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'VH1 Rock Honors': More Photos, Video Clips Posted Online

Former ANTHRAX/SEBASTIAN BACH guitarist Paul Crook has posted a number of photos and video clips from "VH1 Rock Honors", the first-ever show to pay homage to the legends who influenced the sound of hard rock. This year's celebration honors the music and influence of JUDAS PRIEST, KISS, QUEEN and DEF LEPPARD. Premiering on VH1 on ...

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DEF LEPPARD Frontman: 'We Have Half The Next Album Written'

Ari Bendersky of The Associated Press recently conducted a short interview with DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott: AP: Why now, after 25 years of playing hard rock, did you decide to cover the glam rock era of the '70s? Elliott: "People would ask if we're a heavy-metal band and we'd say, 'No, that's BLACK SABBATH, ...

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VH1 Rocks Sin City At First Annual 'VH1 Rock Honors'

Rock royalty received the ultimate form of flattery as some of today's hottest rock acts honored legendary bands KISS, QUEEN, DEF LEPPARD and JUDAS PRIEST at VH1's first annual "VH1 Rock Honors" Thursday night (May 25). Taped at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, "VH1 Rock Honors", which premieres Wednesday, May 31 at ...

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GODSMACK: Details Of JUDAS PRIEST Tribute Performance Revealed

GODSMACK will be performing a four-song medley of JUDAS PRIEST classics as a tribute to the British heavy metal pioneers at the first annual "VH1 Rock Honors". In a live appearance on the "Rockline" nationally syndicated radio show Wednesday night (May 24), PRIEST frontman Rob Halford revealed that Sully Erna and company will be playing ...

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DEF LEPPARD Went A Bit Off The Beaten Path For New Album

Launch Radio Networks report: It would be easy for a band to make a covers album that only had famous songs, but the newly released "Yeah!" shows that DEF LEPPARD wasn't afraid to stretch a bit. The album mixes well-known material alongside some more obscure songs, and guitarist Phil Collen told Launch that was a ...

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Own A Piece Of DEF LEPPARD History

DEF LEPPARD have posted the following message on their official web site: "If you have read Vivian's [Campbell, guitar] latest diary entry, you've seen that the band is looking to get rid of the stage floor covering bearing its infamous red and yellow logo. The covering was first used on the band's 1999-2000 ...

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KISS: Never-Before-Seen Live Footage To Air On VH1

According to KissKollector.com, never-before-seen KISS footage from some of the band's legendary '70s concerts will be aired as part of the the new VH1 documentary "Heavy: The Story of Metal", which is scheduled to premiere tonight (May 22). However, the information on VH1's web site only mentions the following about tonight's episode:" 'Welcome To My ...

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CIRCUS Magazine Is No More

According to Gawker.com, long-running rock publication Circus has closed its doors. Circus Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Gerald Rothberg has sent the following magazine-closure e-mail to the publication's contributors: "It is with sadness and a deep sense of loss that I must inform you that I've experienced great financial loss, which includes Circus magazine. Over the last ...

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KAMELOT Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

American/Norwegian melodic metallers KAMELOT have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 8-10 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ALICE COOPER ANVIL ARCH ENEMY BALDROOM BLITZ BLITZKRIEG BONFIRE BULLET CACTUS CATHEDRAL CELTIC FROST CLOUDSCAPE CRUCIFIED BARBARA DEEP PURPLE ...

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KISS: Entire Original Lineup Interviewed For 'VH1 Rock Honors' Show

KissOnline.com reports that KISS members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons just did a photo shoot for the Japanese rock magazine Burrn! while filming interview footage for "VH1 Rock Honors". Original KISS members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss also filmed their VH1 interviews in New York last week. Photographer John Harrell also interviewed Paul, Gene and ...

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TRIVIUM: New Songtitles Revealed

MTV.com is reporting that TRIVIUM have finished recording their upcoming CD "The Crusade". On Thursday (May 11), frontman Matt Heafy started tracking vocals at AudioHammer Studio in Orlando, Florida, where the band also recorded guitars and bass. Heafy is co-producing the disc with AudioHammer owner and previous collaborator Jason Suecof, and the album will be ...

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GODSMACK Join 'VH1 Rock Honors' Lineup

GODSMACK have joined previously announced performers FOO FIGHTERS, THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS and PAUL RODGERS, who has recently joined QUEEN for tours of Europe and the USA, as they pay tribute to the legends who influenced the sound of hard rock with the first annual "VH1 Rock Honors". Hosted by Jaime Pressly of the hit sitcom ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Schedule 'Rockline' Appearance

JUDAS PRIEST will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Wednesday, May 24. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you, check out

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JUDAS PRIEST Frontman ROB HALFORD's Catalog To Be Remastered, Reissued

According to a posting on JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford's official web site, the singer's catalog will be remastered and reissued with bonus material this summer. The HALFORD band has issued two full-length studio albums — "Resurrection" (2000) and "Crucible" (2002) — plus a live album, "Live Insurrection" (2001). Further details are expected to be ...

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'VH1 Rock Honors': More Details Revealed

VH1 has announced that Jaime Pressly (web site) of the hit sitcom "My Name Is Earl" will be hosting the first annual "VH1 Rock Honors", the first-ever show to pay homage to the legends who influenced the sound of hard rock. This year's celebration will honor the music and influence of KISS, QUEEN, ...

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DEF LEPPARD To Perform On 'The Tonight Show'

DEF LEPPARD will be taking part in an outdoor performance on NBC's "Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on May 23, to be shown nationwide at 11:35 p.m. EST. Information about tickets for the show can be found here. DEF LEPPARD's 12th studio album, "Yeah!", is scheduled for release on May 23. The CD ...

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