Tag: Oakland Press

MÖTLEY CRÜE's TOMMY LEE Says MICK MARS 'Doesn't Wanna Tour Much Longer'

MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee has revealed that guitarist Mick Mars‘s poor health is partly to blame for the band’s decision to retire from touring. Lee videotaped a “Coffe Run” ride with the Canadian progressive-house music producer and performer Deadmau5 and answered a variety of questions, including why he gave away his very first gold record (he was “really fucked up”) to …

HETFIELD: METALLICA Will 'Hopefully' Start Work On New Studio Album Next Spring

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield recently spoke to Gary Graff of Oakland Press about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band’s follow-up to 2008’s “Death Magnetic”. “Hopefully [we will return to the studio] soon,” Hetfield said. “I’m itchin’. We have tons of material to sift through. That takes a lot of time, because there’s a lot of great stuff. I know we only need …

VINCE NEIL Says MÖTLEY CRÜE's Retirement Plans Are 'For Real'

In a brand new interview with The Oakland Press, MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil was asked about bassist Nikki Sixx‘s recent statement that the final chapter for the band could come as early as 2016, after the film version of MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s biography, “The Dirt: Confessions Of The World’s Most Notorious Rock Band“, gets completed, an accompanying album is released and yet one more …