DAVID LEE ROTH Pressing Forward With Lawsuit Against VAN HALEN

Former VAN HALEN frontman David Lee Roth is continuing to move forward with his lawsuit against the band over unpaid royalties, according to Launch. Roth's lawsuit, filed on December 11 in Los Angeles Superior Court, claims that the group didn't include him in a 1996 renegotiation of its contract with Warner Brothers Records, thereby resulting ...

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GODSMACK Promise Safe Show During Tour

GODSMACK are bringing a truckload of pyrotechnics with them on the road this summer, but are taking all precautions to ensure the safety of their fans "The [pyrotechnics] company we use basically wrote the book on it," bassist Robbie Merrill told the Associated Press. "All the fire departments go to them because it's unknown. It's ...

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LINKIN PARK To Perform At Skateboarding Event

LINKIN PARK will perform June 27 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino's the Joint in Las Vegas for the Boost Mobile Pro of Skateboarding, one of the biggest boarding events of the year. Fifty-one skaters are competing, including Bob Burnquist and Bucky Lasek. In other news, LINKIN PARK's video for "Faint" has been posted ...

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Drummer MORTEN TOFT HANSEN Leaves HATESPHERE

Drummer Morten Toft Hansen has left Danish death-thrashers HATESPHERE in order to focus all his time and energy on RAUNCHY. "I would like to thank the guys in HATESPHERE for all the fun we had together, especially the tour with THE HAUNTED and MASTODON," Morten said in a statement. "I would also like to thank ...

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RAMMSTEIN To Issue DVD In The Summer

German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN will release a DVD of their videos and concert footage this summer. Included on the disc will be "Links 2-3-4", "Du Hast", "Ich Will", "Feuer Frei" from the "XXX" soundtrack, their cover of DEPECHE MODE's "Stripped" and "Rammstein" from the "Lost Highway" soundtrack. ...

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PUDDLE OF MUDD Singer Says New Album 'Comes From The Heart'

PUDDLE OF MUDD frontman Wes Scantlin spoke to MTV.com about the band's forthcoming sophomore effort, "Life In Display", due in early September through Interscope Records. "There's some heartfelt songs on there, and there's some other songs on the record that are just super heavy," he said. "The heavy side comes out of us and it's ...

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FOR MY PAIN Secure Russian Release For 'Fallen'

FOR MY PAIN, the new Finnish "goth metal" supergroup featuring Tuomas Holopainen (NIGHTWISH) on keyboards, Altti Veteläinen (ex-ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on bass, Lauri Tuohimaa (EMBRAZE) on guitar, Olli-Pekka Törrö (ex-ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on guitar, Juha Kylmänen (REFLEXION) on vocals, and Petri Sankala (ex-ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on drums, will have their debut album, ...

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