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SHADOWS FALL's BRIAN FAIR: 'We Should Have Died'

After a string of headlining shows, SHADOWS FALL will make their Ozzfest debut this Saturday, June 28 in San Antonio TX. Unfortunately, the trip down to Texas was not that easy, and Brain Fair (vocals) goes onto describe the whole frightening experience. "When the tour began, we had a screw up with the bus company ...

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SAMMY HAGAR Slams DIAMOND DAVE (Again), Addresses VAN HALEN Reunion

Sammy Hagar, who, along with fellow ex-VAN HALEN frontman David Lee Roth, spent last summer co-headlining the laboriously titled "Sammy Hagar and David Lee Roth Tour 2002: Song for Song, the Heavyweight Champs of Rock and Roll", is once again dissing Diamond Dave's oversize ego and deteriorating singing voice. In an interview with Cleveland's Music's ...

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GOATWHORE Explain Show Cancellations

New Orleans-based GOATWHORE, the band featuring vocalist L. Ben Falgoust II (SOILENT GREEN) and guitarist Sammy Duet (ACID BATH, CROWBAR), have issued the following statement via their official web site: "We would like to explain a few show cancellations from our recent tour with IMMOLATION. We were having van troubles on the West Coast and ...

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DAVE LEE ROTH Says He Is Irreplaceable

Newt Briggs of the Las Vegas Mercury caught up with David Lee Roth and asked if he thought "Van Halen III", featuring former EXTREME lead singer Gary Cherone, was a much more shameful rock debacle than any unsuccessful drug deal — no matter how bungled. "I think so," Roth responded. "How were they ever going ...

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DAVID LEE ROTH Explains Intruder Incident

Former VAN HALEN frontman David Lee Roth spoke to Caley Cook of San Diego CityBeat about the intruder incident incident on his Pasadena property recently. "Anybody caught [on my property] at night will probably be caught in the morning," Roth said. "I saw this guy race quietly across the backyard here. So, you ...

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SLIPKNOT Bassist Arrested On Drug Charges

SLIPKNOT bassist Paul Gray was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and a red light violation Sunday afternoon (June 1) following a traffic crash, according to the Des Moines Register. Des Moines police officer Larry Van Ginkel said small amounts of marijuana and a substance that field-tested ...

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DAVE LEE ROTH Takes Another Swipe At SAMMY HAGAR

Scott Cronick of the Press of Atlantic City spoke with David Lee Roth before his show Saturday night (May 31) at Trump Marina Hotel Casino about his current tour, his forthcoming album, and Sammy Hagar — the other former VAN HALEN frontman. "The truth is we had a great time [touring together] last year," Dave ...

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Early BON SCOTT Recordings To See The Light Of Day

A retrospective CD by THE VALENTINES, one of late AC/DC frontman Bon Scott's former bands, will be released on June 2 via Ascension Records. Titled "Peculiar Hole In The Sky", the album will feature the following track listing: 01. Peculiar Hole In The Sky 02. Love Makes Sweet Music 03. To Know You Is To ...

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SUN CAGED To Open For QUEENSRŸCHE In Amsterdam

Dutch progressive metallers SUN CAGED, who feature in their ranks STAR ONE keyboardist Joost van den Broek, will be opening for QUEENSRŸCHE on June 4 at the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam, Holland. SUN CAGED's debut album is slated for release on Oct. 22 through Finland's Lion Music. It was mixed by AYREON/STAR ONE mastermind ...

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DAVID LEE ROTH Pressing Forward With Lawsuit Against VAN HALEN

Former VAN HALEN frontman David Lee Roth is continuing to move forward with his lawsuit against the band over unpaid royalties, according to Launch. Roth's lawsuit, filed on December 11 in Los Angeles Superior Court, claims that the group didn't include him in a 1996 renegotiation of its contract with Warner Brothers Records, thereby resulting ...

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VAN HALEN Eligible For Induction Into ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME

VAN HALEN are among the front-runners eligible for 2004 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Other first-time contenders include BLACK FLAG, THE CRAMPS, X and SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES. Previous nominees that have yet to garner induction include BLACK SABBATH, CHICAGO, ALICE COOPER, DEEP PURPLE, GENESIS, KISS, LYNYRD SKYNYRD, THE NEW YORK ...

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KELLY KEELING To Tour Europe With ERIK NORLANDER

Vocalist/guitarist Kelly Keeling (BATON ROUGE, BLUE MURDER, MSG, GUITAR ZEUS, JOHN NORUM) will be joining Erik Norlander and Lana Lane in Europe in support of Erik's CD release "Music Machine". Kelly was the main vocalist on Erik's album and "feels privileged to support Erik on his European tour," according to Keeling's official web site. During ...

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SUN CAGED: Debut Album Delayed

Dutch progressive metallers SUN CAGED, who feature in their ranks STAR ONE keyboardist Joost van den Broek, have pushed back the projected released date for their debut album to October 22. "Just when the CD was about to be manufactured, [Finland's] Lion Music was able to agree on a licensing deal with Japanese Maquee/Avalon Records," ...

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METALLICA's HETFIELD Reveals His Most Memorable Festival Experience

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield, a veteran of the summer festival circuit, recently spoke to Rolling Stone magazine about his most memorable festival experience from the pre-METALLICA days. "Probably the most memorable was the California World Music Festival," Hetfield said. "It was one of those two-day things. The first night was TED NUGENT and VAN HALEN ...

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's JOSH And TROY On K-ROCK

K-Rock's Cabbie talked to Josh Homme and Troy Van Leeuwen of QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE when they stopped by the studio in New York on Tuesday (May 20). They were in town to perform with RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS and MARS VOLTA. Troy talked about his multiple projects, as did Josh. Listen to the ...

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HOUWITSER To Issue 'Damage Assessment' In October

Dutch death metallers HOUWITSER have completed work on their new album, "Damage Assessment", at Excess Studios in Rotterdam, Holland for an October release through Osmose Productions. According to bassist Theo van Eekelen, the fans can expect "one fuck-all blistering death metal masterpiece." The complete track listing for "Damage Assessment" is as follows: 01. Clean Till ...

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SAMMY HAGAR To Perform At NYC Rally To Save Firehouses

Former VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar will perform at a free lunchtime rally and concert to save firehouses at Battery Park in New York City on Monday, May 19. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has threatened to close eight NYC firehouses in order to save only $11 million dollars out of the massive $44 ...

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EDDIE VAN HALEN To Appear At Celebrity Golf Tournament

According to MTV.com, reclusive guitar virtuoso Eddie Van Halen will join such celebrities as Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker and Kenny G along with members of the Los Angeles Police Department for the 32nd annual LAPD/Celebrity Golf Tournament. The event, intended to raise money for the Police Memorial Foundation, takes place Saturday (May 17) at the ...

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