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DEF LEPPARD Fan Bids $12,000 To Sing With The Group

An anonymous bidder has ended up paying the unbelievable amount of £7,625 (approx. $12,367) for the privilege of joining DEF LEPPARD for one song at soundcheck at the Hallam FM Arena in the group's hometown of Sheffield, England, on Feb. 20. All proceeds of the auction will go to Help A Hallam Child, helping sick ...

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DEF LEPPARD, THIN LIZZY To Tour North America Together

DEF LEPPARD and THIN LIZZY are in talks to tour North America together beginning in late February. Although no official announcement has yet been made on the matter, it is understood that the drummer slot in THIN LIZZY for the duration of the trek will likely be filled by either Rod Morgenstein (DIXIE DREGS, WINGER) ...

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Bid On Guest Spot As DEF LEPPARD's Lead Vocalist

DEF LEPPARD's official web site, www.defleppard.com, are offering one lucky fan a chance to join the band on stage at an upcoming show The details are as follows: "So you always dreamt of being on stage with DEF LEPPARD and perform[ing] 'Pour Some Sugar On Me' with them? Well, your dream may come true: DefLeppard.com ...

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DEF LEPPARD To Release New Single, Appear On TV

"Long Long Way To Go", the third single from DEF LEPPARD's latest CD, "X", has been scheduled for release on Feb. 24. The various versions of the CD-single that will be available in the shops, will include one or more of the following extra tracks: - "Now" (live acoustic, recorded in Germany) - "Hysteria" (live ...

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PRIMER 55 Split Up!

PRIMER 55 have announced their decision to disband "due to creative and personal issues." The band, who recently completed the Jagermeister $12 Riot U.S. tour with DOPE, had previously issued two full-length albums through the Island/Def Jam label. The following is guitarist Bobby Burns' statement on the split: "Hey everyone... What I'm about to tell ...

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DEF LEPPARD's JOE ELLIOTT: Proud To Be Reliable

DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott believes that the band's consistency has been a significant part of their appeal — when the fans go to a DEF LEPPARD concert, they expect to hear the hits, and the group are happy to play them. "They've come to terms with the fact that it's OK to like a ...

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TEAM SLEEP Video Posted Online

A live video of TEAM SLEEP performing their track "Natalie Portman" at the Glasshouse in Pomona, California this past December has been posted online for download at this location (file size = 89MB). TEAM SLEEP feature in their ranks DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno, DJ Crook, and guitarist Todd Wilkinson. The group's self-titled Tone ...

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THE ALMIGHTY Cancel U.K. Tour

THE ALMIGHTY have officially cancelled their December U.K. tour. The following is the group's statement on the matter: "With great sadness, we announce the UK tour in December has been cancelled. With slow ticket sales for the shows scheduled for THE ALMIGHTY in December and after careful consideration, [THE ALMIGHTY frontman] Ricky [Warwick] has made ...

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DEF LEPPARD: UK Tour Unveiled

DEF LEPPARD have announced the following UK dates during February 2003: Feb. 15 - Newport, UK @ Newport Centre Feb. 17 – Portsmouth, UK @ Guildhall Feb. 19 – Wolverhampton, UK @ Civic Hall Feb. 20 – Sheffield, UK @ HallamFM Arena Feb. 22 – Newcastle, UK @ Newcastle City Hall Feb. 23 – Manchester, ...

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THE ALMIGHTY Frontman To Support DEF LEPPARD In Japan

THE ALMIGHTY frontman Ricky Warwick will be supporting DEF LEPPARD on their Japanese tour, which is due to kick off on Nov. 17 in Sendai. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 17 – Sendai, JAP @ Zepp Sendai Nov. 18 - Kanazawa, JAP @ Kankou Kaikan Nov. 20 - Nagoya, JAP @ Aichi Kinro Kaikan ...

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DEF LEPPARD Announce U.S. Dates

DEF LEPPARD have announced the following U.S. dates in December: Dec. 06 - San Diego, CA @ Radio show TBA Dec. 08 - Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Dec. 10 - Phoenix, AZ @ America West Arena Dec. 11 - Universal City, CA @ Universal Amphitheater Dec. 12 - Long Beach, CA @ Long ...

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MARIAH CAREY Covers DEF LEPPARD!

MARIAH CAREY has recorded a cover version of DEF LEPPARD's 1981 hit "Bringin' On the Heartbreak" for her upcoming release, "Charmbracelet", according to Fox News. "I know it sounds weird, and that it probably won't work, but guess what? At last night's [Oct. 22] listening party for Carey's new disk, this was one ...

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DEF LEPPARD To Perform At NASCAR Race

DEF LEPPARD will be performing at the second-to-last NASCAR race of the season at the Winston Cup Championship Series, taking place at the Phoenix International Raceway on November 10. The band's performance will take place at noon and will include three songs. The race will be broadcast on television by NBC, with one track airing ...

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DEFTONES Courted By Management Companies Prior To Release Of New CD

Nearly every major artist management company has made the flight to Sacramento to meet with the DEFTONES about representing the group following their split with longtime manager Warren Entner last month, according to Hits Daily Double. That is, everyone with the exception of a "very busy" Cliff Burnstein and Peter Mensch of Q Prime (METALLICA, ...

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FULL DEVIL JACKET Change Name, Prepare To Tour

Jackson, Tennessee's FULL DEVIL JACKET have officially changed their name to WAXBOX (the title of the group's 1999 EP) and are preparing to hit the road in October to introduce the group's new line-up, which includes an as-yet-undisclosed new vocalist and a recently-added second guitarist by the name of Dave. An official web site at ...

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DEF LEPPARD Announce U.S., Japanese Dates

DEF LEPPARD have announced several more dates prior to the kick-off of their official U.S. tour at the end of the year. They are as follows: Sep. 20 - Reading, PA @ Sovereign Center Sep. 21 - Boston, MA @ Fleet Center Sep. 23 - New York, NY @ China Club Nov. 17 – Sendai, ...

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DEF LEPPARD: 45 Million Records Sold And Counting

DEF LEPPARD's X debuted at #11 on Billboard's Top 200 Pop Album chart, selling over 71,000 units during its first week of release. The group's greatest hits collection, Vault, also hit #1 on Billboard's Top Catalogue Albums Chart, where it has remained in the Top 20 since its release almost seven years ago. ...

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DEF LEPPARD Schedule Online Chats

DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott will participate in an online chat at USAToday.com on Friday, August 2nd at 6:00 PM ET. The chat will take approximately half an hour. On Tuesday, July 30th, guitarist Phil Collen will answer questions that can be submitted at WashingtonPost.com. Questions have to be submitted before 1:15 PM ET. After ...

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Exclusive DEF LEPPARD Items To Be Auctioned On eBay

DEF LEPPARD's record label, Mercury Records, will team up with auction site eBay to auction a number of exclusive LEPPARD items, with the main auction being one of the T-shirts used in the "Now" video, autographed by all band members. All proceeds of the auctions, which will start on July 30th and end on August ...

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