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Report: Old Bands Draw New Generation To Concerts

David Hinckley of the New York Daily News reports that this summer's top concert performers include such veteran acts as KISS, IRON MAIDEN, METALLICA, and DEF LEPPARD. "While they can still draw 5,000-15,000 fans a night, that number includes more than the now-middle-aged fans who remember when music could be found in the grooves of ...

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DEF LEPPARD: Demo Song Posted Online

DEF LEPPARD have posted a demo version of the "X" cut "Gravity", originally titled "Perfect Girl", on their official web site at this location. "Although the basic rhythm and guitar tracks on this demo weren't changed much along the way," reads a message posted on the site, "the early version's lyrics and vocals ...

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DEF LEPPARD To Play India In November

DEF LEPPARD are set to perform in Mumbai and Bangalore, India before the end of the year, according to Mid-day.com. The band have visited the country before — although they have yet to play a large concert there. DEF LEPPARD are expected to perform in Mumbai and Bangalore in November, according to T Venkat Vardhan ...

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Review: DEF LEPPARD Does The Time Warp

Jeff Miers of The Buffalo News reviewed DEF LEPPARD's show at the Erie County Fair on Wednesday night (August 13). "It was like watching 'The Breakfast Club' for the 43rd time. You knew exactly what was going to happen, but you loved it anyway," he wrote. "Since the majority of the audience, by all appearances, ...

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Review: DEF LEPPARD's Candied Metal For Masses

Ben Rayner of the Toronto Star reviewed DEF LEPPARD's performance at the Molson Amphitheatre Tuesday night (August 12). "Holding triumphant court before roughly 10,000 loyal fans — an aging crew fond of cellphone pouches, denim shirts and gratuitous breast implants — at the Molson Amphitheatre last night, DEF LEPPARD in 2003 sounded remarkably similar to ...

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Review: DEF LEPPARD Less Than Electric

T'cha Dunlevy of the Montreal Gazette reviewed DEF LEPPARD's show at the Bell Centre in Montreal Saturday night (August 9). "It was the third big rock revival show in the past month, following the ruthless riffage of METALLICA (before 50,000 on Île Ste. Hélène) and the melodramatic camp of IRON MAIDEN last Saturday," he writes. ...

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DEF LEPPARD Attend MICK JAGGER's Birthday Bash In Prague

THE ROLLING STONES frontman Mick Jagger marked his birthday Saturday night with a boozy bash into the early hours at a swish Prague night-club attended by his two daughters Jade and Elisabeth, and members of DEF LEPPARD. Czech Republic's former president Vaclav Havel, who appeared on stage at the start of THE ROLLING STONES' performance ...

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ANDREW W.K. Announces Headlining Tour

ANDREW W.K. has announced the following headlining dates during August/September: Aug. 17 - New Orleans, LA @ The Parish Aug. 18 - Houston, TX @ Engine Room Aug. 19 - Dallas, TX @ Tree's Aug. 20 - Austin, TX @ Mercury Aug. 21 - El Paso, TX @ Club 101 Aug. 22 - Las Vegas, ...

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MANMADEGOD Set Release Date For Full-Length Debut

San Francisco Bay Area's MANMADEGOD, featuring former FORBIDDEN guitarist Craig Locicero and drummer Steve Jacobs, have set an August 26 release date through Island/Def Jam Records for their self-titled debut album. In the meantime, the band's first single, "Safe Passage" has been posted online for listening at this location. "Manmadegod" was produced by ...

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MANMADEGOD: More Tour Dates Announced

San Francisco Bay Area's MANMADEGOD, featuring former FORBIDDEN guitarist Craig Locicero and drummer Steve Jacobs, have lined up a month's worth of new dates, including shows with TAPROOT, RA, and a string of dates on the upcoming ADEMA/POWERMAN 5000/SPINESHANK tour. Upcoming MANMADEGOD tour dates: Jul. 25 - Old Bridge, NJ - Birch Hill Night Club ...

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DEF LEPPARD: U.K. Dates Announced

DEF LEPPARD have announced the dates for their U.K. tour in October. They are as follows: Oct. 18 – Edinburgh, UK @ Playhouse Oct. 19 - Bradford, UK @ St. George's Hall Oct. 21 - Nottingham, UK @ Royal Centre Oct. 22 - Bristol, UK @ Colston Hall Oct. 24 - Plymouth, UK @ Plymouth ...

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DEF LEPPARD Forced To Cut Short North Dakota Concert

DEF LEPPARD were forced to cut short their outdoor show at the Red River Valley Fair in West Fargo, North Dakota Thursday night (June 26) due to bad weather conditions. Says DEF LEPPARD vocalist Joe Elliott: "We had to come off after 12 songs.... Wind, rain and cold made it impossible to play properly. Also, ...

