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SAMMY HAGAR Says DAVID LEE ROTH's Voice 'Hasn't Aged Well', Believes ROTH Is 'Not Honest About His Image And His Performance'

Sammy Hagar has blasted David Lee Roth, saying his voice "hasn't aged well" and describing the original VAN HALEN singer's onstage persona as "totally bullshit." Hagar replaced Roth in VAN HALEN in 1985 and recorded four studio albums with the band — "5150", "OU812", "For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge" and "Balance" — all of which topped ...

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ROB HALFORD, SAMMY HAGAR, LZZY HALE And SEBASTIAN BACH Among Artists Added To RONNIE JAMES DIO Birthday Virtual Fundraiser

Stand Up And Shout For Ronnie James Dio's Birthday, the Saturday, July 10 global virtual concert produced by Rolling Live Studios, has added a wealth of talent to the already star-studded lineup that will bring together unusual musical pairings for one-of-a-kind performances, special birthday messages and artist interviews. The event, hosted on

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SAMMY HAGAR Announces Fall 2021 Las Vegas Residency

Sammy Hagar has announced a fall 2021 Las Vegas residency. The shows — dubbed "Sammy Hagar and Friends" — will take place at the STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod (formerly known as the Stratosphere) and will feature The Red Rocker collaborating with a rotating circle of his legendary friends starting with shows on Friday, October ...

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RATT Recruits DAVID LEE ROTH Guitarist FRANKIE LINDIA

RATT has recruited guitarist Frankie Lindia for its summer 2021 tour dates following last year's departure of Chris Sanders. Lindia, a Los Angeles-based guitarist/multi-instrumentalist and music teacher who played with David Lee Roth on the VAN HALEN singer's 2020 tour, made his live debut with RATT this past Thursday (June 24) at the Lakes Jam ...

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MAMMOTH WVH's Debut Album Lands On Multiple U.S. Charts

The self-titled debut album from MAMMOTH WVH, the solo project of Wolfgang Van Halen, has registered the following first-week chart positions in the U.S.: Top Rock Albums: No. 1 Hard Rock Albums: No. 1 Independent Albums: No. 1 Top Album Sales: No. 2 Current Album Sales: No. 2 Billboard 200: No. 12 Wolfgang wrote on ...

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De Doorn - AMENRA

The apocalyptic sprawl of AMENRA's sludge-laden compositions is unremarkable to the world of heavy music. Where the Belgian collective has stood out during their twenty-year career is their ability to present their compositions with a powerful, sustained sense of emotional urgency no matter how expansive their musical journeys turn out. Even as most of their ...

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DEF LEPPARD's RICK ALLEN: 'Isolation Is A Terrible Thing'

DEF LEPPARD drummer Rick Allen went on "Side Jams With Bryan Reesman" to talk about his painting and photography work. He also addressed what his life has been like under the pandemic, including reconnecting with an old friend who became a famous golfer. Allen is known for his charity work with people suffering from PTSD, ...

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FOREIGNER Announces 71-Date Summer/Fall 2021 U.S. Tour

FOREIGNER will embark on a 71-date U.S. tour at the end of the month. The trek will kick off on June 24 in Ottumwa, Iowa and conclude on November 20 in Pensacola, Florida. Several of the of shows in the fall — including those in Saratoga, California; Los Angeles, California; Santa Barbara, California; Detroit, Michigan; ...

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RICK ALLEN Remembers Watching VAN HALEN Open For BLACK SABBATH In 1978: 'They Should Have Been The Headliner'

DEF LEPPARD drummer Rick Allen, who has been expressing himself in recent years through his artwork, spoke to Pat's Soundbytes Unplugged about his "Legends" series, which consists of lifelike-yet-impressionistic portraits of musicians who have influenced him, from Jimi Hendrix to Freddie Mercury to John Lennon. On the topic of how he ...

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EDDIE VAN HALEN's Charvel Art Series Guitars Sell For $210,000 At Auction

A collection of five Charvel Art Series guitars that had been stage-played and signed by the late guitar icon Eddie Van Halen sold for $210,225 at an auction held this past weekend by Julien's Auctions. Two black-and-yellow Bumblebee-inspired models sold for $38,400 and $41,600, a red-and white-Frankenstein Mark II-styled six-string sold for $40,625, a reverse-colorway ...

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JASON BECKER Initiative Raises Nearly Quarter-Million Dollars

Nearly a quarter-million dollars has been raised so far as part of the as part of the #ShredforJasonBecker fundraising initiative. In recent weeks, artists from across the world of rock and metal — including METALLICA, Steve Vai, Paul Stanley and Joe Satriani — donated instruments and autographed guitars to help Jason Becker. Becker — the ...

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