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PAUL STANLEY 'Couldn't Be Happier' With New Solo Album

KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley has given KissOnline.com the following brief update on the progress of his new solo album: "I'm in the studio weekly working on my solo album. Mixing has started and the tracks sound tremendous. I couldn't be happier with the way it's turning out!" As previously reported, drumming on all tracks was ...

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Former STATUS QUO Drummer's Rockin' School

Ben Clover of the Wimbledon Post has issued the following report: Kids don't normally need any help making a racket. But when the former drummer with rock giants STATUS QUO dropped into Poplar Primary School, Morden, to give some expert tuition, it could have been a scene from the film, "School of Rock". Jeff Rich ...

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W.A.S.P., DOKKEN, QUIET RIOT Featured On 'Hollywood Rocks!' Box Set

June 21, 2005 will see the release of the long-awaited and highly anticipated four-disc compilation album, "Hollywood Rocks!" through Deadline/Cleopatra Records. The audio companion to 2004's highly touted "Hollywood Rocks!" coffee table book, the box set is an eargasmic journey through the streets of the infamous Los Angeles club scene of the 1980s and early ...

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JOE ELLIOTT: The DEF LEPPARD 'Juggernaut Is Up And Running'

DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Well, we're off! As usual, there's too much to do and not enough time to do it in, but the LEPPARD juggernaut is up and running! "After Saturday's first day of rehearsals, yesterday was a day spent shooting footage ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN: 'Mezmerize' Enters Billboard Chart At No. 1

SYSTEM OF A DOWN's "Mezmerize", the Columbia band's follow-up to the six-times-platinum 2002 breakthrough "Toxicity", has sold 452,990 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 1 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart. "Mezmerize" is Disc One of the 2-disc set "Mezmerize/Hypnotize". Disc Two, "Hypnotize", is ...

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DEF LEPPARD Set Release Date For All-Covers Set

DEF LEPPARD have set a September 20 worldwide release date for their all-covers set, entitled "YEAH!" As previously reported, DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen recently told Billboard.com that the song list for the group's all-covers set has yet to be finalized, as the group decided to record more cuts than it originally planned. ...

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DEF LEPPARD Announce Title For Covers Album

DEF LEPPARD's official web site has been updated with the following message: "By now, most of you know that the next DEF LEPPARD album will be a collection of cover tunes from (mostly) '70s hits, and some of you may have read in various interviews that the album is scheduled for release in the fall ...

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OTEP Frontwoman to Perform On HBO's 'Def Poetry'

According to a posting on OTEP's official web site, OTEP frontwoman Otep Shamaya will perform on this season's "Def Poetry" on HBO. Click here to watch the "Def Poetry" season five trailer. Best described as a performance poetry event, "Def Poetry" features poets who blend hip-hop — poetry's musical cousin — with the ...

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DEF LEPPARD Frontman: Preparing For Tour

DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott has posted the following message at the band's official web site: "Hello, you lovely people!! I thought I'd just give you a quick update on what's going on as we prepare for this summer's tour... First of all, it's true what they say about sitting in front a computer screen ...

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THROWDOWN Complete 'Burn' Video

THROWDOWN have completed the video for "Burn", the first single from the band's forthcoming album "Vendetta". The band worked once again with their close friend Christopher Sims, whose recent credits include LAMB OF GOD, AS I LAY DYING, BLEEDING THROUGH and NORMA JEAN. Sims was also responsible for THROWDOWN's "Fight Club"-themed "Forever" video, a staple ...

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DRY KILL LOGIC Confirmed For GIGANTOUR Second Stage

DRY KILL LOGIC have been confirmed as the first band on the second stage of this summer's Gigantour, a six-week festival trek co-headlined by MEGADETH and DREAM THEATER. Other main-stage acts include FEAR FACTORY, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN and NEVERMORE. Additional artists for the second stage will be announced during the coming weeks. Confirmed dates ...

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DEF LEPPARD Singer Guests On IAN HUNTER DVD

DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott makes a guest appearance on the new live DVD from the legendary Ian Hunter (MOTT THE HOOPLE), "Just Another Night - Live At The Astoria", available now on Secret Records. Filmed and recorded at the Astoria in London in 2004, it features an appearance by Joe on the song "All ...

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DEF LEPPARD Still Planning To Release Covers Album

Launch Radio Networks reports: DEF LEPPARD's latest single, a cover of BADFINGER's "No Matter What", appears on the group's upcoming compilation, "Rock of Ages: The Definitive Collection". But it's also part of a larger project, an all-covers album that the group started working on in 2004. Frontman Joe Elliott tells Launch that while DEF LEPPARD's ...

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CKY Frontman: We Have Made 'The Best Rock Record Of 2005'

CKY have set a June 28 release date through Island Def Jam for their third album, "An Answer Can Be Found". Commented CKY guitarist/vocalist Deron Miller: "Our album is finally completed and all I can say is that it's a masterpiece. We have busted our asses for the last year pushing our abilities and talents ...

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DEF LEPPARD Singer Already Prepping For Summer Tour

Launch Radio Networks reports: DEF LEPPARD will hit the road this June for a tour of minor league baseball stadiums with BRYAN ADAMS. Frontman Joe Elliott told Launch that he's already in training, working on both his body and his voice to prepare for a summer of singing. "I've seen a lot of people start ...

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WARGASM Members To Perform At Benefit Concert

On Saturday June 25, the three members of WARGASM, plus assorted members of STEEL ASSASSIN, TRIPHAMMER, MADD HUNTER, EVERY SECOND, and TONGUE & GROOVE will perform at a benefit concert at the Mallard in Brockton, Massachusetts. Three bands consisting of the above-mentioned musicians will be formed specially for this occasion and will perform the music ...

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DEF LEPPARD Guitarist Completes Work On Blues Solo Album

DEF LEPPARD's official web site has been updated with the following message: "Some two weeks ago, Vivian [Campbell, guitar] finished the recording of his upcoming blues solo album, scheduled for release around August. Next week, photos for the album cover will be shot by Viv's friend and rock photographer Robert Knight, who was also present ...

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