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DEF LEPPARD Singer: Covers Album To Surface Next Spring

DEF LEPPARD singer Joe Elliott told 2FM (Ireland) radio host Dave Fanning on Friday (Oct. 1) that the group are planning on issuing a new, as-yet-untitled 14-song album of hits from the Seventies sometime in April/May 2005. The collection, which will include LEPPARD's versions of hits from DAVID BOWIE, ROXY MUSIC and KINKS (among others), ...

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DEF LEPPARD Bassist Ties The Knot

Sheffield Today is reporting that two members of multi-million-selling Sheffield band DEF LEPPARD have gotten hitched in a matter of weeks. Bass player Rick Savage was the latest to get married — the bells having barely stopped ringing after band frontman Joe Elliott married his girlfriend Kristine at a star-studded bash in a ...

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KID ROCK To Perform On VH1's 'Hip Hop Honors'

KID ROCK is scheduled to perform at VH1's inaugural "Hip Hop Honors". The BEASTIE BOYS, PUBLIC ENEMY, ICE-T, FAT JOE and GRANDMASTER FLASH are also set to appear on the program. Vivica A. Fox and Mos Def will host the awards show, which pays tribute to groundbreaking hip-hop artists. Among those in the first group ...

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ONE FOR NOTHING Record New Material, Seek Label Home

ONE FOR NOTHING (formerly ETHER SEEDS) have been maintaining an increasingly busy schedule after emerging from a marathon recording and mixing session at New York's famed Quad Studios. The band tracked several new tunes that they plan to make available online in the coming weeks. Guitarist Stephen Seals recently conducted an interview for the Oct. ...

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DEF LEPPARD Singer Gets Married

DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott married fiancée Kristine at Kinnitty Castle in County Offaly, Ireland on September 1, according to a posting on the group's official web site. "The two-day event (which was described by Joe as 'the mother of all parties') was attended mostly by family and close friends, although a smattering of celebrities ...

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DEF LEPPARD: 'Best Of' CD Details Revealed

More information has been released regarding the upcoming DEF LEPPARD compilation album, "Best of Def Leppard", due in October via Island/Def Jam and Universal/Mercury. Described as "an updated 'replacement' version" of the band's previous greatest-hits compilation, "Vault" (1995), the new collection will be released in North America under the title "Super Vault". There will be ...

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DEF LEPPARD: Upcoming 'Best Of' Collection To Include New Cover Song, DVD

DEF LEPPARD have confirmed the plans by Island/Def Jam and Universal/Mercury to release a new DEF LEPPARD compilation album in October, titled "Best Of Def Leppard". Described as "an updated 'replacement' version" of the band's previous greatest-hits compilation, "Vault" (1995), the new collection will be released in North America under the title "Super Vault". "The ...

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DRY KILL LOGIC, MOTOGRATER To Team Up For Co-Headlining Tour

DRY KILL LOGIC and MOTOGRATER will be teaming up for a three-week co-headlining tour in October. Exact cities and dates for the Jägermeister-presented trek, dubbed "The New Level of Aggression Tour 2004", will be announced soon. As previously reported, DRY KILL LOGIC will be hitting the road with NONPOINT and SKINDRED beginning in late September. ...

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SLAYER's Next Studio Album To Land On INTERSCOPE?

Rick Rubin's American Recordings label — home to veteran Los Angeles thrashers SLAYER — is making the move from Island Def Jam to the Interscope side, according to Hits Daily Double. SLAYER had previously announced that they were putting the recording sessions for their new album on hold while Rubin began negotiating a new deal ...

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DEF LEPPARD: New 'Best Of' Collection Due In October

According to HMV Japan, a new DEF LEPPARD "greatest hits" album, is scheduled to be released on October 8. Titled "Best Of Special Edition", the collection will be released as a double CD. No further information is currently available. As previously reported, DEF LEPPARD's breakthrough 1983 album, "Pyromania", was recently certified "diamond" by ...

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DEF LEPPARD: VH1 Original Movie To Re-Air This Weekend

The VH1 original movie, "Hysteria: The Def Leppard Story", is scheduled to re-air August 14 at 12:00 1.m. EDT on VH1. The following is a brief synopsis of the movie: "The true story of one of the most successful pop-metal bands of the 80s. All born in England, the group first found success at home ...

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DEF LEPPARD, PANTERA Reach New Multi-Platinum Heights

DEF LEPPARD's breakthrough 1983 album, "Pyromania", has been certified at the RIAA's (Recording Industry Association of America) diamond level (10 million copies shipped) last month, according to Billboard.com. Produced by Robert John "Mutt" Lange, "Pyromania" benefited greatly from MTV's relentless airing of the album's first two singles, "Photograph" and "Rock of Ages". The U.K. group ...

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RIVERDOGS Back In The Studio With Six New Songs

Vintage rock band RIVERDOGS, featuring guitarist Vivian Campbell (DEF LEPPARD, ex-DIO, WHITESNAKE), are in the process of recording a new album. The group have six songs on tape, and are recording as schedules permit. Live performances are planned in Los Angeles and San Diego at the end of August to coincide with the 2004 NARM ...

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RE:IGNITION: New Demo Tracks Posted Online

RE:IGNITION (formerly DEF IGNITION), the new San Francisco Bay Area band led by SKINLAB's Steev Esquivel, have uploaded several new demo tracks recorded during a recent session at Trident Studio with producer Juan Urteaga. Check them out: 01. Short Memory (mp3) 02. By A Thread (mp3) 03. Falling In (

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DEF LEPPARD To Play Soccer For Charity

DEF LEPPARD guitarists Phil Collen and Vivian Campbell will participate in a charity celebrity football/soccer match taking place on Sunday, June 27 in Carson (close to Los Angeles Airport) at the Home Depot Centre, as part of a musicians team playing against a team of movie/TV stars. Kick-off is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. All proceeds ...

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Former FIREHOUSE Bassist Joins DEF LEPPARD Tribute Band

Former FIREHOUSE bassist Dario Seixas has joined the DEF LEPPARD tribute band PYROMANIA. "Dario brings a wealth of experience, talent and showmanship and will help the band push the envelope of just how good a tribute band can be," the band write in a press release. You can catch Dario with PYROMANIA at the end ...

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DEF LEPPARD's 'Photograph' Topping Country Music Charts

California country trio MALIBU STORM's remake of DEF LEPPARD's 1983 hit "Photograph" has landed at No. 10 on the Billboard Country Singles Sales chart in its first week of release. Top sales markets for the single reportedly include Los Angeles, Louisville, KY, Nashville and Charleston, WV. The video for the track is available for viewing ...

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DEF LEPPARD Guitarist VIVIAN CAMPBELL Becomes A 'PIG'

Apart from doing the occasional acoustic show, working with his side band CLOCK, doing some little bits with the RIVERDOGS and, of course, his DEF LEPPARD activities, guitarist Vivian Campbell has found time to work with yet another project: REDFELTPIG, a group of artists who improvise and record live, resulting in experimental music. REDFELTPIG was ...

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