VAN HALEN: Ready To 'Jump' Again?

Veteran artist manager Irving Azoff (EAGLES, CHRISTINA AGUILERA, SEAL, JEWEL, JOURNEY, et al) has signed VAN HALEN for management, according to Hits Daily Double, the companion web site of music industry tip sheet HITS. Azoff's longtime representation of Sammy Hagar leads to instant speculation about a possible reunion tour and Warner Bros. greatest-hits album. Is ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER's 'Under Construction' CD On Sale

Legendary guitarist Michael Schenker (MSG, UFO, THE SCORPIONS) has teamed up with vocalist/guitarist Amy Schugar in a new project, dubbed simply SCHUGAR/SCHENKER. The group recently completed work on an eight-song demo, entitled "Under Construction", which they are currently making available to the public in addition to using it to procure a record deal. The complete ...

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ELVENKING To Begin Mixing In December

Italian "pagan metal" act ELVENKING will begin mixing their new album, "Wyrd", on December 1 at the House Of Music facility in Stuttgart, Germany with producer Achim Kohler (PRIMAL FEAR, BRAINSTORM). An early 2004 release through AFM Records is expected. The follow-up to 2001's "Heathenreel" will contain the following cuts: 01. A Poem for the ...

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INSANE CLOWN POSSE Clothing 'Banned' In Wyoming District

Andrea Falkenhagen of the Casper Star-Tribune is reporting that Natrona County students and school district administrator Wayne Beatty have come up with what Beatty calls a compromise regarding the district's dress-code policy. However, some students still fear the policy is unfair. The meetings between district officials and interested students stem from an outcry raised by ...

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EPICA Win Holland's ESSENT Award

Holland's EPICA (formerly SAHARA DUST), the new group formed by ex-AFTER FOREVER guitarist Mark Jansen, ex-CASSIOPEIA guitarist Ad Sluijter and keyboardist Coen Janssen, have won the Dutch "Essent Award". "This award is meant to give young promising bands some extra support in developing their talent," reads a post on the band's web site. "This means ...

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