The annual Rock USA Festival set for this summer in Oshkosh, Wis., has expanded to a four-day event this year, scheduled for July 17-20. The nonstop rock fest that promises to “break a few rules” just announced its lineup with an eclectic mix of headliners ranging from Avenged Sevenfold and Godsmack to Bret Michaels and Van Halen.
Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth is definitely happy to be back with the group, but does have a few concerns about how things have worked out for the band. Among them is his desire to have original bassist Michael Anthony back in the lineup.
Mark Tremonti has embarked on a tour in support of his new solo disc ‘All I Was,’ which was released on July 10. However, bassist Brian Marshall, who plays with Tremonti in Creed and Alter Bridge, has been forced to drop off the trek.
Van Halen guitar great Eddie Van Halen recently had a bit of a health scare when he underwent emergency surgery due to a serious flare-up of diverticulitis, a condition impacting the intestine causing it to become infected or inflamed, causing immense pain.
Van Halen recently announced the postponement of some upcoming dates in Japan after Eddie Van Halen underwent what is being described as emergency for the ailment diverticulitis, which is a condition found in the large intestine and can result in serious pain, as was the case for the Van Halen guitar legend.
Guitar great Eddie Van Halen is resting after recently undergoing emergency surgery. The Van Halen co-founder had been suffering significant pain as of late that came about as a result of Diverticulitis.
Wolfgang Van Halen, the current bassist of Van Halen who happens to be the son of guitarist Eddie Van Halen, has shed some light on just how much influence he had on the band’s new album, ‘A Different Kind of Truth.’
There have been rumblings that Van Halen might be playing the 2013 Super Bowl halftime show. In a USA Today interview last month, Eddie Van Halen said, “So in November, we’ll hit Japan, and in the new year, we’ll possibly do something special, but I can’t talk about it.” Could that 'something special' be the Super Bowl halftime show?
After Van Halen postponed 30 plus shows that were to begin July 7, those shows now apparently won’t be rescheduled and have been officially canceled. According to Pollstar, many of the previously postponed shows, including those in Uncasville, Conn.; Baltimore; Rochester, N.Y.; Detroit; Toledo, Ohio; Memphis, Tenn.; Sacramento, Calif.; Reno, Nev.; and Milwaukee are now listed as canceled on Ticketmaster.com.
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