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SAMMY HAGAR: VAN HALEN Has Fallen Completely Apart

Former VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar told the syndicated radio show Rockline this week that the Van Halen brothers Eddie and Alex were initially approached last year to stage a tour with both former frontmen, but they rejected the idea. "I think if they could do anything right now they would have done it," Hagar ...

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PURE SWEET HELL MP3 Up For Grabs

PURE SWEET HELL, the side project of NEVERMORE drummer Van Williams, have posted an MP3 of the track "Sentinels" at this location. "Sentinels" comes off the group's recent six-song demo, which features Williams on drums and vocals, and Christ Eichhorn on guitar, bass and keyboards. Longtime friends and bandmates since Williams' pre-NEVERMORE days ...

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PLANET US Hit Las Vegas Stage For Two Impromptu Performances

PLANET US—the new rock supergroup featuring Neal Schon (guitar, JOURNEY), Sammy Hagar (vocals, ex-VAN HALEN), Deen Castronovo (drums, JOURNEY) and Michael Anthony (bass, VAN HALEN)—made two more live appearances when they performed the tracks "Vertigo" and "Peeping Through a Hole" at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas on Friday, May 17th ...

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CHEN MO: Crossover Metal Dutch Style

Holland's "crossover metal" act CHEN MO, featuring former members of FROZEN SUN, CURFEW, WITHIN TEMPTATION, BLOODSESSIONS, THRENODY and SILICON HEAD, will enter the studio during the summer with producer Daan van der Elsken to record their debut EP, entitled Modesto Nights. For more information, visit the band's official web site at this location. ...

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KORN Add Dates To "Tour With No Name"

KORN have tacked on 11 new dates to their Tour With No Name trek (also featuring PUDDLE OF MUDD and DEADSY), scheduled to start June 20 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. The confirmed dates are as follows: Jun. 20 - Wilkes-Barre, PA @ First Union Arena Jun. 21 - Hartford, CT @ Hartford Civic Center Jun. 23 ...

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ELEKTRIK MISTRESS Call It A Day!

Canadian "stoner rockers" ELEKTRIK MISTRESS have called it a day, according to a report posted at www.stonerrock.com. "I have officially fired the guys and will be taking a much needed break for much of this summer doing lots of writing and jamming...," guitarist/vocalist Kurt Kuthe is quoted as saying. "I already have over ...

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PRESIDENT BUSH To OZZY OSBOURNE: “OZZY, Mom Loves Your Stuff”

Ozzy Osbourne reportedly received a rousing endorsement from President Bush at this year's White House Correspondents dinner, which took place at The White House last night. Bush apparently recognized Osbourne while giving his previously-prepared speech and paused to tell the BLACK SABBATH singer, “Ozzy, mom loves your stuff,” at which point Osbourne stood up on ...

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DAVID LEE ROTH Drops Lawsuit Against VanHalenStore.com

Former VAN HALEN frontman David Lee Roth has dropped his lawsuit against VanHalenStore.com. Both parties have agreed to the following statement regarding the outcome of the lawsuit: David Lee Roth and Jeff Hausman, owner of VanHalenStore.com and The Inside magazine, have settled all of their disputes to their mutual satisfaction. Mr. Roth has determined that ...

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KORN Frontman Denies Marriage To Former Adult Film Star

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis has refuted reports that he has married former adult film star Devon Davis. Speaking to Britain's Kerrang! magazine, Jonathan stated that marriage always f.cks everything up. I don't think you need a piece of paper in front of a priest to say you love each other. We're practically married now. [Devon] ...

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SOILENT GREEN: Recovering!

SOILENT GREEN vocalist Benjamin Falgoust has posted the following message via the group's official web site: "It has been quite an interesting last 5 months. I am sure some of you know about the December 4th, 2001 accident in Washington State during the Extreme Music for Extreme People tour. When we rolled our van and ...

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PLANET US: Hard Rock Supergroup Make Unnannounced Appearance At CALIFORNIA MUSIC AWARDS

PLANET US, the side project band featuring Michael Anthony (bassVAN HALEN), Neal Schon (guitarJOURNEY), Sammy Hagar (vocalsex-VAN HALEN), and Deen Castronovo (drumsJOURNEY), performed two songs at the 2002 California Music Awards this Saturday, April 27th at the Henry J. Kaiser Arena in Oakland, California. The tracks were described as very heavy and different to anything ...

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PLANET US To Perform At CALIFORNIA MUSIC AWARDS?

PLANET US, the side project band featuring Michael Anthony (bass—VAN HALEN), Neal Schon (guitar—JOURNEY), Sammy Hagar (vocals—ex-VAN HALEN), and Deen Castronovo (drums—JOURNEY), may get up on stage and perform a song or two at the 2002 California Music Awards this Saturday, April 27th at the Henry J. Kaiser Arena in Oakland, California, according to Anthony's ...

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AC/DC Frontman Confirms Ballet Collaboration

As first reported here several days ago, AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson is working with British composer Brendan Healy and Sarasota Ballet Artistic Director Robert de Warren on a musical called Helen of Troy, an action-filled love story based on Greek mythology. Johnson has reportedly written 14 songs for the $1.2 million production, which will debut ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: BUSH Didn't Invite Me To White House

Contrary to rumors flying far and wide, OZZY OSBOURNE has not been invited by President George W. Bush to the White House for a what-would-be most unusual summit of the minds, according to a statement from the OZZY camp. The story started in England in one of that country's infamous tabloids but the real story ...

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VAN HALEN Bassist Shows Off His Hot Rod

VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony is the subject of a story that ran in the May 2002 issue of Australian car magazine Street Machine. In the article, Anthony talks about VAN HALEN and his love for cars, with a particular focus on his 1933 Ford Roadster hot rod. Scans of this article can be found ...

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RAMONES Family, Friends Feuding Over Joey's Birthday Bash

The following article originally appeared in today's edition of the New York Post: Joey Ramone's mother and brother are blasting friends and former bandmates of the late punk legend for staging a birthday bash the same night as a family fete in his honor. Joey's brother, Mickey Leigh, and mother, Charlotte Lesher, are throwing a ...

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DOWN's KIRK WINDSTEIN: PANTERA Will Do Another Record

DOWN guitarist/CROWBAR frontman Kirk Windstein recently told Australia's Undercover News that believes that, contrary to recent rumors, PANTERA will regroup and make another album in the not-too-distant future. “I am pretty sure they are going to do another record,” Kirk is quoted as saying. “I know there has been a lot [of rumors] in the ...

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