SAMMY HAGAR: DAVE LEE ROTH Is An Asshole!

The following item appeared in today's edition of the New York Post: Sammy Hagar, finished with fellow VAN HALEN frontman David Lee Roth, is dissing Diamond Dave's oversize ego, deteriorating singing voice and vanishing hairline. Hagar and Roth had been co-headlining this summer's laboriously titled "Sammy Hagar and David Lee Roth Tour 2002: Song for ...

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DOWN's PHILIP ANSELMO Scratches Eye, Band Cancel Montreal Gig

DOWN cancelled their scheduled non-Ozzfest appearance at Montreal's Parc Jean Drapeau last night after frontman Phil Anselmo scratched his cornea at the previous night's show in Clifton Park, New York (allegedly as a result of hitting the mic while headbanging), thus forcing him to wear an eye-patch until his eye has healed. Guitarist Pepper Keenan ...

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GENE SIMMONS: Releasing "Best Of" Album Was Not KISS' Decision

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has rejected accusations by some of the group's fans that the band's upcoming "greatest hits"-style compilation CD, entitled The Very Best Of Kiss (due via Mercury/UTV Records on August 27th), is yet another attempt by the act to cash in on their followers' loyalty. According to Simmons, the decision to release ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Top SPIN's All-Time Greatest Metal Album List

GUNS N' ROSES' 1987 debut release, Appetite For Destruction, took top position in Spin magazine's top 40 list of greatest heavy metal albums of all time, ahead of works by pioneering bands such as BLACK SABBATH and LED ZEPPELIN. The top five "greatest heavy metal albums of all time", as chosen by Spin magazine in ...

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SEPULTURA Collaborate With DJ, Rapper On Covers EP

SEPULTURA are collaborating with Brazilian DJ Zé Gonzales (i.e. PLANET HEMP, RACIONAIS, XIS) and rapper Sabotage on a version of PUBLIC ENEMY's "Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos", which will be included on the group's upcoming EP of covers. As of Wednesday, July 31st, SEPULTURA's Igor Cavalera had completed the drum tracks for the ...

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TOMMY LEE's Girl Wins Go-Go Dance-Off

The following item appeared in today's edition of the New York Post: Don't mess with Mayte's man. Tommy Lee's girlfriend used her dancing prowess to vanquish a rival Monday at Lotus [in New York City]. A scantily clad strumpet was bumping and grinding atop the tables of Scott Stapp and his band CREED, DMX and ...

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Former DEEP PURPLE, MR. BIG Members Partake In Japanese Jam

Bassist Billy Sheehan (i.e. MR. BIG, DAVE LEE ROTH) and drummer Shane Gaalaas (GLENN HUGHES, ULI JON ROTH) joined the VOICES OF ROCK (featuring ex-DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH singer Glenn Hughes, among others) on stage at the Blitz in Tokyo, Japan on Tuesday, July 30th for the encore of DEEP PURPLE's "Smoke on the Water", with ...

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MANNHAI Hard At Work On "Evil Under the Sun"

Finnish "stoner rockers" MANNHAI, featuring former AMORPHIS bassist Oppu Laine and ex-XYSMA frontman Joanitor Muurinen, are have entered Gothenburg, Sweden's Studio Mega to record the follow-up to last year's The Sons Of Yesterday's Black Grouse CD, entitled Evil Under the Sun, for a November release through Spinefarm Records. The complete track listing for the album ...

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Y&T Frontman To Issue Second Solo CD

Y&T frontman Dave Meniketti will release his second solo album, entitled simply Meniketti, in the UK on September 23rd. The Japanese release is scheduled for September 11th. The full track listing for the follow-up to Out Of The Blue is as follows: 01. Messin' With Mr. Big 02. No Lies 03. Hard As I Try ...

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