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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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I-DEF-I: New Song Posted Online

Manchester, U.K.-based metallers I-DEF-I have posted a new unmastered track named "Prosthetiquette" on their MySpace page. The track is expected to be included on the band's upcoming full-length debut, to be completed later in the year for an early 2007 release. In February 2006, I-DEF-I released its debut mini-album, "Bloodlust Casualty", which quickly ...

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DEF LEPPARD Gets Namechecked By MICK JAGGER

According to a posting on DEF LEPPARD's official web site, DEF LEPPARD got a good namecheck last week during a ROLLING STONES show at Don Valley, Sheffield. During one of Mick Jagger's audience raps between two songs, he showed that he knew his: "It's great to be in Sheffield, the home of DEF LEPPARD! Who ...

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DEF LEPPARD To Play Puerto Rico

Puerto Ricans will get the chance to see DEF LEPPARD and JOURNEY live at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico in San Juan on November 19. Tickets will go on sale this Saturday (September 9). DEF LEPPARD singer Joe Elliott recently posted a message on the official DefLeppard.com web site stating the band band is "gonna ...

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DEF LEPPARD, ALICE COOPER, MINISTRY Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine. : Artist/Event: DEF LEPPARD/JOURNEY City/State: Bristow, VA Venue: Nissan Pavilion At Stone Ridge Date: 7/7/06 Attendance: 22,433 Capacity: 22,433 Artist/Event: DEF LEPPARD/JOURNEY City/State: Woodlands, TX Venue: Cynthia Mitchell Woods Pavilion Date: 7/30/06 Attendance: 16,310 Capacity: 16,310 Artist/Event: ...

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DISTURBED, AVENGED SEVENFOLD Singers Perform With METAL SKOOL In NYC: Photos Available

DISTURBED frontman David Draiman and AVENGED SEVENFOLD singer M. Shadows were among the guest musicians who performed with the the '80s metal/hard rock tribute band METAL SKOOL last night (Wednesday, August 30) at Oakley's Pre-MTV Video Music Awards Bash at Snitch in New York City. The following first-hand eyewitness report was submitted by a BLABBERMOUTH.NET ...

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DEF LEPPARD: 'Hysteria' Deluxe Edition Details Revealed

On August 3, 1987, British rock band DEF LEPPARD released the album "Hysteria". Already a major force in rock music, "Hysteria" catapulted the band into the stratosphere. The statistics for "Hysteria" are astounding. The album has sold in excess of 17 million copies and counting. Due to the incredible success of previous album "Pyromania" (released ...

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DEF LEPPARD: JOE ELLIOTT Audio Interview Available

Iceberg Radio recently published an album-launch feature on DEF LEPPARD's latest CD, "Yeah!", including an audio interview with singer Joe Elliott in which he talks about how the album came about. Listen to the interview here (free registration required). "Yeah!" has sold 140,000 copies in the United States since its May release, according ...

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VELVET REVOLVER, DEFTONES, ALICE IN CHAINS Members Featured On BEATLES Compilation

On October 24, 2006, Restless Records will release "Butchering The Beatles" — featuring the biggest, the baddest, the heaviest all-star line-up ever assembled to honor what is arguably the greatest band ever — THE BEATLES. All-in-all, over 50 internationally known recording artists bring their unique bone-crushing slant to these remarkable songs. Produced by Grammy award-winning ...

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