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SATELLITE PARTY: PERRY FARRELL's New Band Play First-Ever Show

According to MTV.com, fans packed West Hollywood's Key Club to capacity Monday night (July 18) to see Perry Farrell's (ex-JANE'S ADDICTION) new band, SATELLITE PARTY — which also includes NO DOUBT bassist Tony Kanal and ex-EXTREME guitarist Nuno Bettencourt — play their first-ever live show. Cheering on the band was Kanal's NO DOUBT bandmates Adrian ...

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PERRY FARRELL Explains SATELLITE PARTY Concept

Former JANE'S ADDICTION frontman Perry Farrell recently spoke to Billboard.com about his new music/theater project, SATELLITE PARTY, featuring former EXTREME guitarist Nuno Bettencourt. The group, which is competed by NO DOUBT bassist Tony Kanal and percussionist Gabriele Corcos, will play next month's revived Lollapalooza festival. "It's about a group of artists; fine artists, filmmakers, street ...

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PERRY FARRELL Discusses THE SATELLITE PARTY

Former JANE'S ADDICTION frontman Perry Farrell recently spoke to RollingStone.com about THE SATELLITE PARTY, his new musical-theater piece, which is scheduled to debut at Lollapalooza on July 23 and 24 at Chicago's Grant Park THE SATELLITE PARTY features Farrell's collaborations with an eclectic cast of musicians, including RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS' Flea and John Frusciante, ...

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SATELLITE PARTY Confirmed For LOLLAPALOOZA

According to MTV.com, former JANE'S ADDICTION frontman Perry Farrell's newest band, the SATELLITE PARTY — which includes former EXTREME guitarist Nuno Bettencourt and world-music percussionist Gabriele Corcos — will be performing at this summer's two-day Lollapalooza (July 23-24) in Chicago. The group will be joined onstage by special guest Tony Kanal, according to a spokesperson ...

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PERRY FARRELL Talks About His New Project SATELLITE PARTY

Former JANE'S ADDICTION frontman Perry Farrell has spoken to MTV.com about his next project, SATELLITE PARTY. Described as "a hybrid of electronic, rock, experimental house and hip-hop", SATELLITE PARTY also features guitarist Nuno Bettencourt of EXTREME and seasoned world-music percussionist Gabriele Corcos, who is married to "Entourage" actress Debi Mazar. "I've basically created ...

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POPULATION 1: European Appearances Announced

POPULATION 1, the new band featuring former EXTREME guitarist Nuno Bettencourt, will be appearing in several cities throughout Europe and Asia as Washburn signature artist Bettencourt promotes the new N5 and N6 series guitars. POPULATION 1 will perform several songs, followed by a Q&A with the audience and autograph session. Note: the April 15 appearance ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Tears It Up At NAMM

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch's official web site has issued the following update: "Show dates began in northern California and smoothly warmed the band up to a well-oiled machine. "Playing these shows led George into NAMM week where the first stop was a headlining gig at the Anaheim House of Blues at Disneyland. After barnstorming ...

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VAN HALEN Bassist Jams Up A Storm At NAMM: Photos Available

VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony attended the 2005 NAMM convention in Anaheim on January 20-21. He kicked things off on the 20th by helping VAN HALEN bandmate Sammy Hagar introduce his new Yamaha deal and joined THE WABORITAS on stage to add a little Michael Anthony spice to an acoustic version of "Right Now". The ...

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Brother Of Ex-VAN HALEN/EXTREME Frontman Releases New Solo CD

Boston-based singer/songwriter Greg Cherone — brother of former VAN HALEN/EXTREME frontman Gary Cherone — has just released an independent, self-titled five-song CD featuring material that he describes as "edgy, classic rock." According to Greg, Gary was heavily involved in the production and sang vocal harmonies on the CD, which also features the Cherones' kid brother, ...

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EXTREME To Reunite For Japanese Tour

According to MelodicRock.com, EXTREME will reunite for a series of Japanese shows in January. The line-up of Gary Cherone (vocals, ex-VAN HALEN), Nuno Bettencourt (guitar), Paul Geary (drums) and new bassist Carl Restivo will head to Japan for the following dates: Jan. 12 Tokyo Shibuya-AX 7:00pm Jan. 13 Tokyo Shibuya-AX 7:00pm Jan. 14 ...

