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EDDIE VAN HALEN Debuts New Music

Paul Cashmere of Undercover News reports that VAN HALEN guitarist Eddie Van Halen debuted some new music at the House of Petals in Los Angeles this week. Van Halen played Wednesday night (July 19) jamming with Patrick Leonard (on keyboards). Leonard is best known for his songwriting and production work with MADONNA. Undercover ...

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KELLY KEELING Confirmed For SAMMY HAGAR Tribute Album

Versailles Records has announced the last-minute inclusion of Kelly Keeling (BLUE MURDER, BATON ROUGE, KING KOBRA) on lead vocals for the title track to the forthcoming release "Three Lock Box: A Millennium Tribute to Sammy Hagar", due in stores August 15. Featuring guitar and bass tracks by Richard Kendrick and drums by Matt Starr, the ...

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SAMMY HAGAR: EDDIE VAN HALEN 'Needs An Overhaul'

World Entertainment News Network is reporting that Sammy Hagar fears a VAN HALEN reunion will never happen because former bandmate Eddie Van Halen needs "an overhaul". Hagar singer still tours with former VAN HALEN bandmate Michael Anthony and speaks regularly to Alex Van Halen, but he rarely talks to guitarist Eddie — and fears he ...

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THE CULT, DEFTONES, SAMMY HAGAR Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: THE CULT, CONTROLLER CONTROLLER, BANGKOK FIVE Venue: Molson Amphitheatre City/State: Toronto, Ontario Date: May 26, 2006 Gross Sales: $166,179 Attendance: 5,868 Capacity: 8,000 Artist/Event: Taste of Chaos Tour: DEFTONES, THRICE, ATREYU, STORY OF THE YEAR, AS ...

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SAMMY HAGAR Spreading The Word On His Tequila While On Tour

Launch Radio Networks reports: Sammy Hagar's having a blast on tour, playing his hits and doing a VAN HALEN set with bassist Michael Anthony as THE OTHER HALF, and he's also finding time to promote his Cabo Wabo line of premium tequila. He's not interested in sitting in an office having formal meetings, but Hagar ...

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BOB ROCK, TOM WERMAN, SCOTT HUMPHREY, TOMMY LEE Featured In 'Behind The Boards' Book

Rock N' Roll Books has announced the first official sale of the "Behind the Boards Volume One" rock producers anthology, available exclusively for sale ahead of all other e-commerce and chain retail sites at MÖTLEY CRÜE's official online webstore at www.motleystore.com. Featuring exclusive, one-on-one chapter long interviews with some of the most successful, innovative and ...

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DEEPSET To Open For SAMMY HAGAR In Florida

DEEPSET, the Florida-based band featuring Jonathan Murphy, Rick Baum and Dave "The Beast" Spitz (ex-BLACK SABBATH, GREAT WHITE) from Nicko McBrain's (IRON MAIDEN) MCBRAIN DAMAGE, have been tapped to open SAMMY HAGAR's "Livin It Up '06" show in West Palm Beach, FL on Friday, June 16. DEEPSET won the "Shot at the Cabo Wabo" battle ...

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SAMMY HAGAR Signs With RHINO RECORDS

Rhino Records has set an August 1 release date for the new SAMMY HAGAR AND THE WABOS album, entitled "Livin' It Up". In a recent interview with Billboard.com, Hagar said about the upcoming CD, "'Livin' it Up" is really a lifestyle record. It's not a metal record at all. I would say it's ...

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METALLICA, RUSH, SCORPIONS, IRON MAIDEN Tracks Among 'Greatest Conservative Rock Songs'

Tracks by METALLICA, RUSH, SCORPIONS, IRON MAIDEN, LED ZEPPELIN and AEROSMITH have made National Review's Top 50 list of "greatest conservative rock songs." According to National Review political reporter John J. Miller, the following ingredients are required to make a great conservative rock song: "The lyrics must convey a conservative idea or sentiment, such as ...

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SAMMY HAGAR Says THE OTHER HALF Is Better Than VAN HALEN

Launch Radio Networks reports: Sammy Hagar is doing double duty while on tour this summer. He's playing a full set with his band the WABORITAS, and he's also doing a full-on VAN HALEN performance with THE OTHER HALF, which includes VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony and WABOS guitarist Vic Johnson and drummer David Lauser. Hagar ...

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'SAMMY HAGAR Day' Proclaimed In San Bernardino

According to a posting on Sammy Hagar's official web site, Tuesday, May 22 marks a new holiday —at least for the people of San Bernardino, California. The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, Administrative Officer, Fire Department and Board of Supervisors will present Sammy Hagar with a document proclaiming May 23 to be "Sammy Hagar Day." ...

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LILLIAN AXE To Finish Mixing New Album This Month

LILLIAN AXE have posted the following update on their official web site: "[New LILLIAN AXE] CD: All the recording and re-recording is completed. They are in the final stages of mixing the CD. Mixing should be completed around the end of the month, after which it will be mastered. Printing/distribution details are being discussed as ...

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ZEBRA's FELIX HANNEMAN Joins THE SLASHTONES

Harry Slash, Extreme Championship Wrestling's theme music producer and performer, has announce the addition of ZEBRA's Felix Hanneman on keyboards to THE SLASHTONES. Over the years the band has included members of THE CULT, RAGING SLAB, THE B-52S, RAINBOW, CRO-MAGS, WARRIOR SOUL, THE CYCLE SLUTS FROM HELL and others. Felix Hammeman will make his live ...

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PAPA ROACH Confirmed For Wisconsin's ROCK FEST

PAPA ROACH have been confirmed have been confirmed for Rock Fest 2006, set to take place July 20-23 in Cadott, Wisconsin. The festival lineup is now shaping up as follows: Thursday, July 20: JOHN WAITE GRAND FUNK RAILROAD KANSAS SAMMY HAGAR & THE WABOS (w/ VAN HALEN's Michael Anthony) Friday, July 21: SAVOY BROWN SEVEN ...

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