Randy Costillo is on his way back - but his replacement, Hole's Samantha Maloney, is a huge success...

Motley Crue drummer RANDY COSTILLO will rejoin the band’s current US tour in time for his hometown show in ALBUQUERQUE, replacing stand-in, HOLE‘s SAMANTHA MALONEY.

As previously reported on, Maloney was originally brought in to rehearse with Mvtley Crue while Castillo recovered from emergency stomach surgery.

Costillo‘s recovery took longer than expected, and Maloney agreed to stand in for the first dates on the band’s ‘Maximum Rock’ tour, which started on June 24 in Sacramento, California, and also features Megadeth and Anthrax on the bill.


Now, in a statement posted on the official Mvtley Crue website, [url=] Costillo says: “I’m feeling great and can’t wait to get out there and play my ass off! My first show will be Albuquerque on the 8th. Can’t miss playing my home!”

Maloney has been praised by both the band and Motley Crue fans for stepping into Castillo‘s shoes. Vocalist Vince Neil told the official Hole website [url=]”She is such a great drummer that the shows are just going very smoothly as far as the band’s concerned. I mean, we’re really tight. And it’s cool, I mean, people are kinda freaked out about it, but in a good way. There’s nothing but positive feedback from everybody about her playing with us because we’re such, like, a male-chauvinist band with a girl drummer. It’s just like, ‘Wow!,’ you know, ‘where did this come from?’ It’s very cool.”

Bassist Nikki Sixx added: “Fuck, does this girl hit hard… Samantha is kicking ass, and the fans are loving her.”

Hole are due to enter a recording studio in October to work on the follow-up to ‘Celebrity Skin’. Courtney Love has revealed that she has already written at least six new songs for the album, which isn’t expected before 2001.

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