Rock/Metal Musicians Pay Tribute To The Late Eddie Van Halen

As previously reported, Van Halen’s Eddie Van Halen has sadly passed away following a battle with cancer. A number of rock/metal musicians have since taken to social media to pay tribute to the legendary guitarist and some of the various posts can be found below:

David Lee Roth (Van Halen):

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What a Long Great Trip It’s Been..

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Michael Anthony (ex-Van Halen, etc.):

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No words…Heartbroken, my love to the family💔

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Sammy Hagar (ex-Van Halen, etc.):

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Heartbroken and speechless. My love to the family.

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Metallica:

AC/DC:

Gene Simmons (KISS):

Black Sabbath’s Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, and Geezer Butler:

Pantera:

Mark Morton (Lamb Of God):

Slash (Guns N’ Roses):

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RIP #EddieVanHalen

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Brian May (Queen):

Scott Ian (Anthrax):

John 5 (Rob Zombie, etc.):

Zach Myers (Shinedown):

Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper, etc.):

Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, etc.):

Nickelback:

Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, etc.):

Vernon Reid (Living Colour):

Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed):

Mötley Crüe’s Mick Mars, Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, and Tommy Lee:

Alex Skolnick (Testament):

Gary Holt (Exodus, etc.):

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I am CRUSHED. Loss of words. RIP. One of my hero’s. FUCK 2020

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Robb Flynn (Machine Head):

Phil Demmel (ex-Machine Head, etc.):

Bret Michaels (Poison):

Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers):

Mötley Crüe’s Vince Neil Undergoes Hand Surgery

Mötley Crüe’s Vince Neil underwent hand surgery in Nashville, Tennessee earlier today (November 27). The singer confirmed the news on Instagram, while also implying that the procedure was related to Dupuytren’s contracture. This news comes after Mötley Crüe recently announced their reunion.

Sammy Hagar’s 2019 “High Tide Beach Party & Car Show” Has Been Cancelled

Sammy Hagar’s “High Tide Beach Party & Car Show” has been cancelled. That event was supposed to be held in Huntington Beach, CA on September 28-29. State Parks superintendent Kevin Pearsall told ocregister.com that the festival was scrapped due to its production company Freeze Management failing to pay fees, including some related to public safety. Hagar said he was “surprised and very disappointed to learn of the cancelation” and “more than anything” he was “sorry to inconvenience the fans.” Festival organizers also commented:

“Due to being denied the necessry permit submitted on 12-16-18 from California State Parks the High Tide Party & Car Show scheduled for September 28 & 29, has been canceled. Unfortunately, there is no possibility to relocate the events. All ticket holders will automatically receive a refund through official ticketing outlets, Front Gate Tickets and GroupOn.”

Vince Neil (Mötley Crüe) Ordered To Pay Former Lawyers $170,000

According to The Blast, Vince Neil (Mötley Crüe) has been ordered to pay his former lawyers $170,169.56, including $148,962.50 for fees and $21,207.06 for court costs. This news comes after Howard & Howard Attorneys, PLLC, the lawyers that were representing the singer in his 2016 assault lawsuit, filed court documents after he allegedly refused to pay them $187,364.01. Despite the money dispute, the attorneys continued to work on the case, but they did ask the judge to hit Neil with a lien in the amount that they were owed.

Vince Neil & Nikki Sixx Blast Reelz For Mötley Crüe Episode Of “Breaking The Band”

It looks like Vince Neil and Nikki Sixx are not too happy with the new Mötley Crüe episode of Reelz’s “Breaking The Band” series. Both musicians have taken to social media to voice their concerns about the documentary, which Sixx says was unauthorized.

Here’s what Neil had to say:

“Breaking the band, fucking memories from a manager Doug Thaler who can’t remember that he’s the one who actually broke up the band! The band didn’t break up because of me racing. It broke up because he was too much of a pussy who didn’t just say, ‘Hey guys, let’s take a week off and come back with cooler heads.’ He called me an hour later and said I was out of the band! Great management! What he didn’t say was, instead of me going racing I put out a top 10 single with ‘You’re Invited’ — oops he forgot! Then an album called ‘Exposed’ — oops, forgot again! No wonder he was fired shortly after.”

Here’s what Sixx had to say:

“Breaking the band was not authorized by Mötley Crüe. Our lawyers sent them a cease-and-desist and further action will be taken.@ReelzChannel Is the bottom of the barrel.”

“Should @ReelzChannel be liable for putting out shows without so many artist approval? I am very disappointed that they think they can tell our LIFE story just to sell advertising ( mostly incorrect ) and without any bodies persmission.”

