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DEF LEPPARD To Perform At LIVE 8 Concert In Philadelphia

DEF LEPPARD have been confirmed to play at the Live 8 festival, taking place around the world on July 2. Live 8 is organized by Bob Geldof, with eight free concerts that are held with the cream of international rock and pop artists performing in London (U.K.), Paris (France), Berlin (Germany), Rome (Italy), Philadelphia (USA), ...

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DEF LEPPARD: Jacksonville Live Photos Posted Online

The Florida Times-Union has uploaded 53 pictures from DEF LEPPARD's June 17 performance in Jacksonville, Florida. The images, which were taken by photographer Kate-Smith Brown, can be viewed at this location. As previously reported, DEF LEPPARD have set a September 20 worldwide release date for their all-covers set, entitled "Yeah!" Guitarist Phil Collen ...

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Former UNIDA Members Resurface In HOUSE OF BROKEN PROMISES

What started out being three guys from the popular "stoner rock" band UNIDA — songwriter and guitarist Arthur Seay, drummer Mike Cancino, bass player Eddie Plasciencia — became a new, melodically charged, heartfelt, passionate four-piece band called HOUSE OF BROKEN PROMISES (HOBP). UNIDA — who were fronted by former KYUSS lead singer John Garcia — ...

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DEF LEPPARD Drummer's Wife Escapes Driving Ban

Sheffield Today has issued the following report: The wife of DEF LEPPARD drummer Rick Savage has escaped a drink drive conviction after her lawyer spotted a "fatal flaw" in the prosecution's case. Celebrity lawyer Nick Freeman, dubbed "Mr Loophole" spotted that police failed to follow proper procedures after stopping Paige Savage in her ...

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Former THE ALMIGHTY Frontman To Support WHITESNAKE In California

Former THE ALMIGHTY frontman Ricky Warwick will be opening for WHITESNAKE at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, California on June 25-26. Warwick is currently promoting his second solo album, "Love Many Trust Few", out now on Sanctuary Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Tattoos and Alibis" was produced by Ronan McHugh and DEF LEPPARD ...

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DEE SNIDER's Final Radio Broadcast: The Report

Moshpitwookie.com has issued the following report on TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider's final broadcast as the weeknight DJ job on the Philadelphia radio station WMMR: "Citing personal reasons, Dee Snider retired from his weeknight DJ job at WMMR in Philadelphia. "Dee took over the 7-to-midnight show about nine months ago here in Philadelphia, ...

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Former ALICE IN CHAINS Guitarist Working With AEROSMITH Producer

Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist has finished demoing 13 new songs and is currently working on material for his upcoming solo CD with acclaimed songwriter/producer Marti Frederiksen (AEROSMITH, FAITH HILL, DEF LEPPARD). Cantrell just cut a new track called "Swine" with Frederiksen and ex-JANE'S ADDICTION bassist Chris Wyse and is said to be planning on ...

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PAUL STANLEY 'Couldn't Be Happier' With New Solo Album

KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley has given KissOnline.com the following brief update on the progress of his new solo album: "I'm in the studio weekly working on my solo album. Mixing has started and the tracks sound tremendous. I couldn't be happier with the way it's turning out!" As previously reported, drumming on all tracks was ...

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Former STATUS QUO Drummer's Rockin' School

Ben Clover of the Wimbledon Post has issued the following report: Kids don't normally need any help making a racket. But when the former drummer with rock giants STATUS QUO dropped into Poplar Primary School, Morden, to give some expert tuition, it could have been a scene from the film, "School of Rock". Jeff Rich ...

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W.A.S.P., DOKKEN, QUIET RIOT Featured On 'Hollywood Rocks!' Box Set

June 21, 2005 will see the release of the long-awaited and highly anticipated four-disc compilation album, "Hollywood Rocks!" through Deadline/Cleopatra Records. The audio companion to 2004's highly touted "Hollywood Rocks!" coffee table book, the box set is an eargasmic journey through the streets of the infamous Los Angeles club scene of the 1980s and early ...

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JOE ELLIOTT: The DEF LEPPARD 'Juggernaut Is Up And Running'

DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Well, we're off! As usual, there's too much to do and not enough time to do it in, but the LEPPARD juggernaut is up and running! "After Saturday's first day of rehearsals, yesterday was a day spent shooting footage ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN: 'Mezmerize' Enters Billboard Chart At No. 1

SYSTEM OF A DOWN's "Mezmerize", the Columbia band's follow-up to the six-times-platinum 2002 breakthrough "Toxicity", has sold 452,990 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 1 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart. "Mezmerize" is Disc One of the 2-disc set "Mezmerize/Hypnotize". Disc Two, "Hypnotize", is ...

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DEF LEPPARD Set Release Date For All-Covers Set

DEF LEPPARD have set a September 20 worldwide release date for their all-covers set, entitled "YEAH!" As previously reported, DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen recently told Billboard.com that the song list for the group's all-covers set has yet to be finalized, as the group decided to record more cuts than it originally planned. ...

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DEF LEPPARD Announce Title For Covers Album

DEF LEPPARD's official web site has been updated with the following message: "By now, most of you know that the next DEF LEPPARD album will be a collection of cover tunes from (mostly) '70s hits, and some of you may have read in various interviews that the album is scheduled for release in the fall ...

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OTEP Frontwoman to Perform On HBO's 'Def Poetry'

According to a posting on OTEP's official web site, OTEP frontwoman Otep Shamaya will perform on this season's "Def Poetry" on HBO. Click here to watch the "Def Poetry" season five trailer. Best described as a performance poetry event, "Def Poetry" features poets who blend hip-hop — poetry's musical cousin — with the ...

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