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March 29, 1998
Sandy Masuo's review of "Van Halen III" (March 15) seems as though it was written by someone new to the band, someone without a historical perspective on what made Van Halen special. Gary Cherone seems like a nice enough guy, but the Van Halen mystique was born from the swagger and attitude of David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar. Three stars for this bland, wandering mixture of songs is far too much praise. Eddie has truly taken over the band, and hopefully he will realize his mistake and reenlist one of the band's legendary former frontmen.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 29, 1998
Sandy Masuo's review of "Van Halen III" (March 15) seems as though it was written by someone new to the band, someone without a historical perspective on what made Van Halen special. Gary Cherone seems like a nice enough guy, but the Van Halen mystique was born from the swagger and attitude of David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar. Three stars for this bland, wandering mixture of songs is far too much praise. Eddie has truly taken over the band, and hopefully he will realize his mistake and reenlist one of the band's legendary former frontmen.
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June 4, 1989 | JANISS GARZA
Band: Extreme. Personnel: Gary Cherone, vocals; Nuno Bettencourt, guitar; Pat Badger, bass; Paul Geary, drums. History: When Bettencourt first encountered vocalist Cherone, it was animosity at first sight. Cherone's band, the Dream, was headlining a show and his then-guitarist haughtily kicked the openers--Bettencourt's group--out of the communal dressing room. A couple of years later, in 1985, when Bettencourt and Cherone ran across each other once again, sparks flew--but they were sparks of inspiration.
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March 15, 1998 | Jerry Crowe, Jerry Crowe is a Times staff writer
It would be understandable if Gary Cherone, Van Halen's new lead singer, were a little nervous about job security. This is not exactly a career position. David Lee Roth was dumped after 11 years in front of the microphone, and his successor, Sammy Hagar, was either fired (he says) or quit (the band says) 11 years later in 1996.
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March 15, 1998 | Jerry Crowe, Jerry Crowe is a Times staff writer
It would be understandable if Gary Cherone, Van Halen's new lead singer, were a little nervous about job security. This is not exactly a career position. David Lee Roth was dumped after 11 years in front of the microphone, and his successor, Sammy Hagar, was either fired (he says) or quit (the band says) 11 years later in 1996.
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March 1, 1993 | KATHERINE TURMAN
While the Boston-based Extreme is, bottom-line, a rock band, there was a little touch of Vegas about the quartet's Universal Amphitheatre show Friday, thanks to a horn section, corny interactions among the players and the theatrical demeanor of singer Gary Cherone. The nearly two-hour extravaganza featured material from Extreme's three albums, running the gamut from the tight, fun funk of "Get the Funk Out" to the catchy, musically multifaceted "Rest in Peace."
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December 1, 1996 | Steve Hochman
The Pamela Anderson/Tommy Lee divorce has been making the headlines for the Motley Crue camp lately, but behind the scenes the seminal '80s L.A. metal band has been paying a lot of attention to another bad-blood separation--the Van Halen debacle. The reason for the interest is that Vince Neil, who was fired by Motley Crue in 1992 and was replaced by John Corabi, has been recording with the band again.
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March 15, 1998 | Sandy Masuo
Van Halen's first effort in its third incarnation may not be its most focused album, but it might be its most adventurous. Former Extreme frontman Gary Cherone, replacing Sammy Hagar, works his way through vigorous rockers ("Without You") and pensive ballads ("Year to the Day") that churn and soar with the group's signature blend of musical muscle and pop elan. But more than a few surprises lurk among the familiar sounds.
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August 8, 1999
T-Boz of TLC guested with Paula Cole on "I Wanna Be Somebody" for Cole's next album, "Amen," due Sept. 28. The first single, to be released earlier, is a song called "I Believe in Love." . . . Rob Zombie is following director John Carpenter as designer of Universal Studios' Halloween attraction. As Carpenter was last year, Zombie is being given free rein to fashion a fright-night extravaganza in a sound stage, which will open Oct.
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January 9, 2007 | Geoff Boucher
Do you prefer your rock dramas sentimental or surly? Michael Stipe of R.E.M. will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March with his music hero, Patti Smith, the singer sometimes called the poet laureate of punk; David Lee Roth, meanwhile, will get to share the stage at the New York induction ceremony with his estranged bandmates from Van Halen as well as Sammy Hagar, his replacement in the iconic rock outfit.
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June 4, 1989 | JANISS GARZA
Band: Extreme. Personnel: Gary Cherone, vocals; Nuno Bettencourt, guitar; Pat Badger, bass; Paul Geary, drums. History: When Bettencourt first encountered vocalist Cherone, it was animosity at first sight. Cherone's band, the Dream, was headlining a show and his then-guitarist haughtily kicked the openers--Bettencourt's group--out of the communal dressing room. A couple of years later, in 1985, when Bettencourt and Cherone ran across each other once again, sparks flew--but they were sparks of inspiration.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 9, 1998
The "Titanic" soundtrack was the nation's best-selling album for the 13th week in a row, equaling "The Bodyguard" soundtrack for the second-longest chart-topping run of the SoundScan era, which started in 1991. Only country singer Billy Ray Cyrus' "Some Gave All," which topped the chart for 17 consecutive weeks in 1992, spent more successive weeks at No. 1.
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March 26, 1998
"Titanic" continues to be as hot in record stores as in theaters. The soundtrack for the film easily topped the national sales charts for the 11th straight week, selling an estimated 454,000 copies, according to SoundScan. That figure, which more than doubles the week's sales for runner-up "Let's Talk About Love" by Celine Dion, pushes the collection's total sales past the 6 million mark. Three albums debuted in the Top 10: C-Murder's "Life or Death" at No. 3, Van Halen's "Van Halen 3" at No.
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