SEVENDUST drummer Morgan Rose has reportedly heard at least some of the upcoming VAN HALEN album, and has described it as “fucking killer. Eddie [Van Halen, guitar] hasn’t sounded this good since ‘Balance’. Dave‘s [Lee Roth] voice sounds great. Alex [Van Halen, drums] is absolutely bombastic.”

More information continues to drip out about the new VAN HALEN album, which will be the first with original singer David Lee Roth since the group released 1984 in 1984. Producer Ross Hogarth spoke with Ultimate-Guitar.com about the work he did on the project, saying, “The whole VAN HALEN record has been recorded and we’re all excited. We have just started mixing the record. I’m really stoked about it, as it is the original band, Eddie and Alex with Wolf [Eddie‘s son] playing bass, and David Lee Roth singing, it’s the killing side of VAN HALEN at the top of their game again with Diamond Dave, and the band on fire.”

Hogarth‘s comments follow those of ALTER BRIDGE guitarist Mark Tremonti, who recently said in an interview that he had gotten an opportunity to hear the album through his friendship with Wolfgang. Tremonti said that the album sounded like “vintage VAN HALEN.”

Meanwhile, MelodicRock.com has reported that a source close to the group says a world tour in support of the new album will kick off in November, which means the disc itself should be out this fall.

Rumors continue to swirl that a single will emerge sometime this month. Roth recently posted a message on his web site that simply said, “Get ready.”

VAN HALEN is already confirmed to perform at Australia’s Soundwave Revolution festival this September and October.

Today marks a new milestone in the extraordinary career of Jimmy Page with the launch of his inaugural official web site, JimmyPage.com. Chronicling his rich history in music and unlocking the vaults for the first time ever, JimmyPage.com brings you previously unseen and unheard multimedia material from Jimmy‘s personal archives. Conceptualized and curated by Jimmy Page himself, one of the site’s biggest highlights is “On This Day,” a daily diary featuring events spanning the entirety of his immense career, from the 1960s to the present day.

“It’s an interesting concept because every day you are going to have an event from my life and it will go all the way back to me being a teenager,” said Jimmy. “It looks random, but it isn’t. I love the idea that there will be an all-new page every day and nobody will be able to guess what’s coming next.”

The multimedia “On This Day” feast includes video footage, images and audio clips as well as unseen photos and previously unreleased tracks, demos and home recordings. Each entry is accompanied by a personal anecdote written by Jimmy Page and will be available for just 24 hours. There will be no archiving; if you miss it, it’s gone!

To access the site’s full features and delve deeper beyond the homepage, you will need to register and become a member of JimmyPage.com. Membership is free and it only takes a few moments to sign up. Your account details will be kept safely and confidentially, and only your username will be publicly visible to those logged in to the web site.

VH1 Classic‘s “That Metal Show” is back in Los Angeles and ready to shake things up for lucky season eight on Saturday, August 20 at 11 p.m. ET/PT. Members of some of the biggest metal acts, including METALLICA and SLIPKNOT, grace the “That Metal Show” stage to give viewers a true power hour that all hard rock and heavy metal enthusiasts are certain to love.

The boys are back and ready to rock! Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson host the only talk show where all things hard rock and heavy metal are discussed, dissected and debated. Metal musicians and rock royalty, including Lars Ulrich (METALLICA), Tony Iommi (BLACK SABBATH, HEAVEN & HELL), Corey Taylor (SLIPKNOT, STONE SOUR) and Sammy Hagar (VAN HALEN, CHICKENFOOT), will be part of the roundtable discussions this season.

Scheduled guests:

* Corey Taylor (SLIPKNOT, STONE SOUR)
* Brad Gillis (NIGHT RANGER, OZZY OSBOURNE)
* Jack Blades (NIGHT RANGER, DAMN YANKEES)
* Stephen Pearcy (RATT)
* Tim “Ripper” Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ICED EARTH, DIO DISCIPLES)
* Jani Lane (WARRANT)
* Michael Sweet (STRYPER)
* Taime Downe (FASTER PUSSYCAT)
* Tony Iommi (BLACK SABBATH, HEAVEN & HELL)
* Tom Morello (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, AUDIOSLAVE)
* Doug Pinnick (KING’S X)
* Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, ADRENALINE MOB)
* John Sykes (WHITESNAKE, THIN LIZZY, BLUE MURDER)
* Lars Ulrich (METALLICA)
* Sammy Hagar (VAN HALEN, CHICKENFOOT)
* Rick Nielsen (CHEAP TRICK)
* Dave “Snake” Sabo (SKID ROW)
* Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX)
* Scott Ian (ANTHRAX)
* Graham Bonnett (ALCATRAZZ, MSG, RAINBOW)

Guest guitarists:

* Vinnie Moore (UFO)
* Tony MacAlpine
* Phil Collen (DEF LEPPARD)
* Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT, SAVATAGE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA)

Distilling decades of your favorite hard rock and heavy metal into sixty minutes of mayhem; “That Metal Show” will deliver the ever-popular “Stump The Trunk” as well as the triumphant return of “TMS Top 5” to your TV every Saturday night at 11 p.m., only on VH1 Classic.

“That Metal Show” is a production of VH1 Classic. Lee Rolontz and Keshia Williams as executive producers for VH1. Jeff Baumgardner serves as producer for the series for VH1.ublicly visible to those logged in to the web site.

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