It's all change for the UK's Firefest festival, that happens at the end of next month, read on ...
Warrant will not be playing Firefest
British rockers UFO are kicking off the West Coast leg of their North American tour today - Editors note: Sorry folks, this was last Thursday! - in
UFO is also in the process of working on a new studio album which is scheduled for release in early 2012.
The West Coast has always been great for us, plus
Industry insiders at Hits Daily Double are reporting that the band has split with Warner Bros., after three decades and has partnered with Sony by signing a brand new deal with Columbia Records.
“After spending its entire 35-year career at WB, Van Halen, with David Lee Roth back in the fold, recently completed work on its first album for new label Columbia, coming early next year…”
This marks the first rumor of Van Halen signing a new record deal. Hits Daily Double is known for being a reliable source for record industry news, but there has been no confirmation on this rumor yet from Van Halen or Columbia.
An inside source tells VHND.com that there have indeed been serious talks between the parties, but that, as of today, there is no signed deal.
If this deal goes through, this would be a great match. Columbia has a good reputation for promoting “legacy” artists, such as AC/DC, whose last album was released to Walmart through Columbia (for those who don’t know, Columbia is a subsidiary of Sony).
A new Van Halen studio album with David Lee Roth will be a HUGE deal, as it would be one of the most anticipated rock albums in many years. (It will be the band’s first full album since Van Halen 3 in 1998, and their first with Roth since 1984). If Hits Daily Double is correct about the album coming out in early 2012, that would make sense, as they’ve got to have enough lead in time to get all their ducks in a row (ie: promotions, lead single, interviews, tour planning). The importance of doing this right is paramount.
Mastering should be completed very soon, and then it’s only a matter of time before we get a new, full album and tour!
I'm just wondering if Michael Schenker is going through more issues from his ex-wife, as I understand she was previously running or controlling both the Michael Schenker Facebook and MySpace pages and a statement had been issued previously addressing the fact that he had absolutely nothing to do with those sites.
I seem to recall this came about due to her selling albums and merchandise through them.
Reading the message posted this weekend at the official Michael Schenker website, one might be led to believe that foul games are indeed afoot again!
Michael would like all his fans to know that he does not having any social network accounts. He is NOT on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter or any other sites.
The only official Michael Schenker page is: