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MÖTLEY CRÜE guitarist Mick Mars says that he doesn’t like the fact that his band uses pre-recorded backing vocals in its live shows, saying that he prefers to watch groups whose performances are delivered entirely live.

During an appearance on this past Monday’s edition of Eddie Trunk‘s show “Trunk Nation” on SiriusXM‘s Hair Nation, Mars was asked about the fact that he has a microphone in front of him on stage during MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s live shows even though, by his own admission, his “voice sucks so bad.”

“That’s a whole another story right there, son….” Mars laughed nervously, seemingly unsure how he should comment on the issue. “That could get me in a lot of trouble. I could say there’s, like, a… Let me put it this way… I’ll just say two words and you’ll know: Britney Spears.”

Pressed on whether this was somewhat of a controversial issue within the band, Mars said: “No, but I think that it is between a lot of fans, a lot of music people.”

Asked how he personally feels about “supplementation on the live stage,” Mick said: “I don’t like it. I think a band like ours… I have to say ’60s bands were my favorite — ’60s and ’70s bands — because they were real, like, three-piece bands or four-piece bands, and they just got up there and kicked it up. Made a mistake? So what? Sounded a little bit empty here or there? So what? It’s the bigness and the rawness and the people that developed and wrote the songs and made them and presented them. To me, that’s what I really like. I mean, I could put on a MÖTLEY CD and play with it all day long. I don’t wanna do that.”

MÖTLEY CRÜE held a press conference on January 28 at Hotel Roosevelt in Los Angeles where they announced that the band will launch its “Final Tour” later this year, with the group planning to play 72 shows in North America in 2014 and more overseas in 2015. Making it official, the four members of the band had 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.

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Kelly Osbourne, the daughter of BLACK SABBATH singer Ozzy Osbourne, recently spoke to Cosmopolitan magazine about her father’s admission that he relapsed into drug and alcohol abuse for 18 months.

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Hatebreed’s Matt Byrne and God Forbid’s Corey Pierce will take part in a special drum clinic presented by The Collective on Thursday, April 19th at The Collective School of Music in New York City.

The clinic will begin at 7pm and admission is $15. To purchase tickets, please call 212-741-0091 ex100. For more information, visit this location.

It can also be announced that Hatebreed has begun pre-production on the band’s upcoming album. The band is currently on tour in South America and will resume production after the aforementioned clinic.

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In an epic exclusive interview to appear on Metal Underground, Iron Maiden reveals some of the most shocking information about the band’s past, present and future. The interview involving all band members past and present is a collaborative effort from the entire Metal Underground staff and was conducted in secret over the course of six months from July 2011 to December 2011 and was spearheaded by Metal Underground owner Doug Gibson. Now, after an additional three months of editing, the interview will be released as a 42 part series beginning tomorrow at some time between the hours of 2:00am to 8:00pm, with another successive part each day as a celebration of the band’s upcoming North American Tour.

In part one of the massive undertaking, guitarist Janick Gers makes the shocking admission to MU Staff writer Michael “OverkillExposure” Smith that he actually has never played a note both in the studio or live. The following is an excerpt from the interview:

Michael Smith: Now I have been watching closely to many of the bands performances over the years. How is it possible that you can swing your guitar fight off a towering Eddie monster with it and still actually play?

Janick Gers: It’s funny because I get this all the time. Honestly, if you pulled my guitar cord all the way out, it actually isn’t plugged in.

Michael Smith: Come again? Are you saying that you aren’t actually playing? Just one show or all of them?

Janick Gers: All of them. Frankly, I never played a lick since Adrian re-joined the band, both in the studio or at gigs. The band said ‘thanks Janick, but Adrian is back.’ I asked them if I could stick around so long as I don’t interfere with the rest of the band.

Michael Smith: So who’s idea was it to agree to have a third guitarist that doesn’t play?

