DEF LEPPARD, PANTERA Reach New Multi-Platinum Heights

DEF LEPPARD's breakthrough 1983 album, "Pyromania", has been certified at the RIAA's (Recording Industry Association of America) diamond level (10 million copies shipped) last month, according to Billboard.com. Produced by Robert John "Mutt" Lange, "Pyromania" benefited greatly from MTV's relentless airing of the album's first two singles, "Photograph" and "Rock of Ages". The U.K. group ...

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RAMMSTEIN To Film Video For 'Amerika'

German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN are preparing to shoot a video for the track "Amerika" off their upcoming "Reise Reise" album. Directing the clip will be Jörn Heitmann, who has previously worked with RAMMSTEIN on the videos for "Sonne" and "Ich Will". "Reise Reise" is scheduled for release on November 2 through Universal Records. The follow-up ...

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Norwegian Church Draws Black Metal Fans

Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten is reporting that the restored stave church (photo) in Fantoft in Bergen, Norway has become a pilgrimage site for European black metal music fans who want to visit the site of the church-burning that Varg Vikernes (a.k.a. Count Grishnack) of the one-man band BURZUM was suspected of carrying ...

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NEVERMORE: 'I, Voyager' Video Posted Online

NEVERMORE's video for the track "I, Voyager", off their most recent album, "Enemies Of Reality", has been posted online at Launch.com. Check it out here. The clip was directed by Kevin Leonard, who has previously worked with HATE ETERNAL and HIMSA, among others. As previously reported, NEVERMORE are scheduled to follow up ...

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THE DARKNESS: Wheels Stolen From JUSTIN HAWKINS' Jag

Britain's The Sun is reporting that THE DARKNESS frontman Justin Hawkins awoke on Wednesday morning (August 4) to see his Jaguar XK8 up on bricks, the wheels and tires stolen. "I suppose bricks are perfectly adequate if you just want to park but the wheels are rather essential for driving," he joked. "I can't help ...

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AEROSMITH: No JOE PERRY Beef With STEVEN TYLER's Solo Plans

The Boston Herald spoke with AEROSMITH insiders about reports by Roger Friedman of FoxNews.com that Joe Perry was upset with talk that Steven Tyler would be doing a solo project. "Steven's been saying he's going to do a solo album for 10 years now," a friend of Tyler revealed. "And Joe is always saying he's ...

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STARRATS: Debut CD Delayed

Adrenaline Records has pushed back the release date of the debut CD from Danish hard rockers STARRATS, entitled "Broken Halo", to September 16. The delay is being attributed to "distribution problems," according to a statement from the band. STARRATS, who feature in their ranks former members of such acts as PUSH, FURY and THE BLACK ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO To Open For TYKETTO

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/current TALISMAN/SOUL SIRKUS singer Jeff Scott Soto and his solo band will be opening for TYKETTO on November 5 at the Wulfrun Hall in Wolverhampton, England and November 6 at The Empire in Belfast, Ireland. As previously reported, Soto has just issued a solo EP, entitled "Believe In Me", through Frontiers Records. A ...

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