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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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ATTACKER Video Posted Online

Reunited New Jersey metallers ATTACKER have posted a video for the track "The End" at this location (file size: 9.2 MB). The clip was shot last December at the band's return performance at Maxwell's in Hoboken, New Jersey. "The End" comes off ATTACKER's new album, "Soul Taker", which was released last month through ...

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THE GATHERING, Concert Promoter Engage In War Of Words Over Toronto Show Cancellation

Holland's THE GATHERING have accused the owners of a Toronto venue and associated concert promoters of trying to "rip [them] off financially" during their recent appearance in the city. THE GATHERING's second Toronto show (Feb. 14), originally announced on Wednesday (Feb. 11) as a last-minute replacement for their canceled New York (L'Amour) date, was called ...

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METALLICA Schedule 'Rockline' Appearance

METALLICA will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Monday, March 1. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you, check out

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Part Ways With Bassist NICK OLIVERI

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE have officially parted ways with bassist Nick Oliveri. According to MTV.com, Oliveri has unexpectedly left the band, breaking off a musical relationship with frontman Josh Homme that goes back to their days playing together in KYUSS in the early '90s. "A number of incidents occurring over the last 18 months ...

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THE HAUNTED Singer To Guest On PREACHER EP

THE HAUNTED frontman Peter Dolving is in talks to record a guest vocal track on the upcoming EP from the Vancouver-based metal band PREACHER. The disc, which is tentatively due later in the year, will also include guest appearances by guitarist Christofer Malmström (DARKANE) and drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen (THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND, GOD AWAKENS ...

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VENOM's CRONOS: 'DAVE GROHL's Not A Rock-Star Dick'

VENOM frontman Conrad "Cronos" Lant recently spoke to Rock Sound magazine about his involvement with the PROBOT project, the one-off metal album put together by ex-NIRVANA drummer/current FOO FIGHTERS guitarist/vocalist Dave Grohl. "Fuck, [Dave] is a totally down-to-earth guy, not a rock-star dick or nothing!" Cronos said. "We were hanging out an and having beers ...

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INFINITED HATE Sign With DISPLEASED RECORDS

Dutch "extreme death metal" act INFINITED HATE, featuring members of SINISTER and HOUWITSER, have inked a two-album deal with Displeased Records. The group will enter AM studios in Gouda, Holland shortly with producer Andre van de Ree to record their full-length debut, "Revel In Bloodshed", due later in the year. Artwork for the forthcoming album ...

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TWISTED SISTER's SNIDER Speaks: Audio Available

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider has posted another "audio" installment of his regular online update, "Dee Speaks", at this location. Among the topics covered in the latest update are the band's current status, the group's plans to re-record their entire "Stay Hungry" album to mark its 20-year anniversary, Dee's VAN HELSING'S CURSE ...

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FEAR FACTORY: New Tour Report Posted Online

FEAR FACTORY frontman Burton C. Bell has posted the following tour report on the band's official web site: "Aussie, aussie, aussie! OI, OI, OI!!! "The Big Day Out in Melbourne had the biggest turn-out on record. The grounds were teaming with people, like army ants en masse. It was really something to see. We went ...

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DEATH BY DAWN: New Photos Posted Online

A bunch of recent live and rehearsal photos of DEATH BY DAWN, the German death metal band featuring former PESTILENCE/ASPHYX/BOLT THROWER frontman Martin Van Drunen, have been posted online at this location. As previously reported, a recently recorded DEATH BY DAWN demo track, entitled "Legal Usury", has been posted online in MP3 format ...

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SAMMY HAGAR, AEROSMITH To Perform In 'CMT Crossroads' Episode

According to CMT.com, former VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar and AEROSMITH's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry and will join country singer Toby Keith as the performers in a "CMT Crossroads" episode, which airs live on Saturday (Jan. 31). Keith will also be joined by Willie Nelson, members of RUN DMC and RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, ...

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EROTIC LIQUID CULTURE Ink Deal With VIASTAR HOLDINGS

EROTIC LIQUID CULTURE, the melodic hard rock group featuring vocalist David Van Landing (ex-MSG) plus former CRIMSON GLORY members Jon Drenning (lead guitar), Jeff Lords (bass) and Ravi Jakohtia (drums), has inked a deal with Viastar Holdings Inc. Viastar acquired Quadra Records, which released the group's self-titled debut album in the U.K. in 1996, as ...

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NAMM 2004: Even More Photos Posted Online

Dave Mustaine of MEGADETH, Dan Donegan of DISTURBED, DOPE, DROWNING POOL, KORN, Paul Stanley of KISS, SLAYER, SLIPKNOT, STATIC-X, SLAVES ON DOPE and Michael Anthony of VAN HALEN were on hand for the NAMM convention on Saturday (January 17) at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Check out pictures from Wire Image. ...

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Bassist RUSSELL BERGQUIST Leaves ANNIHILATOR

Bassist Russell "The Woodsman" Bergquist has left Canadian thrashers ANNIHILATOR for "personal" reasons. "I would like to wish the rest of the guys the best of luck with the new album and thank everyone for the support over the five years I was in the band," Russell said in an official statement. Added ANNIHILATOR mainman ...

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