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ALICE COOPER, DEF LEPPARD To Receive Beer-Can Tribute

Miller Brewing Co. is launching a tribute to 50 years of rock with a series of commemorative cans featuring past Rolling Stone magazine covers of legendary artists, including ALICE COOPER and DEF LEPPARD. The 24-oz. cans of American brewed Miller Lite and Miller Genuine Draft will be available in June and July wherever beer is ...

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SKINLAB Guitarist SNAKE Joins RE:IGNITION

RE:IGNITION (formerly DEF IGNITION), the new San Francisco Bay Area band led by SKINLAB's Steev Esquivel, have issued the following update: "Hey everyone, time for some more news. we're gonna try our hardest to keep everyone up to date on the current RE:IGNITION activities. "First off, we are very pleased to announce that RE:IGNITION is ...

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Did METALLICA Use Strong-Arm Tactics To Land At WARNER BROS.?

Hits Daily Double reports: "Amid ongoing Atlantic-Elektra roster cuts, money-minting rockers METALLICA choose to leave, causing a stir by opting out of the new WMG East Coast order and heading for Tom Whalley's Warner Bros. How did they pull it off? Buzzers buzzing that the band’s tactics involved telling Edgar Bronfman Jr. and Lyor Cohen ...

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DEF LEPPARD: Vocalist JOE ELLIOTT Talks Music

This past Monday (May 10), DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott participated as a guest speaker in an online chat session on the web site of "Let's Talk Music", an online community for musicians and other people who work in the music industry. By request of Joe and the chat organizers, the chat was not announced ...

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VH1 Counts Down '100 Most Metal Moments' In Five-Night Special

MOTÖRHEAD, W.A.S.P.'s Blackie Lawless, POISON's Bret Michaels, former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach, ANTHRAX, L.A. GUNS, KISS, ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil, Ronnie James Dio and FASTER PUSSYCAT are among the artists featured in "100 Most Metal Moments", a VH1 special focusing on the "entertaining (and sometimes shocking) moments" that defined heavy metal music's heyday. ...

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THE DARKNESS To Work With Legendary AC/DC Producer On Sophomore Album

THE DARKNESS have recruited legendary producer Robert "Mutt" Lange to produce the follow-up to their mega-selling debut CD, "Permission to Land", according to NME.com. Lange, who is married to country/pop superstar Shania Twain, has previously produced a number of classic rock albums from such artists as AC/DC, DEF LEPPARD, BRYAN ADAMS and FOREIGNER. In other ...

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RE: IGNITION To Demo More Material

RE: IGNITION (formerly DEF IGNITION), the new San Francisco Bay Area band led by SKINLAB's Steev Esquivel, have posted the following message on their official web site: "RE:IGNITION is alive! And we want to thank everyone who came out to our first show to help make it a huge success! It was awesome sharing the ...

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DEF IGNITION Change Their Name

DEF IGNITION, the San Francisco Bay Area-based band led by SKINLAB's Steev Esquivel, have officially changed their name to RE: IGNITION. No reason was given for the name change. RE: IGNITION recently made two demo songs available for download via their official web site at this location. The tracks "Lost Memories" and "By ...

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Arrests Made In Theft Of Hard Rock Memorabilia

A former radio station employee, his girlfriend and her brother were arrested Friday, accused of breaking into the radio station and stealing $30,000 of music and sports memorabilia, including autographed guitars from KORN, DEF LEPPARD and KISS, as well as drum heads from METALLICA, LINKIN PARK and RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, according to Tampa Bay ...

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CLOCK: DEF LEPPARD Side-Project Announce Los Angeles Gig

CLOCK, the California-based band featuring DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell and former FOREIGNER drummer Mark Schulman, will be performing at Molly Malone's Irish pub (575 Fairfax Ave.) in Los Angeles on Friday, March 26. The group will take the stage at 11:00 p.m. Said Vivian: "It's gonna be with Sascha [Krivstov, bass] again, and this ...

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RICKY WARWICK To Attend Tattoo Contest

Former THE ALMIGHTY frontman Ricky Warwick is tentatively scheduled to make an appearance at the The 2nd Annual Saints and Sinners Tattoo Contest being sponsored by Harry's Tattoo Shop (web site). The event, which will benefit "A Little Life", is slated to take place June 19 at Harry's Tattoo Shop (2333 Riverside Drive) ...

