Rebellion – Chapter One”: “This truly is a special record. Can’t wait for you all to hear it.”

A first look at the “United World Rebellion – Chapter One” cover art is available below.

An audio sample of the song “Kings Of Demolition” can be streamed using the audio player below.

To coincide with the “United World Rebellion – Chapter One” release, SKID ROW will embark on a world tour beginning April 4 in Ipswitch, England. This will carry them through the U.K., along with stops in the Czech Republic, Sweden, Mexico and Korea, just to name a few. In the coming months, this will be followed by a full-on North American tour.

SKID ROW‘s last album “Revolutions Per Minute”, was released on October 24, 2006 via SPV Records.

The band in 2010 parted ways with drummer Dave Gara and replaced him with Atlanta native Rob Hammersmith.

Rob spent many years touring and recording with Atlanta-based rockers ROCKETS TO RUIN and has performed with GUNFIRE 76, the band featuring MURDERDOLLS frontman Wednesday 13.