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SAMMY HAGAR: EDDIE VAN HALEN Has Lost Touch

Former VAN HALEN singer Sammy Hagar recently spoke to Goldmine magazine about frequent jam partner/VH bassist Michael Anthony's views on the current VAN HALEN situation. "[Michael is] basically like everyone else out there," Hagar said. "He's completely lost touch with any of the VAN HALEN situation. He hasn't talked to any of those guys in ...

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MONTROSE Reunite For First Time In 25 Years: Photos Available

The original members of MONTROSESammy Hagar, Ronnie Montrose, Bill Church and Denny Carmassi — reformed for the first time in 25 years for three special performances during the final shows of Hagar's summer tour. Also joining Hagar and his band THE WABORITAS on stage during the shows was VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony. ...

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'SAMMY HAGAR Day' In St. Louis: Photos Available

Thursday, August 21 was proclaimed "Sammy Hagar Day" in St. Louis, Missouri, where the former VAN HALEN singer was honored at Busch Stadium. Check out photos from Wire Image. In other news, Brian Q. Newcomb of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Hagar arranged a reunion with his first recording band, the influential ...

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TRIUMPH To Celebrate 20th Anniversary Of US FESTIVAL With Live DVD/CD

The Canadian hard-rock trio TRIUMPH will mark the 20th anniversary of the legendary US Festival with separate DVD and CD releases, "Live At The US Festival", on TML Entertainment Inc., distributed by Alternative Distribution Alliance, on September 23, 2003. TRIUMPH — vocalist/guitarist Rik Emmett, bassist/keyboardist Mike Levine and vocalist/drummer Gil Moore — were an integral ...

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KING'S X To Open For SAMMY HAGAR In Texas

Due to a last minute cancellation by LYNYRD SKYNYRD, KING'S X will be opening for SAMMY HAGAR this Friday and Saturday. Upcoming KING'S X tour dates: Aug. 08 - Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (w/ SAMMY HAGAR) Aug. 09 - Dallas, TX @ Smirnoff Music Centre (w/ SAMMY HAGAR) Sep. 07 - Zoetermeer, ...

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SAMMY HAGAR To Issue DVD In September

Former VAN HALEN frontman SAMMY HAGAR will be issuing a DVD titled "The Long Road To Cabo" on September 23 through Sanctuary. Over three hundred hours of material was shot and edited to create the final product, which is being described on Hagar's web site as "a combination of live concert performances and a behind-the-scenes ...

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MLB Goes To LOLLAPALOOZA And OZZFEST Festivals Seeking Cool And Young Fans

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting that "on the second stage at Lollapalooza in Camden, N.J., last weekend, indie-rockers CAVE-IN inspired a moshing free-for-all on the unforgiving tarmac. "And right next door, 'paloozers were playing baseball video games, getting in touch with their inner Jim Thomes and Randy Johnsons at batting and pitching cages, and wondering ...

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SAMMY HAGAR/LYNYRD SKYNYRD Dates Canceled

The last five dates of the SAMMY HAGAR/LYNYRD SKYNYRD co-headlining tour were canceled when SKYNYRD's lead guitarist, Gary Rossington, who had open-heart surgery in February, was told by doctors to immediately drop off the trek in order to combat medical fatigue. Ticket holders for the scrapped shows — between August 1 in Pelham, Alabama, and ...

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BILLBOARD Magazine Pays Tribute To KISS

The Billboard Information Group will mark the 30th Anniversary of KISS, one of America's most successful and enduring rock 'n' roll bands, with the publication of a 26-page special report in the August 9 issue of Billboard. The issue will be available on newsstands on August 1 and content will be posted on www.billboard.com/KISS. "KISS: ...

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CROWBAR Frontman: The New Record Will Smoke!

New Orleans sludge-meisters CROWBAR, the long-running band founded by DOWN guitarist Kirk Windstein, will enter the studio on July 28 to begin recording their seventh studio album, "You Don't Need An Enemy To Have A War", tentatively due at the end of the year through Spitfire Records. "I know ya'll haven't heard anything about CROWBAR ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Bassist Checks In With Tour Report

CRADLE OF FILTH bassist Dave Pybus (ex-ANATHEMA, DREAMBREED) has posted the following tour report on the band's official web site: "After going into pre-production for this tour at least a month before we flew out to the U.S. we were very excited to actually land safely in Houston, then New Orleans and meet our American ...

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SAMMY HAGAR Slams DIAMOND DAVE (Again), Addresses VAN HALEN Reunion

Sammy Hagar, who, along with fellow ex-VAN HALEN frontman David Lee Roth, spent last summer co-headlining the laboriously titled "Sammy Hagar and David Lee Roth Tour 2002: Song for Song, the Heavyweight Champs of Rock and Roll", is once again dissing Diamond Dave's oversize ego and deteriorating singing voice. In an interview with Cleveland's Music's ...

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GOATWHORE Explain Show Cancellations

New Orleans-based GOATWHORE, the band featuring vocalist L. Ben Falgoust II (SOILENT GREEN) and guitarist Sammy Duet (ACID BATH, CROWBAR), have issued the following statement via their official web site: "We would like to explain a few show cancellations from our recent tour with IMMOLATION. We were having van troubles on the West Coast and ...

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POWERMAN 5000: Hartford Live Photos Posted Online

POWERMAN 5000 performed live in concert at the Webster Theatre in Hartford, Connecticut on Wednesday, June 18. Check out pictures from LFI. Upcoming POWERMAN 5000 tour dates (with REACH 454 and SHINEDOWN): Jun. 24 - Huntsville, AL - Sammy T's Music Hall Jun. 25 - Tallahassee, FL - Floyd's Music Store Jun. 26 ...

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MONTROSE To Reunite For Three Shows In August

The original MONTROSERonnie Montrose (guitar), Sammy Hagar (vocals), Bill Church (bass), and Denny Carmassi (drums) — will reunite for the first time in 25 years for three exclusive performances in late August. Confirmed dates are as follows: Aug. 20 - Prior Lake, MN @ Mystic Lake Casino On Sale 5/9 Aug. 22 - ...

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ENCHANT Set Release Date For 'Tug Of War'

Bay Area prog-rockers ENCHANT have set a July 29 release date through Inside Out Music for their new album, "Tug Of War". The 10-song opus was again produced by guitarist Doug Ott and mixed by Tom Size, who has previously worked with MR. BIG, SAMMY HAGAR and Y&T, among many others. "Tug of War" marks ...

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DAVE LEE ROTH Takes Another Swipe At SAMMY HAGAR

Scott Cronick of the Press of Atlantic City spoke with David Lee Roth before his show Saturday night (May 31) at Trump Marina Hotel Casino about his current tour, his forthcoming album, and Sammy Hagar — the other former VAN HALEN frontman. "The truth is we had a great time [touring together] last year," Dave ...

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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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SAMMY HAGAR, LYNYRD SKYNYRD To Tour Together

SAMMY HAGAR and LYNYRD SKYNYRD will team up for a summer tour kicking off July 19 at Wisconsin's Rock Fest, according to Billboard.com. The full list of dates for the Jim Beam-sponsored Party of a Lifetime tour is not yet finalized, although the acts are expected to be out together well into August. The co-headlining ...

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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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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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