There’s been no official word on EDDIE VAN HALEN’s health, other than rumors that he’s battling cancer again. But in a recent interview, DAVID LEE ROTH said, quote, “Ed’s not doing well, and singing and dancing is a perishable skill. “If you have the capacity, it’s something that has to be used routinely, if not for the thrill of it and the magic of creating with other incandescent spirits.” Speaking of not doing well, Dave kicked off his Vegas residency this week, and his voice is . . . well . . . let’s just say it’s not 1978 anymore. Judge for yourself.
In 1992, golfer PHIL MICKELSON got stuck in traffic after a GUNS N’ ROSES concert, and tried to call a helicopter to pick him up.
John Legend, Foo Fighters, Alicia Keys, and Chris Martin are among the artists who’ll perform at a Grammy tribute to PRINCE. It’ll air later this year on CBS.
The RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS are working on new music with returning guitarist JOHN FRUSCIANTE.
MEGADETH are officially back, following DAVE MUSTAINE’s battle with cancer.
OZZY OSBOURNE‘s new album, Ordinary Man, will be out on February 21. The title track has been released and it’s the collaboration with ELTON JOHN that we’ve heard about.
GREEN DAY is looking for a backyard, a garage, a barn, or some other cool place to throw a little backyard party and jam to celebrate the release of their new album. California only, unfortunately.
ROB LOWE got some help with his sobriety from STEVEN TYLER. By the way, AEROSMITH will perform at the Grammys on January 26.
Here’s a new release from the STONE TEMPLE PILOTS forthcoming acoustic album, Perdida. It’s called “Three Wishes”.