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DEF LEPPARD's VIVIAN CAMPBELL On Early Years

Gibson.com reports: From pioneering British metal band SWEET SAVAGE to DIO and WHITESNAKE to DEF LEPPARD today, Vivian Campbell rode rock 'n' roll from the violent streets of Belfast to L.A.'s Sunset Strip. Now, with "Yeah!", DEF LEPPARD's joyful tribute to their early influences, he comes full circle back to the golden age ...

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DEF LEPPARD: More Tour Dates With JOURNEY Announced

DEF LEPPARD has added more shows to its current North American tour with JOURNEY. The newly added dates are as follows: Oct. 11 - Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center Oct. 13 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl Oct. 14 - San Bernardino, CA @ Hyundai Pavilion Oct. 16 - Albuquerque, NM @ Journal ...

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ADDICTION CREW Confirmed For Italy's FROGSTOCK

ADDICTION CREW has been confirmed to perform at the Frogstock Festival, set to take place August 24-27 in Riolo Terme (Ravenna), Italy. ADDICTION CREW will appear on the third day of the event (August 26), along with LINEA 77 and EXTREMA. Also on the bill are EXILIA, the band which features in its ranks ex-ADDICTION ...

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TRIVIUM: New Song Available For Download

A brand new TRIVIUM song, entitled "Detonation", has been made available for download at this location. The track comes off the group's third album, "The Crusade", due on October 10 via Roadrunner Records (one day earlier internationally). The MP3 will only be available until August 21. The band will also release a single ...

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CARMINE APPICE's 'Ultimate Guitar Zeus' Receives Official Release

Escapi Records has announces the official release of the long-awaited underground classic, "Ultimate Guitar Zeus", created, produced and co-written by drummer Carmine Appice. The CD features performances by 14 of the world's greatest guitar players, including Yngwie Malmsteen, Brian May of QUEEN, Stevie Salas, Slash of VELVET REVOLVER, Steve Morse of DEEP PURPLE, Richie Sambora ...

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EVERGREY Parts Ways With Bassist, Announces Replacement

Swedish metallers EVERGREY have parted ways with bassist Michael Håkansson. Replacing him in the group's lineup is former HAMMERFALL bassist Fredrik Larsson, the band's manager has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. An official statement from Michael announcing his departure from EVERGREY will be released shortly. As previously reported, EVERGREY has been booked for one of Scandinavia's biggest ...

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RISE TO ADDICTION Putting Finishing Touches On Debut Album

British rockers RISE TO ADDICTION, who feature in their ranks former BLAZE members John Slater (guitar) and Steve Wray (guitar), are currently putting the finishing touches on their debut album. With the music now recorded, all that remains is for Leigh Oates to add his vocals and for mixing to be completed. A total of ...

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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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