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DEF LEPPARD Prepare To Return To The Road

The following update has been posted at DEF LEPPARD's official web site: "After a summer of extensive touring, and before two more months of playing live shows, September seems to be the month when the guys aren't playing live on stage. However, that's only partly true! Yes, on October 11 the 'Rock of Ages' tour ...

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LIVIDITY Announce New Frontman

U.S. cult porn grinders LIVIDITY have issued the following update: "LIVIDITY has undergone yet another transformation. We have departed with long time original comrade, Matt Bishop. This may come to a shock to most of you who are familiar with all the releases we have put out due to his powerful frontman devotion and lyrical ...

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LAMB OF GOD Show Their Soft Spot For Animals

LAMB OF GOD bassist John Campbell and drummer Chris Adler recently sat down with peta2 for an exclusive video interview in which the two vegetarians share their hardcore opinions on all things animal rights. Chris discusses why he decided to give up eating all animals: "We were on tour and saw a chicken truck go ...

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DEF LEPPARD Guitarist's Solo Album Delayed

DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell has had the release date of his solo album, "Two Sides of If", pushed back to September 27 from the previously announced September 6. No reason was given for the delay. Campbell is joined on the blues-oriented album by ZZ TOP's Billy Gibbons, singer Joan Osbourne, and former FRANK ZAPPA ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Guitarist Helps Accident Victim

icWales is reporting that MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell will join four other bands at a charity gig in Wales tonight (August 22) for a barman left blind and deaf after an horrific car accident. 21-year-old Nick Butcher, whose dad, Tim, works as a technician with MOTÖRHEAD, needed major reconstructive surgery to put 20 ...

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Former THE ALMIGHTY Frontman To Open For DEF LEPPARD

Former THE ALMIGHTY frontman Ricky Warwick will be opening for DEF LEPPARD on the following dates: Aug. 31 - Billings, MT @ Metrapark Arena Sep. 02 - Sioux Falls, SD @ Sioux Falls Arena Sep. 03 - La Crosse, WI @ La Crosse Center Warwick is currently promoting his second solo album, "Love Many Trust ...

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A.M. CONSPIRACY To Perform Free Show With SOIL

A.M. CONSPIRACY, the new Orlando, Florida-based rock band fronted by ex-DROWNING POOL singer Jason "Gong" Jones, will be performing a free show with SOIL on August 27 at the Tommy Lawrence Arena on the Volusia County Fairgrounds in Deland, Florida. As previously reported, A.M. CONSPIRACY have posted a new demo track, entitled "Absence", on their ...

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DEF LEPPARD: Covers CD Delayed

According to a posting on DEF LEPPARD's official web site, the release date of DEF LEPPARD's all-covers set, entitled "Yeah!" has been pushed back to late 2005/early 2006 from the previously announced September 20. No reason was given for the delay. Guitarist Phil Collen recently told Billboard.com that the song list for the set had ...

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DEF LEPPARD Guitarist To Release Solo Album

Launch Radio Networks reports: DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell will release his first solo album, "Two Sides of If", on September 6. Campbell will be joined on the blues-oriented album by ZZ TOP's Billy Gibbons, singer Joan Osbourne, and former FRANK ZAPPA and MISSING PERSONS drummer Terry Bozzio. "Two Sides of If" features a collection ...

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A.M. CONSPIRACY: Ex-DROWNING POOL Singer's New Band Prepares To Release First Audio Samples

A.M. CONSPIRACY, the new Orlando, Florida-based rock band fronted by ex-DROWNING POOL singer Jason "Gong" Jones, have launched a MySpace.com page at this location. The group, whose lineup is rounded out by ex-STILL NAIVE guitarist Rob Dehaven and CANVAS members Clint Campbell (guitars and voice), Dean Andrews (drums) and Kenny Harrleson (bass), recently ...

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DEF LEPPARD Offer Chance To Win Autographed Guitar

UMe and Jackson Guitars have teamed up to offer one lucky fan a chance to win a brand new blue Jackson JS1 Dinky guitar, autographed by DEF LEPPARD members Joe Elliott, Phil Collen, Vivian Campbell, Rick Savage and Rick Allen. According to the contest announcement, "We want to make sure a true DEF LEPPARD fan ...

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DROWNING POOL To Perform At OZZFEST In Dallas

According to DROWNING POOL's web site, the band will be making a one-off appearance at this year's Ozzfest on August 25 at the Smirnoff Music Center in Dallas, Texas. The band will perform on the main stage in front of their hometown crowd in what promises to be the group's debut live appearance with their ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Guitarist Guests On Rapper HUSH's Debut Album

According to Billboard.com, MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell makes a guest appearance on "Bulletproof", the major-label debut from Detroit rapper HUSH. Due August 23 via Geffen, the set boasts two tracks produced by Eminem, whom Hush befriended while they both circuited Detroit's underground rap scene in the mid 1990s. The video for first single "Hush Is ...

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LIVIDITY Add Second Guitarist

U.S. cult porn grinders LIVIDITY have announced the addition of second guitarist Shaun LaCanne (PUTRID PILE) to the group's ranks. Longtime guitar player/vocalist Matt Bishop will be laying down the axe due to a hand injury to his fret hand to focus full-time on lead vocals/frontman duties. "Now with a strong lineup intact, there will ...

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