“I’m too young to tour with Van Halen,” confesses Eddie’s son, Wolfgang. Plus all the latest news in brief…
Wolfgang Van Halen, 16-year-old son of Edward Van Halen, thinks that maybe it was good that Van Halen’s reunion tour – on which he was to have played bass, replacing Michael Anthony – was placed on indefinite hold. “I’m too young for the experience,” he says. “There are a lot of bad things out there.”
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Folk rockers Fairport Convention celebrate their 40th anniversary with a boxed set called Live At The BBC. The four-CD collection largely comprises of recordings that have long been considered ‘lost’ by the BBC.
The original Asia line-up of bassist/vocalist John Wetton, guitarist Steve Howe, keyboard player Geoffrey Downes and drummer Carl Palmer are to record a new studio album for release early in 2008.
Matt Dillon has directed a video for Dinosaur Jr’s new single, Been Here All The Time. The Academy Award-nominated actor, known for roles in Rumble Fish, There’s Something About Mary and You, Me And Dupree, is an old friend of the band.
Deep Purple’s Ian Paice is one of seven revered British drummers confirmed to participate at a tribute show for Buddy Rich at the Garrick Theatre in Lichfield on the September 29. This date would have been Rich’s 90th birthday.
Christopher Amott has returned to Arch Enemy after a two-year break. The guitarist co-founded the Swedish group, who are working on a new studio album.
Now into their 25th year as a band, Great White release a new studio album in August, via Frontiers Records.
Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger has been handcuffed and thrown out of a Canadian strip club during a police raid. Cops claim the singer was obstructing them in their duty, but declined to make formal charges.
Italian classical church organist Marco Lo Muscio will be including material by Keith Emerson, Rick Wakeman and Tony Banks in his recital at London’s Westminster Abbey on June 3. Marco is completing a CD called Fireworks that’s based on Keith Emerson’s music for church organ, and another inspired by Steve Hackett, titled Horizons.
Ex-Korn guitarist Brian ‘Head’ Welch releases an autobiography called Save Me From Myself: How I Found God, Quit Konn, Kicked Speed And Lived To Tell The Tale on July 1.