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DEF LEPPARD Part Ways With Longtime Management

After spending most of their career under the management of Peter Mensch and Cliff Bernstein at Q-Prime Management, DEF LEPPARD have jumped ship to sign with Trudy Green at HK Management, according to Hits Daily Double. HK, which is now part of Irving Azoff's Frontline Management, has looked after such artists as AEROSMITH, POISON, MICHAEL ...

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GIGANTOUR, CINDERELLA, WHITESNAKE, DEF LEPPARD Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: Gigantour: MEGADETH, DREAM THEATER, FEAR FACTORY, NEVERMORE, LIFE OF AGONY, SYMPHONY X, DRYKILL LOGIC, BOBAFLEX Venue: Thomas & Mack Center City/State: Las Vegas, Nev. Date: July 22, 2005 Attendance: 1,312 Capacity: 6,500 Artist/Event: SYSTEM OF A ...

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GIGANTOUR, CINDERELLA, JUDAS PRIEST, DEF LEPPARD Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: GIGANTOUR: MEGADETH, DREAM THEATER, FEAR FACTORY, NEVERMORE, LIFE OF AGONY, SYMPHONY X, DRY KILL LOGIC, BOBAFLEX Venue: Selland Arena City/State: Fresno, Calif. Date: July 21, 2005 Attendance: 1,866 Capacity: 6,545 Artist/Event: GIGANTOUR: MEGADETH, DREAM THEATER, FEAR ...

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JUDAS PRIEST, DEF LEPPARD, PAPA ROACH Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: JUDAS PRIEST, QUEENSRŸCHE Venue: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater City/State: Irvine, Calif. Date: July 8, 2005 Attendance: 9,873 Capacity: 16,030 Artist/Event: DEF LEPPARD, BRYAN ADAMS, RANDY COLEMAN Venue: Frontier Field City/State: Rochester, N.Y. Date: July 10, 2005 Attendance: ...

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SLAYER's New Album To Surface Via AMERICAN/WARNER BROS. RECORDS

Warner Bros. Records has announced that American Recordings — headed by legendary hip-hop and rock producer Rick Rubin — has joined the Warner Bros. family of labels. The partnership entails that American Recordings will sign and provide creative services for artists, while Warner Bros. will handle promotion, publicity, sales, marketing, and distribution. Current American Recordings ...

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DEF LEPPARD: Covers CD Delayed

According to a posting on DEF LEPPARD's official web site, the release date of DEF LEPPARD's all-covers set, entitled "Yeah!" has been pushed back to late 2005/early 2006 from the previously announced September 20. No reason was given for the delay. Guitarist Phil Collen recently told Billboard.com that the song list for the set had ...

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JUDAS PRIEST, DEF LEPPARD, CINDERELLA, WHITESNAKE Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: DEF LEPPARD, BRYAN ADAMS, RANDY COLEMAN Venue: KeySpan Park City/State: Brooklyn, N.Y. Date: July 9, 2005 Attendance: 9,645 Capacity: 10,000 Artist/Event: JUDAS PRIEST, QUEENSRŸCHE Venue: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater City/State: Selma, Texas Date: June 25, 2005 Attendance: ...

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DEF LEPPARD Guitarist To Release Solo Album

Launch Radio Networks reports: DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell will release his first solo album, "Two Sides of If", on September 6. Campbell will be joined on the blues-oriented album by ZZ TOP's Billy Gibbons, singer Joan Osbourne, and former FRANK ZAPPA and MISSING PERSONS drummer Terry Bozzio. "Two Sides of If" features a collection ...

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AC/DC, DEF LEPPARD, MÖTLEY CRÜE Planning North American Tours

AC/DC, DEF LEPPARD and MÖTLEY CRÜE are among the artists that are planning on touring the U.S. later this year and/or in early 2006, panelists from several major booking agencies revealed at a session during the International Assn. of Assembly Managers (IAAM) conference in Washington, D.C. earlier this week, according to Billboard.biz. Without citing a ...

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DEF LEPPARD Offer Chance To Win Autographed Guitar

UMe and Jackson Guitars have teamed up to offer one lucky fan a chance to win a brand new blue Jackson JS1 Dinky guitar, autographed by DEF LEPPARD members Joe Elliott, Phil Collen, Vivian Campbell, Rick Savage and Rick Allen. According to the contest announcement, "We want to make sure a true DEF LEPPARD fan ...

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W.A.S.P., UFO, QUIET RIOT, WHITESNAKE, DEF LEPPARD Concert Grosses Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert grosses, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: W.A.S.P., L.A. GUNS, STEPHEN PEARCY Venue: House of Blues City/State: San Diego, CA. Date: June 29, 2005 Gross Sales: $3,761 Attendance: 184 Capacity: 1,019 Artist/Event: UFO Venue: Trocadero City/State: Philadelphia, Pa. Date: 7/9/05 Gross Sales: $5,183 Attendance: ...

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DEF LEPPARD Explain 'LIVE AID' Absence

Launch Radio Networks reports: Twenty years ago today (July 13, 1985), the Live Aid concerts were held in London and Philadelphia. The shows featured the biggest names in popular music at the time, but one band that wasn't on either bill was DEF LEPPARD. They were certainly popular enough, since their "Pyromania" album was still ...

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DEF LEPPARD: 'Rock Of Ages' Certified Gold

DEF LEPPARD's "Rock of Ages", a new two-CD collection of hits, was certified gold on June 22 by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) for shipments in excess of 500,000 copies. As previously reported, DEF LEPPARD have set a September 20 worldwide release date for their all-covers set, entitled "Yeah!" Guitarist Phil Collen recently ...

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DEF LEPPARD: More U.S. Headlining Dates Announced

DEF LEPPARD have added four more headline shows to their ongoing U.S. tour. They are as follows: Aug. 31 - Billings, MT @ Metrapark Arena Sep. 02 - Sioux Falls, SD @ Sioux Falls Arena Sep. 03 - La Crosse, WI @ La Crosse Center Sep. 04 - Chicago, IL @ Lakefront Pavilion at Northerly ...

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DEF LEPPARD: No Replacement Show Planned In Camden

Due to extreme weather conditions and for security reasons, DEF LEPPARD's show in Camden, NJ which was supposed to take place on July 1, unfortunately had to be cancelled a few hours before the start. Although the promoter tried to find a solution and reschedule the show, this turned out to be impossible and as ...

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MTV, VH1 To Rebroadcast LIVE 8 Footage

Billboard.com is reporting that MTV and VH1 have confirmed plans to rebroadcast 10 hours of Live 8 performances tomorrow (July 9), including — presumably — sets by DEEP PURPLE, MÖTLEY CRÜE, VELVET REVOLVER and DEF LEPPARD. VH1 will offer five hours of programming beginning at 10 a.m. ET, with MTV taking over at 3 p.m. ...

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DEF LEPPARD: 'Vault' Certified Quadruple Platinum

DEF LEPPARD's 1999 "Vault - Greatest Hits" (Mercury) collection was certified in June for U.S. shipments of 4 million copies by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). As previously reported, DEF LEPPARD have set a September 20 worldwide release date for their all-covers set, entitled "Yeah!" Guitarist Phil Collen recently told Billboard.com that the ...

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