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DEF LEPPARD Singer Says Touring With BRYAN ADAMS Makes Sense

Billboard.com is reporting that tickets for the DEF LEPPARD/BRYAN ADAMS' 26-date co-headlining tour of minor league ballparks have a base price of $45. At each LEPPARD/ADAMS stop, a stage will be built on the field, and fans can sit in the outfield or in the stands. "Everybody wants to play Madison Square Garden, but there's ...

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SPEED KILL HATE To Film 'Face The Pain' Video In April

SPEED KILL HATE, the "old-school thrash" project featuring OVERKILL members Dave Linsk (guitar), Derek Tailer (guitar), and Tim Mallare (drums), will be filming a video for the track "Face the Pain" on Wednesday, April 6. The video will be directed by Anthony M. Bongiovi of TBJ Entertainment, Inc., who has previously worked with SLAYER ("War ...

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PRIMAL FEAR Extend Contract With NUCLEAR BLAST

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR have posted the following message on their official web site: "Short before the start of the recordings for our new album, we can proudly annouce that we have extended our contract with Nuclear Blast for another five albums plus one DVD and one live CD. We're very happy with the ...

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DEF LEPPARD: VH1 Biopic To Re-Air This Week

VH1's DEF LEPPARD biopic, "Hysteria: The Def Leppard Story", is scheduled for another showing on VH1 on March 18 at 4:00 p.m. The movie, which stars Anthony Michael Hall, Amber Valletta and Orlando Seale, among others, was released on DVD in January. The 89-minute DVD was issued by Paramount Home Video and is rated R. ...

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EVERGREY Schedule CD-Signing Session In Sweden

Swedish progressive dark metallers EVERGREY have scheduled a CD-signing session at CD Specialisten in Gothenburg, Sweden on Monday, March 14 at 6 p.m. As previously reported, EVERGREY have posted a preview of their upcoming DVD, "A Night To Remember", at this location (Windows Media, 7.38 MB). "A Night To Remember" was filmed on ...

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KISS Frontman PAUL STANLEY: Solo Album Details Revealed

KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley checked in with KissOnline.com and chatted briefly about his upcoming solo album. According to Stanley, the album should be done and ready to mix by mid-May. Drumming on all the tracks to date is Victor Indruzzo who has toured and recorded with MACY GRAY, toured with BECK and appears on various ...

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DEF LEPPARD/BRYAN ADAMS: First U.S. Tour Date Announced

According to OurSports Central, DEF LEPPARD and BRYAN ADAMS will perform at the Community America Ballpark, Kansas City, Kansas on August 3. Kansas City T-Bones season ticket holders have first chance at the tickets between March 28 at 10 a.m. and April 1 at 5 p.m. Tickets for the general public go on sale April ...

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DEF LEPPARD/BRYAN ADAMS: First Tour Date Announced?

According to the San Bernardino County Sun, DEF LEPPARD and Canadian singer BRYAN ADAMS are being booked into Arrowhead Credit Union Park in San Bernardino, California for a joint gig in June. Classic Rock Newswire had reported back in January that DEF LEPPARD would be teaming up with ADAMS for a U.S. tour this summer. ...

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DEF LEPPARD Frontman Slams Web Site Over 'Covers' CD Review

DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott has slammed MelodicRock.com webmaster Andrew McNeice for posting an early review of the band's upcoming "covers" album — a review that Elliott claims was based on an "unfinished," "work-in-progress copy." In a posting on LEPPARD's official web site, Elliott writes, "It appears someone (at some site dedicated to melodic rock) ...

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ADEMA Drummer Talks About Split With Singer, Upcoming Album

ADEMA drummer Kris Kohls recently gave an exclusive interview to Earache.com about the group's split with singer Marky Chavez and their upcoming CD, "Planets", among other topics. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Earache.com: This is the first album with your new line-up…what actually happened with Marky and Mike [Ransom, guitar]? Kris Kohls: "Well, we ...

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BLACK SABBATH Top British Rock Album Poll

BLACK SABBATH have topped a list of the 100 best British rock albums of all time, according to Sun Online. The band's self-titled debut won a poll voted for by readers of Kerrang! magazine, with follow-up "Paranoid" finishing fifth. Ozzy appears in the list six times, more than any other artist. Four BLACK SABBATH albums ...

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Dinner With DEF LEPPARD Drummer Auctioned For Charity

Raven Drum Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by DEF LEPPARD drummer Rick Allen, is offering fans a chance to bid on a pair of passes to have dinner with Allen on March 12, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. Winners will get an informal private dinner with Rick in L.A., including the opportunity to take photos, ...

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HEARSE: 'Pure, Rough And Organic' New Album To Surface Before Summer

Swedish "death 'n' roll" band HEARSE, featuring former ARCH ENEMY singer Johan Liiva, have posted the following message on their web site: "Puuuhhh! The recording of HEARSE's third album is finally finished! It actually begun feeling like a DEF LEPPARD recording lasting forever! It doesn't sound like a DEF LEPPARD recording though, we're happy to ...

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SLAYER's Record Label Finds New Home

The New York Post is reporting that Rick Rubin has signed a deal with Warner Bros. Records to house American Recordings — home to veteran Los Angeles thrashers SLAYER. This brings American back to its former home, following stops at Columbia and Island Def Jam. It also reconnects Rubin with Lyor Cohen, who inked American ...

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TOMMY THAYER Talks About Upcoming KISS DVD

Cameron Edney of the Yahoo! group Inside_Out666 recently conducted an interview with KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer. A transcript of the interview follow: Inside_Out666: I'd like to start by talking a bit about BLACK 'N BLUE. Can you tell us how the band formed? Tommy Thayer: "BLACK 'N BLUE formed in Portland, OR in ...

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EVERGREY: 'A Night To Remember' Track Listing Revealed

The complete track listing has been revealed for EVERGREY's forthcoming live album, "A Night To Remember", due on March 14 via InsideOut Music. "A Night To Remember" was recorded on October 9, 2004 in Gothenburg, Sweden. A live DVD was filmed the same night with 15 hi-def cameras by video producer Patrick Ullaeus (LACUNA COIL, ...

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