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MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee tweeted the following last night:

“Hey @BLABBERMOUTHNET Whats if feel like to be the worst site ever? Yeah its me again and ya’ll still suck ass!!” He added: “Oh yeah and bring on the haters….i mean admirers!!!”

Back in February 2012, Lee was similarly enthused about BLABBERMOUTH.NET, writing on his Twitter account: “@BLABBERMOUTHNET has got to be THE WORST music site ever! maybe its not the site but the assholes that post there!”

In January 2011, Lee posted a message on Twitter congratulating BLINK-182 drummer and hip-hop producer Travis Barker on the release of his album, “Give The Drummer Some”, and slamming BLABBERMOUTH.NET “haters” who made comments that were critical of the CD’s musical content and cover artwork. Lee wrote, “Travis! Congrats on the new CD and [by the way]… FUCK all the haters at Blabbermouth.com [sic]. They can suck it! They did the same shit to me!”

MÖTLEY CRÜE kicked off its second residency at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on September 18. The fall shows, dubbed “Evening In Hell”, are an all-new production designed exclusively for The Joint in partnership with AEG Live.

“A Public Disservice Announcement”, the latest album from Lee‘s METHODS OF MAYHEM project, sold 2,900 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 153 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was released in September 2010 via Loud & Proud Records, a Roadrunner Records imprint focusing on established artists.

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After disbanding in 2009, Ireland’s Chosen is now back and is currently working on a studio album with producer Alwyn Walker at the legendary Westland Studios in Dublin, Ireland. The album, which has yet to be given a title, is scheduled for release in 2012 and will be the group’s very first studio album, having put out only demos and EPs for a number of years prior.

Guitarist Paul Shields comments: “The project is really starting to take shape and we’re all very excited about what’s coming together. This album has been a long time in the making. It’s going to feel so gratifying when we finally get to release these songs to the public; songs we worked hard on, obsessed over, and allowed to consume each of us as the compositions filled our heads day after day.”

Drummer David McCann adds: “It’s been a little over two years since we announced Chosen was calling it a day back in the summer of 2009. We had lost half the band line-up due to a major personality blow-out and were left to pick up the pieces. At the time we just decided it better to announce we were throwing in the towel rather than putting up advertisements for new musicians wanted, yet again. The truth of the matter is that both Paul and I were never going to be comfortable letting all those great songs being consigned to the depths of old memories. The material deserved to be recorded properly. Reforming the band and completing what we initially set out to do was the only way either of us could move on.”

Joining forces with the two founding members of Chosen is vocalist Ray Scully and bassist Richie Brennan, both of who were already admirers of the band for some time.

Shields recollects how the circumstances were just right for making such a collaboration work: “We used a rough mix of the songs as a recruitment tool, and headhunted musicians we knew of already through our own network of friends and other bands in the Irish music scene. We were incredibly lucky to land both Ray and Richie at such a crucial stage, given that one of the main reasons we relocated to Canada in 2008 was because we couldn’t find a solid line-up of capable people in our own country or rather, people who weren’t already heavily committed to other groups.”

Drawing their musical influence from distinctive groups such as Death, Nevermore, Meshuggah, Gojira, and Cynic, the Irish act hopes to set a new precedent in what modern-day metal can and ought to sound like, with a strong emphasis on innovation, top-notch musicianship, well-crafted arrangements and inventive hooks.

As for the desired sonic value being sought after to help compliment the songs, the band’s new material promises to be interlaced with a rich audio production value, completely void of the sterile, homogeneous and plastic instrumentation factor which currently dominates the commercial metal market.

“We used a total of 27 mics on the drums alone, spending considerable time capturing a more organic drum sound instead of just sound replacing the entire kit for the sake of an easy life,” states McCann. “The room mics in particular really add a much-needed character and depth to the overall sound, something I personally feel has been lacking on our past recordings. I know it’s a well-worn out cliché, and every band always says it about their upcoming album, but this is going to be our magnum opus. No doubt about it.”

A short production video documenting the various stages of the recording process will be posted online in the near future.

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