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IRON MAIDEN's MCBRAIN, VAN HALEN's HAGAR To Raise Money For After-School Activities

Nicko McBrain (IRON MAIDEN), Neil Schon (JOURNEY, SOUL SIRKUS) and Sammy Hagar (VAN HALEN) are among the artists that will be helping to raise money for super-producer Narada Michael Walden's foundation for after-school activities on Friday (Dec. 17) at the Mill Valley Community Center in Mill Valley, California, according to the San Francisco Examiner. More ...

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'Reflections Of A SAMMY HAGAR Fan' Book Available Now

"Summer of Sammy: Reflections of a Sammy Hagar Fan" is a tribute book by a Michigan business man who has become a total "redhead." He conversion starts with his first Sammy concert in 2002 (Sam and Dave Tour), and is confirmed when attending Hagar concerts through 2003, as well as several VAN HALEN shows during ...

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Former MÖTLEY CRÜE Singer Completes Work On Autobiography

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE singer John Corabi's authorized autobiography is finished, and is reportedly being bid over by several publishers. Expect a summer 2005 release date. In April 2005, co-author Jake Brown will begin work with HANOI ROCKS members Michael Monroe and Andy McCoy on the band's authorized autobiography. In other rock biography news, the Brown-authored ...

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Drummer: VAN HALEN To Begin Work On New Album

VAN HALEN drummer has tried to put rumors of the band's demise to rest, denying that internal tensions have taken their toll. Speaking to the Wichita Eagle, Alex said, "Our disagreements are about our music." The band plan to take a break after the tour and then enter the studio to begin work on a ...

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SAMMY HAGAR: 'I Never Said I Was Quitting VAN HALEN'

VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar has rejected Internet rumors that he is about to leave the band and re-focus all his time and effort on his solo career. Writing to his official web site, Sammy said, "Listen here, all these crazy rumors flying around cyberspace are that. Plain and simple, I never said I was ...

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SAMMY HAGAR Birthday Report From Cabo

According to a report at ZRock.com, VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar headed back to northern California yesterday after wrapping up a record-breaking six-night run at his Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas. Joined onstage each night by his beloved WABORITAS (drummer David Lauser, bassist Mona and guitarist extraordinaire Vic Johnson), Sammy spread ...

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STEVEN TYLER Movie Set For HOLLYWOOD FILM FESTIVAL This Weekend

Launch Radio Networks is reporing that AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler's acting debut will be screened at the Hollywood Film Festival on Sunday (Oct. 17). It's called "Goodnight, Joseph Parker", and Tyler plays Sammy, a small-town boy who becomes a famous singer and then returns home to save the local bar. The lead character, the bar ...

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Atlanta's UNCROWNED Wins National Rock Competition

UNCROWNED, an unsigned band based in Atlanta, has won the "Shot at the Cabo Wabo" national battle-of-the-bands competition. Beating out more than 250 of the country's hottest unsigned bands, UNCROWNED won an all-expense paid trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and will perform both nights (October 8 and 9, 2004) at the Cabo Wabo Meltdown ...

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VAN HALEN Frontman Builds Marketing Empire

AdAge.com reports: It's music industry lore and Hollywood movie cliche that rock stars fritter away their millions on partying and booze. Not so for rock veteran Sammy Hagar, who's actually bringing in money by turning what started, in his own words, as "a stupid rich-rock-star whim" into a growing multifaceted business. Clubs and tequila Mr. ...

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VAN HALEN: 'Best Of Both Worlds' Retrospective Certified Platinum

VAN HALEN's two-CD retrospective, "The Best of Both Worlds", has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), signifying shipments of more than 1,000,000 units. A 36-track overview of more than 25 years of VAN HALEN recordings, "The Best Of Both Worlds" contains three brand-new recordings with VH's second singer, Sammy Hagar, ...

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JERRY CANTRELL, BILLY DUFFY To Peform At SAMMY HAGAR's Birthday Bash

Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell, former THE CULT guitarist Billy Duffy and VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony are among the artists scheduled to perform at Sammy Hagar's annual birthday celebration at his Cabo Wabo club in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, according to Billboard.com. The festivities begin with the Oct. 8-9 Cabo Wabo Meltdown, ...

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VAN HALEN Add Canadian Tour Dates

VAN HALEN have added the following dates to their tour schedule: Oct. 19 - Portland, OR @ TBA Oct. 22 - Seattle, WA @ TBA Oct. 23 - Vancouver, BC @ TBA Oct. 25 - Edmonton, AB @ TBA Oct. 26 - Calgary, AB @ TBA Oct. 28 - Saskatoon, SK @ TBA Oct. 30 ...

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VAN HALEN To Appear On CNN Headline News

VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar and drummer Alex Van Halen will be interviewed on CNN Headline News on Sunday, September 5. Watch for teasers to start showing up on CNN affiliates on Friday, September 3. In other news, VAN HALEN's webmaster has confirmed that Hagar's VAN HALEN bandmates Eddie and Alex Van Halen will **NOT** ...

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Report: VAN HALEN Suing BALTIMORE ORIOLES For $2 Million

E! Online is reporting that VAN HALEN's touring company is suing the Baltimore Orioles for $2 million for reneging on a deal to allow the band to play a concert at Oriole Park early next month. No further information is available at this time. In other news, Hagar's VAN HALEN bandmates Eddie and Alex Van ...

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GOATWHORE Sign With METAL BLADE RECORDS

GOATWHORE, the New Orleans-based band featuring vocalist L. Ben Falgoust II (SOILENT GREEN) and guitarist Sammy Duet (ACID BATH, CROWBAR), have signed a deal with Metal Blade Records. "We are all very excited about this and will be doing a new album with Metal Blade Records in mid-2005," the band said in a statement. "This ...

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SAMMY HAGAR: 'Essential Collection' Due In August

Hip-O/UMe have set an August 20 release date for Sammy Hagar's "The Essential Red Collection". Described as "the most complete overview of his solo career on record," it features 20 selections, each digitally remastered from the original tapes, spanning 1973 to 1999 with all of Hagar's Top 40 pop hits plus trademark tracks and popular ...

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DAVID LEE ROTH To Rake In The Dough From VAN HALEN Reunion Tour?

"Celebrity Justice" reports: VAN HALEN and back-again lead singer Sammy Hagar are selling thousands of tickets for their summer tour, and that means big-time cash for… former lead singer David Lee Roth? That's right, because as 'CJ' reveals, top musicians don't have to play onstage to get well paid. It's all about doing the rights ...

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Review: VAN HALEN Returns To Stage In Top Form

Melissa Ruggieri of The Richmond Times-Dispatch reviewed VAN HALEN's show at the MCI Center in Washington D.C. Friday night (June 25). "When you're Eddie Van Halen and you've weathered a hip replacement, overcome tongue cancer and watched your marriage dissolve after 20 years, you deserve the ovation," she wrote. "When you're Eddie Van Halen and ...

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