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JAMES HETFIELD, SAMMY HAGAR, JOE SATRIANI To Perform At 'Acoustic-4-A-Cure' Benefit Concert

James Hetfield (METALLICA), Sammy Hagar (VAN HALEN, CHICKENFOOT), Billie Joe Armstrong (GREEN DAY), Joe Satriani (CHICKENFOOT) and Nancy Wilson (HEART) are among the artists who will take part in the first annual "Acoustic-4-A-Cure" concert on May 15 at the Fillmore in San Francisco, California. The event, which will benefit the Pediatric Cancer Program at UCSF ...

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RONNIE JAMES DIO To Receive Posthumous 'Lifetime Achievement Award' From 'Syracuse Area Music Hall Of Fame'

According to Syracuse.com, legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio, frontman for bands like RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH, DIO and ELF, will be posthumously awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award tonight (Thursday, March 6) from the Syracuse Area Music Hall Of Fame at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Syracuse. The award will be accepted by Dio's son, ...

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JOE SATRIANI: 'The Complete Studio Recordings' 15-CD Box Set Due In April

Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release "Joe Satriani: The Complete Studio Recordings", a 15-CD library box housing the rock guitar virtuoso's most comprehensive anthology ever, on Tuesday, April 22. "Joe Satriani: The Complete Studio Recordings" will also be available as a collectible limited-edition USB drive exclusively on Satriani.com. One of ...

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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET: Solo Album Title, Release Date Revealed

Michael Sweet of Christian hard rockers STRYPER will release his new solo album, "I'm Not Your Suicide", on May 6. Guest musicians set to appear on the CD include CHICKENFOOT drummer Kenny Aronoff, FOZZY singer Chris Jericho, WHITESNAKE guitarist Doug Aldrich; Tony Harnell of TNT, and Michael's brother Robert Sweet and STRYPER's Timothy Gaines. The ...

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MICHAEL ANTHONY Says WOLFGANG VAN HALEN Is 'A Great Musician'

For Bass Players Only's Jon Liebman conducted an interview with Michael Anthony (VAN HALEN, CHICKENFOOT) before a recent concert with Sammy Hagar in Michigan. You can now watch the chat below. Asked about his thoughts on Wolfgang Van Halen replacing him as the bass player in VAN HALEN, Michael replied: "I think he's a great ...

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JOE PERRY, STEVE VAI, MICHAEL ANTHONY To Take Part In 'The Ultimate Musician's Fantasy Camp'

Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp has announced its first ever partnership with Guitar Player magazine! The Ultimate Musician's Fantasy Camp is geared towards guitar fanatics of all levels to jam next to extraordinary guitar players. All levels of player are welcome. Drummers, bassists, keyboard players and vocalists are encouraged to attend and take advantage of ...

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STRYPER Frontman Interviewed By His Mother (Video)

Guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet of Christian hard rockers STRYPER was recently interviewed by his mother, Janice Sweet. You can now watch the chat below. STRYPER's new album, "No More Hell To Pay", will be released on November 5 in North America via Frontiers Records. The effort will be made available in two formats — standard CD ...

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STRYPER Frontman Streaming New Solo Song For 9/11

"The Cause", a brand new solo song from Michael Sweet of Christian hard rockers STRYPER, can be streamed using the audio player below. Says Michael: "For one day only (the next 24 hours), I'm posting this streaming, full-length version of a brand new song from my new solo record, due out next year, in honor ...

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SAMMY HAGAR Talks About Creation Of 'Friends' Album (Video)

A five-minute clip in which legendary rocker Sammy Hagar talks about the creation of his first-ever rock collaborations album, "Sammy Hagar And Friends", can be seen below. Hagar enlisted three legendary musicians — Toby Keith, Mickey Hart and Taj Mahal — to round out the final three tracks on "Sammy Hagar And Friends". The highly ...

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SAMMY HAGAR Happy To Let VAN HALEN Remain In The Past

According to The Pulse Of Radio, Sammy Hagar says that nearly a decade after last performing with VAN HALEN, he's happy to let his run in the band stay in the past. On September 24, Hagar releases his star-studded solo set, called "Sammy Hagar & Friends". Among the high-profile guest performers and/or writers are Hagar's ...

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SAMMY HAGAR Wanted JAMES HETFIELD To Guest On 'Friends' Album

Sammy Hagar will release a star-studded solo set on September 24, called "Sammy Hagar & Friends". Among the high-profile guest performers and/or writers are Hagar's CHICKENFOOT bandmates Michael Anthony, Chad Smith, and Joe Satriani, along with Kid Rock, Ronnie Dunn, JOURNEY's Neal Schon, HEART's Nancy Wilson and various members of MONTROSE. The album will feature ...

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DAVE MENIKETTI Rehearsing With SAMMY HAGAR, MONTROSE

Y&T's Dave Meniketti will join Sammy Hagar (CHICKENFOOT, ex-VAN HALEN, MONTROSE) and MONTROSE members Denny Carmassi (drums) and Bill Church (bass) on stage for two shows in California next month to perform MONTROSE classics as part of Hagar's "Four Decades Of Rock" tour. The concerts will take place on September 5 at Thunder Valley Resort ...

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JOE SATRIANI's 'Musical Memoir' Due Next April

Hailed as the Jimi Hendrix of his generation and "a guitar god" by The New York Times, living legend Joe Satriani has long transcended stylistic boundaries with a sound that raises the bar for the broader genre of instrumental guitar rock. With 15 Grammy Awards nominations and over 10 million albums sold, Satriani's six-string secrets ...

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SAMMY HAGAR Interviewed On SAN DIEGO TV (Video)

San Diego Music TV conducted an interview with legendary rocker Sammy Hagar at the 2013 edition of Sunset Rocks, a Sunset Sessions offshoot, which took place June 6-8 at the Hilton Oceanfront Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, California. You can now watch the chat below. Hagar will release a star-studded solo set, "Sammy Hagar And ...

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