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DAVID LEE ROTH Apprehends Knife-Wielding Intruder At Gunpoint!

This past weekend, David Lee Roth apprehended and detained a knife-wielding man who trespassed on the singer's Southern California estate. At 3:00 AM on Saturday April 26, the former VAN HALEN frontman was awakened by the sounds of breaking branches to discover a man had scaled his manor's 10-foot high wall. Roth grabbed his shotgun ...

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A Tribute To The VAN HALEN Throats

On May 27, Versailles Records will release "Best of Both Worlds: A Tribute to Van Halen's David Lee Roth And Sammy Hagar". A first of its kind in the world of tributes, this record features hits from both David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar's solo catalogs, as well as hits from the VAN HALEN catalog ...

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SUN CAGED Sign With LION MUSIC

Dutch progressive metallers SUN CAGED, who feature in their ranks STAR ONE keyboardist Joost van den Broek, have inked a deal with Finland's Lion Music label for the release of their debut album, tentatively due in early June. The CD, which was mixed by AYREON/STAR ONE mastermind Arjen Anthony Lucassen, will be released worldwide and ...

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Former VIO-LENCE Guitarist Explains Decision To Join MACHINE HEAD

Former VIO-LENCE/TECHNOCRACY guitarist Phil Demmel has issued a statement addressing his recent decision to join MACHINE HEAD as a replacement for Ahrue Luster. As previously reported, Luster had amicably left the group last May due to "creative differences." Demmel's statement reads as follows: "To all my friends who care to know.......... "I'm a firm believer ...

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CRISIS: More Dates Announced

CRISIS, the reformed group which up until recently performed and recorded in Los Angeles under the name SKULLSICK NATION, have lined up the following gigs in May/June: May 17 – Anaheim, CA @ Sugars May 18 – Van Nuys, CA @ McRed's Jun. 06 – Downey, CA @ Stardust Lounge CRISIS, who recently recruited former ...

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CANDIRIA Announce First Show After Van Accident

Eight months after nearly losing their lives in a severe tractor trailer accident, CANDIRIA will make a triumphant return to the New York stage May 5. "We chose the venue where CANDIRIA got its start, the club with the most history... CBGB's," says CANDIRIA bassist Mike MacIvor. "This is like the beginning of Phase Two ...

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SAMMY HAGAR: Live Album Details Unveiled

SAMMY HAGAR will issue a live album, titled "Live Hallelujah", on May 20 through Sanctuary Records. The CD, which includes guest appearances by VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony and former VAN HALEN/EXTREME frontman Gary Cherone, will contain the following track listing: 01. Shaka Doobie 02. 3 Lock Box 03. One Way To Rock 04. Give ...

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DAVID LEE ROTH To Issue New Solo Album

Former VAN HALEN frontman DAVID LEE ROTH will issue his new solo album, "Diamond Dave", through Magna Carta/Magnatude Records on July 8. The album features several originals and a few covers. The complete track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Medicine Man 02. Thug Pop 03. Act One 04. Slip Away 05. Bold ...

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CRISIS Announce Upcoming Gigs

CRISIS, the reformed group which up until recently performed and recorded in Los Angeles under the name SKULLSICK NATION, have lined up two gigs in May. They are as follows: May 17 – Anaheim, CA @ Sugars May 18 – Van Nuys, CA @ McRed's A PDF-format flyer promoting the two gigs can be downloaded ...

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MONDO GENERATOR To Release Sophomore CD In The Summer

MONDO GENERATOR, the side project of QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's Nick Oliveri and Josh Homme, have set "A Drug Problem That Never Existed" as the title for their sophomore album, due in June/July through Ipecac Records. Upcoming MONDO GENERATOR tour dates w/ TOMAHAWK, THE MELVINS: Apr. 28 - San Diego, CA - Canes Apr. ...

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DAVID LEE ROTH Announces Solo Dates

Former VAN HALEN frontman DAVID LEE ROTH has announced the following U.S. dates during the coming months: May 24 - Charlotte, NC @ Nascar Coca-Cola 600 May 25 - Anderson, SC @ Anderson Sports Center May 28 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club May 29 - Verona, NY @ Turning Stone Casino May 31 - ...

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STAR ONE: 'Live On Earth' Track Listing Announced

STAR ONE, the project led by AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen (ex-BODINE, VENGEANCE), will issue a live CD and DVD recorded during the band's recent Intergalactic Space Crusaders European tour. In addition to Lucassen, the group's touring lineup included drummer Ed Warby (AYREON, STAR ONE, GOREFEST), bassist Peter Vink (AYREON, FINCH, Q65), keyboardist Joost van den ...

