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Own A Piece Of DEF LEPPARD History

DEF LEPPARD have posted the following message on their official web site: "If you have read Vivian's [Campbell, guitar] latest diary entry, you've seen that the band is looking to get rid of the stage floor covering bearing its infamous red and yellow logo. The covering was first used on the band's 1999-2000 ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO Dedicates First-Ever DOWN European Show To DIMEBAG

DOWN — the acclaimed New Orleans band featuring CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, drummer Jimmy Bower (EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist), bassist Rex Brown (ex-PANTERA), guitarist Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR), and vocalist Philip Anselmo (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PANTERA) — played their first-ever European show Friday night (May 19) in Hamburg, Germany. A fan who attended the gig ...

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DOWN: Brand New Photos Posted Online

Several brand-new photos of DOWN — the acclaimed New Orleans band featuring CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, drummer Jimmy Bower (EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist), bassist Rex Brown (ex-PANTERA), guitarist Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR), and vocalist Philip Anselmo (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PANTERA) — taken as the group were making their way to Europe for their first-ever tour ...

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STONE SOUR To Play Free Concert In Kansas City This Thursday

STONE SOUR — the band featuring SLIPKNOT singer Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root — will play a special free concert on Thursday, May 18 at 5:00 p.m. outside the Beaumont Club (4050 Pennsylvania Ave) in Kansas City, Missouri. The show, which was announced this morning on the "Johnny Dare Morning Show" on 98.9 The ...

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Guitarist Quits SUM 41 To Form 'Classic Metal' Band

MTV.com is reporting that guitarist Dave "Brownsound" Baksh has left Canadian pop-punk band SUM 41 in order to focus his creative energies on his new metal band called BROWN BRIGADE. According to Upper Management, the company that represents Baksh, BROWN BRIGADE will have more of a "classic metal" feel to it. Baksh is currently working ...

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STONE SOUR Comment On New Drummer ROY MAYORGA

STONE SOUR have issued a statement officially announcing the addition of drummer Roy Mayorga (ex-SOULFLY, most recently a touring member of SEPULTURA) as a full-fledged member of the group. Commented the band: "Aside from being a cool guy, Roy did one hell of a job playing on the [new] album and we're looking forward to ...

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DOKKEN Film Mexican Shows For Upcoming DVD

DOKKEN frontman Don Dokken has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "As you see, we've been busy boys. We just got back from Mexico and it was a blast! The fans were awesome and they sang every song with us. Now I need to learn Spanish for them. The only bummer ...

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STONE SOUR To Film 'Through Glass' Video

Joshua Rilying of StoneSourNews.com recently spoke to STONE SOUR guitarist Josh Rand regarding the status of the band's sophomore CD, "Come What(ever) May", due on August 22 via Roadrunner Records. According to Rilying, "The video for the song '30/30-150' was shot last week in [Los Angeles] using Paul Brown (MÖTLEY CRÜE, OTEP). STONE ...

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PAPA ROACH Confirmed For Wisconsin's ROCK FEST

PAPA ROACH have been confirmed have been confirmed for Rock Fest 2006, set to take place July 20-23 in Cadott, Wisconsin. The festival lineup is now shaping up as follows: Thursday, July 20: JOHN WAITE GRAND FUNK RAILROAD KANSAS SAMMY HAGAR & THE WABOS (w/ VAN HALEN's Michael Anthony) Friday, July 21: SAVOY BROWN SEVEN ...

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'Rebel Meets Rebel' Adds To DIMEBAG DARRELL's Legacy

Launch Radio Networks reports: In stores today (Tuesday, May 2) is "Rebel Meets Rebel", an album featuring the last completed recordings by slain PANTERA and DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. The disc was recorded over a four-year period by Abbott, his brother and drummer Vinnie Paul, PANTERA bassist Rex Brown and country singer David Allan ...

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Rebel Meets Rebel - REBEL MEETS REBEL

There's almost no way to review "Rebel Meets Rebel" in an objective fashion, since it represents the last completed recordings — aside from demos for the second DAMAGEPLAN album — to feature "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. Recorded over a four-year period before Dime's death in December of 2004, this long-gestating project brought together Dime, his brother ...

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3 Vulgar Videos - PANTERA

Though I had seen the footage on the original release, I looked on with a mix of sadness and disbelief as Dimebag Darrell Abbott smoked, drank, shredded, blew shit up, and lived his short life to the fullest in the infamous PANTERA home videos contained on "3 Vulgar Videos from Hell". Those precious moments, along ...

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VINNIE PAUL To Guest On METAL EXPRESS RADIO

Vinnie Paul (ex-PANTERA, DAMAGEPLAN) will be joining Metal Express Radio's "Premiere" show on Friday (April 28) to personally introduce tracks from the new REBEL MEETS REBEL album, coming out on May 2, as well as to discuss his new Big Vin Records label. REBEL MEETS REBEL is a collection of down-and-dirty country metal songs featuring ...

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DEF LEPPARD To Perform On 'The Tonight Show'

DEF LEPPARD will be taking part in an outdoor performance on NBC's "Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on May 23, to be shown nationwide at 11:35 p.m. EST. Information about tickets for the show can be found here. DEF LEPPARD's 12th studio album, "Yeah!", is scheduled for release on May 23. The CD ...

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