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DEF LEPPARD Schedule In-Store Appearances

DEF LEPPARD have scheduled a number of in-store appearances in the US to promote their new album, X, due on July 30th. They are as follows: Jul. 27th at 12:00 PM: Mall of America, Minneapolis, MN (live performance) Jul. 30th at 6:00 PM: Wal-Mart, Saddlebrook, NJ (autograph signing) Jul. 31st at 6:00 PM: Wal-Mart, Fayetteville, ...

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DEF LEPPARD Announce Low-Key Dates

DEF LEPPARD have lined up the following dates in support of their forthcoming X album, due in North America on July 30th: Jul. 11 - Leeds, UK @ Temple Newsam Jul. 13 - Sheffield, UK @ Sheffield Arena Jul. 13 - Stoke-On-Trent, UK @ Brittania Stadium Jul. 26 - Minneapolis, MN @ Quest Club Jul. ...

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TYKOON: A New Swedish Melodic Hard Rock Supergroup

TYKOON is the name of a freshly-launched Stockholm band that features in its ranks guitarists Tommy Denander and Lars Chriss (LION'S SHARE), vocalist Leif Sundin (GREAT KING RAT, MICHAEL SCHENKER, JOHN NORUM), bassist Andy Loos (GLORY) and an as-yet-undisclosed drummer. "Tommy and I have been working hard on writing songs lately and so far it's ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Members To Appear In THE STROKES Video

Former GUNS 'N ROSES members Slash (guitar), Duff McKagan (bass), and Matt Sorum (drums) will appear in the next video by THE STROKES, according to Launch. The clip, for the song "Someday", is being directed by Roman Coppola, son of famed film director Francis Ford Coppola. Also rumored to appear in the video are members ...

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DEF LEPPARD Announce "X" Track Listing

DEF LEPPARD have announced the full track listing for their upcoming X effort, which is schedule to receive a North American release on July 30th. It is as follows: 01. Now 02. Unbelievable 03. You're So Beautiful 04. Everyday 05. Long, Long Way To Go 06. Four Letter Word 07. Torn To Shreds 08. Love ...

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TEAM SLEEP: New MP3 Posted Online

A rough mix of the TEAM SLEEP track "Iceache", featuring DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno, has been posted in MP3 format on the band's official web site at this location. The song is taken from the group's self-titled Tone Def/Maverick Records debut, which is tentatively scheduled for release in August. Band member Todd Wilkinson ...

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DEF LEPPARD Finalize Release Date For "X"

DEF LEPPARD have set July 30th as the North American release date for their tenth studio album, entitled X. The CD is expected to surface in Japan on July 24th and in Europe on July 29th. As previously reported, X marks the first time in DEF LEPPARD's history that they have collaborated with more than ...

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TEAM SLEEP Announce One-Off Hometown Gig

TEAM SLEEP, which features in its ranks DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno, DJ Crook, and guitarist Todd Wilkinson, will be performing live at Harlow's in Sacramento, California on Thursday, June 6th. Also appearing on the bill will be SOUL CLAP and another as-yet-unannounced act. TEAM SLEEP's self-titled Tone Def/Maverick Records debut is tentatively scheduled for release ...

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DEF LEPPARD Launch Auction For Raven Drum Foundation

A message from DEF LEPPARD: "The second defleppard.com-related) auction features another item from Rick Allen's collection: Rick's Adrenalize bass drum, which was used on hundreds of dates throughout the band's 1992/1993 world tour. The drum features custom artwork on the side (the red and yellow triangular DEF LEPPARD logo) and still has the original drum ...

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DEF LEPPARD To Headline Kansas Festival In Late June?

DEF LEPPARD have issued a "non-denial" via their official web site in response to the rumors of the group's participation as a headliner in a festival to take place in Kansas on June 29th. According to the band, "unfortunately, due to legal and organizational issues, we are not able to give you any details at ...

