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Early BON SCOTT Recordings To See The Light Of Day

A retrospective CD by THE VALENTINES, one of late AC/DC frontman Bon Scott's former bands, will be released on June 2 via Ascension Records. Titled "Peculiar Hole In The Sky", the album will feature the following track listing: 01. Peculiar Hole In The Sky 02. Love Makes Sweet Music 03. To Know You Is To ...

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SUN CAGED To Open For QUEENSRŸCHE In Amsterdam

Dutch progressive metallers SUN CAGED, who feature in their ranks STAR ONE keyboardist Joost van den Broek, will be opening for QUEENSRŸCHE on June 4 at the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam, Holland. SUN CAGED's debut album is slated for release on Oct. 22 through Finland's Lion Music. It was mixed by AYREON/STAR ONE mastermind ...

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DAVID LEE ROTH Pressing Forward With Lawsuit Against VAN HALEN

Former VAN HALEN frontman David Lee Roth is continuing to move forward with his lawsuit against the band over unpaid royalties, according to Launch. Roth's lawsuit, filed on December 11 in Los Angeles Superior Court, claims that the group didn't include him in a 1996 renegotiation of its contract with Warner Brothers Records, thereby resulting ...

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VAN HALEN Eligible For Induction Into ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME

VAN HALEN are among the front-runners eligible for 2004 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Other first-time contenders include BLACK FLAG, THE CRAMPS, X and SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES. Previous nominees that have yet to garner induction include BLACK SABBATH, CHICAGO, ALICE COOPER, DEEP PURPLE, GENESIS, KISS, LYNYRD SKYNYRD, THE NEW YORK ...

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KELLY KEELING To Tour Europe With ERIK NORLANDER

Vocalist/guitarist Kelly Keeling (BATON ROUGE, BLUE MURDER, MSG, GUITAR ZEUS, JOHN NORUM) will be joining Erik Norlander and Lana Lane in Europe in support of Erik's CD release "Music Machine". Kelly was the main vocalist on Erik's album and "feels privileged to support Erik on his European tour," according to Keeling's official web site. During ...

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SUN CAGED: Debut Album Delayed

Dutch progressive metallers SUN CAGED, who feature in their ranks STAR ONE keyboardist Joost van den Broek, have pushed back the projected released date for their debut album to October 22. "Just when the CD was about to be manufactured, [Finland's] Lion Music was able to agree on a licensing deal with Japanese Maquee/Avalon Records," ...

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METALLICA's HETFIELD Reveals His Most Memorable Festival Experience

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield, a veteran of the summer festival circuit, recently spoke to Rolling Stone magazine about his most memorable festival experience from the pre-METALLICA days. "Probably the most memorable was the California World Music Festival," Hetfield said. "It was one of those two-day things. The first night was TED NUGENT and VAN HALEN ...

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's JOSH And TROY On K-ROCK

K-Rock's Cabbie talked to Josh Homme and Troy Van Leeuwen of QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE when they stopped by the studio in New York on Tuesday (May 20). They were in town to perform with RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS and MARS VOLTA. Troy talked about his multiple projects, as did Josh. Listen to the ...

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HOUWITSER To Issue 'Damage Assessment' In October

Dutch death metallers HOUWITSER have completed work on their new album, "Damage Assessment", at Excess Studios in Rotterdam, Holland for an October release through Osmose Productions. According to bassist Theo van Eekelen, the fans can expect "one fuck-all blistering death metal masterpiece." The complete track listing for "Damage Assessment" is as follows: 01. Clean Till ...

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SAMMY HAGAR To Perform At NYC Rally To Save Firehouses

Former VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar will perform at a free lunchtime rally and concert to save firehouses at Battery Park in New York City on Monday, May 19. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has threatened to close eight NYC firehouses in order to save only $11 million dollars out of the massive $44 ...

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EDDIE VAN HALEN To Appear At Celebrity Golf Tournament

According to MTV.com, reclusive guitar virtuoso Eddie Van Halen will join such celebrities as Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker and Kenny G along with members of the Los Angeles Police Department for the 32nd annual LAPD/Celebrity Golf Tournament. The event, intended to raise money for the Police Memorial Foundation, takes place Saturday (May 17) at the ...

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE To Record New Album In The Fall

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE have written around 25 new songs for their next Interscope studio album, guitarist/vocalist Josh Homme has told Billboard.com. However, the band are not planning on entering the studio to record the material for quite awhile. "We know the earliest we could record is October," he said. "We don't want to ...

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BLUEBIRD: Equipment Stolen!

Los Angeles-based BLUEBIRD, featuring former AMEN guitarist Paul Figueroa, have had musical equipment stolen from their tour van while touring the U.K. with HELL IS FOR HEROES. The band's van was reportedly broken into in Leeds on Monday night (April 28) and over $8,000 worth of instruments was removed. The band will be continuing the ...

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Police Refute DAVID LEE ROTH Intruder Story

The Pasadena Police Department has refuted David Lee Roth's claim that he used a shotgun to stop an intruder at his California home over the weekend, according to Launch. According to the former VAN HALEN singer's press release, at about 3 a.m. PT on Saturday (April 26) he "was awakened by the sounds of breaking ...

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DAVID LEE ROTH Apprehends Knife-Wielding Intruder At Gunpoint!

This past weekend, David Lee Roth apprehended and detained a knife-wielding man who trespassed on the singer's Southern California estate. At 3:00 AM on Saturday April 26, the former VAN HALEN frontman was awakened by the sounds of breaking branches to discover a man had scaled his manor's 10-foot high wall. Roth grabbed his shotgun ...

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A Tribute To The VAN HALEN Throats

On May 27, Versailles Records will release "Best of Both Worlds: A Tribute to Van Halen's David Lee Roth And Sammy Hagar". A first of its kind in the world of tributes, this record features hits from both David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar's solo catalogs, as well as hits from the VAN HALEN catalog ...

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SUN CAGED Sign With LION MUSIC

Dutch progressive metallers SUN CAGED, who feature in their ranks STAR ONE keyboardist Joost van den Broek, have inked a deal with Finland's Lion Music label for the release of their debut album, tentatively due in early June. The CD, which was mixed by AYREON/STAR ONE mastermind Arjen Anthony Lucassen, will be released worldwide and ...

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Former VIO-LENCE Guitarist Explains Decision To Join MACHINE HEAD

Former VIO-LENCE/TECHNOCRACY guitarist Phil Demmel has issued a statement addressing his recent decision to join MACHINE HEAD as a replacement for Ahrue Luster. As previously reported, Luster had amicably left the group last May due to "creative differences." Demmel's statement reads as follows: "To all my friends who care to know.......... "I'm a firm believer ...

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CRISIS: More Dates Announced

CRISIS, the reformed group which up until recently performed and recorded in Los Angeles under the name SKULLSICK NATION, have lined up the following gigs in May/June: May 17 – Anaheim, CA @ Sugars May 18 – Van Nuys, CA @ McRed's Jun. 06 – Downey, CA @ Stardust Lounge CRISIS, who recently recruited former ...

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CANDIRIA Announce First Show After Van Accident

Eight months after nearly losing their lives in a severe tractor trailer accident, CANDIRIA will make a triumphant return to the New York stage May 5. "We chose the venue where CANDIRIA got its start, the club with the most history... CBGB's," says CANDIRIA bassist Mike MacIvor. "This is like the beginning of Phase Two ...

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