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Van Halen Brothers Say Working with David Lee Roth Feels Like 'Coming Home'

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Alex Van Halen says he and his brother Eddie's long-awaited reunion with original Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth produced instant sparks. In fact, after recording five studio albums without Roth, Alex said 2012′s 'A Different Kind of Truth' boasted the atmosphere of an emotional homecoming.

"It's like you walk into the studio and we haven't been together for a while," Alex Van...

Whitesnake David Coverdale Admits He Can't Do A 9 Month Tour

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Whitesnake frontman David Coverdale admits the days of hitting the road for nine-month world tours are behind him.

But that doesn't mean he's slowing down – the veteran vocalist has big plans for the coming year, including work with former bandmates Glenn Hughes and Bernie Marsden, plus an unplugged album.

Coverdale tells Metal Shrine: "My last long tour was in 2011 and...

Slayer Could Move On Without Jeff Hanneman

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Slayer's Kerry King has hinted the band could move on without Jeff Hanneman, who's been sidelined for two years after sustaining a near-fatal spider bite.

The guitarists haven't spoken to each other in some time, leading King to wonder whether Hanneman has any intention of rejoining the thrash giants. With two songs underway for their next album, King reveals he'd be comfortable with...

Ozzy Osbourne Would Love to Work with Adele

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Could the Prince of F—ing Darkness be working with reigning Queen of Pop? It could happen if Ozzy Osbourne gets his wish. In a new interview, he expressed his desire to record a duet with Adele.

Speaking to Australia's Rip It Up, Osbourne heaped praise upon the British singing star, and said that a collaboration between the two would mean that he could "die a happy man," adding, "I...

Suspended 'Hot for Teacher' Student Suing University

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Last year an Oakland University (Mich.) student was suspended and severely reprimanded for writing an essay titled 'Hot for Teacher' and turning it into the teacher he was hot for. Now 57-year-old Joseph Corlett is suing members of the University and the Board of Trustees for violating his right to free speech and free expression. He wants $2.2 million.

Corlett defends the essay —

AC/DC's Cliff Williams Gives Update on Next Album

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AC/DC haven't exactly been the hardest-working band in show business over the last few decades. The legendary Aussie rockers have only released three albums since 1990, and their last album was 'Black Ice' in 2008. But in a new interview, bassist Cliff Williams says guitarists Angus Young and his brother Malcolm have been working on some new material — though he stops short of promising a...

DIO to Release 1986 Concert in Multiple Formats

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Fans of the late, great Ronnie James Dio and his band Dio can relive the group's glory years with the upcoming re-release of a 1986 concert in Philadelphia. 'Finding the Sacred Heart — Live in Philly 1986′ will be available on CD, vinyl, DVD and Blu-ray on May 28.

The concert, which took place at the Spectrum on June 17, 1986, includes the most well-known Dio hits, including 'Holy...

'Metallica: The Complete Illustrated History' Coming in November

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If you really love rock books but don't enjoy all that, y'know, reading, good news: The next entry in Voyageur Press' 'Complete Illustrated History' series is on its way.

BraveWords contributor Martin Popoff has compiled 'Metallica: The Complete Illustrated History,' offering what the publisher promises will be "the authoritative tribute to one of history's most successful and admired...

ZZ Top Announce 2013 North American Tour

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The rock and roll machine known as ZZ Top are heading back to the US for another round of concerts in support of their new album 'La Futura.' The tour kicks off May 2 and runs through the 25th.

The band just wrapped up a tour of Australia, which included dates with Guns N' Roses. After the US dates, they are heading to Europe for a short summer tour, before heading back to the US for a...

Def Leppard Open Las Vegas Residency with Big Hits and Deep Cuts

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Def Leppard have kicked off their nine-date, three-week residency at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, posting a photo on Facebook from a Friday night appearance that included a complete reading of their smash 1987 album 'Hysteria.'

The band's first set focused on familiar hits like 'Foolin" and 'Bringing on the Heartbreak,' as well as items from deeper in their catalog like...

Dangerous Toys Frontman Unleashes New Broken Teeth Video

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Dangerous Toys singer Jason McMaster has released a new video for the song "Flamethrower" with his AC/DC inspired project Broken Teeth.

Hailing from Austin, Texas, Broken Teeth are all about keeping real rock 'n' roll alive. The band, which is influenced by classic hard rock acts like AC/DC, Rose Tattoo and Thin Lizzy, is comprised of vocalist Jason McMaster, drummer Bruce Rivers...

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