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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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AEROSMITH's STEVEN TYLER Set For Charity Hockey Game

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler will be on the ice at the FleetCenter in Boston on Sunday (Oct. 3) for a good cause. Tyler will be a coach for an all-star team at actor-comedian Denis Leary's annual Celebrity Hat Trick benefit hockey game, which will also include RED HOT CHILI ...

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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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12 STONES Added To MEGADETH Tour

Christian hard rockers 12 STONES have been added to select dates on MEGADETH's "Blackmail The Universe Tour", which is scheduled to kick off on October 23 in Reno, NV. 12 STONES will reportedly be doing part of the trek while the rest of the tour will feature previously announced openers EARSHOT. It is not presently ...

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METALLICA To Guest On 'The Jane Pauley Show'

METALLICA, along with "Some Kind of Monster" directors Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky, have taped an appearance on "The Jane Pauley Show". The show, which is recorded live before a studio audience, will air on Thursday, September 30, 2004. To find out when and where the show airs, check your local listings or click

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KATAKLYSM To Film New Video

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM will be filming a new video for the track "The Ressurected", taken from the latest album, "Serenity In Fire". The clip will be filmed at an undisclosed location in Los Angeles on November 6 with director Joe Lynch. The video will have a conceptual theme. More details will be made available ...

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BACKYARD BABIES: Finnish Concert To Be Filmed For Upcoming DVD

Sweden's BACKYARD BABIES will have their October 12 concert at Tavastia in Helsinki, Finland recorded by Finnish TV YLE1. The footage is is tentatively expected to end up on the band's official DVD, tentatively due next year. BACKYARD BABIES' latest full-length album, "Stockholm Syndrome", was issued in Scandinavia in November through RCA/BMG Records. A wider ...

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JIMI HENDRIX Visual Memoir To Be Published This Fall

Ozzy Osbourne and Eric Clapton are among the musical contemporaries offering personal insights on Jimi Hendrix and his music in "Classic Hendrix", described as the "most comprehensive visual memoir of Hendrix ever published." 34 of the most celebrated names in rock photography have supplied over 250 photos for the book. These include Elliott Landy, Jean-Pierre ...

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IOMMI/HUGHES: 'DEP Sessions' Audio Samples Posted Online

Sanctuary Records has uploaded an e-card for the previously unreleased Tony Iommi collection of songs featuring ex-DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH singer Glenn Hughes. Entitled "The 1996 DEP Sessions", the CD's final version — due on September 28 — was previously said to be "quite markedly different" to the version currently on the underground market ...

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LECHEROUS NOCTURNE Announce New Bassist

LECHEROUS NOCTURNE, the Greenville, SC-based extreme metal band featuring NILE guitarist Dallas Toler-Wade on drums, have announced the addition of bassist Joe Payne (ex-LUST OF DECAY) to the group's ranks. Rounding out the group's lineup is Kreishloff (guitars), Chris Lollis (guitars) and Hohenstein (vocals). More information is available at www.lecherousnocturne.com. ...

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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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SEATTLE METAL ONLINE Festival To Take Place This Month

Seattle Metal Online will celebrate four years of helping local metal bands network and learn about the music business with its fourth annual Seattle Metal Online Anniversary Festival on Saturday, September 18 at Studio 7 in Seattle. Seattle Metal Online (SMO) is an organization created by Carrie and Joe Jauregui in August of 2000, out ...

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Canadian Heavy Metal Legend THOR To Star In 'The Intercessor'

Canadian heavy metal legend THOR (a.k.a. Jon Mikl Thor) is currently starrring starring in the movie "The Intercessor", a sci fi, horror thriller which is filming on location through September in Vancouver, B.C. and London, Ontario. The story is based on a concept of Thor's and will feature some very unique special effects. The film ...

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VOX TEMPUS To Release Debut Album This Month

Progressive rock/metal band VOX TEMPUS have inked a deal with Progman Records for the U.S release of their debut album, "In the Eye of Time". The CD will be available exclusively at this month's ProgPower Festival in Atlanta (where the band is also featured on the festival CD sampler), followed by a formal U.S. release ...

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USURPER Complete Work On 'Cryptobeast'

Chicago death/thrash lords USURPER have completed work on their fifth full-length album, "Cryptobeast". Recorded at Chicago's Rax Trax Studios with producer Neil Kernon (JUDAS PRIEST, DEICIDE, CANNIBAL CORPSE), "Cryptobeast" marks the recording debut with the group of new singer Dan "Tyrantor" Lawson and the return of the band's original drummer, Joe "Apocalyptic" Warlord. Commented singer ...

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BRAZEN ABBOT Sign With FRONTIERS RECORDS

BRAZEN ABBOT, the brainchild of Bulgarian guitarist Nikolo Kotzev, have signed a new deal with Frontiers Records. The BRAZEN ABBOT DVD is completed and ready for release in October. A CD with music from the DVD will be released at the same time. A new BRAZEN ABBOT album is in the works as well The ...

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ANNIHILATOR Guitarist JEFF WATERS Plans DVDs, Side-Projects

ANNIHILATOR mastermind Jeff Waters is in talks with three different companies about releasing the group's first-ever DVD. "The Campbell Brothers will be doing it so it will be a really entertaining DVD," Waters writes on the band's web site. "Well worth the 15-year wait for a video/DVD release from us. I will let you know ...

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DECONSTRUCT To Open For NICKELBACK, PUDDLE OF MUDD

Northern California's DECONSTRUCT have secured the opening slot on the NICKELBACK/PUDDLE OF MUDD concert at the Sleep Train Amphitheater in Marysville, CA this Friday, August 27. In addition, the band have announced plans to release a live DVD in September. The disc was produced and directed by Mike Sloat, who has previously worked with MACHINE ...

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AEROSMITH: DVD Version Of TV Special To Include Bonus Tracks

The "Aerosmith: You Gotta Move" TV special that first aired back in June will be released on DVD in November, according to Launch Radio Networks. The fan club web site Aeroforceone.com says the DVD will have five songs that weren't included in the A&E special, as well as more behind-the-scenes footage. The two-hour "Aerosmith: You ...

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