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RAMONES Family, Friends Feuding Over Joey's Birthday Bash

The following article originally appeared in today's edition of the New York Post: Joey Ramone's mother and brother are blasting friends and former bandmates of the late punk legend for staging a birthday bash the same night as a family fete in his honor. Joey's brother, Mickey Leigh, and mother, Charlotte Lesher, are throwing a ...

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DOWN's KIRK WINDSTEIN: PANTERA Will Do Another Record

DOWN guitarist/CROWBAR frontman Kirk Windstein recently told Australia's Undercover News that believes that, contrary to recent rumors, PANTERA will regroup and make another album in the not-too-distant future. “I am pretty sure they are going to do another record,” Kirk is quoted as saying. “I know there has been a lot [of rumors] in the ...

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HAGAR/ROTH Line Up Initial Tour Dates

Former VAN HALEN singers Sammy Hagar and David Lee Roth held a press conference at the Mondrian Hotel — Sky Bar in Los Angeles yesterday morning announcing the details of their forthcoming joint co-headlining tour, which is scheduled to kick off on May 29th in Cleveland. Here are various “highlights” from the press conference (all, ...

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STAIND, GODSMACK, AEROSMITH Big Winners At Boston Music Awards

GODSMACK, STAIND, and AEROSMITH received two trophies each at this year's Boston Music Awards, which were held on Thursday, April 11th at the Orpheum. STAIND took home award for Act Of The Year, and nabbed the Single Of The Year prize for "It's Been Awhile". Meanwhile, GODSMACK received the Rock Band award, and their singer, ...

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HAGAR/ROTH Summer Tour: Details "Forthcoming"

According to an April 6th update posted at the official web site of former VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar, the details of the much-rumored summer touring package featuring Hagar and another ex-VAN HALEN singer, Dave Lee Roth, will be “forthcoming” shortly. As previously reported, the proposed pairing between the two vocalists would include solo set ...

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TheSTART To Issue New Three-Song EP

Los Angeles-based TheSTART, featuring former HUMAN WASTE PROJECT frontwoman Aimee Echo, will be performing at the Troubadour in Hollywood, California on Wednesday, April 10th on a bill that will also feature ENEMY (featuring A PERFECT CIRCLE guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen and TheSTART/ex-SNOT drummer Jamie Miller) and TAPE. The show will also serve as a record ...

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DEADSY Enlist LIMP BIZKIT's DURST To Direct First Video

DEADSY, featuring frontman P. Exeter Blue I (aka Elijah Blue, son of actress/singer Cher and Gregg Allman), shot a video for the track "The Key to Gramercy Park" at Hayvenhurst Studios in Van Nuys, California with LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst in the director's chair. The song, which comes off the group's long-delayed Commencement CD, ...

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BROKEN HOPE's JEREMY WAGNER: Where It All Went Wrong

Former BROKEN HOPE guitarist Jeremy Wagner, who left the group last week amid internal turmoil over the band's musical direction and professional priorities, has contacted BLABBERMOUTH.NET to offer his version of the events that led to the act's untimely split. Here is Wagner's statement in its entirety: “Seeing as I formed the band and ultimately ...

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SILVERCHAIR: "Diorama" Track Listing Unveiled

Australia's SILVERCHAIR have finally revealed the full track listing for their forthcoming Diorama CD. It is as follows: 01. Across The Night 02. The Greatest View 03. Without You 04. World Upon Your Shoulders 05. One Way Mule 06. Tuna In The Brine 07. Too Much Of Not Enough 08. Luv Your Life 09. The ...

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HAGAR/ROTH Summer Tour: It's On!

According to Hits Daily Double, the proposed summer outing featuring former VAN HALEN vocalists David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar is a done deal, with the initial dates due to be announced in the coming weeks. ...

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SCAR CULTURE Involved In Van Accident, Touring Plans Uncertain

SCAR CULTURE were involved in a van accident early Sunday morning following their Saturday night performance with PISSING RAZORS and DECEMBER at Jaxx in West Springfield, Virginia. The band were about an hour and a half outside New York City (their hometown) when the front tire of their van blew out, throwing them into the ...

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SUPERZERO Part With Singer, Drummer, Continue Work On New Material

SUPERZERO, the New England-based act featuring Markus Cherone (the brother of former VAN HALEN/EXTREME vocalist Gary Cherone) on guitar, have parted ways with vocalist Tommy Dempsey and drummer Robbie Dempsey. Cherone and bassist Stephen Powell are presently auditioning drummers while continuing to write material for the follow-up to last year's Hogwash CD. ...

