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Friday, January 6, 2012

Brief News Update for Friday January 6th, 2012

Van Halen played the their set at Cafe Wha? But what next?!

So yes, the Van Halen show did take place at New York's Cafe Wha? 
Across the web, copies of the set list have appeared, also, the live dates and new music information is available!

Setlist was:

You Really Got Me
Runnin’ With The Devil
Somebody Get Me A Doctor
Everybody Wants Some
She’s The Woman
Dance The Night Away
Hot For Teacher
Ice Cream Man
Ain’t Talkin Bout Love

The new single, which I understand will be called 'Tattoo' is apparently due to be released next Tuesday 10th January.
Word is spreading that the new album is to be called 'A Different Kind of Truth' which is due to be released on Tuesday 7th February, there is mention that there will be a package with a bonus live DVD too, but more info on that at this time is not available ... Then there's the tour ...
According to, these are the lined up US tour dates for 2012:


18th – Louisville, KY
20th – Auburn Hills, MI
22nd – Indianapolis, IN
24th – Chicago, IL
28th – New York, NY


1st – New York, NY
3rd – Uncasville, CT
5th – Philadelphia, PA
9th – Buffalo, NY
11th – Boston, MA
15th – Montreal, QC
17th – Toronto, ON
21st – Ottawa, ON
24th – Atlantic City, NJ
28th – Washington, DC


1st – Rosemont, IL
10th – Sunrise, FL
12th – Tampa, FL
14rh – Orlando, FL
16th – Jacksonville, FL
19th – Atlanta, GA
21st – Greensboro, NC
25th – Charlotte, NC
27th – Nashville, TN


1st – Tulsa, OK
5th – Tacoma, WA
7th – Vancouver, BC
9th – Calgary, AB
11th – Edmonton, AB
17th – Winnipeg, MB
19th – St. Paul, MN
22nd – Kansas City, MO
24th – Denver, CO
27th – Las Vegas, NV


1st – Los Angeles, CA
3rd – Oakland, CA
5th – San Jose, CA
12th – Anaheim, CA
14th – San Diego, CA
16th – Phoenix, AZ
20th – Dallas, TX
22nd – San Antonio, TX
24th – Houston, TX
26th – New Orleans, LA

Official weblinks:

Jack Russell gets Legal backing to use the name Great White on tour.

Following the legal writ against Jack Russell by his former, yet current Great White touring line up, to state that Jack Russell cannot tour using the name Great White, the man has gone out and got his own legal backing, so he can do ..., just that ...!

This was just released by Jack Russell's attorney in reference to the legal issues regarding JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE
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 Jack Russell of Great White hires another Great White, attorney at law Michael Kelly

 Jack Russell, lead singer of the famous rock group Great White, has retained the services of The Law Offices of Michael Kelly to protect his rights to make his living and play under the band’s name that he founded in 1978. Mr. Kelly has represented high profile rock stars in disputes for more than 35 years.

Although Russell has had several public battles with addiction and his health, he has always been the lead vocalist for Great White, and any other vocalist involved was there only to fill in until he was able to return.
It has never been stated, in public or private, that Russell was leaving Great White permanently.

After several discussions with Great White management, in December 2011 Russell decided to continue as the lead vocalist for Great White, without the current touring members. He has brought in former members of Great White, as well as other musicians he has worked with previously, and in order to avoid any confusion, will be touring and performing under the name JACK RUSSELL’S GREAT WHITE.

Although the current touring members of Great White came out with a statement saying that they were “shocked” by Jack’s decision, it has since been discovered that prior to any conversations or correspondence with Russell, they filed an application (of which Russell’s name was omitted) to trademark the band name Great White, of which Russell was the founding member, and the only consistent member since its inception. This information was discovered by Russell’s legal team, and he was never informed of this by the other band members or management.

Along with attorney Michael Kelly, Russell has hired the legal team of Brian Acree and Brenda Carey, and all proper legal actions are now in motion. The Law Firm of Carey & Acree is praised among industry insiders for their expertise in these sorts of matters and have begun taking the necessary legal actions. He has also enlisted the help of his longtime friend and legendary entertainment attorney Stan Diamond. Despite threats, defaming and untrue comments made by Russell’s former band members and manager, he has every right to use the name of the band he founded, and no legal actions can be taken against anyone booking, promoting, publicizing, or working with Jack Russell’s Great White in any capacity, and all entities will be indemnified of such.

Jack Russell and Great White are best known for its platinum selling hard rock sound. Attorney Michael Kelly is well known in his industry as “The Great White.” Michael Kelly has 40 plus years of experience representing high profile clients, and the staff at The Law Offices of Michael Kelly has some of the best attorneys in the nation.

“As an attorney in California for over 40 years, I have had experience with many celebrities. Jack Russell is more than just a celebrity. He’s part of a band that has transcended many decades and many phases in rock music. It is a great honor to be retained by Mr. Russell and I wish him a lot of success in this New Year.” Michael Kelly, Esq
After an 18 month hiatus from the public eye, Jack Russell’s Great White will make its first appearance at the Rock-n-Roll GangStar Apparel pre-NAMM Festival and Jam at Delzano’s in Redondo Beach, California on the 14th of January, with a worldwide tour beginning February 2012.

And there's more folks ....

Jack Russell would like to give his fans a FREE gift ... his debut solo album "For You" is yours FREE courtesy of Jack with any purchase at This is Jack's way of thanking his fans for their support throughout the years.
Happy Holidays from Jack Russell and Rock-n-Roll GangStar Apparel
See More Kick Ass gear from Rock-n-Roll GangStar Apparel!

Michael Schenker announces four UK “Temple of Rock” concerts

Legendary rock guitarist, Michael Schenker, has announced four UK “Temple of Rock” concerts in May 2012. This marks the first time Schenker’s touring band will feature two ex-Scorpions members – Herman Rarebell (drums) and Francis Buchholz (bass).
Vocalist Doogie White (ex-Rainbow and Yngwie Malmsteen) and MSG keyboardist, Wayne Findlay complete the line-up.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday 13th May via the 24 hour box office: 0844 478 0898,
Hardcore Michael Schenker fans can purchase special Pre-Sale tickets from Planet Rock radio at 9am GMT on Wednesday 11th January.

Songs to be performed by the “Temple of Rock” band include UFO’s “Rock Bottom" and "Doctor Doctor", MSG’s "Armed and Ready" and "Into The Arena", and the Scorpions classics "Another Piece of Meat" and "Rock You like a Hurricane".
In addition, Schenker will perform brand new songs from the recently released "Temple of Rock" album alongside other solo favourites such as "Before the Devil Knows You´re Dead", "Miss Claustrophobia" and "Hangin On".

May 2012 UK Tour dates

Wolverhampton - Wulfrun Hall
Wednesday 9th May

Manchester - HMV Ritz
Thursday 10th May

Glasgow - O2 ABC
Friday 11th May

London - O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Saturday 12th May

 Click here for the full online press announcement at:

Official Michael Schenker site:

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