DEF LEPPARD's JOE ELLIOTT Talks Songwriting

Greg Prato of Songfacts recently conducted an interview with DEF LEPPARD singer Joe Elliott. An excerpt from the chat follows below. Songfacts: How do you write your best songs? Joe Elliott: To be quite honest, songs percolate in your head first, and normally when you're too far away from an instrument to get ...

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XANDRIA: 'Nightfall' Video Released

"Sacrificium", the sixth album from German symphonic metallers XANDRIA, will be released on May 6 (one day earlier internationally) via Napalm Records. According to the band, the follow-up to 2012's "Neverworld's End" will "continue the musical journey and direction" of the last CD but "will bring in even more of everything people liked" about "Neverworld's ...

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JON OLIVA'S PAIN Recruits Guitarist BILL HUDSON

JON OLIVA'S PAIN, the Florida-based band led by SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva, has recruited Bill Hudson (CIRCLE II CIRCLE, CELLADOR, POWER QUEST, NIGHTRAGE) as its new guitarist. Says JON OLIVA'S PAIN drummer Christopher Kinder: "Bill is a world-class guitar player and truly a welcome addition to the JON OLIVA'S PAIN lineup." JON OLIVA'S PAIN's fourth ...

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NIGHTWISH's TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN: First-Week Chart Positions For 'Life And Times Of Scrooge' Solo Album

"Music Inspired By The Life And Times Of Scrooge - Written And Produced By Tuomas Holopainen", NIGHTWISH keyboardist and main songwriter Tuomas Holopainen's solo album based on a graphic novel called "The Life And Times Of Scrooge McDuck", written and illustrated by Don Rosa, has registered the following first-ewek chart positions: Finland: #1 Switzerland: #19 ...

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SLAYER Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

Last night at the Revolver Golden Gods awards held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, SLAYER surprised the capacity crowd with an unannounced performance, kicking off the show with a three-song set that included the global premiere of "Implode", the band's first new studio recording in five years. Recorded earlier this month at Henson ...

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