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THE GATHERING Carry On Writing New Material, Plot US Tour

Despite threats of litigation from longtime label Century Media Records (who are apparently owed another CD from the band under their present agreement with the act), Holland's THE GATHERING are going ahead with their plans to issue the group's next studio album through their own Psychonaut Records. According to drummer Hans Rutten, “we will find ...

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SLAVES ON DOPE To Begin Pre-Production For Sophomore CD

SLAVES ON DOPE are due to begin pre-production in the near future on their second album for an as-yet-undisclosed label with producers Jason Slater (i.e. SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY, EARSHOT) and Troy Van Leeuwen (i.e. A PERFECT CIRCLE, ENEMY). In other news, SLAVES ON DOPE frontman Jason Rockman was involved in a freak car accident this ...

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PLANET US: The Michael Anthony Perspective

VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony has posted the following message via his official web site regarding the two songs recently recorded by PLANET US, the new rock supergroup featuring Anthony, Neal Schon (guitar—JOURNEY), Sammy Hagar (vocals—ex-VAN HALEN), and Deen Castronovo (drums—JOURNEY): “ 'Vertigo' has a slow, heavy groove and has Sammy's killer pipes all over ...

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ROBERT PLANT/THE WHO US Dates Announced

Former LED ZEPPELIN frontman Robert Plant will open the following shows on THE WHO's upcoming summer tour: Jul. 20 - Cadott, WI @ RockFest Festival Jul. 26 - Mansfield, MA @ Tweeter Center Jul. 27 - Camden, NJ @ Tweeter Center Jul. 29 Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Amp. Jul. 31 - New York, NY @ ...

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California Supergroup Pick Working Name, Plot Recording/Gigging Schedule

The new rock supergroup featuring Neal Schon (guitar—JOURNEY), Sammy Hagar (vocals—ex-VAN HALEN), Deen Castronovo (drums—JOURNEY) and Michael Anthony (bass—VAN HALEN) have set PLANET US as the “working” name of the project, which recently laid down two original numbers with plans to track a full-length album later in the year. The quartet recorded the tracks "Vertigo" ...

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VAN HALEN's MICHAEL ANTHONY: "I'm Not Leaving The Band"

VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony has issued a statement reassuring his fans that his current involvement in a new project with Neal Schon (guitar—JOURNEY), Sammy Hagar (vocals—ex-VAN HALEN), and Deen Castronovo (drums—JOURNEY) does not mean the end of his run with his main group. According to Anthony, “I'm involved in a side project band with ...

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SLASH Denies Supergroup Involvement

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash has NOT contributed to the two-song demo tape recently recorded by the superstar line-up of Neal Schon (guitar—JOURNEY), Sammy Hagar (vocals—ex-VAN HALEN), Deen Castronovo (drums—JOURNEY) and Michael Anthony (bass—VAN HALEN), despite a statement to the contrary posted at Hagar's official web site at www.redrocker.com. The yet-to-be-named band ...

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NEVERMORE Drummer Forms Side Project, Main Band Remains Involved In Label Dispute

NEVERMORE drummer Van Williams has formed a side project called PURE SWEET HELL, a two-man metal band with “different influences” that also features in its ranks Christ Eichhorn, who plays guitar, bass and keyboards on the group's most recent six-song demo/CD (with Van handling the drums and vocals). Longtime friends and bandmates since Williams' pre-NEVERMORE ...

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THE GATHERING Split With Century Media, Announce ULVER Collaboration

Holland's THE GATHERING have split with longtime label Century Media Records and are currently negotiating with several labels and distributors for their next studio album, which will be released at the end of the year. The band have also announced plans to collaborate with ULVER mastermind Trickster G (a.k.a. Christophorus G Rygg) on the upcoming ...

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URIAH HEEP: New Studio, Live Albums On The Way

URIAH HEEP will perform a one-off show at London's Astoria on March 23rd prior to entering the studio to begin work on a new album, due later in the year. In other news, URIAH HEEP will release a CD/DVD entitled The Magician's Birthday Party at the end of the month. Filmed and recorded at the ...

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DARK FUNERAL Scale Down European Tour Due To Financial Constraints

Sweden's DARK FUNERAL were forced to send home three of the four support acts on their ongoing European tour in support of the Diabolus Interium CD after financial constraints reportedly jeopardized the remainder of the trek. According to reports, ANOREXIA NERVOSA, OCCULT and RAGNAROK performed their last gig of the tour last night (February 11th) ...

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ENDO Van And Gear Stolen

Misfortune struck ENDO, one of the rising stars of the contemporary metal scene, over this past weekend. The band were prepared to leave their home base of Miami, Florida this morning (Monday, February 11th) for regional concert dates, but found that their van, already loaded with all the group's equipment, had been robbed sometime during ...

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