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#breakingtheband #myreview #motleycrue

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Vince Neil Joins Sammy Hagar Onstage For Cover Of Montrose’s “Rock Candy” In Maryland Heights, Missouri

During Sammy Hagar & The Circle’s May 19 show at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Maryland Heights, Missouri, the band were joined onstage by Mötley Crüe’s Vince Neil for a cover of Montrose’s “Rock Candy.” You can see fan-filmed footage of that below:

Vince Neil, Night Ranger, Blue Öyster Cult, Etc. To Perform At Sammy Hagar’s “High Tide Beach Party & Car Show”

The initial lineup has been revealed for Sammy Hagar’s 2019 “High Tide Beach Party & Car Show.” The event will take place in Huntington Beach, CA on September 28-29, and it will feature: Sammy Hagar & The Circle with special guest Richie Sambora, The Beach Boys, Vince Neil (Mötley Crüe), Night Ranger, Blue Öyster Cult, Extreme, Steel Panther, Tony Lewis (The Outfield), Patty Smyth & Scandal, etc. The event will also feature a car show, beach activities, specially curated food and drink offerings, and more. You can find additional information HERE.

Sammy Hagar And The Circle Reveal Track Listing For New Album “Space Between”, Announce U.S. Tour

Sammy Hagar And The Circle have officially revealed the track listing for their new album “Space Between.” That effort will be released on May 10.

“Space Between” Track Listing:

01. “Devil Came To Philly”
02. “Full Circle Jam (Chump Change)”
03. “Can’t Hang”
04. “Wide Open Space”
05. “Free Man”
06. “Bottom Line”
07. “No Worries”
08. “Trust Fund Baby”
09. “Affirmation”
10. “Hey Hey (Without Greed)”

Hagar commented:

“The 10 songs on the ‘Space Between’ are not just a bunch of new songs grouped together on an album. They were sewn together conceptually for a complete mental, emotional and physical experience (kind of a Three Lock Box). Once I had the overall vision, the lyrics and music began to just flow through me.”

In other news, the group have also announced a headlining U.S. tour:

04/19 Reno, NV – Grand Theatre
04/20 Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion
04/22 Fresno, CA – Warnors Theatre
04/23 Bakersfield, CA – Rabobank Theatre
04/26 Laughlin, NV – Rio Vista Outdoor Amphitheatre
04/27 Albuquerque, NM – Route 66 Casino
04/30 Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater
05/01 Sugar Land, TX – Smart Financial Center
05/03 Thackerville, OK – Winstar Casino
05/04 Tulsa, OK – Paradise Cove at River Spirit Casino
05/17 Prior Lake, MN – Mystic Lake Casino Amphitheatre
05/18 Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (with Vince Neil)
05/20 Huber Heights, OH – Rose Music Center at the Heights (with Vince Neil)
05/22 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre (with Night Ranger)
05/23 Indianapolis, IN – Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn (with Night Ranger)
05/25 Bensalem, PA – Xcite Center at Parx Casino (with Night Ranger)
05/26 Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion (with Night Ranger)
05/28 Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion (with Night Ranger)
05/30 Mashantucket, CT – Foxwoods Resort Casino (with Night Ranger)
05/31 Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap (with Night Ranger)
06/04 Lewiston, NY – Artpark (with Night Ranger)
06/05 Pittsburgh, PA – Highmark Stadium (with Night Ranger)
06/07 Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (with Vince Neil)

Vince Neil (Mötley Crüe) Reportedly Refuses To Pay His Attorneys Nearly $190,000

According to The Blast, Howard & Howard Attorneys, PLLC, the lawyers representing Vince Neil (Mötley Crüe) in his assault lawsuit, have filed court documents claiming the frontman has refused to pay them $187,364.01. The attorneys are still working on the case for now, but they did ask the judge to hit Neil with a lien. For those unaware, the case involves a 2016 lawsuit that was filed by Kelly Guerrero, who said Neil attacked her while outside the Aria hotel in Las Vegas, NV. The woman claims she was asking the singer for an autograph when he decided to grab her by the hair and drag her down. Actor Nicolas Cage was present at the time and tried to calm Neil down. The suit says the assault resulted in “substantial medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.” Guerrero was seeking $75,000 in compensatory damages and $75,000 in punitive damages and legal fees. Neil denies the allegations and is trying to get the case thrown out.

Vince Neil Says Mötley Crüe Are Recording Four New Songs

Vince Neil has confirmed that Mötley Crüe are going to record four new songs. He tweeted the following:

This news comes after Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee recently reunited in the studio. Many fans have speculated that the tracks are being recorded for the band’s film adaptation of “The Dirt.”