Quicks: Lit, Ozzfest, Korn, Ratt, Slayer, Hagar and Slash.
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Orange County rockers Lit are set to perform Winter Olympics this Sunday, February 10. According to the band’s publicist “Lit will play to a 20,000 plus crowd at the snowboard event in Park City, Utah.”
After that performance the group will play a string of radio shows before hooking up with the Kid Rock tour in Savannah, GA on March 1st. They will provide support for Kid Rock and promote their latest album “Atomic” from March 1st through the 10th.
2/10 - Snowboard event at Olympics
- Park City, UT
2/12 - 99X Fat Tuesday radio show - Atlanta, GA
2/13 - Plush - Jacksonville, FL
2/21 - Ice Village Show - Salt Lake City, UT
2/22 - KTCL radio show @ The Soiled Dove - Denver, CO
3/1 - Savannah Civic Center - Savannah,
3/2 - TBA - Fayetteville, NC -
3/3 - Roanoke Civic Center - Roanoke, VA
3/8 - Century Tel Center - Shreveport, LA
3/9 - UNO Lakefront Arena - New Orleans, LA
3/10 - Cajundome - Lafayette, LA
Korn have set a tentative title
of “Untouchables” for their next studio album, which is set to hit stores
on May 14th on Immortal/Epic Records.
Ratt lead guitarist and drummer Bobby Blotzer won a legal battle for the rights to the “Ratt” name in a California court on Wednesday (Feb 6).
According to the press release “Judge David Workman dismissed former lead singer Stephen Pearcy's claims for trademark infringement, unfair competition, defamation, misappropriation of corporate assets and breach of fiduciary duty, and held that Pearcy was in fact engaging in unfair competition against his former bandmates by using the trademark in connection with his unauthorized RATT tour.”
“The Court ruled that Pearcy's claims were meritless because WBS, Inc., RATT's touring entity, is the sole and exclusive owner of the RATT trademarks. The Court further ruled that Pearcy has engaged in unfair competition by continuing to tour, without authorization, as "RATT featuring Stephen Pearcy" after he left the band. An injunction requiring Pearcy to cease and desist from using the RATT trademarks and an order requiring him to turn over the profits earned from his unauthorized RATT tour are forthcoming.”
RATT's current line-up includes original members DeMartini and Blotzer as well as vocalist Jizzy Pearl (LOVE/HATE), guitarist John Corabi (MOTLEY CRUE) and Robbie Crane on bass.
Ozzfest 2002 Europe?
According to a Blabbermouth report, Ozzfest organizers are in talks with European promoters to hold a European Ozzfest this summer before the tour heads to North America. Blabbermouth reports that sources have already stated that Ozzfest organizers have “already lined up a May 26th show in Ireland at the Punchestown Race Course near Dublin, while a concert at Castle Donnington in England is in the works for June. In addition, an appearance at the Goffertpark in Nijmegen, Holland on June 1st is reportedly close to being wrapped up.”
Slayer’s Tom Araya lost his father
to a heart attack on Wednesday night (Feb 6). Thursday’s show at the Bronco
Bowl in Dallas was cancelled and it is unclear whether the band will cancel
additional dates on their current tour. antiMUSIC wishes to express
our deepest sympathies to Tom and his family.
Could it be? A supergroup featuring Sammy Hagar, Neal Schon (Journey), Slash and possibly Van Halen’s Michael Anthony is in the works? Melodicrock.com seems to think so as they are reporting that Hager, Schon and Slash are planning to team up with Deen Castronovo and Anthony for the new project following their commitments for this summer. Melodicrock.com warns “Don't expect any official announcements for this group for a little while yet!”