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EXTREME To Play Reunion Concert In Boston

Former EXTREME members Nuno Bettencourt (guitar), Gary Cherone (vocals) and Paul Geary (drums) will reunite for WAAF's Hillman 15th Anniversary Concert as part of the 2004 Taste of Boston on September 18 on City Hall Plaza in Boston. Also set to perform are PUDDLE OF MUDD and THE DROP KICK MURPHYS, among others. More information ...

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QUEEN Inducted Into HOLLYWOOD'S ROCKWALK: Photos Available

Surviving QUEEN members Brian May and Roger Taylor were inducted into Hollywood's RockWalk on Wednesday (Sept. 8) following the Las Vegas premiere of the musical "We Will Rock You", a rock theatrical stage show featuring 20 of QUEEN's greatest hits. Their handprints will be placed in cement along with a special plaque in memory of ...

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Prepare To Record New Album

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM are close to completing the songwriting sessions for their new album, tentatively due in early 2005 through Crash Music Inc. "We would still like to write two or three more songs going in, and the vocals still need to be completed, but the music so far is inspired and heavy and we ...

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EXTREME: More Reunion Dates Confirmed

POPULATION 1 guitarist Nuno Bettencourt will reunite with former EXTREME bandmates Gary Cherone (vocals), Paul Geary (drums) and Mike Mangini (drums), with Carl Restivo on bass (replacing original bassist Pat Badger), for these special shows exclusively for the Azores festivals on the Portugese archipelago of the Azores: Aug. 07 - Terceira, Azores Aug. 15 - ...

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EXTREME To Play Reunion Show In Portugal

The original lineup of EXTREME, minus bassist Pat Badger, will reportedly reunite to perform at the 20th Maré de Agosto Internacional Music Festival (web site) on the Portuguese island of Santa Maria on August 22. EXTREME guitarist Nuno Bettencourt, who was born on the Portugese archipelago of the Azores, is scheduled to perform ...

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CROSSROADS GUITAR FESTIVAL: 'Metal Clinic' Scrapped

The previously announced "Metal Clinic" at this year's Crossroads Guitar Festival, featuring Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY), Jerry Cantrell (ex-ALICE IN CHAINS) and George Lynch (ex-DOKKEN), has been scrapped due to scheduling conflicts. George will instead join Nuno Bettencourt (ex-EXTREME) and Tony Franklin (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLUE MURDER) at the "Shredder's Clinic" Saturday (June 5) ...

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RANDY RHOADS' HOLLYWOOD ROCKWALK Induction Ceremony: More Photos Posted Online

Frankie Banali's (ex-QUIET RIOT, W.A.S.P.) official web site has posted a photo of some of the artists that attended the Randy Rhoads Hollywood's RockWalk induction ceremony on Thursday, March 18. Posing for the group shot were Banali, Yngwie Malmsteen, John5 (MARILYN MANSON), Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY), Nuno Bettencourt ...

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UPDATED: RANDY RHOADS' ROCKWALK Induction Marred By Misspelling Shocker

Legendary OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Randy Rhoads' induction into Hollywood's RockWalk earlier today turned downright embarrassing when the bronze bust unveiled during the ceremony and later installed along the RockWalk posthumous inductee wall displayed the guitarist's often-misspelled last name as "Rhodes" (an error that has since apparently been corrected). Check out photos from Getty Images:

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PAUL GILBERT: The Acoustic Samurai

Former MR. BIG/current RACER X guitarist Paul Gilbert has posted the following message on his web site: "I have a new CD out called 'Acoustic Samurai'. "It was recorded LIVE at the Tokyo Hard Rock Cafe. The musicians are Linus of Hollywood (acoustic bass, acoustic guitar, and vocals), and me (vocals, acoustic guitar, and stomping ...

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Former LED ZEPPELIN Bassist Joins 'Guitar Wars' Lineup

Former LED ZEPPELIN bassist John Paul Jones has been added to the lineup of musicians performing a couple of shows in Japan at the end of the month under the banner "Guitar Wars". Jones will join guitarists Paul Gilbert (RACER X/ex-MR. BIG), Nuno Bettencourt (ex-EXTREME) and Steve Hackett (ex-GENESIS) at the following dates: Aug. 29 ...

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