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ENTOMBED, GRAVE, GEHENNAH Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

ENTOMBED, GRAVE and GEHENNAH are among the newly confirmed bands for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 8-10 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ALICE COOPER ANVIL ARCH ENEMY ASIA BALDROOM BLITZ BLITZKRIEG BONFIRE BULLET CACTUS CATHEDRAL CELTIC FROST CLOUDSCAPE ...

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EVERGREY Enter Swedish Album Chart At No. 6

Sweden's EVERGREY have entered the national album chart in their home country at position No. 6 with their latest CD, "Monday Morning Apocalypse". View the entire chart at this location. In other news, EVERGREY will be undertaking a short Swedish tour in April. Confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 14 - Helsingborg, SWE ...

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DEF LEPPARD: 'Yeah!' Release Date, Final Track Listing Revealed

Coming hot on the heels of their platinum-certified two-CD hits package "Rock of Ages", DEF LEPPARD have announced that they will release their 12th studio album, "Yeah!", on May 23, 2006. On their highly anticipated new album, DEF LEPPARD have created a heartfelt and hard-rocking tribute to their musical heroes of the late '60s and ...

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Grammy-Winning Pianist/Arranger To Cover GUNS N' ROSES, DEF LEPPARD, MÖTLEY CRÜE

Versailles Records has announced that Grammy-winning pianist/arranger Randy Cantor will contribute piano tracks to forthcoming tribute albums to GUNS N' ROSES ("Don't Cry"), DEF LEPPARD ("Love Bites"), SAMMY HAGAR ("Dreams"), and MÖTLEY CRÜE ("Afraid"). Cantor's resume includes multiple Grammy nominations, and two awards. Additionally, he has collaborated with such artists as the FUGEES, JAMES TAYLOR, ...

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DEF LEPPARD: North American Tour Dates Announced

DEF LEPPARD will kick off their 2006 summer North American tour on June 23 at the Tweeter Center in Camden, New Jersey. After last year's success of co-headlining with BRYAN ADAMS, the 2006 trek will see DEF LEPPARD co-headline with JOURNEY (plus other guests will appear at selected shows). Tickets for some shows will go ...

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Monday Morning Apocalypse - EVERGREY

Sweden's EVERGREY never disappoints, as demonstrated one again by "Monday Morning Apocalypse". The only question about a new EVERGREY album has nothing to do whether the collection of hooky, passionate, and heavy rock tunes is worthy of a listen (of course it is); the question is how it stacks up against other releases in the ...

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DEF LEPPARD: London Date Announced

DEF LEPPARD have added a London date to thier following European tour. The group's schedule is now shaping up as follows: Jun. 03 - Milan, ITA @ Gods Of Metal Jun. 07 - Oberhausen, GER @ Rock The Nation Jun. 09 - Sölvesborg, SWE @ Sweden Rock Jun. 12 - Zürich, SWI @ Hallenstadion Jun. ...

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DEF LEPPARD: 'Rock Of Ages' Certified Platinum

DEF LEPPARD's "Rock of Ages: The Definitive Collection" two-CD compilation of hits, was certified platinum on February 7, 2006 by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) for shipments in excess of 500,000 copies (NOTE: multi-disc albums get counted once for each disc within the album; regular platinum certification occurs at 1 million copies). The ...

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DEF LEPPARD: European Dates Announced

DEF LEPPARD have lined up the following European dates in June: Jun. 03 - Milan, ITA @ Gods Of Metal Jun. 07 - Oberhausen, GER @ Rock The Nation Jun. 09 - Sölvesborg, SWE @ Sweden Rock Jun. 12 - Zürich, SWI @ Hallenstadion Jun. 17 - Sheffield, UK @ Hallam FM Arena More dates ...

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MSG, SODOM, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, TREAT Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP (MSG), SODOM, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, TREAT, EXTREMA and CRUCIFIED BARBARA have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 8-10 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ALICE COOPER ANVIL ARCH ENEMY ASIA BLITZKRIEG BONFIRE CACTUS CATHEDRAL CELTIC ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE, SYMPHONY X, EDGUY, OBITUARY, ARCH ENEMY Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

QUEENSRŸCHE, SYMPHONY X, EDGUY, OBITUARY, VICTORY and ARCH ENEMY have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 8-10 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ALICE COOPER ANVIL ARCH ENEMY ASIA BLITZKRIEG BONFIRE CACTUS CATHEDRAL CELTIC FROST DEEP PURPLE ...

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DEF LEPPARD Guitarist Looks Back On Last Year

DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "The last year was busy enough; The 'Rock of Ages' release and tour and (big excitement for me!) the release of my first ever solo album, 'Two Sides of If'. In addition to releasing the record, I also started ...

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DEF LEPPARD To Team Up With JOURNEY For Summer Tour

DEF LEPPARD and JOURNEY will be teaming up for a U.S. tour this summer. No dates have been confirmed at this time. DEF LEPPARD's two-CD collection of hits, "Rock of Ages", has sold 452,000 copies in the United States since its May 2005 release. Meanwhile, the band's 1999 "Vault - Greatest Hits" (Mercury) collection has ...

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DEF LEPPARD Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

DEF LEPPARD have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 8-10 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ALICE COOPER ANVIL BLITZKRIEG BONFIRE CACTUS CATHEDRAL CELTIC FROST DEEP PURPLE DEF LEPPARD DORO DRAGONFORCE EASY ACTION EVERGREY FIREWIND FROM BEHIND ...

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DOWN Confirmed For Italy's GODS OF METAL Festival?

According to a posting at the Metal Italia web site, DOWN — the acclaimed band featuring CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, drummer Jimmy Bower (EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist), bassist Rex Brown (ex-PANTERA), guitarist Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR), and vocalist Philip Anselmo (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PANTERA) — have been confirmed for the tenth edition of ...

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STORMLORD Confirmed For Italy's GODS OF METAL Festival

Italian "extreme epic metal" act STORMLORD have been confirmed for the tenth edition of Gods Of Metal festival, set to take place June 1-4 at Idroscalo in Milan, Italy. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ALICE IN CHAINS ANGRA BENEDICTUM BLOODSIMPLE CRUCIFIED BARBARA DEF LEPPARD DEFTONES DIMMU BORGIR GAMMA ...

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LINKIN PARK Confirm RICK RUBIN As Producer Of New Album

LINKIN PARK DJ Joseph Hahn has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Right now we're in the experimental phase of the writing process for our new record. There is no solid direction yet, we're trying to be as eclectic as we can for the moment and then we'll see what stands ...

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