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For: Thursday, February 11, 2016
>>Sammy Says, "We'll See..."
(Undated) -- Van Halen fans are buzzing about a recent comment from former singer Sammy Hagar. The Red Rocker was asked what he would do if the band asked him to come back and responded by saying, "We'll see what happens when it happens - if it happens." Hagar also said, "My favorite thing to say without biting my own tongue is 'no comment." Hagar and Eddie Van Halen recently exchanged tweets on the guitarist's birthday, leading to speculation that the pair was burying the hatchet.
>>Glenn Frey Tribute Planned
(Los Angeles, CA) -- A group of musicians is going to pay tribute to the late Glenn Frey at this year's Grammy Awards. Rolling Stone claims that Frey's former Eagles bandmates Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Bernie Leadon and Timothy B. Schmit, will team up with Jackson Browne for the tribute. The Grammy's take place on Monday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
>>Tyler's Suit Settled
(Undated) -- Steven Tyler's legal dispute with his former management firm is over. A settlement was reached earlier this week although the details have not been released. Kovac Media Group reportedly brought in an outside agent to negotiate a deal at the end of Tyler's last "American Idol" season. The suit claims Dina LaPolt cost Tyler a six-million dollar raise, by telling Idol's agents they could get Tyler for cheap.
>>Santana Wants To Play Super Bowl
(Undated)) -- Carlos Santana is asking the NFL to have live and local music at the Super Bowl. Santana was featured briefly in a highlights reel during the game coverage last weekend and then wrote a letter to the NFL. The guitarist said, "I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for including me as a part of your Super Bowl entertainment. I do feel compelled to point out to you that the halftime show should have included some of the local iconic bands that the world would have loved to see perform. Bands like Metallica, Steve Miller, Journey and yours truly. This is just an invitation for you to consider iconic bands as part of your halftime entertainment. Real live music, real live vocals, and give the audience real live chills."
>>GN'R Adds Mexico Date
(Undated) -- Guns N' Roses is doing another show in Mexico. Axl, Slash and Duff announced yesterday that in addition to the previously scheduled April 19th show, they will now do a second date at Mexico City's Foro Sol on the 20th. The gig makes a total of six confirmed shows on the band's reunion tour.
>>Zep Lawyers Call Plagiarism Suit Baseless
(Undated) -- Led Zeppelin's lawyers are calling the plagiarism case against them, "baseless." The suit was filed by Spirit bassist Mark Andes, who claims the intro to "Stairway to Heaven" was stolen from the Spirit song "Taurus." Andes says he is trying to remedy the "falsification of rock 'n' roll history" by amending the songwriting credits. A judge set a May trial date earlier this week.