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We all waited anxiously on January 03 for the promised announcement of a Van Halen tour…no such announcement made. What WAS announced was that Van Halen will be performing an intimate show at a little club in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village on Thursday night. Speculation is that this is the show that will kick start the tour, and more tour dates will be announced shortly thereafter.
Also in the band dysfunction category, CCR broke up in 1971 due to John Fogerty allegedly being controlling, manipulative, etc. Doug Clifford and Stu Cook have both gone on record this week to say that they have zero interest in reuniting with Fogerty, despite Fogerty seeming to have a change of heart this past summer when he stated on the record that he would be open to the idea of a reunion. Clifford and Cook said that the time for reconciliation has long passed, with Cook explaining, “Leopards don’t change their spots. This is just an image-polishing exercise by John. My phone certainly hasn’t rung.” Clifford went on to say: “It might have been a nice idea 20 years ago, but it’s too late.”
Representatives for Pink Floyd have flat out denied that the band’s surviving members — Roger Waters, David Gilmour, and Nick Mason — would be reuniting this summer in London to close out the 2012 Olympic games. A spokesperson told the Floyd tour site outsidethewall.net: “This is all simply not true. Roger Waters’ tour is in full swing this summer with more shows expected to be released for August in North America, and David Gilmour is working on a new album to possibly be toured in late 2012-2013. These sorts of rumors are spread about like mad every few months and it really disrupts the band members focus on their current projects.”
And Slash has been honored for his music skills with the Guitar International 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award. The award praise artists who “have deepened our passion for our favorite music, as well as entertained and inspired guitarists around the world.”