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SAMMY HAGAR: VAN HALEN Has Fallen Completely Apart

Former VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar told the syndicated radio show Rockline this week that the Van Halen brothers Eddie and Alex were initially approached last year to stage a tour with both former frontmen, but they rejected the idea. "I think if they could do anything right now they would have done it," Hagar ...

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SIX FEET UNDER To Film Live CD/Home Video

SIX FEET UNDER will be recording a live CD and home video (DVD?) at the Lab in St. Paul, Minnesota on June 14th for an early 2003 release. According to frontman Chris Barnes, "this is gonna be proffesionally shot on film by Dave Roth, who directed 'The Day The Dead Walked', 'Victim of the Paranoid', ...

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TOMAHAWK Dates With TOOL Announced

TOMAHAWK, the "all star" band featuring former FAITH NO MORE vocalist Mike Patton, ex-HELMET drummer Jon Stainer, former JESUS LIZARD guitarist Duane Denison, and ex-THE COWS/current MELVINS bassist Kevin Rutmanis, will be supporting TOOL at the following dates: Jul. 11 - Bakersfield, CA @ Centennial Gardens Arena Jul. 12 - Oakland, CA @ Oakland Coliseum ...

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DEF LEPPARD: Second DVD Party To Be Held At L.A.'s Cat Club

A party is being held tonight (Sunday, May 5th) at Slim Jim Phantom's Cat Club in Los Angeles, celebrating the DVD re-releases of DEF LEPPARD's Visualize/Video Archive home videos. Organized by "Happenin' Harry", a friend of DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott, the party will feature DVD showings and giveaways, live music and special appearances. The ...

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DAVID LEE ROTH Drops Lawsuit Against VanHalenStore.com

Former VAN HALEN frontman David Lee Roth has dropped his lawsuit against VanHalenStore.com. Both parties have agreed to the following statement regarding the outcome of the lawsuit: David Lee Roth and Jeff Hausman, owner of VanHalenStore.com and The Inside magazine, have settled all of their disputes to their mutual satisfaction. Mr. Roth has determined that ...

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SOILENT GREEN: Recovering!

SOILENT GREEN vocalist Benjamin Falgoust has posted the following message via the group's official web site: "It has been quite an interesting last 5 months. I am sure some of you know about the December 4th, 2001 accident in Washington State during the Extreme Music for Extreme People tour. When we rolled our van and ...

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PLANET US: Hard Rock Supergroup Make Unnannounced Appearance At CALIFORNIA MUSIC AWARDS

PLANET US, the side project band featuring Michael Anthony (bassVAN HALEN), Neal Schon (guitarJOURNEY), Sammy Hagar (vocalsex-VAN HALEN), and Deen Castronovo (drumsJOURNEY), performed two songs at the 2002 California Music Awards this Saturday, April 27th at the Henry J. Kaiser Arena in Oakland, California. The tracks were described as very heavy and different to anything ...

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NIGHT RANGER Unveil US Tour Dates

NIGHT RANGER have lined up a host of live appearances during the spring and summer, including gigs with FOREIGNER, BAD COMPANY, KID ROCK and DAVID LEE ROTH, among others. The confirmed dates so far are as follows: May 03 - Memphis, TN @ Beale St. Music Festival (w/KID ROCK) May 04 - Kenosha, WI @ ...

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SUTURE Ink Deal With Deepsend Records

Louisiana's “sickest death metal act” SUTURE have inked a deal with underground label Deepsend Records (home of CINERARY, among others). The group's full-length debut, entitled Deconstructing Anatomy, will be out in July, and will feature artwork by Jon Zig (i.e. DEEDS OF FLESH, DISGORGE). ...

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PLANET US To Perform At CALIFORNIA MUSIC AWARDS?

PLANET US, the side project band featuring Michael Anthony (bass—VAN HALEN), Neal Schon (guitar—JOURNEY), Sammy Hagar (vocals—ex-VAN HALEN), and Deen Castronovo (drums—JOURNEY), may get up on stage and perform a song or two at the 2002 California Music Awards this Saturday, April 27th at the Henry J. Kaiser Arena in Oakland, California, according to Anthony's ...

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PUSHED Cancel Ramona Gig, Announce San Diego Appearances

Southern California's PUSHED, featuring former TESTAMENT/SLAYER drummer Jon Dette and ex-TESTAMENT bassist Greg Christian, have cancelled their appearance at The Roadhouse in Ramona, California, which was scheduled to take place on April 27th. No reason was given for the cancellation. PUSHED are due to appear at Brick By Brick in San Diego, California on May ...

