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Report: VAN HALEN Suing BALTIMORE ORIOLES For $2 Million

E! Online is reporting that VAN HALEN's touring company is suing the Baltimore Orioles for $2 million for reneging on a deal to allow the band to play a concert at Oriole Park early next month. No further information is available at this time. In other news, Hagar's VAN HALEN bandmates Eddie and Alex Van ...

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GOATWHORE Sign With METAL BLADE RECORDS

GOATWHORE, the New Orleans-based band featuring vocalist L. Ben Falgoust II (SOILENT GREEN) and guitarist Sammy Duet (ACID BATH, CROWBAR), have signed a deal with Metal Blade Records. "We are all very excited about this and will be doing a new album with Metal Blade Records in mid-2005," the band said in a statement. "This ...

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SAMMY HAGAR: 'Essential Collection' Due In August

Hip-O/UMe have set an August 20 release date for Sammy Hagar's "The Essential Red Collection". Described as "the most complete overview of his solo career on record," it features 20 selections, each digitally remastered from the original tapes, spanning 1973 to 1999 with all of Hagar's Top 40 pop hits plus trademark tracks and popular ...

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DAVID LEE ROTH To Rake In The Dough From VAN HALEN Reunion Tour?

"Celebrity Justice" reports: VAN HALEN and back-again lead singer Sammy Hagar are selling thousands of tickets for their summer tour, and that means big-time cash for… former lead singer David Lee Roth? That's right, because as 'CJ' reveals, top musicians don't have to play onstage to get well paid. It's all about doing the rights ...

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Review: VAN HALEN Returns To Stage In Top Form

Melissa Ruggieri of The Richmond Times-Dispatch reviewed VAN HALEN's show at the MCI Center in Washington D.C. Friday night (June 25). "When you're Eddie Van Halen and you've weathered a hip replacement, overcome tongue cancer and watched your marriage dissolve after 20 years, you deserve the ovation," she wrote. "When you're Eddie Van Halen and ...

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VAN HALEN Finalize Sequence For 'The Best of Both Worlds'

VAN HALEN have finalized the song sequence for "The Best Of Both Worlds", the two-CD retrospective they'll release on July 20, according to Launch Radio Networks. The sequence has changed considerably since the track listing was first revealed — instead of a mostly chronological running order, the album now mixes up songs from the David ...

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VAN HALEN: Reunion Tour Opening Night Set List Revealed

The VAN HALEN reunion tour got underway last night (June 11) at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina. It was their first gig with Sammy Hagar on vocals since October 1995, and their first one since 1998, when Gary Cherone was the lead singer. The complete set list for the show was as follows: ...

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VAN HALEN Drummer: 'We've Matured'

VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar has told USA Today that he can't see the sense of dissecting unresolved squabbles with his newly reunited bandmates, as METALLICA did with their traveling therapist in the new documentary "Some Kind of Monster". "We already went through the misery once," said Hagar. "Why relive a horrible experience? If you ...

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Report: VAN HALEN Prepare To Kick Off Tour In Greensboro

Mike Kernels of Greensboro. North Carolina's News-Record.com reports: "The first of 12 tractor-trailers rumbled to a halt outside the Greensboro Coliseum around midnight Saturday. "Six hours later, it opened its doors to reveal black and silver containers. Lots of them, stacked high and tight. Each one handled as if it were a newborn. And on ...

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VAN HALEN World Premiere Scheduled For Next Weekend

On the weekend of June 11-13, VAN HALEN will debut all three new songs from their forthcoming 36-song two-disc compilation, "The Best Of Both Worlds", on the Westwood One radio special "Van Halen – 2004 Tour Special and World Premiere" The one-hour special will also include the band's first radio interview in more than eight ...

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VAN HALEN: 'The Very Best Of…' Track Listing Revealed

VAN HALEN will be issuing a two-disc collection, entitled "The Very Best of Van Halen", later this summer. In addition to the band's classics, the set will include three brand-new tracks, completed earlier this year with vocalist Sammy Hagar at the helm. The track listing for the collection is as follows: Disc 1: 01. Eruption ...

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