Twisted Sister, Extreme And Skid Row Are Teaming Up For A Blast-from-the-past Gig That Will Be Filmed For A Cinema Release.
Great White will also perform at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas at the 30 May (15) classic rock spectacular, dubbed The Metal Meltdown.
Extreme will perform their hit 25-year-old album Pornograffitti in its entirety, while Mike Portnoy will replace Twisted Sister's late drummer A.J. Pero for the gig, which will be part of the group's farewell tour.
Skid Row will also feature a new face - frontman Tony Harnell recently replaced Johnny Solinger.
Continue reading: Classic Rockers Team Up For Filmed Las Vegas Show
Extreme stars Gary Cherone and Nuno Bettencourt are aiming to give an ill fan a day to remember by inviting him to join them on stage at Boston's Fenway Park.
The musicians will perform the U.S. national anthem on Saturday (26May12) at the baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays at the famous ballpark in Boston, Illinois, and the kindhearted rockers have asked Darren Parker to join them.
Extreme fan Parker suffers from an inoperable brain tumour, and had originally asked Bettencourt to attend his charity fundraiser in June (12). Bettencourt had other commitments, but surprised Parker by inviting him to be his special guest for the Red Sox game.
Bettencourt will also donate a guitar to raise money to cover Parker's medical expenses.
Continue reading: Extreme Stars To Make Ill Fan's Dream Come True
The rock group Van Halen, fronted by EDDIE VAN HALEN have announced a 2012 tour. The group announced the upcoming tour via a series of 30 second clips on their official website. The dates of the tour are yet to be announced, although a scrolling message at the bottom of each video told fans that tickets will go on sale on January 10, 2012. 2012 marks the 40th anniversary of the band's existence.
This will be the first time that the band have toured since 2007 and it is likely that the touring group will feature drummer Alex Van Halen, bass player Wolfgang Van Halen and singer David Lee Roth. In November 2011, Van Halen signed a record deal with Interscope Records that will see them releasing their first album with Roth on vocals, since 1984. The last album released by the band came in 1998, with Gary Cherone of the band Extreme on vocals.
Continue reading: Van Halen Announce 40th Anniversary Tour In 2012
Portnoy quit the band last summer (10), but guitarist John Petrucci is thrilled with the new addition.
He states, "The departure of our lifelong bandmate and friend was an unexpected and truly heartbreaking blow... but when we played with the infectiously positive powerhouse of a drummer that is Mike Mangini, we knew we had found a silver lining to what has been, by far, the most challenging episode in our musical lives."
Singer James LaBrie adds, "I had the privilege of working with Mike on three of my solo albums, so I knew he would be a huge contender. He is without a doubt one of the most intelligent, intuitive, interpretive and virtuosic musicians I have ever played with."
Continue reading: Mike Mangini Replaces Portnoy In Dream Theater
MORE THAN WORDS rockers Extreme have reunited to record a new album - 12 years after they split.
The Boston, Massachusetts, band reformed briefly in 2001 and 2006 but their planned 2008 reunion will be a more lengthy get together.
The group, fronted by one-time Van Halen singer Gary Cherone and guitarist Nuno Bettencourt, is also planning on hitting the road for a world tour.
Original members Bettencourt, Cherone and bassist Pat Badger will be joined by new drummer Kevin Figueiredo for recording sessions and dates.
Bettencourt says, "We realised, not only are the people starved for rock 'n' roll, so are we. Let's eat!"
Former Extreme star NUNO BETTENCOURT has quit Perry Farrell's new band SATELLITE PARTY.
The guitarist and drummer Kevin Figg have left the band and will be replaced by Nick Perri and Jordan Plosky.
Former Jane's Addiction frontman Farrell admits he's inspired by the bandmember changes.
He says, "We are about to go further and deeper. I have been greatly inspired in assembling the Satellite Party's American tour.
"As is the case with all launched projectiles, parts fall off the back as the rocket climbs toward heaven. In stage two Nuno and Kevin disengaged."
Farrell reveals his new members came from a jam session bass player Carl Restivo took part in at the recent 'Dimebag' Darrel Abbott benefit concert in Hollywood.
The singer adds, "(Carl said) he (Perri) was an exceptional young (guitar) player who was an amazing performer. He came in for his audition, and plugged straight into the amp. The room was struck by a bolt of lightning. He caused a frenzy.
"And Jordan is a great modern drummer. His style is perfectly suited for what we are up to."
MORE THAN WORDS hitmakers Extreme are fuelling reports of a full reunion after two recent get togethers a month apart.
The group, fronted by Gary Cherone and Nuno Bettencourt, performed together at a Metal Skool show in Los Angeles last month (Apr07) and the original line-up reunited for a New York benefit concert in honour of music manager Steven Hoffman earlier this month (18May07).
Since the group split in 1996, Cherone has fronted Van Halen, while Bettencourt has been part of a number of groups and currently plays guitar in Perry Farrell's new group Satellite Party.
Bettencourt is currently writing material with Journey frontman Steve Perry.
In her forthcoming autobiography Extreme, Sharon reveals a drunken Ozzy 'celebrated' the birth of Jack in 1985 by jumping into bed with their child care assistant.
Sharon says, "Ozzy was loaded when he got to the hospital. Then he collapsed and went home.
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24 star Kiefer Sutherland has reportedly embarked on a new romance - with a porn star called FLICK SHAGWELL.
Sources say the London-born actor met the star of such fare as Extreme TEEN #1 at a charity bash earlier this summer (03), and American tabloid the NATIONAL ENQUIRER reports he's been a regular visitor to her Encino, California, home ever since.
And pals say that Kiefer, whose romance with Julia Roberts fizzled after he cheated on her with a stripper, is totally smitten with the new lady in his life.
Continue reading: Kiefer Sutherland Linked To Porn Star Shagwell