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DEF LEPPARD: Second DVD Party To Be Held At L.A.'s Cat Club

A party is being held tonight (Sunday, May 5th) at Slim Jim Phantom's Cat Club in Los Angeles, celebrating the DVD re-releases of DEF LEPPARD's Visualize/Video Archive home videos. Organized by "Happenin' Harry", a friend of DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott, the party will feature DVD showings and giveaways, live music and special appearances. The ...

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DEF LEPPARD's PHIL COLLEN: "X" May Come Out In August

DEF LEPPARD's forthcoming CD, entitled X, may see the light of day as early as August, according to guitarist Phil Collen. During a March 28th interview with Baltimore rock station 97.9 WIYY, Phil stated that long-time producer Pete Woodroofe is in California working on the new album with Marti Frederiksen, while Joe Elliott was finishing ...

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FULL DEVIL JACKET Acquire New Vocalist, Plan Name Change

FULL DEVIL JACKET have found an as-yet-undisclosed replacement for recently-departed vocalist Josh Brown and will introduce the new singer via a performance in their hometown of Jackson, Tennessee this summer. A name change is also in the works before the release of the group's sophomore full-length CD, which is due through the Island/Def Jam label ...

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HAMMERFALL Outline Recording Schedule For Fourth CD

Sweden's HAMMERFALL are scheduled to enter Holland's Wisseloord studios with producer Charlie Bauernfeind (i.e. BLIND GUARDIAN, GAMMA RAY, RAGE) in early May to begin recording their as-yet-untitled fourth full-length album for a late 2002 release through Nuclear Blast Records. According to guitarist Oscar Dronjak, we will record the drums in Holland, bass in Germany and ...

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DEF LEPPARD DVD Party Scheduled For Los Angeles' Cat Club

A party is being held tonight at Slim Jim Phantom's Cat Club in Los Angeles, celebrating the DVD re-releases of DEF LEPPARD's Historia/In The Round In Your Face home videos. Organized by "Happenin' Harry", a friend of DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott, the party will feature DVD showings and giveaways, live music and special appearances. ...

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DEF LEPPARD's "Pyromania" Subject Of Upcoming VH1 Special

DEF LEPPARD's 1983 album Pyromania will be the subject of a one-hour show, entitled Ultimate Albums, premiering on VH1 this Sunday, March 10th at 9:00 PM EST/8:00 PM CST. During the show, viewers will get to hear the stories about the making of the album (from the band themselves and others involved), the stories about ...

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PAIN Enters Swedish Album Chart At #6

Nothing Remains The Same, the third full-length album from Sweden's PAIN, featuring HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tagtgren, entered the Swedish Album charts at position #6 as the highest new entry the week of its release. The first single, "Shut Your Mouth" still sits tightly in the top 20 on the Singles chart after two months. Meanwhile, ...

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Nothing Remains The Same - PAIN

Better known outside his native Sweden as the leader of acclaimed metal act HYPOCRISY, Peter Tagtgren achieved much success back home with PAIN's last studio offering, 1999's Rebirth, which produced one gold single (“Suicide Machine”) and established the multi-talented musician/producer as metal visionary of sorts. His latest release, the group's third, sees the songwriter expanding ...

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DEF LEPPARD DVD Release Dates Announced

DEF LEPPARD will issue their two long-awaited DVDscontaining Historia/In The Round In Your Face on the first DVD and Visualize/Video Archive on the second, along with interviews and discographieson February 26th in the USA and March 5th in Canada. ...

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PAIN Collaborate With BRITNEY SPEARS, BACKSTREET BOYS Producer On New Single

Sweden's PAIN, led by HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tagtgren, have collaborated with mega-producer Max Martin (aka Martin Sandberg—i.e. BRITNEY SPEARS, BACKSTREET BOYS, CELINE DION) and Per Aldeheim (i.e. DEF LEPPARD, LAMBRETTA) on the second single from the group's just-released third CD, Nothing Remains The Same. Entitled “Just Hate Me”, the track—which was co-written by Martin/Aldeheim and ...

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