EDDIE VAN HALEN: Life Father, Like Son

Rolling Stone magazine reports: "It's the greatest feeling in the world to have your son follow in your footsteps," said Eddie Van Halen, whose son Wolfgang has been jamming on the instrumental "316" at recent VAN HALEN shows. "I'm the luckiest man on the planet. More important, I never pushed him. I just created an ...

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PAUL STANLEY Suffers Heat Exhaustion, KISS Cancel Florida Dates

KISS have postponed their July 31 Tampa show and the August 1 show in Pensacola, FL after frontman Paul Stanley lost fluids and suffered heat exhaustion at Friday night's gig in West Palm Beach. If you purchased your tickets through KissOnline.com, please call 1-800-242-8881 or e-mail [email protected] for questions. ...

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ANKLA Recording With Producer BOB MARLETTE

ANKLA, the Los Angeles-based band featuring PUYA guitarist Ramon Ortiz, are currently holed up at Henson Recording (formerly known as A&M Studios) finishing up their new record with producer Bob Marlette (HALFORD, BLACK SABBATH, SALIVA, ALICE COOPER). "This record is going to kick some serious ass!" reads a posting on the group's web site. "The ...

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METALLICA: More Book Signing Details Revealed

More details have been announced regarding METALLICA's "So What: The Good, The Mad, and The Ugly" book signing in Minnesota on August 16. To get your book signed, you must get a special wristband, which will be available at the following locations: Sam Goody 1300 Southdale Center Edina, MN 55435 (612) 927-6277 Sam Goody Northtown ...

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AC/DC: U.K. Reissues Delayed

According to AC-DC.net, the Epic/Sony reissues AC/DC's "Ballbreaker" (1995) and "Stiff Upper Lip" (2000) albums in the U.K. have been pushed back to August 23. No reason was given for the delay. Both albums will be presented in digipak format, similar to last year's reissues, with extensive new booklets, including liner notes by ...

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KROKUS In Pre-Production For New Album

Veteran Swiss hard rockers KROKUS have entered the studio (photo) to begin pre-production for their follow-up to 2003's "Rock the Block", tentatively due in early 2005. "Today they made a first selection of ... 30 songs!" reads a posting on the band's web site. "Some great material! We will keep you informed over ...

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