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EVERGREY: Australian Dates In The Works

According to PyroMusic.net, Swedish metallers EVERGREY are rumored to have scheduled two Australian dates in May. The unconfirmed dates are as follows: May 11 - The Gaelic Club – Sydney, AUS May 12 - The HiFi Bar – Melbourne, AUS EVERGREY recently returned to their rehearsal studios to prepare their next studio album. ...

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DARK NEW DAY: Searching For Producers

DARK NEW DAY guitarist Clint Lowery (ex-SEVENDUST) has issued the following update: "Just wanna say it's been a long year for us being off the road and away from all of you so long. We've been working on this new record off and on forever, it seems like, and we're kinda taking off for the ...

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CKY Signs With ROADRUNNER RECORDS

Roadrunner Records has announced the worldwide signing of genre-defying rock outfit CKY. Formed in Pennsylvania in 1998 by Deron Miller (vocals/guitars), Chad I Ginsburg (guitars/vocals) and Jess Margera (drums), CKY's debut album "Vol. 1" surfaced in 1999 on the indie label Volcom Entertainment, and was eventually picked up by Island Def Jam in 2001. The ...

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EVERGREY To Embark On First-Ever Eastern European Tour

Swedish metallers EVERGREY will embark on their first Eastern European tour in January. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jan. 11 - Nitra, SK - Stara Pekaren Jan. 12 - Budapest, HUN - Kultiplex Jan. 14 - Larissa, GRE - Live Music House Jan. 15 - Plovdiv, BUL - Geo Milev Hall Jan. 17 - Sofia, ...

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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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