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EDDIE VAN HALEN Debuts New Music

Paul Cashmere of Undercover News reports that VAN HALEN guitarist Eddie Van Halen debuted some new music at the House of Petals in Los Angeles this week. Van Halen played Wednesday night (July 19) jamming with Patrick Leonard (on keyboards). Leonard is best known for his songwriting and production work with MADONNA. Undercover ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: New Live Album Due In The Fall

QUEENSRŸCHE's official web site has been updated with the following message: "Word from the Campaign is that there are a lot of projects going on while the band's touring in support of 'Operation: Mindcrime II'. For example... while the band has been on the road they have been busy writing new material for the next ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON Talks About Early Days Of MEGADETH Featuring SLAYER's KING: Video Available

The makers of "Get Thrashed", the much-anticipated documentary profiling the thrash metal scene of the early Eighties and its impact on the music scene, have posted a 93-second video clip featuring former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson talking about the early days of MEGADETH when SLAYER guitarist Kerry King was helping them out with live performances. ...

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SAMMY HAGAR: EDDIE VAN HALEN 'Needs An Overhaul'

World Entertainment News Network is reporting that Sammy Hagar fears a VAN HALEN reunion will never happen because former bandmate Eddie Van Halen needs "an overhaul". Hagar singer still tours with former VAN HALEN bandmate Michael Anthony and speaks regularly to Alex Van Halen, but he rarely talks to guitarist Eddie — and fears he ...

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DIAMOND HEAD: New Live Album, DVD Samples Available

NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) legends DIAMOND HEAD, one of the most influential British rock bands of the past 25 years, have uploaded audio samples from their newly released live album, "It's Electric", at their official web site. "It's Electric" (Secret Records) was recorded at London's Astoria theatre on November 4, ...

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FU MANCHU: New Album To Receive European Release Via CENTURY MEDIA

After nine albums, countless world tours and more than a dozen years of leading their scene, FU MANCHU — perhaps the definitive Southern California hard rock band of the last decade — have signed a worldwide recording agreement with The Century Family. Their tenth, as-yet-untitled album will surface in early 2007 on Century Media Records ...

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PEARL JAM Pay Homage To WHO Concert Victims

MTV.com reports: Wearing a vintage WHO T-shirt, PEARL JAM singer Eddie Vedder took time out from his band's show Saturday night (June 24) at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati to pay homage to the 11 fans who were trampled to death at the venue (then named Riverfront Coliseum) before a WHO concert in ...

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Ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE Singer CORABI Signs With FLETCHER PARRY; Autobiography Due Next Summer

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman John Corabi has signed with the New York-based literary agency Fletcher Parry to shop his autobiography for publication. The firm has repped books by Paul McCartney and Ali G, among other entertainment personalities. The as-yet untitled autobiography, co-authored with biographer Jake Brown, is scheduled for release sometime in the summer of ...

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WRATHCHILD To Return With New Singer?

British glam veterans WRATHCHILD are tipped to return later this year with a brand new singer. The band who released three albums in the 1980s — "Stakk Attakk", "The Biz Suxx" and "Delirium" — have long hinted at reforming and indeed late last year it was reported that the group were rehearsing with three quarters ...

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Putting Finishing Touches On 'Shot To Hell'

On top of helping Ozzy Osbourne write songs for his next record, guitarist Zakk Wylde is putting the finishing touches on "Shot To Hell", his first BLACK LABEL SOCIETY album for Roadrunner Records. Produced by Zakk and Michael Beinhorn (OZZY, KORN, SOUNDGARDEN), and recorded with longtime pals Craig Nunenmacher (drums) and John "J.D." DeServio (bass), ...

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DIAMOND HEAD: Studio Photos With MEGADETH Posted Online

NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) legends DIAMOND HEAD, one of the most influential British rock bands of the past 25 years, have posted the following message on their official web site. "We have had some great gigs recently, and those that haven't managed to see us will soon have the chance of getting ...

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LEEWAY: Tour Dates Announced

Legendary New York hardcore/metal act LEEWAY have lined up the following dates during the coming weeks: Jun. 04 - Farmingdale, NY @ Club Loaded/Crazy Donkey Jun. 17 - New London, CT @ Club Hypnotiq (w/ MADBALL) Jun. 18 - New York, NY @ CBGB Jun. 23 - Stuttgart/Backnang, GER @ Backnanger Strassenfest Jun. 24 - ...

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VH1 Rocks Sin City At First Annual 'VH1 Rock Honors'

Rock royalty received the ultimate form of flattery as some of today's hottest rock acts honored legendary bands KISS, QUEEN, DEF LEPPARD and JUDAS PRIEST at VH1's first annual "VH1 Rock Honors" Thursday night (May 25). Taped at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, "VH1 Rock Honors", which premieres Wednesday, May 31 at ...

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DIAMOND HEAD To Release 'It's Electric' Live Album In June

Prior to the release of their upcoming live DVD, DIAMOND HEAD will issue a new live album, entitled "It's Electric", through Secret Records on June 26. The album was recorded at London's Astoria theatre on November 4, 2005, and features a mixture of classic tracks and new material. It is the second DIAMOND HEAD album ...

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PEARL JAM's Digs May Get The Dump

The Associated Press is reporting that PEARL JAM's new Seattle headquarters could face demolition because of the city's plans to build a dump. "We hadn't even finished unpacking and moving into our new space when we heard about the city's waste management site," spokeswoman Nicole Vandenberg said Saturday in an e-mail to The Associated Press ...

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