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DEF LEPPARD Singer To Appear On ALEX HARVEY Tribute

According to last week's U.K. Sunday Mail newspaper, DEF LEPPARD singer Joe Elliott has been invited to take part in an upcoming Alex Harvey tribute album. The CD, which is due later in the year, will feature THE SENSATIONAL ALEX HARVEY BAND accompanied by a host of singers such as Alice Cooper, Iggy Pop, punk ...

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KISS' PAUL STANLEY Working On Solo Album

KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley is working on his first solo album in 25 years, according to Billboard.com. Stanley is working with a crop of songwriters that includes Sweden's Andreas Carlsson, who has written songs with or for the likes of DEF LEPPARD, CELINE DION, BON JOVI, BACKSTREET BOYS, LEANN RIMES, BRITNEY SPEARS and 'N SYNC. ...

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M3 To Support DEF LEPPARD In Europe?

M3, the new British group featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Tony Martin (vocals, ex-BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK), and Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM), are rumored to be under consideration for the opening slot on DEF LEPPARD's European tour later this summer. More ...

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PAPA ROACH Singer Gets Behind DIE TRYING

PAPA ROACH frontman Jacoby Shaddix is reportedly teaming up with label Island Def Jam to promote Sacramento, California's DIE TRYING, who released their self-titled debut album on Tuesday (June 10). The band's first single "Oxygen's Gone" is currently at Number 33 on the Radio & Records singles chart. Shaddix heard the band's music early on, ...

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SLIPKNOT Bassist To Tour With UNIDA

SLIPKNOT's Paul Gray will be playing bass for UNIDA on their upcoming West Coast tour. "[Paul] is a very good friend of the band and we thank him very much for coming out and jamming with us so we can make this tour happen," the group said in an official statement. UNIDA tour dates: Jun. ...

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BROOKS BUFORD: First Single Posted Online

BROOKS BUFORD, the new Arista recording artist whose live band consists of TOMMY LEE/ex-KILGORE bassist Marty O'Brien, ex-KILGORE guitarist Mike Pelletier, HATE MACHINE/OMNIBLANK guitarist Al Dettori, BEAUTIFUL CREATURES drummer Glen Sobel and REHAB DJ Robbie, played his first show at the Viper Room in Hollywood, California on Wednesday, June 4. "It was a private show ...

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AMEN Select MIKE FRASER To Mix New CD

AMEN have tapped Mike Fraser (DEF LEPPARD, METALLICA, AC/DC, AEROSMITH) to mix their forthcoming CD, the group's first for new label, Eaturmusic. The Los Angeles outfit have recorded a total of 53 songs, and whittled it down to 20, for the as-yet-untitled effort, which was reportedly produced by SYSTEM OF A DOWN guitarist Daron Malakian. ...

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Former THE ALMIGHTY Singer Records New Material

Former THE ALMIGHTY frontman Ricky Warwick has completed work on two brand new extra tracks for the forthcoming release of his solo effort "Tattoos & Alibis". They are "Can't Live With Maybe" (described as "a real rocker" and one which Ricky has been playing live) and "Minor Miracles". Unfortunately, due to a lack of time ...

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UNIDA Announce California Date

UNIDA, the band featuring former KYUSS vocalist John Garcia, will perform a headlining show at Flaherty's Bar And Grill in Palm Springs, California on Saturday, May 10. Also appearing on the bill will be SONS OF SERRO and STUMBLE JUNKIES. As previously reported, UNIDA have yet to secure a release for their much-anticipated full-length CD, ...

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Former THE ALMIGHTY Frontman Signs With SANCTUARY RECORDS

Former THE ALMIGHTY frontman Ricky Warwick has signed a two-album worldwide deal with Sanctuary Records. Warwick's recent Japanese release, "Tattoos & Alibis", will be issued mid-July with two new extra tracks which were not featured on the original version. Ricky is currently on tour in the U.S. with DEF LEPPARD. ...

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THE SCORPIONS To Record New Album

Veteran German hard rockers THE SCORPIONS are taking a little break before entering the studio to record their new studio album, tentatively due in early 2004. Several producer names have been mentioned as possible collaborators on the group's next effort, including Bob Rock (METALLICA, THE CULT), Rick Parashar (PEARL JAM, NICKELBACK, BLIND MELON) and former ...

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DEF LEPPARD To Release New Single

DEF LEPPARD will issue a new single, "Long Long Way To Go" in the U.K. on April 14. The following two versions of the single will be available: CD Version: 1. Long Long Way To Go (Radio Edit) 2. 10 Times Bigger Than Love 3. Now (Acoustic) 4. Long Long Way To Go (Video) DVD ...

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