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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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SAMMY HAGAR: Live Album Details Unveiled

SAMMY HAGAR will issue a live album, titled "Live Hallelujah", on May 20 through Sanctuary Records. The CD, which includes guest appearances by VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony and former VAN HALEN/EXTREME frontman Gary Cherone, will contain the following track listing: 01. Shaka Doobie 02. 3 Lock Box 03. One Way To Rock 04. Give ...

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DAVID LEE ROTH To Issue New Solo Album

Former VAN HALEN frontman DAVID LEE ROTH will issue his new solo album, "Diamond Dave", through Magna Carta/Magnatude Records on July 8. The album features several originals and a few covers. The complete track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Medicine Man 02. Thug Pop 03. Act One 04. Slip Away 05. Bold ...

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CRISIS Announce Upcoming Gigs

CRISIS, the reformed group which up until recently performed and recorded in Los Angeles under the name SKULLSICK NATION, have lined up two gigs in May. They are as follows: May 17 – Anaheim, CA @ Sugars May 18 – Van Nuys, CA @ McRed's A PDF-format flyer promoting the two gigs can be downloaded ...

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MONDO GENERATOR To Release Sophomore CD In The Summer

MONDO GENERATOR, the side project of QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's Nick Oliveri and Josh Homme, have set "A Drug Problem That Never Existed" as the title for their sophomore album, due in June/July through Ipecac Records. Upcoming MONDO GENERATOR tour dates w/ TOMAHAWK, THE MELVINS: Apr. 28 - San Diego, CA - Canes Apr. ...

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DAVID LEE ROTH Announces Solo Dates

Former VAN HALEN frontman DAVID LEE ROTH has announced the following U.S. dates during the coming months: May 24 - Charlotte, NC @ Nascar Coca-Cola 600 May 25 - Anderson, SC @ Anderson Sports Center May 28 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club May 29 - Verona, NY @ Turning Stone Casino May 31 - ...

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STAR ONE: 'Live On Earth' Track Listing Announced

STAR ONE, the project led by AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen (ex-BODINE, VENGEANCE), will issue a live CD and DVD recorded during the band's recent Intergalactic Space Crusaders European tour. In addition to Lucassen, the group's touring lineup included drummer Ed Warby (AYREON, STAR ONE, GOREFEST), bassist Peter Vink (AYREON, FINCH, Q65), keyboardist Joost van den ...

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