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SPOCK'S BEARD To Release 'Feel Euphoria' In July

SPOCK'S BEARD have set a July 8 North American release date for their new album, "Feel Euphoria". The CD, the group's first to feature drummer Nick D'Virgilio as lead vocalist, will contain the following tracks: 01. Onomatopoeia 02. The Bottom Line 03. Feel Euphoria 04. Shining Star 05. East of Eden, West of Memphis 06. ...

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IRON MAIDEN: New Album Mastered

IRON MAIDEN have finished mastering the much-anticipated follow-up to 2000's "Brave New World", due later in the year through Sony/Columbia Records. The following is producer Kevin Shirley's latest posting to his official web site: "Woah - New York is such a fun city and now I'm in 'clear air chop' on a very bumpy teeth-rattling ...

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DREAM THEATER Drummer Forms BEATLES Tribute Band

For his May 17 appearance at the Modern Drummer Festival, DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy has assembled a one-off lineup of musicians to fulfill one of his dreams of playing in a BEATLES tribute band. The project will be called YELLOW MATTER CUSTARD and will feature Mike Portnoy, Matt Bissonette and Neal Morse. Due to ...

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JACK BLADES Signs Solo Deal With FRONTIERS RECORDS

Jack Blades, frontman, bassist, lead singer and songwriter for such million-selling rock bands as NIGHT RANGER and DAMN YANKEES, has secured a home for his highly anticipated solo debut with Frontiers Records, signing a deal for European and Asian territories. "I am so excited about having this opportunity to do my own record after 20 ...

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SAMMY HAGAR Confirms Live Album, PLANET US Delay

Former VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar has sent out a message to his mailing list updating fans on his upcoming plans. It reads as follows: "Hey REDheads, The Internet moves quicker than me so I'll give you a half-ass version, lol, of what's going on. The tour this year is still being put together. That ...

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PLANET US To Begin Recording Debut

PLANET US — 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) — are scheduled to enter a San Francisco Bay Area studio this week to begin recording their debut album for a late 2003 release. "We are supposed to ...

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PLANET US Begin Recording Debut CD

PLANET US — 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) — entered a San Francisco Bay Area studio this week to begin recording an album the band are hoping to release in 2003. Schon told Launch that after ...

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MICHAEL ANTHONY: 'I Haven't Quit VAN HALEN!'

Despite rampant rumors to the contrary, VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony has not left the group to focus on PLANET US, the project he formed with former VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar, JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon, and JOURNEY drummer Deen Castronovo. "There's a rumor floating around over on the VH1 message boards that I've left ...

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TESTAMENT's PETERSON Joins Guitar Legends For All-Star Jam

TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson joined Joe Satriani, Dave Meniketti (Y&T), Neal Schon and the rest of JOURNEY for an "all-star" jam at the conclusion of Bone Bash III, a one-day rock festival that took place Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Chronicle Pavilion in Concord, California. The following is an eyewitness account sent to us by ...

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PLANET US To Release Concept Album

The forthcoming debut album from PLANET US — 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) — will be a concept record rivaling PINK FLOYD's "Dark Side of the Moon", Hagar told Contra Costa Times' music critic Tony Hicks ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Photo Book To Be Published

A new LED ZEPPELIN photo book by photographer Neal Preston is scheduled for release on October 24th. Over 100 previously-unpublished shots are featured in the book, which will be available in two editions: A standard soft-cover edition and a collector's edition (hardback) with a signed Neal Preston print in a luxury foil-blocked black velvet slip ...

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JOURNEY To Perform First-Ever Club Show

Legendary rockers JOURNEY will perform their first-ever club show on Wednesday, July 17th at Minneapolis' club Quest. In this one-night-only exclusive performance, the band will debut songs from their yet-to-be released EP Red 13 as well as perform all of their hit songs in an intimate club setting. Tickets for this exclusive one night only ...

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PLANET US Hit Las Vegas Stage For Two Impromptu Performances

PLANET US—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)—made two more live appearances when they performed the tracks "Vertigo" and "Peeping Through a Hole" at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas on Friday, May 17th ...

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PLANET US: Hard Rock Supergroup Make Unnannounced Appearance At CALIFORNIA MUSIC AWARDS

PLANET US, the side project band featuring Michael Anthony (bassVAN HALEN), Neal Schon (guitarJOURNEY), Sammy Hagar (vocalsex-VAN HALEN), and Deen Castronovo (drumsJOURNEY), performed two songs at the 2002 California Music Awards this Saturday, April 27th at the Henry J. Kaiser Arena in Oakland, California. The tracks were described as very heavy and different to anything ...

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PLANET US To Perform At CALIFORNIA MUSIC AWARDS?

PLANET US, the side project band featuring Michael Anthony (bass—VAN HALEN), Neal Schon (guitar—JOURNEY), Sammy Hagar (vocals—ex-VAN HALEN), and Deen Castronovo (drums—JOURNEY), may get up on stage and perform a song or two at the 2002 California Music Awards this Saturday, April 27th at the Henry J. Kaiser Arena in Oakland, California, according to Anthony's ...

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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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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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Former TESTAMENT Duo Rejoin Forces In PUSHED

Former TESTAMENT/SLAYER drummer Jon Dette and ex-TESTAMENT bassist Greg Christian have rejoined forces in PUSHED, a Southern California-based five-piece whose current two-song demo CD is an aggressive-yet-melodic affair that showcases the group's excellent musicianship without relying on speed to get its point across. Whereas Surface is a moody, dynamic number that utilizes vocalist Travis Neal's ...

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