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ACE FREHLEY Comments On 'VH1 Rock Honors'

Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley has commented on "VH1 Rock Honors", the first-ever show to pay homage to the legends who influenced the sound of hard rock. This year's celebration honors the music and influence of JUDAS PRIEST, KISS, QUEEN and DEF LEPPARD. "VH1 Rock Honors" was taped Thursday, May 25 at the Mandalay Bay ...

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DEF LEPPARD To Perform On 'Live With Regis And Kelly'

On June 26, DEF LEPPARD will appear on the syndicated morning show "Live with Regis and Kelly" — hosted by Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa — to play one or two songs. For showtimes and ticket information, click here. As previously reported, DEF LEPPARD's covers set "Yeah!" (Mercury/Universal) sold 42,000 copies in the ...

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KISS Frontman PAUL STANLEY Working On 'Beth' Portrait

KISS' official web site, KissOnline.com, has been updated with "in-the-works" photos of the different stages in the completion of KISS frontman Paul Stanley's latest painting, "Beth" — a portrait of original KISS drummer Peter Criss' "Catman" character. This is the final painting in his KISS portrait series, which features "Love Gun" (Paul), "God ...

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DEF LEPPARD Bassist Comments On Upcoming Tour

With their new album "Yeah!" still hot off the presses, DEF LEPPARD is ready to celebrate with a summer-long tour. The band will kick off its 54-date tour in fitting fashion Saturday night (June 3), when it shares the stage with some of metal's giants at the Gods of Metal festival in Milan, Italy. The ...

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TRIVIUM Begin Mixing New Album

TRIVIUM bassist Paolo Gregoletto has posted the following update on the band's web site: "Paolo here, just giving you an update before we head out early tomorrow for tour. We have finished tracking all of 'The Crusade', 15 songs total. Mixing has already begun and should be done in the next few weeks! We are ...

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DEF LEPPARD's 'Yeah!' Enters BILLBOARD Chart At No. 16

DEF LEPPARD's covers set "Yeah!" (Mercury/Universal) sold 42,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 16 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart. This marks the group's tenth consecutive top 20 album, following the success of the band's two-disc best-of set "Rock of Ages: The Definitive ...

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VH1's Broadband Channel VSPOT To Begin Airing Exclusive 'VH1 Rock Honors' Performances

Beginning tomorrow, VSPOTVH1's broadband channel — will offer exclusive performances from "VH1 Rock Honors" honorees and tribute bands that will not be seen during the show's television broadcast. Additional VSPOT content will include exclusive interviews with "VH1 Rock Honors" honorees, presenters and performers and "Air to the Throne" air guitar performances from the ...

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DEF LEPPARD: U.K. Says 'Nay' To 'Yeah!'

DEF LEPPARD's all-covers album, "Yeah!", has entered the U.K. chart at No. 52 — the worst chart showing of the band's career, according to the data provided by Rockdetector.com. The following are the first-week U.K. chart positions for all DEF LEPPARD releases going back to 1980: "Yeah!" (2006) - #52 "X" (2002) - ...

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'VH1 Rock Honors': More Photos, Video Clips Posted Online

Former ANTHRAX/SEBASTIAN BACH guitarist Paul Crook has posted a number of photos and video clips from "VH1 Rock Honors", the first-ever show to pay homage to the legends who influenced the sound of hard rock. This year's celebration honors the music and influence of JUDAS PRIEST, KISS, QUEEN and DEF LEPPARD. Premiering on VH1 on ...

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DEF LEPPARD Frontman: 'We Have Half The Next Album Written'

Ari Bendersky of The Associated Press recently conducted a short interview with DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott: AP: Why now, after 25 years of playing hard rock, did you decide to cover the glam rock era of the '70s? Elliott: "People would ask if we're a heavy-metal band and we'd say, 'No, that's BLACK SABBATH, ...

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VH1 Rocks Sin City At First Annual 'VH1 Rock Honors'

Rock royalty received the ultimate form of flattery as some of today's hottest rock acts honored legendary bands KISS, QUEEN, DEF LEPPARD and JUDAS PRIEST at VH1's first annual "VH1 Rock Honors" Thursday night (May 25). Taped at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, "VH1 Rock Honors", which premieres Wednesday, May 31 at ...

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GODSMACK: Details Of JUDAS PRIEST Tribute Performance Revealed

GODSMACK will be performing a four-song medley of JUDAS PRIEST classics as a tribute to the British heavy metal pioneers at the first annual "VH1 Rock Honors". In a live appearance on the "Rockline" nationally syndicated radio show Wednesday night (May 24), PRIEST frontman Rob Halford revealed that Sully Erna and company will be playing ...

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DEF LEPPARD Went A Bit Off The Beaten Path For New Album

Launch Radio Networks report: It would be easy for a band to make a covers album that only had famous songs, but the newly released "Yeah!" shows that DEF LEPPARD wasn't afraid to stretch a bit. The album mixes well-known material alongside some more obscure songs, and guitarist Phil Collen told Launch that was a ...

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Own A Piece Of DEF LEPPARD History

DEF LEPPARD have posted the following message on their official web site: "If you have read Vivian's [Campbell, guitar] latest diary entry, you've seen that the band is looking to get rid of the stage floor covering bearing its infamous red and yellow logo. The covering was first used on the band's 1999-2000 ...

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KISS: Never-Before-Seen Live Footage To Air On VH1

According to KissKollector.com, never-before-seen KISS footage from some of the band's legendary '70s concerts will be aired as part of the the new VH1 documentary "Heavy: The Story of Metal", which is scheduled to premiere tonight (May 22). However, the information on VH1's web site only mentions the following about tonight's episode:" 'Welcome To My ...

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