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EVERGREY Begins Work On New Album

Swedish metallers EVERGREY have returned to their rehearsal studios to prepare their next studio album. The band is tentatively scheduled to begin recording the follow-up to this year's "Monday Morning Apocalypse" in February for a May 2007 release. Commented guitarist/vocalist Tom S. Englund, "So far the material sounds about the heaviest and darkest we have ...

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DEF LEPPARD Members To Present AT BILLBOARD AWARDS

DEF LEPPARD's Joe Elliott (vocals) and Phil Collen (guitar) have just been added to the list of presenters of the 2006 Billboard Music Awards, set to take place Monday night (Dec. 4) at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas. Tune in to Fox tomorrow from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (EST) for live coverage ...

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DEF LEPPARD To Begin Recording New Album In January

The latest issue of industry magazine Pro Sound News claims that DEF LEPPARD is already in the studio recording its new album. The magazine's monthly grid of "who's in which studio doing what" shows that LEPPARD has been seen at Hyde Street Studios in San Francisco recently, supposedly "mixing an upcoming release." Commented DEF LEPPARD ...

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Former Editor Lets It 'RIP' In New Book

Lonn Friend, the ex-editor of RIP magazine and host of the "Friend At Large" segment on "Headbanger's Ball", has released a retrospective of his experiences when hair metal was king. antiMUSIC's Morley Seaver recently spoke to Lonn to find out about his book, "Life on Planet Rock". Here’s a sample of the conversation: Lonn Friend: ...

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DEF LEPPARD Guitarist Issues Post-Tour Update

DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell has posted the following message on teh band's official web site: "It's that time again. I really have very mixed feelings about that time. I'm referring, of course, to the end of the tour. On the one hand, it's essential to go home — especially as a parent. But there ...

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DEF LEPPARD Worked Hard To Match JOURNEY On Tour

Launch Radio Networks reports: The dust is still settling from the successful tour that JOURNEY and DEF LEPPARD just finished. The bands were together pretty much from late June until this past Sunday (November 19), playing to sold-out crowds all across North America. Neither band has ever been afraid to share a stage with anyone ...

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KISS And DEF LEPPARD To Team Up For North American Tour?

Richmond Coliseum general manager Dolly Vogt told Melissa Ruggieri at the Richmond Times-Dispatch that a KISS/DEF LEPPARD tour is being explored for early 2007. There has been no official word as to whether this trek will see the light of day. When asked by The Baltimore Sun if KISS will tour again, guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley ...

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NORWAY Signs With MTM MUSIC

MTM Music has announced the signing of New Jersey-based NORWAY. The group's new album, "Rising Up from the Ashes", is scheduled for release on January 19, 2007. Formed in 1986 by four local club musicians, NORWAY's new album "features songs in the vein of RAINBOW, JOURNEY and FIREHOUSE plus a 7-½-minute DEF LEPPARD/LED ZEPPELIN-esque rock ...

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DEF LEPPARD Glad Fans Still Enjoy Their Songs

Launch Radio Networks reports: DEF LEPPARD's had a big year on the road. After doing their own shows in Europe in the spring, they've been touring with JOURNEY since late June, and the tour has been extended a few times because of demand from fans. DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen told Launch that he and ...

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DEF LEPPARD Guitarist VIVIAN CAMPBELL Checks In

DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell ahs posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Hello again, and my apologies for not writing more frequently. It seems that there's just not enough hours in the day to get done all the things that need be done. This is most likely due to the fact ...

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DEF LEPPARD Joined By Country Star TIM McGRAW

Launch Radio Networks reports: DEF LEPPARD had a surprise guest at their show in Los Angeles on Friday (October 13). For the encore at the Hollywood Bowl, the band welcomed country superstar Tim McGraw to the stage, and he pitched in vocals on a version of "Pour Some Sugar On Me". There's no word on ...

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Spanish Singer Pays Subtle DEF LEPPARD Tribute

According to a posting on DEF LEPPARD's official web site, Manuel Dopico, a well-known singer from Spain, is using the video for his new single, "Quiero Despertar", to pay tribute to DEF LEPPARD using two very subtle references. At the start of the clip, you will see an "Adrenalize" LP (signed by LEPPARD guitarist Vivian ...

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DEF LEPPARD Frontman Featured On RACING CARS Live DVD

DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott is featured in interview footage on the new live DVD by Welsh band RACING CARS, called "76-06 30th Anniversary Concert". RACING CARS lead singer Morty is none other than the brother of Malvin Mortimer, DEF LEPPARD's cook, caretaker, sixth member (and so on). "76-06 30th Anniversary Concert" is scheduled for ...

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EVERGREY: European Tour Dates Announced

Swedish metallers EVERGREY have lined up the following European tour dates with up-and-coming melodic death metal band AVATAR as support: Oct. 24 - München (DE), Metropolis Oct. 25 - Milano (ITA), Rainbow Oct. 27 - Madrid (ESP), Caracol Oct. 28 - Bilbao (ESP), Kafe Antzoki Oct. 29 - Barcelona (ESP), Apolo Oct. 30 - Lyon ...

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Ohio DJ To Explore World Of Backward Masking In Rock Music

This Friday (September 22) from 9:00 p.m. until midnight, WRQK (Rock 107) Canton, Ohio DJ Joe Kleon will explore the world of backward masking in rock music. In addition to well-known examples, such as LED ZEPPELIN, THE BEATLES, PINK FLOYD, QUEEN, and IRON MAIDEN, Joe will play backward masking excerpts from artists such as METALLICA, ...

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