As previously reported, KREATOR and CELTIC FROST are currently on the road in Europe. Kreator's "official" setlist is as follows:
'Pleasure To Kill'
'Some Pain Will Last'
'Enemy Of God'
'People Of The Lie'
'Europe After The Rain'
'Awakening of the Gods'/'Behind the Mirror' (medley)
'Voices Of The Dead'
'Reconquering The Throne'
Encore: 'Impossible Brutality'
'Flag Of Hate'
Upcoming Kreator/Celtic Frost European live dates include:
11 - Tilburg, Netherlands at 013
13 - Glasgow, UK at Garage
14 - Bradford, UK at Rio
15 - Wolverhampton, UK at Wulfrun Hall
16 - Cardiff, UK at Souls
17 - Nottingham, UK at Rock City
18 - London, UK at Koko
20 - Paris, France at Elysee Montmartre
21 - Bordeaux, France at Theatre Barbey
22 - Madrid, Spain at La Riviera
23 - Bilbao, Spain at Rockstar
24 - Barcelona, Spain at Razzmatazz 1
26 - Pratteln, SWI at Z7
27 - Milan, ITA at Rolling Stone
28 - Suttgart, Germany at Longhorn
29 - Berlin, Germany at Columbia Club
31 - Oslo, Norway at Betong
1 - Gothenburg, Sweden at Trädtgarn
2 - Malmö, Sweden at KB
3 - Stockholm, Sweden at Arenan
4 - Helsinki, Finland at Tavastia
5 - Hamburg, Germany at Markthalle
Neither Eddie Van Halen nor David Lee Roth will be on hand for Van Halen's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Monday (March 12th), but for very different reasons -- Eddie's entering rehab, while Dave is staying home because he's been barred from performing. As of now, original bass player Michael Anthony and former vocalist Sammy Hagar will be the only bandmembers at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City to accept the honor, since Alex Van Halen is presumably staying close to home to be supportive to his brother.
For his part, Roth had every intention of being at the Waldorf to celebrate, and he also wanted to perform. He asked to sing "Jump" with Velvet Revolver, who are scheduled to do two songs in tribute to Van Halen, but he was told the band didn't think they could learn the song and do it justice in time for the ceremony. Then Roth offered to do any other song from his era with Van Halen, at which point he was told that he would not be allowed to perform. So he's decided to skip the event altogether.
Bruce Simon from IceBergRadio issues the following report:
When Triumph is inducted into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame tomorrow (March 10th) in Toronto, it will mark the first time that singer-guitarist Rik Emmett, bassist Mike Levine, and singer-drummer Gil Moore will appear together in almost 20 years. There was a fair amount of bad feelings on both sides when Emmett left the group to start a solo career back in 1988, but that's all in the past now.
In fact, Moore told us that he and Emmett have become fast friends again: "I felt badly that it went off the rails, you know, when it did a long time ago, and I, you know, I've always wanted to try to get back to talking, and this provoked it, and it's been great, you know? I spent four hours last Sunday (March 4th) with Rik Emmett, just sitting (and) drinking coffee (laughs), talking, and it was like, 'Where's this been for the last 15 years?'It was great."
Now that everything's OK between them, people have started to wonder about the chances for a Triumph reunion tour. Emmett's got a full plate with his career, and Moore is deeply involved in the day-to-day operations of his Metalworks recording studio complex in Mississauga, Ontario, so it would take a lot to get the band on the road. But Moore told us that promoters call regularly, and he expects to get more pressure at the ceremony tomorrow from a band insider: "We've been getting them (calls), you know, every year, and, you know, of course, it's always the same thing: 'You know, we're at odds with Rik, so there's no chance of that.'But now that we've reconciled with Rik, I think the prospect of playing is just something that we'd have to see how it works out in the future. Our, our agent's flying up from L.A., so he's gonna be here for the ceremony. I'm sure he'll be twisting all three of our arms really hard."
Triumph, along with songwriter and producer David Foster, will be honored during the Canadian Radio Music Awards at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, which is part of the annual Canadian Music Week.