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VAN HALEN: Premium Ticket Packages Available

VAN HALEN have teamed up with IloveAllAccess.com to put together the ultimate fan experience featuring a variety of premium ticket packages that will include guaranteed great seats and cool VH extras that you won't find anywhere else on the planet. These special concert packages will be available for selected upcoming tour dates beginning Tuesday, March ...

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SAMMY HAGAR: EDDIE VAN HALEN Is Playing Better Than Ever

Sammy Hagar has confirmed during an appearance on "The Howard Stern Show" Friday morning (March 26) that he has been working with VAN HALEN for a couple of months on new material that will be included on a compilation disc due this summer. The following is a synopsis of this morning's show, as reported by ...

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LILLIAN AXE: Longtime Singer RON TAYLOR Leaves The Fold

LILLIAN AXE have officially parted ways with vocalist Ron Taylor. The following is guitarist Steve Blaze's statement on the matter: "Hello everyone. I would like to take this time to announce the truth about the rumors that Ron Taylor, vocalist for LILLIAN AXE, is leaving the band. "After 15 years of singing for LILLIAN AXE, ...

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DAVID LEE ROTH To Appear On 'Sopranos'

Former VAN HALEN lead singer David Lee Roth will make a quick appearance in this Sunday's episode of "The Sopranos", according to Launch. The scene will feature Roth playing cards with Tony Soprano and a bunch of Soprano's cronies, including Silvio — played by another musician, E STREET BAND member Steve Van Zandt. The singer ...

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE To Enter Studio In April

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE mainman Josh Homme has told MTV.com that he will return to the studio in April with the remaining QUEENS members — guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen and drummer Joey Castillo — to work on the band's next album. "I gotta be honest," he said. "I knew this [split with bassist Nick ...

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SCOTT WEILAND: DUI Case Postponed

MTV.com reports: "A California court has postponed the DUI case of VELVET REVOLVER singer Scott Weiland until April 23. Last October, Weiland was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs after crashing his BMW into a parked van. On Tuesday, the singer is scheduled to receive a progress report from the Los Angeles district ...

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DAVID LEE ROTH Signs European Distribution Deal

Former VAN HALEN frontman David Lee Roth has signed an exclusive European distribution deal with one of the U.K.'s fastest growing independent rock labels, Demolition Records. Roth's current CD, "Diamond Dave", is set for a late May European release, with David looking to do live shows throughout the continent in support of the album towards ...

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BLO.TORCH Win Dutch 'Battle Of The Bands' Competition

Dutch death metallers BLO.TORCH came out victorious in the "Grote Prijs van Zuid-Holland" competition finals Friday night (March 19) "after showing the jury, the audience and the five other finalists what we're made of," according to a post on the group's web site. "Besides direct placement in the regional finals of 'De Grote Prijs van ...

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NON-HUMAN LEVEL: DARKANE Guitarist's Solo Project To Begin Recording This Summer

THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND/GOD AWAKENS PETRIFIED drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen has posted the following update about NON-HUMAN LEVEL, the upcoming solo project of DARKANE guitarist Christofer Malmström: "I recently passed emails back and forth with Christofer about NON-HUMAN LEVEL. We are setting up to do drum tracks sometime this summer. Jay Van Poederooyen will be ...

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Report: VAN HALEN Sign Deal With Booking Agency

Billboard.com is reporting that VAN HALEN have signed a deal with Peter Grosslight, worldwide head of music for the William Morris booking agency in Los Angeles, for touring representation. The group's much-anticipated comeback reunion trek (featuring vocalist Sammy Hagar) is expected to kick off in the summer. As previously reported, Warner Strategic Marketing ...

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KING'S X: DOUG PINNICK Clinics Announced

KING'S X singer Doug Pinnick will be joining forces with Kenny Aronoff for the following clinics: Monday, April 12 @ 6pm Daddy's Springfield 935 Riverdale St. Springfield, MA 413-737-4443 Tuesday, April 13 @ 6pm Daddy's Boston 165 Mass Ave. Boston, MA 617-247-0909 Wednesday, April 14 @ 6pm* Daddy's Nashua 293 Daniel Webster Highway Nashua, NH ...

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VAN HALEN Bassist Wants To Make You Sweat It Out On The Can

VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony has joined forces with the company Ring of Fire to produce a tongue-sizzling brand of hot sauce. Bottling is expected to begin in approximately two weeks. The sauce will initially be available this fall on Anthony's official web site, Mad Anthony's Cafe, as well as the Ring of Fire site, ...

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DREADLOCK PUSSY Part Ways With Drummer, Seek Replacement

Dutch metal band DREADLOCK PUSSY have parted ways with longtime drummer Twixy. "It was no longer possible for Twixy to combine the uncertain band life with his other obligations," the band write in a statement. DREADLOCK PUSSY have vowed to carry on and are busy working on a new album with the help of producer/drummer ...

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PUNCHYOURFACE Singer Gets His Face Busted Up

PUNCHYOURFACE, the new band featuring INTERNAL BLEEDING members Frank Buffalino (guitar) and Matt Ferrara (guitar, ex-REPUDILATION, GFY, 420), have posted the following message on their web site: "This past weekend we played some really fun shows, the 1st being here in NY at Saints & Sinners. Thanks to Sean and the staff for always taking ...

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SAMMY HAGAR To Open Cabo Wabo Cantina In Lake Tahoe

Former VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar has announced plans to give his Cabo Wabo Cantina a second home on U.S. soil at Harveys in beautiful Lake Tahoe. The Grand Opening party for the new location will be held Friday, April 30 - Sunday May 1. This weekend-long celebration will include great music, delicious food, skiing, ...

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ADLER'S APPETITE Cancel Remainder Of Mini-Tour, Blame Tour's Promoter

ADLER'S APPETITE (formerly SUKI JONES), the new band featuring ex-GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, RATT/ex-LOVE/HATE singer Jizzy Pearl, ex-SLASH'S SNAKEPIT guitarist Keri Kelli, FASTER PUSSYCAT guitarist Brent Muscat, and ex-VINCE NEIL/RATT bassist Robbie Crane, have cancelled the remainder of their mini-tour with EVERY MOTHER'S NIGHTMARE after their contract with the tour's promoter was "not ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS To 'Crush The World' With New DVD

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area melodic metallers VICIOUS RUMORS have confirmed that they have signed a multi-album recording contract with Holland's Mascot Records (as first reported here last week). "Mascot Records is a very 'guitar shred'-oriented label signing guitar legends such as Michael Schenker, Paul Gilbert, Marty Friedman and now VICIOUS RUMORS' Geoff ...

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Atlanta Radio Station Drops Hint About VAN HALEN Reunion

LiveDaily.com reports: "One of the worst-kept secrets in rock may soon be publicly revealed Atlanta radio station 96 Rock's website features an item under the heading 'The Reunion They Said Wouldn't Happen,' next to which is a blurred, 1995 photograph of guitarist Eddie Van Halen. " 'Keep listening for a major concert announcement ...

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THE GATHERING Singer: Toronto Venue Owner Lied To Us

THE GATHERING singer Anneke van Giersbergen has issued a statement accusing the owners of a Toronto venue and associated concert promoters of leaving them "without any kind of equipment to play" during their recent appearance in the city and "lying about everything" with regards to what transpired on the night in question. As previously

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