IN OTHER NEWS
Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell is auctioning off a chance for 25 people to join him for dinner on January 26th at the Cat and the Fiddle restaurant in Hollywood. 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit Create Now, which transforms the lives of troubled youth through arts mentoring.
Keith Emerson has paid tribute to jazz great Dave Brubeck who died last week, a day short of his 92nd birthday. He writes on his website, "A Great Autumnal Leaf Ascends majestically to be closer to the beauty of all nature's musical colors that he played a very big part in. God Bless Dave Brubeck and his family."
Sammy Hagar joined his country buddies Toby Keith and Kenny Chesney at the CMT Artists of the Year show over the weekend in Nashville and presented the award to Chesney.
Eddie Van Halen and his son Wolfgang paid a visit to the Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood at the Universal City Walk last week and Eddie posed in front of the giant replica of his Frankenstein guitar, which he had not seen before.