SAMMY HAGAR: VAN HALEN Has Fallen Completely Apart

Former VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar told the syndicated radio show Rockline this week that the Van Halen brothers Eddie and Alex were initially approached last year to stage a tour with both former frontmen, but they rejected the idea. "I think if they could do anything right now they would have done it," Hagar ...

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RECKON WITH ONE Line Up Canadian Dates, Prepare New CD

Canada's RECKON WITH ONE are preparing to begin touring parts of Canada in support of their recently-released second full-length CD, entitled The Purpose Of Existence. Dates are already being booked in Halifax, Frederecton and Moncton and/or Summerside (PEI) during September. Also look for a RECKON WITH ONE three-song demo, produced by former KING DIAMOND and ...

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TOMMY LEE: Why I Dropped METHODS OF MAYHEM Moniker

Tommy Lee recently spoke to Allstar about his decision to drop the METHODS OF MAYHEM moniker for his solo project and issue his latest effort, Never A Dull Moment, under his own name. "My producer, Scott Humphrey, goes, 'Here you are basically trying to start over from the ground up with METHODS OF MAYHEM, when ...

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S.O.D.'s BILLY MILANO: "CHARLIE BENANTE And SCOTT IAN Are Fired!"

S.O.D. frontman Billy Milano has issued a follow-up statement in response to the growing criticism over his decision to seek out replacements for guitarist Scott Ian and drummer Charlie Benante, both of whom are widely viewed as integral members of the group. "First off, as far as [former FEAR FACTORY drummer] Ray [Herrera] is concerned, ...

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DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN: The European Sabotage!

A message from DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN: "Unfortunately kids... we have been sabotaged! A certain European booking agent decided to f.ck up a bunch of our dates (most of which were to take place in Germany) because we fired him. Why did we fire him you ask... because he didn't abide to a verbal contract of ...

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ENSLAVED Part Ways With Guitarist, Commence Work On New Material

Norway's ENSLAVED have parted ways with guitarist R. Kronheim following the band's UK tour in March, according to an official statement from the group. "Upon returning from their UK tour in March 02, all four members agreed that the situation within the band needed serious evaluation," mainman Ivar Bjoernson said. "As a result, all four ...

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