Janick Gers: We all agreed that it would be cool to be known as a band with three guitarists. Originally, we had an idea of me playing rhythm live while Dave and Adrian played dueling solos. That idea didn’t last as Dave and Adrian wanted to showcase their talents separately. So at that point I said, well I’ll just provide the entertainment. Send Eddie after me and I’ll play along.

Michael Smith: So, wouldn’t this just be a version of air guitaring?

Janick Gers: Well….no – I have a guitar on. Occasionally, I pluck a string.

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Birth A.D. will appear at the WTF Fest, a traveling experimental art and music event that will come to major cities like Portland and Seattle. The band will appear at the Austin engagement on Wednesday, March 14, which coincides with the week-long music showcases of SXSW. WTF Fest is not a metal festival, but rather a collection of subversive and outspoken artists, including performances from Mike IX Williams (EYEHATEGOD), Martin Atkins (PIGFACE), and much more.

Birth A.D.bassist/vocalist Jeff Tandy comments on the band’s involvement: “This is one of those events where a lot of ideas will be thrown around and everyone will get a chance to make their statement. Sometimes it seems like art is the only real democracy we have, the only avenue where you can express yourself without being instantly shouted down. There are other countless undergrounds out there besides metal, and it will be fun to interface with so many different minds.”

The event will take place at Ruta Maya Live Venue and admission is free, but donations to support the event and its artists are gratefully accepted at the festival’s Kickstarter site. For more details, visit this location.

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More information on what transpired when Riot’s Mark Reale was transported to the hospital on January 11, 2012 (see MU article at this location) has surfaced from the stricken guitarist’s official website.

The site’s Websmaters have been posting information about the Reale’s condition, of which the latest indicated that the Riot founder suffered a subarachnoid hemmorhage as a result of a seizure and has been in a coma since his admission. The condition is when bleeding occurs in the area between the arachnoid membrane and the pia mater surrounding the brain.

Reale is also facing other critical conditions as a result of his lifelong battle with Crohn’s disease and is under the care of San Antonio physicians. At the behest of Reale’s family Riot has continued its live dates, the latest of which is the 70000 Tons of Metal cruise which is ongoing.

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Jägermeister has announced that it will be holding it’s own tour for the second time, in which Welsh ragga metal outfit Skindred will serve as the headlining band, with Northern Irish veterans Therapy? also on the bill. More bands will be confirmed shortly. Tickets for the 2012 Jägermeister UK Music Tour are just £5.00 (adv) per person thanks to Jägermeister subsidising admission so that fans can attend the tour for an incredible one-off ticket price.

Tickets will be available from 9 AM on Friday, November 11th November from ticketweb.co.uk or 0844 477 2000.

The tour dates are as follows:

April 10 – O2 Academy – Leeds, England
April 11 – O2 ABC – Glasgow, Scotland
April 12 – O2 Academy – Newcastle, England
April 13 – O2 Academy – Brixton, England
April 14 – O2 Academy – Bristol, England

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New Belgium Brewing Company, the brewers of Fat Tire Ale, has joined up with Clutch to brew, bottle, and distribute Clutch beer. Clutch beer is a 9% dark sour ale and is part of New Belgium’s “Lips of Faith” series.

Clutch beer is available in 22 ounce bottles and a limited number of kegs. The brewer and the band officially release their new product at a special kickoff event at the Red Palace in Washington D.C. on Monday August 29th. Clutch and Weathermaker Music will be present at said event. Admission is limited.

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Mausoleum has issued the following announcement about performing the band’s first live show:

“After 10 years as a band, Mausoleum will finally be playing their first show ever! Brooklyn, New York Friday September 16th Signature Riff presents Drawn and Quartered, Mausoleum, Death Sick and Mutant Supremacy. St. Vitus Bar 1120 Manhattan Ave Brooklyn NY Doors Open @ 7pm Admission $12 21+”

Mausoleum will also be releasing the upcoming new album “Back From the Funeral” through Razorback Recordings in late Summer/early Fall.

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