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DEF LEPPARD Offers Sneak Peek At New Stage Setup

DEF LEPPARD has offered a "sneak peek" at its new stage setup for the Downstage Thrust Tour 2007. Check it out on the band's official web site. DEF LEPPARD members Joe Elliott, Rick Savage and Vivian Campbell were the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" on Wednesday, June 20. The ...

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DOWN's KIRK WINDSTEIN On New Album: 'This Ain't No Computerized, Polished Nu-Metal CD'

DOWN guitarist Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR) has offered more information on the recording process for the group's third full-length album, tentatively titled "Down III". Producer Warren Riker (CROWBAR, SUBLIME) is helming the effort, for which the band had reportedly composed more than 18 tracks. Said Windstein: "We record tunes on two-inch tape and then drop them ...

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DOWN's PEPPER KEENAN: New Album is 'Almost Done'

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) — entered a Los Angeles studio in February to begin recording its third full-length album, tentatively titled "Down III". ...

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DOWN: Photos From Recording Studio Posted Online

Several 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) — recording their new CD at a Los Angeles studio have surfaced online: Photo#1 ...

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DOWN To Support HEAVEN AND HELL In Australia

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) — has been selected as the support act for HEAVEN AND HELL on their upcoming tour of Australia/New Zealand. ...

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CRUNCH Schedules Live Debut

CRUNCH, which features Jamie Rowe (GUARDIAN, ADRIANGALE), Vic Rivera (POLEY/RIVERA, ADRIANGALE) and Eddie Campbell (ADRIANGALE), will make its live debut on July 28 at the Cup complex in Linden, New Jersey before they jet off to play the Firefest in the U.K. Also on the bill are THE RAY WEST BAND (featuring SPREAD EAGLE vocalist), ...

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DEF LEPPARD: Summer Tour Dates Announced

Following on the heels of their massively successful 2006 concert tour, DEF LEPPARD, one of rock's most exciting bands, have announced a mega summer concert tour that is set to hit all corners of the United States, as well as Canada. This year's outing will include 50 dates, kicking off on June 27 in Cincinnati ...

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LAMB OF GOD: Audio Interview With JOHN CAMPBELL Posted Online

The latest episode of "Talking Metal" features and interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with LAMB OF GOD bassist John Campbell. Interview topics include Ozzfest 2007, the Grammys, Conan O'Brien, Fangoria magazine, and the "Hellraiser" movie series. Additional podcast topics include ARCH ENEMY, Peter Criss, Scott Ian, "Battlestar Galactica", Ian Christe, and the ...

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DEF LEPPARD Guitarist Offers New Album Update

DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Just a brief update from life in the trenches. Contrary to what I'm sure most of you believed when previously told, we are actually well ensconced in working on the new LEPPARD album and have been for some time. ...

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NEURAXIS Parts Ways With Singer, Announces Replacement

Montreal-based NEURAXIS has announced that it has parted ways with vocalist Ian Campbell. The band comments: "We thank Ian for his help and dedication to the band and we wish him the best." NEURAXIS has confirmed that Alex Leblanc (ATHERETIC, POINT BLANK RAGE) will be taking care of vocal duties for NEURAXIS on the following ...

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KISS Guitarist Meets Golf's 2005 U.S. OPEN Champion

According to a posting on KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer's official web site, Tommy had the pleasure of meeting golf's 2005 U.S. Open champion, Michael Campbell, this weekend. Michael, who is from New Zealand and a massive KISS fan, invited Tommy and his wife Amber to dinner Sunday night after his final round at Tiger Wood's ...

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