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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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DEF LEPPARD To Perform At LIVE 8 Concert In Philadelphia

DEF LEPPARD have been confirmed to play at the Live 8 festival, taking place around the world on July 2. Live 8 is organized by Bob Geldof, with eight free concerts that are held with the cream of international rock and pop artists performing in London (U.K.), Paris (France), Berlin (Germany), Rome (Italy), Philadelphia (USA), ...

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DEF LEPPARD: Jacksonville Live Photos Posted Online

The Florida Times-Union has uploaded 53 pictures from DEF LEPPARD's June 17 performance in Jacksonville, Florida. The images, which were taken by photographer Kate-Smith Brown, can be viewed at this location. As previously reported, DEF LEPPARD have set a September 20 worldwide release date for their all-covers set, entitled "Yeah!" Guitarist Phil Collen ...

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Former UNIDA Members Resurface In HOUSE OF BROKEN PROMISES

What started out being three guys from the popular "stoner rock" band UNIDA — songwriter and guitarist Arthur Seay, drummer Mike Cancino, bass player Eddie Plasciencia — became a new, melodically charged, heartfelt, passionate four-piece band called HOUSE OF BROKEN PROMISES (HOBP). UNIDA — who were fronted by former KYUSS lead singer John Garcia — ...

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DEF LEPPARD Drummer's Wife Escapes Driving Ban

Sheffield Today has issued the following report: The wife of DEF LEPPARD drummer Rick Savage has escaped a drink drive conviction after her lawyer spotted a "fatal flaw" in the prosecution's case. Celebrity lawyer Nick Freeman, dubbed "Mr Loophole" spotted that police failed to follow proper procedures after stopping Paige Savage in her ...

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Former THE ALMIGHTY Frontman To Support WHITESNAKE In California

Former THE ALMIGHTY frontman Ricky Warwick will be opening for WHITESNAKE at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, California on June 25-26. Warwick is currently promoting his second solo album, "Love Many Trust Few", out now on Sanctuary Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Tattoos and Alibis" was produced by Ronan McHugh and DEF LEPPARD ...

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DEE SNIDER's Final Radio Broadcast: The Report

Moshpitwookie.com has issued the following report on TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider's final broadcast as the weeknight DJ job on the Philadelphia radio station WMMR: "Citing personal reasons, Dee Snider retired from his weeknight DJ job at WMMR in Philadelphia. "Dee took over the 7-to-midnight show about nine months ago here in Philadelphia, ...

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