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OTEP Frontwoman to Perform On HBO's 'Def Poetry'

According to a posting on OTEP's official web site, OTEP frontwoman Otep Shamaya will perform on this season's "Def Poetry" on HBO. Click here to watch the "Def Poetry" season five trailer. Best described as a performance poetry event, "Def Poetry" features poets who blend hip-hop — poetry's musical cousin — with the ...

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DEF LEPPARD Frontman: Preparing For Tour

DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott has posted the following message at the band's official web site: "Hello, you lovely people!! I thought I'd just give you a quick update on what's going on as we prepare for this summer's tour... First of all, it's true what they say about sitting in front a computer screen ...

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THROWDOWN Complete 'Burn' Video

THROWDOWN have completed the video for "Burn", the first single from the band's forthcoming album "Vendetta". The band worked once again with their close friend Christopher Sims, whose recent credits include LAMB OF GOD, AS I LAY DYING, BLEEDING THROUGH and NORMA JEAN. Sims was also responsible for THROWDOWN's "Fight Club"-themed "Forever" video, a staple ...

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DRY KILL LOGIC Confirmed For GIGANTOUR Second Stage

DRY KILL LOGIC have been confirmed as the first band on the second stage of this summer's Gigantour, a six-week festival trek co-headlined by MEGADETH and DREAM THEATER. Other main-stage acts include FEAR FACTORY, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN and NEVERMORE. Additional artists for the second stage will be announced during the coming weeks. Confirmed dates ...

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DEF LEPPARD Singer Guests On IAN HUNTER DVD

DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott makes a guest appearance on the new live DVD from the legendary Ian Hunter (MOTT THE HOOPLE), "Just Another Night - Live At The Astoria", available now on Secret Records. Filmed and recorded at the Astoria in London in 2004, it features an appearance by Joe on the song "All ...

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DEF LEPPARD Still Planning To Release Covers Album

Launch Radio Networks reports: DEF LEPPARD's latest single, a cover of BADFINGER's "No Matter What", appears on the group's upcoming compilation, "Rock of Ages: The Definitive Collection". But it's also part of a larger project, an all-covers album that the group started working on in 2004. Frontman Joe Elliott tells Launch that while DEF LEPPARD's ...

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CKY Frontman: We Have Made 'The Best Rock Record Of 2005'

CKY have set a June 28 release date through Island Def Jam for their third album, "An Answer Can Be Found". Commented CKY guitarist/vocalist Deron Miller: "Our album is finally completed and all I can say is that it's a masterpiece. We have busted our asses for the last year pushing our abilities and talents ...

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DEF LEPPARD Singer Already Prepping For Summer Tour

Launch Radio Networks reports: DEF LEPPARD will hit the road this June for a tour of minor league baseball stadiums with BRYAN ADAMS. Frontman Joe Elliott told Launch that he's already in training, working on both his body and his voice to prepare for a summer of singing. "I've seen a lot of people start ...

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WARGASM Members To Perform At Benefit Concert

On Saturday June 25, the three members of WARGASM, plus assorted members of STEEL ASSASSIN, TRIPHAMMER, MADD HUNTER, EVERY SECOND, and TONGUE & GROOVE will perform at a benefit concert at the Mallard in Brockton, Massachusetts. Three bands consisting of the above-mentioned musicians will be formed specially for this occasion and will perform the music ...

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DEF LEPPARD Guitarist Completes Work On Blues Solo Album

DEF LEPPARD's official web site has been updated with the following message: "Some two weeks ago, Vivian [Campbell, guitar] finished the recording of his upcoming blues solo album, scheduled for release around August. Next week, photos for the album cover will be shot by Viv's friend and rock photographer Robert Knight, who was also present ...

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DEF LEPPARD Schedule 'Tonight Show' Appearance

In between preparations for their Rock & Roll Double-Header Tour, DEF LEPPARD and BRYAN ADAMS will both make an appearance on NBC's "Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on May 27. While the show itself is being recorded in California, LEPPARD and ADAMS' performances will take place at Rockefeller Plaza in New York. On May 17, ...

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DRY KILL LOGIC Part Ways With Bassist, Announce Replacement

DRY KILL LOGIC have parted ways with bassist Danny Horboychuk and have replaced him with Casey Mahoney. "Casey spent years in New York-based DOWNPORE; aside from being a dominating bass player he is a tremendous guy, and we are looking forward to bringing him on the road with us to experience first-hand the power and ...

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DEF LEPPARD: More Headlining Tour Dates Announced

During the second half of June, right after the first leg of the Rock 'N Roll Double-Header Tour with BRYAN ADAMS, DEF LEPPARD will play another 12 shows. Two of these were already announced last week (the Music Midtown and CityStages festivals), and now it has been confirmed that the band will play another 10 ...

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PRIMAL FEAR Confirmed For Poland's MYSTIC FESTIVAL

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR have been confirmed for the Mystic Festival, set to take place May 29 at Stadium Slaski in Chorzow, Poland. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: IRON MAIDEN NIGHTWISH KREATOR BEHEMOTH PRIMAL FEAR FRONTSIDE DRAGONFORCE PRIMAL FEAR are scheduled to begin recording their new album this month at House ...

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DEF LEPPARD: Win Chance To See Band Rehearse

In a few months, DEF LEPPARD will be on the road again to tour North America with BRYAN ADAMS (for dates, click here). Just before that, tour rehearsals will take place in Los Angeles for a couple of days during the last week of May, and the Universal Music Store will organize an ...

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DEF LEPPARD Guitarist VIVIAN CAMPBELL To Record Solo Album

DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell wil enter the studio April 11-13 to begin work on his first solo album. The record, which will reportedly contain about a dozen cover songs from blues legends such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Rory Gallagher and others, will be released "sometime in 2005" on Sanctuary Records. Recording live, Vivian ...

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