Rocker Deryck Whibley is overcoming his booze battle with the help of reformed hellraisers Iggy Pop and Tommy Lee. In May (14), the Sum 41 star revealed he had been hospitalised in an intensive care unit after his kidneys and liver collapsed following years of hard boozing.
He has now quit drinking and is determined to keep on a straight path, and he has revealed several fellow stars who have battled booze demons are helping him adjust to a life of sobriety.
Whibley tells Kerrang! magazine, "Now I'm sober, I don't get calls from certain people that I used to... the drinking friends. Now I'm the bum-out to them. Who wants to invite the sober guy to the party?
"Y'know who has been incredibly supportive? Iggy Pop. He had a lot of great advice; he's been through it all. We've been friends for years. Same for Tommy Lee from Motley Crue. He told me what to expect from people, that not everyone will understand. Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum from Guns N' Roses have been great too. We go out for coffee and talk about s**t."
Rob Zombie, Duff Mckagan and former Sex Pistols star Steve Jones have formed a Ramones covers group for the 10th annual Johnny Ramone tribute. Ramone's wife Linda will host the bash at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, where comedian Fred Armisen will also perform as his alter-ego Ian Rubbish and Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett will display his collection of horror movie memorabilia.
Zombie will also screen his movie The Devil's Rejects.
Celebrities have gathered at Ramone's statue in the cemetery annually since his death in 2004. Past guests at the tribute have included Johnny Depp, Lisa Marie Presley, Chris Cornell, Nicolas Cage and Henry Rollins.
Scottish rocker Dale Barclay will debut two new The Amazing Snakeheads bandmates at a concert in London on Tuesday (17Jun14) after parting ways with his drummer and bassist. The singer broke the news to fans in an emotional post on Facebook.com on Sunday (15Jun14), suggesting the split with original bassist William Coombe and drummer Jordan Hutchinson was far from amicable.
The message read: "In the interest of transparency and fairness I will say this. William quit the band and Jordon (sic) knows why him and I are no longer friends. F**k anyone who thinks otherwise.
"I have no intentions of p**sing over something that meant so much to me so will never go into detail of the where, why and when of what has happened, especially on this barrel of bulls**t."
A follow-up statement released on Monday (16Jun14) reads: "The Amazing Snakeheads have had a line-up change - Dale Barclay is now accompanied by Andrew Pattie and Scott Duff. The band will be performing tomorrow night at Meltdown Festival in London, at Reading and Leeds (U.K. festival) this August and at all other shows as previously announced."
The new-look trio will perform in public together for the first time on Tuesday, when the band will take the stage at the Southbank Centre as part of James Lavelle's Meltdown Festival.
The line-up change comes just two months after the release of The Amazing Snakeheads' debut album, Amphetamine Ballads.
"I don't judge Duff. He's cool. He just has a way more amicable, neutral relationship with Axl than I do. It's a different dynamic than my relationship with Guns or Axl." SLASH on pal and former bandmate Duff McKagan's decision to rejoin their old band Guns N' Roses on tour in South America, as a replacement for bassist Tommy Stinson.
The stars of Napoleon Dynamite celebrated the 10th anniversary of the film's release by reuniting to unveil a bronze statue of the titular character in Los Angeles on Monday (09Jun14). Since its release in 2004, the comedy has become a cult favourite, and a decade later, the cast including Jon Heder, Haylie Duff, Efren Ramirez, Tina Majorino, Sandy Martin, Shondrella Avery, and director Jared Hess gathered at the Fox Studio lot in Los Angeles to celebrate the movie's success.
The cast revealed a bronze statue of Napoleon Dynamite himself, wearing his signature 'Vote for Pedro' shirt and moonboots, and also participated in a question and answer session following the unveiling.
The comedy starring Heder as a hapless high school student grossed nearly $45 million (£28 million) at the U.S. box office and went on to become a top-selling home release.
"You know, I think maybe we all think it's a lot weirder than it really is, but we love Mike, and he's still so much a part of our family. I might see Mike actually more than I see Hilary, which is weird." Haylie Duff insists she is still close to her brother-in-law Mike Comrie following his split from the actress' sister, Hilary, in January (14). The estranged couple has a son together, named Luca.
Singer and actress Hilary Duff has hinted that divorce may be a long way off for her and estranged husband Mike Comrie - because they're still the best of friends. The couple split in January (14), but the So Yesterday singer admits she's not quite ready to make the former ice hockey star an ex, revealing they are still working on their relationship.
Duff tells UsMagazine.com, "We are really dedicated to taking care of (son) Luca, and we're really good friends who spend a lot of time together.
"We're not in a rush for anything. So we're just trying to enjoy our lives and figure out what makes us happy and it's working for us.
"We have Luca as our main priority, but we do care a lot about each other. We're adults and we're making our way through life. Sometimes you do that together and apart and we're gonna be and we're going to do it in the most peaceful way possible."
Meanwhile, singer Aaron Carter has made it clear he's keen to win Duff back after dating the star before she got married and became a mum.
He recently said, "I'm gonna do everything in my power to fix those (broken) relationships in my life, just like I want to fix the relationship I had with the love of my life. I'm not gonna give up on Hilary. Ever."
"I was pretty excited to meet her. I mean, Lizzie McGuire was my childhood!" Singer/actress Ariana Grande was thrilled to meet her childhood icon Hilary Duff, who presented her with the Young Influencer honour at the iHeartRadio Music Awards on Thursday night (01May14).
Actress and singer Hilary Duff is turning to British singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran to help relaunch her music career. The former Lizzie McGuire star is writing and recording material for a new album, which will be her first foray into music since her 2007 album Dignity.
She has now revealed she is due to record a song by The A Team hitmaker, telling MTV, "I'm working with a lot of people. I'm still writing, so that process is still going on. I'm cutting an Ed Sheeran song next week, which I'm really excited about."