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KISS: Entire Original Lineup Interviewed For 'VH1 Rock Honors' Show

KissOnline.com reports that KISS members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons just did a photo shoot for the Japanese rock magazine Burrn! while filming interview footage for "VH1 Rock Honors". Original KISS members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss also filmed their VH1 interviews in New York last week. Photographer John Harrell also interviewed Paul, Gene and ...

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TRIVIUM: New Songtitles Revealed

MTV.com is reporting that TRIVIUM have finished recording their upcoming CD "The Crusade". On Thursday (May 11), frontman Matt Heafy started tracking vocals at AudioHammer Studio in Orlando, Florida, where the band also recorded guitars and bass. Heafy is co-producing the disc with AudioHammer owner and previous collaborator Jason Suecof, and the album will be ...

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GODSMACK Join 'VH1 Rock Honors' Lineup

GODSMACK have joined previously announced performers FOO FIGHTERS, THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS and PAUL RODGERS, who has recently joined QUEEN for tours of Europe and the USA, as they pay tribute to the legends who influenced the sound of hard rock with the first annual "VH1 Rock Honors". Hosted by Jaime Pressly of the hit sitcom ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Schedule 'Rockline' Appearance

JUDAS PRIEST will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Wednesday, May 24. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you, check out

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JUDAS PRIEST Frontman ROB HALFORD's Catalog To Be Remastered, Reissued

According to a posting on JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford's official web site, the singer's catalog will be remastered and reissued with bonus material this summer. The HALFORD band has issued two full-length studio albums — "Resurrection" (2000) and "Crucible" (2002) — plus a live album, "Live Insurrection" (2001). Further details are expected to be ...

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'VH1 Rock Honors': More Details Revealed

VH1 has announced that Jaime Pressly (web site) of the hit sitcom "My Name Is Earl" will be hosting the first annual "VH1 Rock Honors", the first-ever show to pay homage to the legends who influenced the sound of hard rock. This year's celebration will honor the music and influence of KISS, QUEEN, ...

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DEF LEPPARD To Perform On 'The Tonight Show'

DEF LEPPARD will be taking part in an outdoor performance on NBC's "Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on May 23, to be shown nationwide at 11:35 p.m. EST. Information about tickets for the show can be found here. DEF LEPPARD's 12th studio album, "Yeah!", is scheduled for release on May 23. The CD ...

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DEF LEPPARD's COLLEN, CAMPBELL To Perform Live On 'Rockline'

DEF LEPPARD guitarists Phil Collen and Vivian Campbell will perform live — and will answer questions from listeners — on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Wednesday, May 3. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at ...

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DEF LEPPARD's PHIL COLLEN To Guest On '3 Guys Pickin'

DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen sat down with Chicago's "3 Guys Pickin" cable access show to play some guitar and talk about such topics as "Hysteria", performing acoustically, unreleased B-sides, QUEEN, the DEF LEPPARD movie, and the band's "X" and "Slang" albums. Phil also performed "4 Letter Word" on acoustic on the program. Exclusive live ...

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IAN GILLAN Releases Party-Style Career Retrospective

Launch Radio Networks reports: Ian Gillan steps away from DEEP PURPLE this week with the release of his solo album called "Gillan's Inn". It started out as a 40th anniversary retrospective, since Gillan signed his first recording contract in 1965. He started compiling tracks from different albums, but they didn't sound good together because of ...

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DEF LEPPARD Schedule 'Rockline' Appearance

DEF LEPPARD will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Wednesday, May 3. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you, check out

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DEEP PURPLE Frontman Eyeing Solo Shows This Summer

Launch Radio Networks reports: DEEP PURPLE frontman Ian Gillan is getting ready for the release of his solo album "Gillan's Inn", and he's also looking at the possibility of a tour to support it. Gillan is usually booked pretty solidly with DEEP PURPLE shows, but he told Launch that a change in the group's plans ...

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DEEP PURPLE Frontman To Guest On BRUCE DICKINSON's Radio Show

DEEP PURPLE frontman Ian Gillan will join IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson in the studio on Saturday, April 15 during Bruce's weekly BBC 6 Music radio show, aptly named "Rock Show". Listen to the program live via the Internet between 9:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. (midnight) U.K. time (between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. EST) ...

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KISS, JUDAS PRIEST, DEF LEPPARD To Be Honored By VH1

According to The Associated Press, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame looks to be getting some competition. VH1 announced Thursday (April 6) that it will debut the "VH1 Rock Honors" next month to pay homage to the gods of hard rock. The inaugural honorees are KISS, QUEEN, DEF LEPPARD and JUDAS PRIEST. The ceremony, ...

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ADDICTION CREW Prepare To Record New Album

After appearing in several European charts with the single "What About" and reaching No. 1 on Japan's HMV Bestsellers Rock Chart with "Break in Life", Italy's ADDICTION CREW are currently writing material for their second effort on Earache Records. The band have set "High Def Impact" as the working title for this upcoming full-length and ...

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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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