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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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DEF LEPPARD Joined By BRIAN MAY For Rendition Of QUEEN Classic

DEF LEPPARD were joined by QUEEN's Brian May for a "rocking" version of the QUEEN classic "Tie Your Mother Down" during the finale of the band's performance at the London Apollo Hammersmith on Friday (October 31). In addition drummer Rick Allen's 40th birthday was celebrated on stage during the gig when Rick's mother surprised him ...

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DEF LEPPARD Perform In Edinburgh: Photos Available

DEF LEPPARD performed at The Playhouse in Edinburgh, Scotland on Saturday, October 18. Check out pictures from LFI. Upcoming DEF LEPPARD tour dates: Oct. 26 – Birmingham, UK @ Carling Academy Oct. 27 - Doncaster, UK @ Doncaster Dome Oct. 28 - Cambridge, UK @ Corn Exchange Oct. 30 - Bournemouth, UK @ ...

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UNIDA Announce Los Angeles Gig

UNIDA, the band featuring former KYUSS vocalist John Garcia, will be playing at The Garage in Los Angeles on October 17. Also appearing are FATSO JETSON and FAMILY BUTCHER. UNIDA have yet to secure a release for their much-anticipated full-length CD, which was originally completed in May 2001 while the band were part of the ...

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DEF LEPPARD Fan Fired For Going To Concert

Sheffield Star reports that a devoted DEF LEPPARD fan claims he was fired for going to watch his heroes in concert. South Yorkshire carpenter Glyn Wilkinson (photo) was given tickets by his daughter Kerry for the family to see the band's homecoming gig in Sheffield. He was working in London and decided to ...

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SKID ROW Announce U.K. Tour Dates

SKID ROW have announced the details of their upcoming U.K. headlining tour. The band, will be supporting DEF LEPPARD on the German/Swiss leg of their European tour in November, will then head off to the U.K. to do some headlining dates. The jaunt will mark SKID ROW's first trip to Europe in over seven years. ...

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DEF LEPPARD Drummer To Wed?

According to the Sheffield Star newspaper and several sources, DEF LEPPARD drummer Rick Allen and his girlfriend Lauren Monroe are getting closer to their wedding date. It is unclear when they will marry but an Oct. 18 date appears likely in the Los Angeles area. "The Sheffield rock legend tied the knot with Lauren Anne ...

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DEF JAM Hasn't Slowed ROADRUNNER's Indie Spirit

Tamara Conniff of the Hollywood Reporter reports that it's been 2-1/2 years since the Island Def Jam Music Group acquired a 50% stake in Roadrunner Records. However, the longtime rock-metal independent label still feels like an indie despite its major label parent, president Jonas Nachsin says. "In terms of the Roadrunner's indie spirit, I don't ...

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DECONSTRUCT To Open For DEF LEPPARD In California

DECONSTRUCT, the Sacramento, California-based band featuring HEATHEN/ANGEL WITCH drummer Darren Minter, will be opening for DEF LEPPARD at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheater in Southern California next Friday (October 3). This will mark the first Los Angeles-area appearance for the band. However, the group will return to L.A. for an industry showcase at the Whisky in ...

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SKINLAB's ESQUIVEL To Collaborate With Ex-PUSHED Singer

SKINLAB frontman Steev Esquivel has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "Hey what's up everyone. I wanted to give you the low down on DEF IGNITION. I entered the recording stages of the project. As of last week, I started collaborating with production team Marc Pattison and Luke Shedd of Bay ...

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SKID ROW To Support DEF LEPPARD In Germany

SKID ROW will be supporting DEF LEPPARD on the German/Swiss leg of their European tour in November. The group will then head off to the U.K. to do some headlining dates. The jaunt will mark SKID ROW's first trip to Europe in over seven years. Says bassist Rachel Bolan, "It's gonna be a blast being ...

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