Ex- Van Halen Singers To Rock The Same Stage

(Gibson) While Van Halen are preparing to hit the road in Australia later this year, former singers Sammy Hagar and Gary Cherone will share the stage in Tucson, Arizona this weekend.

Cherone's new band, Hurtsmile, will support Sammy Hagar and the Wabos at Casino Del Sol on Saturday night, creating a bill which brings to mind the Sam and Dave tour of 2002 (which was bombastically titled the Song For Song, the Heavyweight Champs of Rock and Roll tour), when David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar co-headlined to large crowds. Cherone made a few appearances during that tour.

After his stint with Van Halen, Cherone formed the band Tribe of Judah with his Extreme bandmates Pat Badger and Mike Mangini (now in Dream Theater) as well as Leo Mellace on guitar and Steve Ferlazzo on keys. Hurtsmile's debut self-titled album was released earlier this year. Meanwhile Extreme are still active, and have begun writing material for their next album. more on this story

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