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DIAMOND HEAD Part Ways With Singer, Announce Replacement

Reunited NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) legends DIAMOND HEAD have amicably parted ways with singer Sean Harris due to musical differences. A replacement singer has already been acquired in the shape of Nick Tart. "Nick has re-energized the band with his phenomenal voice and fresh songwriting input," reads an official press release. A ...

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RAMONES Anniversary Party To Feature Star-Studded Lineup

PEARL JAM's Eddie Vedder, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS members Flea and John Frusciante, HENRY ROLLINS and RANCID's Tim Armstrong are among the artists slated to perform as part of the RAMONES' 30th anniversary party September 12 at the Avalon Theatre in Hollywood, CA, according to Billboard.com. Also scheduled to appear are RAMONES' Marky and Johnny ...

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Report: VAN HALEN Suing BALTIMORE ORIOLES For $2 Million

E! Online is reporting that VAN HALEN's touring company is suing the Baltimore Orioles for $2 million for reneging on a deal to allow the band to play a concert at Oriole Park early next month. No further information is available at this time. In other news, Hagar's VAN HALEN bandmates Eddie and Alex Van ...

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EDDIE VAN HALEN Was In Worse Shape Than Anyone Knew

According to Launch Radio Networks, VAN HALEN drummer told the Dutch newspaper Telegraaf that things were much more serious than anyone let on when Eddie Van Halen was being treated for cancer back in 2001. "We were used to planning things ahead with the band...but now, we had to live by the hour. At a ...

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BLACK CROWES Reunion In The Works?

Chris and Rich Robinson are rumored to be in discussions about reforming the BLACK CROWES, according to Billboard. It is presently unclear which, if any, other former members may take part in the reunion if the brothers Robinson decide to bring the group back to life. Chris and Rich, who performed together for the first ...

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KISS Collector Pays $5,000 For 1977 Tour Jacket

The 2004 Classic Rock Auction featuring items from legendary producer Eddie Kramer was officially closed on August 1. "We were overwhelmed with the huge response we received right from the opening minutes," explained Backstage Auctions co-owner Kelli Van Gool. "Out of more than 2200 items condensed into 277 lots listed, we had over 1200 bids ...

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VELVET REVOLVER's SLASH Is Doing It For The Kids

VELVET REVOLVER's Slash (ex-GUNS N' ROSES) and ex-STONE TEMPLE PILOTS member Dean DeLeo are among the noted guitarists who will appear on the upcoming children's album "Sing a Song With Six Strings", due out October 5 from Sony Wonder, the family division of Sony Music Entertainment. Executive produced by Eddie Kramer (JIMI HENDRIX, KISS), the ...

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EDDIE VAN HALEN: Life Father, Like Son

Rolling Stone magazine reports: "It's the greatest feeling in the world to have your son follow in your footsteps," said Eddie Van Halen, whose son Wolfgang has been jamming on the instrumental "316" at recent VAN HALEN shows. "I'm the luckiest man on the planet. More important, I never pushed him. I just created an ...

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COLD Sign With ATLANTIC RECORDS

COLD have signed a new deal with Atlantic Records following their split with the Geffen label back in March. At the time, the group's frontman Scooter Ward blamed the split on "a disagreement on how to promote our band. They wouldn't do what we wanted, so we asked if they would let us go," he ...

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BIOHAZARD Schedule Long Island Show

BIOHAZARD will play their first Long Island show since late 2003 on August 26 at The Crazy Donkey (Club Loaded) in Farmingdale, NY. The event will be hosted by adult film superstar Tera Patrick (BIOHAZARD frontman Evan Seinfeld's wife) and Q104.3's Eddie Trunk. Opening for BIOHAZARD will be SINARIA, LOCKDOWN, and an as-yet-unannounced fourth band. ...

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EDDIE VAN HALEN Auctioning Off Personalized Guitars

Guitar legend Edward Van Halen is introducing a very limited edition line of the EVH Art Series Guitars, each one of which will have unique artwork personally created by Eddie. Each of these EVH Art Series Guitars will be hand-striped and autographed by Eddie, and verified by a Certificate of Authenticity. And to showcase and ...

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SOUL SIRKUS To Open For VAN HALEN In Calfornia

SOUL SIRKUS, the new "supergroup" formed by singer Jeff Scott Soto (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TALISMAN, AXEL RUDI PELL, TAKARA, HUMAN CLAY), guitarist Neal Schon and drummer Deen Castronovo (both of JOURNEY) and bassist Marco Mendoza (THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE, TED NUGENT), are tentatively scheduled to open for VAN HALEN at two shows in Northern California in early ...

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EDDIE VAN HALEN Drinking Again?

According to BostonHerald.com, Eddie Van Halen, who has set up camp in Boston while his band tours the East Coast, "made a couple of bizarre appearances at the Back Bay boite [last week], leaving patrons and employees wondering if Eddie's in Big Trouble. First off, the big-haired axeman wandered into the Newbury Street hotspot with ...

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ARMORED SAINT: New Album Due In 2005

ARMORED SAINT have posted the following message on their official web site: "Well, kiddies, Phil & Gonzo have reformed their rock/blues band called YO DIDDLEY along with current members of LIFE AFTER DEATH, Ray 'Geezer' Burke & that illustrious vocalist Jack 'Lo' Emrick. They will be playing some blues standards ('Red House', 'Cross Roads', 'Couldn't ...

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Review: VAN HALEN Returns To Stage In Top Form

Melissa Ruggieri of The Richmond Times-Dispatch reviewed VAN HALEN's show at the MCI Center in Washington D.C. Friday night (June 25). "When you're Eddie Van Halen and you've weathered a hip replacement, overcome tongue cancer and watched your marriage dissolve after 20 years, you deserve the ovation," she wrote. "When you're Eddie Van Halen and ...

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Producer EDDIE KRAMER: Classic Rock Auction Details Revealed

Backstage Auctions has announced The 2004 Classic Rock Auction, featuring the private collection of Eddie Kramer. The auction begins on July 18, 2004 and runs for two weeks. Eddie Kramer is one of the most renowned and respected record producers in music, spanning a career of more than four decades, working with a stellar array ...

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