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AEROSMITH Guitarist Set For LES PAUL Salute Next Week

Launch Radio Networks reports: Guitarists Joe Perry from AEROSMITH and Neal Schon from JOURNEY are among those taking part in a tribute concert to music industry legend Les Paul next week. The Les Paul & Friends: 90th Birthday Salute takes place at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California, next Tuesday (February 7), and it's ...

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SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM: Live Dates Announced

SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM, the band featuring Scott Rockenfield (drums, QUEENSRŸCHE), Kelly Gray (guitar, ex-QUEENSRŸCHE), and Damon Johnson (guitar/vocals, BROTHER CANE), have lined up the following dates in February/March: Feb. 25 - Walton Beach, FL @ The Swamp Mar. 01 - Huntsville, AL @ Sammy T's More dates will be announced soon. SLAVE TO THE ...

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VAN HALEN Bassist To Attend BARRETT-JACKSON Car Auction

VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony has posted the following message on his official web site: "Michael will be on hand at the Barrett-Jackson car auction in Scottsdale, AZ January 19-22 where a handful of his Bonspeed concept cars will be on the auction block and up for grabs to the highest bidders. Fellow car enthusiast ...

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R:I:P: Entire Promotional CD Available For Download

R:I:P (RAW:INTENSE:POWER), the new German band featuring Björn Daigger (MAJESTY), Sven Daigger (ex-ANGUISH), Chris Merzinsky (MIDNATTSOL), Fabian Pospiech and Christian "Hägar" Hager, have made their entire 2005 promotional CD containing the tracks "From the Remains", "Blink of an Eye" and "Excuse Me" available for download via their MySpace.com page. For more information, visit ...

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SAMMY HAGAR-Themed Cruise Planned For April

According to a posting on Sammy Hagar's official web site, a Hagar-themed cruise is currently being planned for April 2006. The cruise would leave from Los Angeles and make its way down to Cabo San Lucas. Details have not been confirmed yet but there are rumors of "killer entertainment" on the way to Cabo and ...

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SAMMY HAGAR Tribute CD Coming Next Summer

Versailles Records has announced plans to release a tribute CD to Sammy Hagar next summer. Entitled "Three Lock Box: A Millennium Tribute to Sammy Hagar", the collection will feature contributions from current and/or former members of POISON, HANOI ROCKS, SKID ROW, LILLIAN AXE, DIO and SAIGON KICK, among others. No further information is currently available. ...

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SAMMY HAGAR Attends SEMA Show In Las Vegas

According to a posting on Sammy Hagar's official web site, Hagar was joined by Michael Anthony, Bill Gibbons (ZZ TOP), Bob Adams (Ford Motor Co.) and Carol Shelby while addressing the crowd during the largest automotive specialty products trade event in the world, the SEMA show, in Las Vegas. Auto fans will be thrilled to ...

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, JUDAS PRIEST, DEF LEPPARD Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, BRAND NEW SIN Venue: Electric Factory City/State: Philadelphia, Pa. Date: Oct. 22, 2005 Attendance: 1,758 Capacity: 2,250 Artist/Event: BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Venue: Hampton Beach Casino City/State: Hampton, N.H. Date: Oct. 29, 2005 Attendance: ...

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GOATWHORE Relocate To Phoenix, Continue Work On New Album

GOATWHORE, the New Orleans-based band featuring vocalist L. Ben Falgoust II (SOILENT GREEN) and guitarist Sammy Duet (ACID BATH, CROWBAR), have issued the following update: "We know it has been quite some time since updates were made so we wanted to fill everyone in on what’s going on with GOATWHORE. We have currently relocated to ...

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Will VAN HALEN Be The Next 'Rock Star' Band?

MTV.com is reporting that a source close to the "Rock Star" TV show has claimed that the core VAN HALEN trio — brothers Alex and Eddie Van Halen and bassist Michael Anthony — will be auditioning potential frontmen and women for the show's still-hypothetical second season. The winner would be stepping into the ...

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Ex-PANTERA Drummer VINNIE PAUL Jams With SAMMY HAGAR In Mexico: Photos Available

Former PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN drummer Vinnie Paul was among the special guests during a two-week celebration at Sammy Hagar's Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The celebration, which culminated Thursday night (Oct. 13) with Hagar's annual Birthday Bash, saw Vinnie jamming with Hagar on a couple of David Lee Roth-era VAN HALEN classics, including "Running ...

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R:I:P: Promotional CD Posted Online

R:I:P (RAW:INTENSE:POWER), the new German band featuring Björn Daigger (MAJESTY), Sven Daigger (ex-ANGUISH), Chris Merzinsky (MIDNATTSOL), Fabian Pospiech and Christian "Hägar" Hager, have completed work on their promotional CD containing the tracks "From the Remains", "Blink of an Eye" and "Excuse Me". All three songs can currently be heard on the band's MySpace.com

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ZEBRA: Charity Shows Announced

Veteran hard rockers ZEBRA have announced the following charity shows in early October: Oct. 01 - Hope on the Hill (Hurricane Katrina) - Brookhaven Amphitheater - Farmingdale, NY Oct. 02 - Weekend for a Cure (Breast Cancer Research) - Jones Beach - Wantagh, NY ZEBRA have toured with class acts such as JOURNEY, BRYAN ADAMS, ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE, VELVET REVOLVER, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, DISTURBED Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: MÖTLEY CRÜE, SUM 41, THE EXIES, SILVERTIDE Venue: Tweeter Center City/State: Tinley Park, Ill. Date: Aug. 27, 2005 Attendance: 13,069 Capacity: 28,644 Artist/Event: MÖTLEY CRÜE Venue: Post-Gazette Pavilion at Star Lake City/State: Burgettstown, Pa. Date: Aug. ...

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SAMMY HAGAR Raises $20,000 For Victims Of Hurricane Katrina

Launch Radio Networks reports: Sammy Hagar did what he does best last weekend to raise money for hurricane relief efforts. He took to the stage on Saturday (September 10) for a quickly assembled free performance with the house band at his Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, where attendees donated more than $20,000. ...

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R:I:P: Debut EP Sample Posted Online

R:I:P (RAW:INTENSE:POWER), the new band featuring Björn Daigger (MAJESTY), Sven Daigger (ex-ANGUISH), Chris Merzinsky (MIDNATTSOL), Fabian Pospiech and Christian "Hägar" Hager are currently working on their first promotional EP, tentatively due in October. A rough-mix version of the track "Doomsday Arrived" is available for listening at www.myspace.com/rawintensepower. The band's official homepage,

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VELVET REVOLVER, MÖTLEY CRÜE, SYSTEM OF A DOWN Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: VELVET REVOLVER, CHEVELLE, THE ACTUAL Venue: Aladdin Theatre for the Performing Arts City/State: Las Vegas, Nev. Date: Aug. 20, 2005 Attendance: 5,910 Capacity: 7,019 Artist/Event: MÖTLEY CRÜE, SUM 41, THE EXIES, SILVERTIDE Venue: Marcus Amphitheatre City/State: ...

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Awaken the Guardian (reissue) - FATES WARNING

While their eternal doppelgangers QUEENSRŸCHE did more to popularize "thinking man's metal", and onetime disciples DREAM THEATER turned prog-metal into a cottage industry, FATES WARNING are no less deserving of their place in progressive metal history. Their 1986 set, "Awaken the Guardian", hit a pinnacle of classic metal with a slightly technical bent and the ...

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