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DEF LEPPARD Inducted Into ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME (Video)

DEF LEPPARD was finally inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Friday night (March 29) — 14 years after the British rockers first became eligible. The 34th annual ceremony took place at Brooklyn, New York's Barclays Center and saw DEF LEPPARD inducted by QUEEN's Brian May. "[Singer] Joe [Elliott] and I, in particular, ...

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CHRIS JERICHO Defends PAUL STANLEY Over Lip-Sync Accusations: 'He's Singing His Ass Off As Much As He Possibly Can'

FOZZY frontman Chris Jericho has defended Paul Stanley's vocal performance on KISS's "End Of The Road" tour, explaining that the "Star Child" "has nothing to prove to anybody." Ever since KISS's "End Of The Road" trek launched in late January, there has been persistent online chatter about Paul allegedly singing to a backing tape. The ...

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DEF LEPPARD's PHIL COLLEN Understands Why Certain Artists Use Pre-Recorded Tracks During Live Performances

DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen says that he understands why certain rock and pop artists rely on pre-recorded tracks during their live performances. In recent years, more and more bands have been given a pass for using backing tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synthetic but also more consistent. Asked ...

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Video Premiere: TESLA's 'Shock'

The official music video for "Shock", the title track of the new album from Sacramento, California rockers TESLA, can be seen below. Released on March 8 via UMe, the follow-up to 2014's "Simplicity" was produced and co-written by DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen and is available on CD, digital, black vinyl, and limited-edition translucent blue ...

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OVERKILL's BOBBY 'BLITZ' ELLSWORTH: 'I Love Playing Heavy Metal. I'll Do It Any Way I Can'

"Bods Mayhem Hour" recently conducted an interview with frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth of veteran New Jersey thrash metallers OVERKILL. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On OVERKILL following its own instincts without outside management: Bobby: "I always know OVERKILL is making our own decisions. We've been ...

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DAVE GROHL, CHEAP TRICK Performances Scheduled For Debut Of 'Howard Stern's Saturday Soundtracks'

Howard Stern and SiriusXM have announced "Howard Stern's Saturday Soundtracks", a weekly exploration of the most intimate, innovative, and inspiring music performances recorded both recently and over the decades on "The Howard Stern Show". The radio premiere will be March 9 at 9:00 a.m. ET on his exclusive SiriusXM channel, Howard 101, with replays later ...

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VIVIAN CAMPBELL On DEF LEPPARD's ROCK HALL Induction: 'I Think It's Something We Deserve, To Be Honest'

Metal Wani's Jesse David recently conducted an interview with DEF LEPPARD and LAST IN LINE guitarist Vivian Campbell. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On new LAST IN LINE bassist Phil Soussan (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE), who replaced the deceased Jimmy Bain in 2016: Vivian: "He's a really, ...

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Listen To New TESLA Track 'California Summer Song'

"California Summer Song", the new single from Sacramento, California rockers TESLA, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's eighth studio album, "Shock", which will be released on March 8 via UMe. Produced and co-written by DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen, the follow-up to June 2014's "Simplicity" is available on CD, digital, ...

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NEAL SCHON's 'Journey Through Time' Kicks Off Short U.S. Tour In Jackson, California (Video)

Fan-filmed video footage of JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon's "Journey Through Time" February 22 concert at Jackson Rancheria Casino in Jackson, California can be seen below. Schon took the stage alongside founding JOURNEY and SANTANA singer/keyboardist Gregg Rolie, ex-JOURNEY drummer Deen Castronovo, bassist Marco Mendoza of THE DEAD DAISIES and THIN LIZZY, a musician named Chris ...

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Norway's TONS OF ROCK Festival Acquired By LIVE NATION

Live Nation Entertainment, the world's leading live entertainment company, announced today that it has acquired a majority stake in Tons Of Rock, Norway's biggest rock and metal festival. Tons Of Rock was founded in 2013 and has grown to be one of the leading festivals in Norway. It has become a national institution that attracts ...

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TESLA Guitarist Praises Producer PHIL COLLEN's 'Positive Energy' And 'Attention To Detail'

TESLA guitarist Frank Hannon recently appeared on the Detroit radio station 101 WRIF's "Talkin' Rock With Meltdown" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's decision to hire DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen to produce its new album, "Shock": Frank: "We've known Phil for ...

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