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DEF IGNITION: SKINLAB Side-Project To Post Music Online

DEF IGNITION, the San Francisco Bay Area-based band led by SKINLAB's Steev Esquivel, will be making two demo songs available for streaming via their official web site (currently under construction) beginning tonight (March 15). The tracks "Lost Memories" and "By a Thread" were both recorded with Chris Hanson (TECHNOCRACY, PRIMATE, MACHINE HEAD) and ...

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DEF LEPPARD: All-Covers Album On The Way?

MelodicRock.com is reporting that DEF LEPPARD are recording an all-covers album focusing on the British bands of the '70s, tentatively due this summer. No further information is available at this time. As previously reported, DEF LEPPARD singer Joe Elliott and bassist Rick Savage will perform at a charity concert called "Sincerely Sheffield" on March 12 ...

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DEF LEPPARD Are Still Rolling In The Dough

According to the Feb. 17 edition of the London Evening Standard, DEF LEPPARD earned $7 million pounds (approximately $13 million) in 2003. The paper placed DEF LEPPARD No. 19 in the Top 20 music earners for the last year. In other news, the Sheffield Today web site is reporting that DEF LEPPARD singer Joe Elliott ...

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SKYLARK To Release New Album In May

After a break of more than two years, Italian symphonic power metalers SKYLARK are finally ready to publish their new album. The group have inked a deal with the Italian label Scarlet Records and will release their new CD, "Wings", in May. The new record was mastered at the Sterling Sound studios in New York ...

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SKINLAB Frontman Forges Ahead With Side Project

DEF IGNITION, the San Francisco Bay Area-based band led by SKINLAB's Steev Esquivel, have completed their lineup and are currently recording their first "official" demo. "Things are going fast," Esquivel said. "We're not wasting anytime with this. The plan is to have a record out this year. I'm not sure where it will end up, ...

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DEF LEPPARD: No Plans To Tour With KISS

DEF LEPPARD have issued a statement via their official web site refuting the rumors that they are in talks with KISS about touring together later in 2004. "No matter what you read on any web site, no matter what you read in any article, no matter what you hear or see on any station, and ...

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SKINLAB Frontman Seeking Bassist For New Project

DEF IGNITION, the San Francisco Bay Area-based band led by SKINLAB's Steev Esquivel, are currently seeking a bassist. Applicants should be based in the "Bay Area or surrounding areas," says Steev, who is playing guitar in the new group. "Unknown [musicians are] preferred." Interested partied should write to: [email protected] DEF IGNITION's current lineup is rounded ...

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ROLLING STONE Magazine Publishes 'Greatest Albums Of All Time' List

The editors at Rolling Stone magazine recently polled an array of musicians, critics, and influential industry figures to come up with these 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time. Nearly 300 such music experts (including METALLICA's James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, BLACK SABBATH's Geezer Butler and Bill Ward, ANTHRAX's Scott Ian, IRON MAIDEN's Bruce Dickinson, THIN ...

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KISS To Tour With DEF LEPPARD?

According to KissKollector.com, KISS manager Doc McGhee has confirmed that KISS are in talks with DEF LEPPARD about possibly touring together next year. As reported here yesterday, KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has told the Associated Press that KISS will take a break from touring following their final dates with AEROSMITH later this month and will ...

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DIONYSUS Say They Are 'Extremely Proud' Of Their New Album

DIONYSUS, the Swedish/German melodic power metal act featuring the voice behind guitarist Luca Turilli's solo work, Olaf Hayer, and ex-SINERGY drummer Ronny Milianowicz, have posted the following message on their web site: "Hello dear fans! "It's time for a new DIONYSUS album, and the release date is finally set to January 19! Right now we're ...

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SKID ROW To Give Free Concert In Germany

SKID ROW will be giving a free concert on Thursday (November 6) at Musikzentrum in Hannover, Germany. The group, who are touring Europe in support of their latest release, "Thickskin", were forced to cancel their previously announced Nov. 6 gig in Hamburg due to "technical problems." Upcoming SKID ROW tour dates: w/ DEF LEPPARD: Nov. ...

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