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SAMMY HAGAR Ad-Libs To Start Auto Race

Launch Radio Networks reports: Sammy Hagar went off-script as he started a NASCAR race on Saturday (February 24). Hagar was at the California Speedway in his hometown of Fontana, where he served as Grand Marshal for the Stater Brothers 300 race, which is part of the NASCAR Busch Series. All he had to do was ...

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FASTWAY Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

FASTWAY, the reactivated band featuring original MOTÖRHEAD guitarist "Fast" Eddie Clark, have been confirmed for the 2007 edition of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 6-9 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AEROSMITH AFTER FOREVER ALL ENDS AMON AMARTH ANNIHILATOR AXEL RUDI PELL BLACK ...

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VAN HALEN ROCK HALL Performance In Jeopardy?

Launch Radio Networks reports: Could VAN HALEN's performance at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's March 12 induction ceremonies be in jeopardy? A source has told the Rocky Mountain News that the planned performance might not happen, presumably due to tensions over the postponement of the group's 2007 reunion tour with original vocalist David ...

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KATAKLYSM: Portland Show Cancelled

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have issued the following update: "Tonight's [Thursday, February 22] show in Portland, OR has been cancelled due to severe weather conditions in the Northwest, making it impossible for the tour bus to make it in time as roads are blocked off. SWORN ENEMY and KATAKLYSM apologize to all their fans. We ...

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ILL NINO, DROWNING POOL: U.K., Ireland Dates Announced

ILL NINO and DROWNING POOL will team up for a co-headlining tour of the U.K. and Ireland in April. He dates are as follows: Apr. 08 - Wolverhampton, England - Wulfrun Apr. 09 - Nottingham, England - Rock City Apr. 10 - Newcastle, England - Academy Apr. 11 - Glasgow, Scotland - Cathouse Apr. 12 ...

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ILL NINO To Release 'Enigma' In June

Bilingual Latin metal band ILL NINO has issued the following update: "We've been receiving tons of e-mails from all of you asking 'What has ILL NINO been up to?' Well, here it goes... After three months working on this album, we're currently putting the final touches on our new album 'Enigma', which will be out ...

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KATAKLYSM Pulls Out Of Germany's HELLRAISER OPEN AIR Festival

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have cancelled their appearances at the Hellraiser Open Air festival (May 25-27 at Mark Schönstädt in Wurzen, Germany) and Rock Hard Festival (May 25-27 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany) due to scheduling conflicts related to the group's North American tour plans. KATAKLYSM recently decided to "immortalize" the character that was featured on the ...

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'Get Thrashed' Documentary: U.S. Premiere Announced

"Get Thrashed: The Story of Thrash Metal", the much-anticipated documentary profiling the thrash metal scene of the early Eighties and its impact on the music scene, will have its North American premiere on Sunday, March 11 at 8:00 p.m. as part of the 2007 Texas Rock Fest. This will be a free rooftop screening at ...

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VAN HALEN: 'Best Of (1978-1984)' Pushed Back Once Again

BLABBERMOUTH.NET can reveal that Rhino Records has once again pushed back the projected release date of VAN HALEN's "Best Of (1978-1984)", the first single-disc compilation exclusively spotlighting 1978-1984, the group's original David Lee Roth era — this time to April 3. The album, which coincides with VAN HALEN's March 2007 induction into the Rock and ...

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IRON MAIDEN Announces First-Ever Appearance In India

Following their phenomenally successful new album and sold-out tour late last year of arenas around the world, IRON MAIDEN are announcing a series of headline stadium and festival appearances in March and June of this year. Always keen to take metal to new places, MAIDEN will for the first time ever play in India, on ...

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BLUE MURDER Reunion In The Works?

Eddie Trunk of the "Friday Night Rocks" radio show on New York's Q104.3 FM announced on his program Friday night (February 9) that a BLUE MURDER comeback consisting of all original bandmembers is being planned and that he is personally involved in putting a reunion concert together. Although Trunk was sure to point out that ...

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