VAN HALEN Bassist Jams With SAMMY HAGAR At CABO WABO CANTINA

VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony joined SAMMY HAGAR AND THE WABORITAS on stage Wednesday night at the Cabo Wabo Cantina for renditions of several VH tunes, including "Best Of Both Worlds", "Amsterdam", "Right Now", and "When It's Love". According to Anthony's official web site, "Mike even stuck around for the first few bars of 'Whole ...

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SOULFLY, HATEBREED: Australian Dates Updated

The complete itinerary for the upcoming SOULFLY/HATEBREED tour of Australia has been released. It is as follows: Dec. 06 - Brisbane, AUS @ The Arena Dec. 07 - Sydney, AUS @ NSW Uni Dec. 08 - Melbourne, AUS @ The Metro Dec. 10 - Adelaide, AUS @ Heaven Dec. 12 - Perth, AUS @ The ...

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OLEANDER Ink Deal With SANCTUARY

The Sanctuary Records Group announced that it has signed the Sacramento, California-based band OLEANDER. An EP, titled Runaway Train, is scheduled for release on Sanctuary Records on November 19th with a full-length to follow in early 2003. OLEANDER is heading out on tour with NICKELBACK in October and November. OLEANDER's song "Runaway Train" is featured ...

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DANNY LILKER Lashes Out At BLABBERMOUTH.NET 'Shit-Talkers'

Former S.O.D. and current NUCLEAR ASSAULT/THE RAVENOUS bassist Danny Lilker has asked us to publish the following statement: "Whenever there is occasion on [BLABBERMOUTH.NET] to mention something I happen to be involved in, I (out of morbid curiosity) look at the comments. And it seems there are one or more people out there that seem ...

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UPDATE: HALFORD's Vegas Appearance To Be Group's Only U.S. Show Of 2002

HALFORD will NOT be participating in any additional West Coast dates with TESTAMENT, EXODUS and VIO-LENCE beyond the previously-announced show at House Of Blues in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday, December 29th, Rob Halford's personal manager John Baxter confirmed earlier today. Although no official word has yet come down on the matter, it is believed ...

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HEADSTRONG Confirm Split With Label

As first reported here in early August, Canada's HEADSTRONG have now officially confirmed their split with RCA Records a mere six months following the release of their self-titled debut through the label. "Unfortunately due to circumstances too numerous to cite in this forum, our contract with RCA Records has been terminated," the group ...

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DERIDE Prepare To Deliver 'First Round Knockout'

Norway's DERIDE, featuring vocalist Frediablo (NECROPHAGIA, GORELORD), will issue their sophomore effort, First Round Knockout, on October 15th through The Music Cartel. According to an official press release, the new album "shows the band embracing their extreme metal roots and [shedding] the melody for more sheer, brutal musical force." The full track listing for First ...

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AEROSMITH Frontman Makes Appearance At Firefighters Foundation Fundraiser

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler reportedly "rocked the roof off" the Worcester, Massachusetts Centrum Centre on Sunday, Sept. 29, to support The (Denis) Leary Firefighters Foundation. The third annual Celebrity Hat Trick charity hockey game featured Steven singing the "Star Spangled Banner" and coaching the Hollywood All-Stars as they faced off against the Boston Bruins Alumni ...

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