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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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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Singer Celebrates First Year Of Sobriety

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH singer Ivan Moody is celebrating his first year of sobriety this weekend. Moody's FIVE FINGER bandmate, bassist Chris Kael, congratulated his friend on the milestone, writing on Instagram: "Join me in celebrating @ivanmoody today on his One Year Sober Birthday! Roughly 75 percent of those who start the path to sobriety ...

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Y&T Is Contemplating Recording Another Acoustic EP

Y&T singer/guitarist Dave Meniketti has told Tigman of the Z93 radio station that the band is contemplating recording the follow-up to last year's acoustic EP, "Acoustic Classix Vol. 1". "We were just talking about it the other day," he said (hear audio below). "Yeah, I think that might be fun. We had a good time ...

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Video Premiere: L.A. GUNS' 'Rage'

Less than two years since the release of "The Missing Peace" — the first L.A. GUNS album since 2002's "Waking The Dead" to feature founding guitarist Tracii Guns and vocalist Phil Lewis — the group will issue a follow-up effort, "The Devil You Know", on March 29 via Frontiers Music Srl. The official music video ...

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MOTÖRHEAD To Release Double 7" Single 'Overkill / Bomber'

MOTÖRHEAD has announced the release of "Overkill / Bomber" on double picture-disc seven-inch vinyl. It will be made available via BMG for Record Store Day (Saturday, April 13), featuring a new 2019 remaster of the original "Overkill" single edit. A 40th-anniversary celebration of the loudest, dirtiest, bastard rock 'n' roll of 1979 — the year ...

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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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JOHN SYKES Says His New Solo Record Is 'A Good, Solid Album': 'It's Not Just A Couple Of Tracks And A Load Of Fillers'

Legendary English guitarist John Sykes (TYGERS OF PAN TANG, THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE, BLUE MURDER, SYKES) will release his first album in 19 years later this year via Golden Robot Records. The as-yet-untitled disc (its previously announced title of "Sy-Ops" has now apparently been scrapped) is expected to include such tracks as "Dawning Of A Brand ...

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Video: JAKE E. LEE's RED DRAGON CARTEL Performs At Whisky

Fan-filmed video footage of RED DRAGON CARTEL, the band led by former OZZY OSBOURNE and BADLANDS guitarist Jake E. Lee, performing on February 28 at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California can be seen below. RED DRAGON CARTEL's sophomore album, "Patina", was released in November via Frontiers Music Srl. The follow-up to ...

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Listen To New L.A. GUNS Song 'Rage'

Less than two years since the release of "The Missing Peace" — the first L.A. GUNS album since 2002's "Waking The Dead" to feature founding guitarist Tracii Guns and vocalist Phil Lewis — the group will issue a follow-up effort, "The Devil You Know", on March 29 via Frontiers Music Srl. The latest single from ...

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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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UFO Announces Final North American 'Last Orders' Tour

Last year, Phil Mogg confirmed that this year's 50th-anniversary tour with UFO will be his last as the frontman of the long-running hard rock band. Consequently, it seems almost certain that at that point they will cease to exist. UFO was formed in London in 1969 and Mogg is its only ever-present member, performing on ...

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