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EVERGREY Added To STORSJÖYRAN Festival Bill

Sweden's EVERGREY has on short notice been booked for one of Scandinavia's biggest festivals, Storsjöyran in Östersund. They will take the stage at 00.15 (quarter past midnight) on Friday, July 28, playing right after THE CARDIGANS. More information is available at www.storsjoyran.se. EVERGREY will perform at the Earthshaker Fest (Germany) and Metalcamp Festival ...

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DEF LEPPARD's PHIL COLLEN Is Latest PETA Celebrity Spokesperson

World Entertainment News Network is reporting that DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen is the latest celebrity spokesperson for animal rights group People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals (PETA). Collen hasn't eaten meat for 20 years and several of his band members are vegetarians. Collen tells PETA's web site, "It started freaking me out eating ...

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DEF LEPPARD Gets The Jazz Treatment: Audio Available

Brian D'Souza, former guitarist/vocalist for the India-based death metal band DEMENTRA, has joined forces with old friend and "extremely talented" pianist/jazz player Jeremy Fonseca to record a re-arranged version of the DEF LEPPARD classic "Two Steps Behind", which D'Souza says "has been one of my favorite DEF LEPPARD" songs. "We chose a different arrangement for ...

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EVERGREY Confirmed For Denmark's ROSKILDE FESTIVAL

Swedish metallers EVERGREY have been confirmed for the Roskilde Festival, set to take place June 29 – July 2 in Roskilde, Denmark. They will play on the second stage (Arena Stage) at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 2. EVERGREY will also perform at the Mälarrocken Festival in Västerås, Sweden on July 1 and the Metaltown ...

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DEF LEPPARD Guitarist Hoping To Jam As Tour With JOURNEY Starts

Launch Radio Networks reports: The DEF LEPPARD/JOURNEY tour gets underway tonight (Friday, June 23) at the Tweeter Center At The Waterfront in Camden, New Jersey. It's a coheadlining package, and each band will play about 80 or 90 minutes. DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen is a big fan of JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon, and Collen ...

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DEF LEPPARD Head Out On Highway In U.S.

DEF LEPPARD has already taken their live show on the road throughout Europe this summer, and now they're ready to rock the United States. On Friday (June 23) at the Tweeter Center in Camden, NJ, DEF LEPPARD begins a three-month jaunt all over the States with their co-headliner, JOURNEY. The band is primed for its ...

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DEF LEPPARD: TV Appearances Confirmed

DEF LEPPARD's web site has been updated with the following message: "DEF LEPPARD's new album, 'Yeah!', has taken off, and the band is just about ready to embark on its U.S. tour. As a preview for its North American fans, the band will appear on two U.S. television shows. "On Friday, June 23, DEF LEPPARD ...

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DEF LEPPARD Drummer Interviewed On Swedish TV

DEF LEPPARD drummer Rick Allen spoke to Max Grinndal of the Swedish program "Nyhetsmorgon" on the channel TV4 about playing drums with one arm, the reaction he got the first time he did it live, "cheating" on some songs, whether he missed not being in the biggest rock band in the world anymore, and more. ...

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SWEDEN ROCK Festival: Photos Posted Online

A number of high-quality photos from this past weekend's Sweden Rock festival, which took place June 8-10 in Sölvesborg, Sweden, have been posted online at Stargazer.it. Check them out: Day 1 (Photos): CATHEDRAL DORO EXTREMA KROKUS JEFF HEALEY JOURNEY GEORGE THOROGOOD DEEP PURPLE Day 2 (Photos): ARCH ENEMY GOTTHARD METAL CHURCH ...

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DEF LEPPARD, JUDAS PRIEST: Audio Interviews Posted Online

TalkingMetal.com has posted episode 71 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. The episode is the third of a three part series featuring "black" carpet interviews host John Ostronomy conducted at the "VH1 Rock Honors" at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. It features Joe Elliott and Phil Collen of DEF LEPPARD, K.K. Downing of JUDAS PRIEST, Casey ...

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'VH1 Rock Honors' Was A Ratings Bonanza

Hits Daily Double (web site), the companion web site of music industry tip sheet HITS, is reporting that VH1's first-ever "VH1 Rock Honors" event, featuring performances by KISS, QUEEN, DEF LEPPARD and JUDAS PRIEST in concert from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, was a ratings bonanza. The show, which premiered ...

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DEF LEPPARD 'Ignored' In England

According to the World Entertainment News Network, DEF LEPPARD insist they are snubbed by their native Britain, because everyone in the U.K. assumes they are American. LEPPARD spent most of the 1980s touring America, but they fear their time away has cost them their rightful notoriety back home. Frontman Joe Elliott says, "The funny thing ...

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TRIVIUM: New Album Being Mixed By COLIN RICHARDSON

Orlando, Florida's TRIVIUM have begun mixing their third album, "The Crusade", with producer Colin Richardson for a tentative October 10 release via Roadrunner Records (one day earlier internationally). "The Crusade" was recorded primarily at AudioHammer Studio in Orlando, Florida, with the band's guitarist/vocalist Matt Heafy co-producing the disc with AudioHammer owner and previous collaborator Jason ...

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DEF LEPPARD To Join Sheffield's 'Hall Of Fame'

According to 24dash.com, DEF LEPPARD will be inducted as the latest Sheffield Legends to join the city's "hall of fame" next week. The five band members will take time out from rehearsing for a gig to unveil a bronze plaque immediately outside Sheffield Town Hall next Friday (June 16). The band has come a long ...

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ACE FREHLEY Comments On 'VH1 Rock Honors'

Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley has commented on "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. "VH1 Rock Honors" was taped Thursday, May 25 at the Mandalay Bay ...

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DEF LEPPARD To Perform On 'Live With Regis And Kelly'

On June 26, DEF LEPPARD will appear on the syndicated morning show "Live with Regis and Kelly" — hosted by Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa — to play one or two songs. For showtimes and ticket information, click here. As previously reported, DEF LEPPARD's covers set "Yeah!" (Mercury/Universal) sold 42,000 copies in the ...

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