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Manager: VAN HALEN Reunion Tour To Consist Of Four Legs, Nearly 90 Shows

VAN HALEN's much-anticipated reunion tour launched with impressive on-sales last week, easing the minds of some promoters who ponied up artist guarantees of $750,000 to $1 million, according to sources cited by Billboard magazine. "I knew it would blow out," band manager Irving Azoff told Billboard....
April 17, 2004

Former VAN HALEN/EXTREME Singer Working On First Solo Album

According to, former VAN HALEN/EXTREME vocalist Gary Cherone is busy recording his first solo album. Taking a break from his last band, TRIBE OF JUDAH, Gary is calling the project CHERONE and is recording an album that "won't conform to the norm." The CD, which will reportedly contai...
April 16, 2004

DAVID LEE ROTH Out On The Town In New York City: Photos Available

Former VAN HALEN singer David Lee Roth was sighted outside the Marquee in New York City on Wednesday (April 14). Check out pictures from Film Magic. As previously reported, Roth recently signed an exclusive European distribution deal with the U.K.'s Demolition Records. Roth's current CD, "Diamond Da...
April 15, 2004

GENE SIMMONS' 'Asshole' Delayed (Again),World Premiere Announced

Simmons Records/Sanctuary Music Group has pushed back the release date of KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons' highly anticipated sophomore solo album, "Asshole", to June 8 from the previously announced May 18 (and before that April 20). If you're in the Los Angeles area and would like be the first t...
April 14, 2004

XYSTUS To Release Debut Album In May

Dutch progressive power metallers XYSTUS have signed with The Electric Co. for the release of their debut album, "Receiving Tomorrow", tentatively due in May. "Receiving Tomorrow" was produced by Rob van Boeckel at New Road studios in Wijchen, Netherlands and is being described by the group as a "13...
April 11, 2004

DEATH BY DAWN: Live Video Posted Online

A live video of DEATH BY DAWN, the German death metal band featuring legendary vocalist Martin Van Drunen (ex-PESTILENCE, ASPHYX, BOLT THROWER),performing the track "Legal Usury" at OT-Heim in Steinfurt-Borghorst, Germany on March 19, 2004 has been posted online at this location (scroll all the way...
April 10, 2004

EDDIE VAN HALEN: Third New VH Song In The Mixing Stage

A brand-new two-minute interview with Eddie Van Halen, conducted over the phone this morning (April 9) by Greg Dwyer and Bill Michaels of the Davenport, Iowa radio station KCQQ Q106.5 FM, has been posted online at this location (file size: 2 MB). Commented Dwyer and Michaels: "We got Eddie on the ph...
April 9, 2004

GENE SIMMONS: 'Asshole' Running Order, Japanese Bonus Tracks Revealed

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has revealed the final running order of the songs set to appear on his much-anticipated new solo album, "Asshole", due on May 18 through Simmons Records/Sanctuary Music Group. It is as follows: 01. Sweet And Dirty Love (Simmons) 02. Firestarter (Prodigy) 03. Weapon...
April 7, 2004

GENE SIMMONS' 'Asshole': An In-Depth Review

Joop van Pelt of has written the following track-by-track "review" of "Asshole", the much-anticipated new solo album from KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons: 01. Asshole (Frank Tostrup) "Title track 'Asshole' is a catchy, up-tempo bubblegum rocker reminiscent of Avril Lavigne's rec...
April 5, 2004

VAN HALEN: More Reunion Tour Dates Announced

More dates have been announced for VAN HALEN's much-anticipated summer reunion tour. The trek is scheduled to kick off June 11 in Greensboro, N.C., with dates scheduled through August. A best-of compilation is due in June. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jun. 11 - Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseu...
April 4, 2004

GENE SIMMONS: PETER CRISS Had Too Many Problems With Drugs To Tour With KISS

According to, KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons revealed during an interview with Rock City Wednesday (March 31) that the band will probably start working on the next KISS album around October/November. He also refuted drummer Peter Criss' claim that he wasn't contacted about renewin...
April 1, 2004

VAN HALEN: Premium Ticket Packages Available

VAN HALEN have teamed up with 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 fo...
March 30, 2004

SAMMY HAGAR: Audio Of 'Howard Stern' Appearance Posted Online

An MP3 containing the audio of VAN HALEN singer Sammy Hagar's appearance last Friday (March 26) on "The Howard Stern Show" has been made available for download at this location [UPDATE: file has since been removed]. In other news, Hagar has posted the following message at his official web site: "Sor...
March 29, 2004

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 repor...
March 26, 2004

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 o...
March 25, 2004