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IAN GILLAN Releases Party-Style Career Retrospective

Launch Radio Networks reports: Ian Gillan steps away from DEEP PURPLE this week with the release of his solo album called "Gillan's Inn". It started out as a 40th anniversary retrospective, since Gillan signed his first recording contract in 1965. He started compiling tracks from different albums, but they didn't sound good together because of ...

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DEF LEPPARD Schedule 'Rockline' Appearance

DEF LEPPARD will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Wednesday, May 3. 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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DEEP PURPLE Frontman Eyeing Solo Shows This Summer

Launch Radio Networks reports: DEEP PURPLE frontman Ian Gillan is getting ready for the release of his solo album "Gillan's Inn", and he's also looking at the possibility of a tour to support it. Gillan is usually booked pretty solidly with DEEP PURPLE shows, but he told Launch that a change in the group's plans ...

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DEEP PURPLE Frontman To Guest On BRUCE DICKINSON's Radio Show

DEEP PURPLE frontman Ian Gillan will join IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson in the studio on Saturday, April 15 during Bruce's weekly BBC 6 Music radio show, aptly named "Rock Show". Listen to the program live via the Internet between 9:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. (midnight) U.K. time (between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. EST) ...

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KISS, JUDAS PRIEST, DEF LEPPARD To Be Honored By VH1

According to The Associated Press, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame looks to be getting some competition. VH1 announced Thursday (April 6) that it will debut the "VH1 Rock Honors" next month to pay homage to the gods of hard rock. The inaugural honorees are KISS, QUEEN, DEF LEPPARD and JUDAS PRIEST. The ceremony, ...

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ADDICTION CREW Prepare To Record New Album

After appearing in several European charts with the single "What About" and reaching No. 1 on Japan's HMV Bestsellers Rock Chart with "Break in Life", Italy's ADDICTION CREW are currently writing material for their second effort on Earache Records. The band have set "High Def Impact" as the working title for this upcoming full-length and ...

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ENTOMBED, GRAVE, GEHENNAH Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

ENTOMBED, GRAVE and GEHENNAH are among the newly confirmed bands 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 ASIA BALDROOM BLITZ BLITZKRIEG BONFIRE BULLET CACTUS CATHEDRAL CELTIC FROST CLOUDSCAPE ...

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EVERGREY Enter Swedish Album Chart At No. 6

Sweden's EVERGREY have entered the national album chart in their home country at position No. 6 with their latest CD, "Monday Morning Apocalypse". View the entire chart at this location. In other news, EVERGREY will be undertaking a short Swedish tour in April. Confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 14 - Helsingborg, SWE ...

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DEF LEPPARD: 'Yeah!' Release Date, Final Track Listing Revealed

Coming hot on the heels of their platinum-certified two-CD hits package "Rock of Ages", DEF LEPPARD have announced that they will release their 12th studio album, "Yeah!", on May 23, 2006. On their highly anticipated new album, DEF LEPPARD have created a heartfelt and hard-rocking tribute to their musical heroes of the late '60s and ...

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Grammy-Winning Pianist/Arranger To Cover GUNS N' ROSES, DEF LEPPARD, MÖTLEY CRÜE

Versailles Records has announced that Grammy-winning pianist/arranger Randy Cantor will contribute piano tracks to forthcoming tribute albums to GUNS N' ROSES ("Don't Cry"), DEF LEPPARD ("Love Bites"), SAMMY HAGAR ("Dreams"), and MÖTLEY CRÜE ("Afraid"). Cantor's resume includes multiple Grammy nominations, and two awards. Additionally, he has collaborated with such artists as the FUGEES, JAMES TAYLOR, ...

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DEF LEPPARD: North American Tour Dates Announced

DEF LEPPARD will kick off their 2006 summer North American tour on June 23 at the Tweeter Center in Camden, New Jersey. After last year's success of co-headlining with BRYAN ADAMS, the 2006 trek will see DEF LEPPARD co-headline with JOURNEY (plus other guests will appear at selected shows). Tickets for some shows will go ...

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Monday Morning Apocalypse - EVERGREY

Sweden's EVERGREY never disappoints, as demonstrated one again by "Monday Morning Apocalypse". The only question about a new EVERGREY album has nothing to do whether the collection of hooky, passionate, and heavy rock tunes is worthy of a listen (of course it is); the question is how it stacks up against other releases in the ...

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DEF LEPPARD: London Date Announced

DEF LEPPARD have added a London date to thier following European tour. The group's schedule is now shaping up as follows: Jun. 03 - Milan, ITA @ Gods Of Metal Jun. 07 - Oberhausen, GER @ Rock The Nation Jun. 09 - Sölvesborg, SWE @ Sweden Rock Jun. 12 - Zürich, SWI @ Hallenstadion Jun. ...

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DEF LEPPARD: 'Rock Of Ages' Certified Platinum

DEF LEPPARD's "Rock of Ages: The Definitive Collection" two-CD compilation of hits, was certified platinum on February 7, 2006 by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) for shipments in excess of 500,000 copies (NOTE: multi-disc albums get counted once for each disc within the album; regular platinum certification occurs at 1 million copies). The ...

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DEF LEPPARD: European Dates Announced

DEF LEPPARD have lined up the following European dates in June: Jun. 03 - Milan, ITA @ Gods Of Metal Jun. 07 - Oberhausen, GER @ Rock The Nation Jun. 09 - Sölvesborg, SWE @ Sweden Rock Jun. 12 - Zürich, SWI @ Hallenstadion Jun. 17 - Sheffield, UK @ Hallam FM Arena More dates ...

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MSG, SODOM, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, TREAT Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP (MSG), SODOM, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, TREAT, EXTREMA and CRUCIFIED BARBARA 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 ASIA BLITZKRIEG BONFIRE CACTUS CATHEDRAL CELTIC ...

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