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GODSMACK Interview From VH1 'Rock Honors' 2006 Available Online

The latest episode of "Talking Metal", entitled "Best of VH1 Rock Honors 2006", features the podcast premiere of interviews host John Ostronomy conducted with GODSMACK and FOO FIGHTERS as well as "black carpet" interviews Ostronomy conducted with Ian Hill, K.K. Downing, and Scott Travis of JUDAS PRIEST, Joe Elliott and Phil Collen of DEF LEPPARD, ...

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DEEP PURPLE Cancels MOONDANCE JAM Appearance

DEEP PURPLE has cancelled its previously announced appearance at the Moondance Jam festival, set to take place July 11-14 in Walker, MN. According to a posting on the event's web site, DEEP PURPLE originally confirmed their participation in the event based on the fact they would be participating in a Canadian tour with DEF LEPPARD. ...

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DEF LEPPARD: Summer Tour Dates Announced

Following on the heels of their massively successful 2006 concert tour, DEF LEPPARD, one of rock's most exciting bands, have announced a mega summer concert tour that is set to hit all corners of the United States, as well as Canada. This year's outing will include 50 dates, kicking off on June 27 in Cincinnati ...

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I-DEF-I Announces U.K. Album-Launch Shows

Manchester, U.K.-based metallers I-DEF-I will play a series of album-launch shows in May to support the release of their debut full-length, "In the Light of a New Day", due on April 23 via Copro Records. The follow-up to last year's critically acclaimed mini-album "Bloodlust Casualty", "In the Light of a New Day" marks the recording ...

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EVERGREY: Bassist-Less Once Again

Swedish metallers EVERGREY have officially parted ways with bassist Fredrik Larsson — only nine months after he was recruited as the replacement for Michael Håkansson. A new bassist has not yet been announced, but none of the band's upcoming live activities are expected to be affected by this change. Larsson has since joined fellow Swedes ...

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SOULFLY Mainman Discusses Upcoming Album

For the past month, SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera has been holed up inside his home in Arizona writing songs for the band's next album, recording demos, and letting his creativity flow. The following question-and-answer session with Max was posted on the group's official web site, SoulflyWeb.com: Q: So, Max, how have you been ...

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BAM MARGERA To Host 'VH1 Rock Honors'

Bam Margera ("Jackass", "Viva La Bam") has been tapped to host "VH1 Rock Honors". The second annual show, which pays homage to the legends who influenced the sound of rock, will honor OZZY OSBOURNE, GENESIS, HEART, and ZZ TOP. These honorees will perform live, along with tribute bands NICKELBACK, GRETCHEN WILSON and KEANE, on Saturday, ...

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DIECAST: 'Nothing I Could Say' Video Posted Online

DIECAST recently completed a captivating new video for the track "Nothing I Could Say" with acclaimed directors Ian McFarland (SICK OF IT ALL) and Mike Pecci. The directors' unique vision and dedication was a perfect fit for the track, ultimately resulting in an epic, conceptual piece that is sure to grab people's attention. The video ...

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DEF LEPPARD: More Tour Dates Announced

DEF LEPPARD has scheduled the following tour dates: July 11 - Walker, MN - Moondance Jam July 21 - Sarnia, ON - Sarnia Bayfest July 22 - Farwell, MI - Mountain Rock Fest July 28 - Cheyenne, WY - Cheyenne Frontier Days DEF LEPPARD recently announced that it was booking shows this summer in the ...

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The New Machine of Liechtenstein - HOLY MOSES

Sick of reading about HOLY MOSES reissues yet? Well, too fucking bad, because the smokin' banshee Sabina Classen and her band of German thrashers haven't gotten a fraction of the attention and respect they deserve yet. Getting their discography back in print, including this 1989 rager, is good news for metalheads, especially here in the ...

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DEF LEPPARD Guitarist Offers New Album Update

DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Just a brief update from life in the trenches. Contrary to what I'm sure most of you believed when previously told, we are actually well ensconced in working on the new LEPPARD album and have been for some time. ...

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EVERGREY To Play Romania In April

Swedish metallers EVERGREY have issued the following update: "As you may remember, we were unfortunately forced to cancel our performance in Bucharest, Romania two months ago. This was due to a vehicle malfunction and totally out of our control. We then said we would come back to make up for this, and guess what — ...

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RICK RUBIN's COLUMBIA Co-Chair Move To Take Place This Week?

According to Hits Daily Double, the much-rumored-about move of producer Rick Rubin to Columbia Records as co-chairman could take place as early as this week, with the Grammy-winning producer bringing his American Recordings label and associated artists (including SLAYER) along with him from Warner Bros. Rubin will be the label’s A&R and producer presence on ...

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DEF LEPPARD Confirmed For Minnesota's MOONDANCE JAM

DEF LEPPARD has been confirmed as one of the headliners of the Moondance Jam classic rock festival, set to take place July 11-14 in Walker, MN. DEF LEPPARD wll perform on July 11. Also scheduled to appear are LOVERBOY, THE NEW CARS, SMASHMOUTH, THE FIXX, MOODY BLUES and TOTO. For more information, visit

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