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NEVERMORE: Nearly Done Recording

NEVERMORE are nearly done tracking their new CD, "Enemies Of Reality", at a Seattle studio with producer Kelly Gray (QUEENSRŸCHE, SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM, DOKKEN). According to drummer Van Williams, "drums, bass, guitars are finished except Warrel [Dane] has to finish up vocals. So far It's turning out great, I don't think it will disappoint!" ...

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LOST HORIZON Involved In Road Accident

Sweden's LOST HORIZON were forced to cancel tonight's gig at Hamnmagasinet in Umeå after their van crashed en route to the gig, according to the Swedish daily newspaper Aftonbladet. Two individuals were reportedly hospitalized for injuries sustained in the accident. No further information is available at this time. LOST HORIZON's second full-length album, ...

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HATE ETERNAL Involved In Van Accident

HATE ETERNAL were involved in a van accident Saturday (March 8) afternoon in Wisconsin en route to a show on their headlining tour with DYING FETUS, KATAKLYSM, and INTO ETERNITY. HATE ETERNAL's van slid on a patch of black ice on the highway and hit a tree, causing their trailer to swing around and impact ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Bassist Sues Security Company

SYSTEM OF A DOWN bassist Shavo Odadjian has sued a Grand Rapids, Michigan security company, claiming assault, ethnic intimidation and humiliation by guards who threw him out of his own concert at Van Andel Arena, according to The Grand Rapids Press. Odadjian left the stage to join two female guests in the audience when his ...

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VOIVOD To Support OZZY OSBOURNE In Canada

Long-running Montreal metallers VOIVOD, featuring former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted, will support OZZY OSBOURNE on his upcoming tour of Canada, according to Chart Attack. Also appearing on the bill will be FINGER ELEVEN. As previously reported, the tour will kick off in Van City the first of June and will end in Quebec ...

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DAVID LEE ROTH: Solo Dates Announced

Former VAN HALEN singer DAVID LEE ROTH has announced the following solo dates during the coming months: Mar. 08 - Universal Studios - Orlando, FL May 29 - Turning Stone Casino - Verona, NY Jun. 01 - Westbury Music Fair - Westbury, NY ...

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TRIBE OF JUDAH Keyboardist Joins POPULATION-1

Steve Ferlazzo, keyboardist for TRIBE OF JUDAH (the band fronted by former VAN HALEN/EXTREME frontman Gary Cherone), will be touring Japan later this month with POPULATION-1, the new group featuring ex-EXTREME guitarist Nuno Bettencourt. The band, who recently issued their debut CD, also include in their ranks TOMMY LEE bassist Marty O'Brien. Confirmed tour dates ...

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HOUWITSER Book Studio Time For 'Damage Assessment'

Dutch death metallers HOUWITSER will enter Excess Studios in Rotterdam, Holland on March 28 to record their new album, "Damage Assessment", due later in the year through Osmose Productions. According to bassist Theo van Eekelen, the fans can expect "one fuck-all blistering death metal masterpiece." Among the songtitles set to appear on the CD are ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE Announce Lineup Changes Galore

As first reported here on Feb. 7, former MARILYN MANSON bassist Twiggy Ramirez (a.k.a. Jeordie White) has now officially replaced Paz Lenchantin in A PERFECT CIRCLE. In addition, the band have announced that guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen has left the group to become a full-time member of QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE and ...

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SAMMY HAGAR To 'Talk Tequila' At BRANDED ENTERTAINMENT SUMMIT

Former VAN HALEN singer Sammy Hagar will address an audience of senior Branding, Marketing and Entertainment execs at IIR's forthcoming Branded Entertainment Summit taking place April 28-30 2003 at the Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills, California. "Lunch with Sammy Hagar" will take place on Tuesday, April 29 and Sammy will discuss the success of his Cabo ...

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SAMMY HAGAR Confirms Live Album, PLANET US Delay

Former VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar has sent out a message to his mailing list updating fans on his upcoming plans. It reads as follows: "Hey REDheads, The Internet moves quicker than me so I'll give you a half-ass version, lol, of what's going on. The tour this year is still being put together. That ...

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LIZZY BORDEN Bassist Teams Up With SILVER MOUNTAIN Guitarist In LEGACY

LEGACY, the Hollywood, California-based quartet featuring bassist Marten Andersson (LIZZY BORDEN), guitarist Jonas Hansson (SILVER MOUNTAIN), vocalist Chris Roseberry and drummer Stephan Emig, have just issued their self-titled debut via Chavis Records. Previously available in Japan, the 11-song CD was recorded at Master Groove Studios with the help of studio owner Dave Morse (AEROSMITH, GUNS ...

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