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Is Godsmack’s ‘Cryin Like a B—’ About Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx? Sully Speaks

There’s no love lost between Godsmack singer Sully Erna and Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx.

As to whether the Godsmack song ‘Cryin’ Like a B—’ was written specifically about Sixx — well, Erna isn’t confirming the rumor, but he isn’t exactly denying it, either.

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Bret Michaels Pulls Out of Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half-Marathon Show Due to Illness

It was supposed to be nothin’ but a good time. But the finish line at the XSport Fitness Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half-Marathon on Sunday was slightly less celebratory than originally planned after post-race performer Bret Michaels had to back out due to illness.

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Smashing Pumpkins Plot Fall US Tour in Advance of New Studio Album

With new music to preview and two relatively new members in the band, the Smashing Pumpkins are scheduled to begin a 12-date U.S. tour in Los Angeles on Oct. 5.

The dozen concert dates are being described as a warmup to a big year of touring in 2012, which is when the Pumpkins will release their in-progress studio album, ‘Oceania.’

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Mick Jagger Thinks Rolling Stones Fans Will ‘Relate’ to His New Band, SuperHeavy

Mick Jagger says there is a wide mix of music on the upcoming debut by SuperHeavy, his new supergroup with singer/guitarist Dave Stewart of Eurythmics fame, plus singers Joss Stone and Damian Marley and composer AR Rahman.

“It’s very approachable,” Jagger says. “If you’re a Rolling Stones fan, there’s definitely stuff you can relate to.”

The reggae-flavored ‘Miracle Worker’ is the first single, and it is among the 12 regular songs on the album, which will also include four bonus tracks.

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Motley Crue Tribute Includes Jack Daniel’s Bottles to Raise Money for Charity

Through the years, Motley Crue has spent a lot of time rocking Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, Calif., with the legendary Whisky A Go-Go club among its many haunts.

So if any band deserves to be honored at the 2011 Sunset Strip Music Festival, it’s the Crue. The tribute, set for Aug. 18, is going to involve real whiskey: special-edition bottles of Jack Daniel’s, with proceeds going to a charity that’s very dear to one Crue member.

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Ex-Foreigner Singer Lou Gramm Slams Band’s ‘Misleading’ Lineup

With a little help from YouTube, Journey discovered current frontman Arnel Pineda, a dead ringer vocal-wise for former lead singer Steve Perry.

Well, it looks as though Foreigner has found a spot-on replacement for original singer Lou Gramm in Kelly Hansen. But Gramm is a little hot blooded about the Hansen-fronted lineup, which he calls “misleading” and also likens to “false advertising.”

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Former Coheed and Cambria Bassist Michael Todd Indicted in Massachusetts

It’s gone from bad to worse for ex-Coheed and Cambria bassist Michael Todd.

A grand jury in Massachusetts’ Bristol County has indicted Todd, who was arrested in July for allegedly robbing a Walgreens in Attleboro just hours before his then-band was to open for Soundgarden in nearby Mansfield.

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Dee Snider and Flavor Flav Will Trade Spouses on ‘Celebrity Wife Swap’

It was only a matter of time before ABC developed a ‘Wife Swap’ spin-off starring the famous (or formerly famous, depending on one’s perspective).

Well, the network has such a reality series in the works: the upcoming ‘Celebrity Wife Swap.’ And in one episode, two TV reality-show veterans — Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider and Public Enemy rapper Flavor Flav — will be the ones exchanging spouses.

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Historic Woodstock Sign to Be Saved Thanks to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Campaign

Finally, there’s a chance for the fans who crashed the gate at the original Woodstock music festival to make up for not buying tickets to the legendary three-day event in August 1969.

A historic sign from the festival’s site in Bethel, N.Y., is in bad shape, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is behind a campaign to raise the $24,000 needed for its restoration.

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Gregg Allman Calls Off Remainder of Summer Tour Due to Respiratory Infection

Gregg Allman will have to lay low for a while before he can get back on the road to support his ‘Low Country Blues’ album.

The upper respiratory infection that resulted in Allman canceling four June shows in Europe hasn’t cleared up. So that means he’s pulling the plug on the rest of his North American concerts that were scheduled from late August to mid-September.

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A Cancer-Free Tom Hamilton Is Ready to Tour with Aerosmith

Tom Hamilton will be back in the proverbial saddle this fall when Aerosmith tours South America, Mexico and Japan.

But life in recent years has been anything but the same old song and dance for the tall, blond bassist, who is currently cancer-free thanks to a radical — and somewhat risky — treatment method.

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Six Def Leppard Songs Coming to Rock Band on Tuesday

Five signature Def Leppard songs — plus a new tune by the band — have been packaged for Rock Band and can be downloaded starting Aug. 9.

This six-pack collection is both a score for Rock Band and a first for Def Leppard, one of the most requested bands in the history of the music video game series.

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