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DRAGONLORD Recruit Former TESTAMENT Bassist, Announce Upcoming Gigs

San Francisco Bay Area black metallers DRAGONLORD, featuring members of TESTAMENT, have officially announced the addition of bassist Derrick Ramirez (ex-TESTAMENT) to the group's ranks. DRAGONLORD will be performing at the Bourbon Street Bar and Grill in Concord, California on April 27th. Also appearing on the bill will be GREENHOUSE EFFECT, MUDSLINGER, and LORDS OF ...

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DAVE LEE ROTH To Make 2002 Live Debut At Atlanta's MUSIC MIDTOWN

DAVE LEE ROTH's current touring band—consisting of Roth (vocals), Brian Young (guitar), James Lomenzo (bass) and Ray Luzier (drums)—will perform their first show of 2002 on May 3rd at the Music Midtown festival in Atlanta, Georgia. The event, which takes place over a three-day period between May 3rd and 5th, will also include appearances by ...

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MARILYN MANSON To Appear On Chat Show "Dinner For Five"

MARILYN MANSON will appear on the May 6th episode of actor Jon Favreau's Dinner for Five, a half-hour chat show featuring four show-business personalities sitting down to dinner with the host. The New York Times had this to say about the episode: "But things can go awry, as they do at real dinner parties. The ...

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HAGAR/ROTH Line Up Initial Tour Dates

Former VAN HALEN singers Sammy Hagar and David Lee Roth held a press conference at the Mondrian Hotel — Sky Bar in Los Angeles yesterday morning announcing the details of their forthcoming joint co-headlining tour, which is scheduled to kick off on May 29th in Cleveland. Here are various “highlights” from the press conference (all, ...

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HAGAR/ROTH Press Conference To Be Held This Morning

As reported here last week, a press conference announcing the upcoming Sammy Hagar and David Lee Roth joint US headlining tour will be held this morning (Tuesday, April 16th) at the Mondrian Hotel — Sky Bar in Los Angeles at 11:00 AM. Due to kick off on May 29th at Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga ...

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HAGAR/ROTH Dates Booked, Press Conference Scheduled

The eagerly-awaited Sammy Hagar and David Lee Roth joint US headlining tour has reportedly had 25 dates booked so far, with plans for another 20 shows to be added in the coming days. Due to kick off on May 29th at Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, the trek will apparently feature each of ...

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MASTERPLAN Shuffle Bassists, Finalize Album Track Listing

MASTERPLAN, the new band featuring ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, ex-HELLOWEEN drummer Uli Kusch and former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Jorn Lande, have parted ways with bassist Jrgen Attig and have acquired IRON SAVIOR's Jan-S. Eckert as his replacement. Eckert has already recorded all the bass lines for the group's self-titled debut album, which is tentatively scheduled ...

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SAVATAGE Announce PITRELLI's Return To Group's Ranks

SAVATAGE have officially rejoined forces with former MEGADETH guitarist Al Pitrelli. As a result of this develoment, the group will no longer be requiring the services of SEVEN WITCHES axeman Jack Frost, who filled in for Pitrelli during the latter's tenure with Mustaine and co. "Me and the boys have remained friends in the past ...

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HAGAR/ROTH Summer Tour: Details "Forthcoming"

According to an April 6th update posted at the official web site of former VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar, the details of the much-rumored summer touring package featuring Hagar and another ex-VAN HALEN singer, Dave Lee Roth, will be “forthcoming” shortly. As previously reported, the proposed pairing between the two vocalists would include solo set ...

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ICED EARTH's JON SCHAFFER: No New Music Until Spring/Summer 2003

ICED EARTH guitarist Jon Schaffer has completed work on the music for four songs for the next DEMONS & WIZARDS album—Schaffer's hugely-acclaimed collaboration with BLIND GUARDIAN vocalist Hansi Kursch—but has yet to share the material with Kursch, who is presently busy promoting the recently-released BLIND GUARDIAN CD A Night At The Opera, according to a ...

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Continuing Drama In Post-CRIMSON GLORY World

Former CRIMSON GLORY guitarist Ben Jackson's release party on March 22nd and 23rd at Keegan's Clubhouse Lounge in Sarasota, Florida for the BEN JACKSON GROUP CD, entitled Here I Come, was “a HUGE success,” according to Jackson's official web site. “Former CRIMSON GLORY members were on hand to support their brother, including [drummer] Dana Burnell, ...

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