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DEF LEPPARD Guitarist: Radio Single Needed

DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell spoke to Canada's ChartAttack.com about the group's recently released (in Europe) second retrospective disc, "Best of Def Leppard". The collection was set for release, shelved, then set for release with conditions, for North America in December. The group's record company, it seems, want a fresh original to use ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE: New Album Details Revealed

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the new band fronted by former SAVATAGE singer Zachary Stevens, have completed work on their sophomore album, "Middle of Nowhere", due in late February 2005 through AFM Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Watching In Silence", "Middle of Nowhere" was produced by Stevens with Jim Morris and Dan Campbell and features the songwriting ...

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Former THE ALMIGHTY Singer Recording New Solo CD

Former THE ALMIGHTY frontman Ricky Warwick is currently at Joe Elliott's (DEF LEPPARD) Joe's Garage studio in Dublin recording the follow-up album to "Tattoos and Alibis", tentatively due in April 2005. Elliott is producing the effort, which is scheduled to include a guest appearance by DEF LEPPARD lead guitarist Vivian Campbell. ...

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THE MIGHTY NIMBUS Album Delayed, MP3 Posted Online

Due to "printing errors," Threeman Recordings (the Swedish label owned by the members of ENTOMBED) have been forced to postpone the release date of the THE MIGHTY NIMBUS debut album to November 15. The U.S. will receive the CD on February 8, 2005 via Candlelight Records USA. "The Mighty Nimbus" track listing: 01. Everything I ...

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LAMB OF GOD Doing Their Bit For Democracy

LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler has told Vancouver's Straight.com that he and his bandmates have been paying close attention to the presidential debates of the past few weeks. What they've seen isn't going to change their votes, though, mostly because they've already done their bit for democracy. Adler, singer Randy Blythe, guitarists ...

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THE MIGHTY NIMBUS To Release Debut Album This Month

THE MIGHTY NIMBUS, featuring members of SIXTY WATT SHAMAN and ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY, will release their self-titled debut album on October 25 in Scandinavia, November 1 in the rest of Europe, and February 8 in USA, Canada and Mexico. The CD will be issued through Threeman Recordings (the Swedish label owned by the members of ENTOMBED) ...

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Bassist BARRY SPARKS To Perform At Tucson's 2004 FALL CRAWL

Bassist extraordinaire Barry Sparks (DOKKEN, ex-MSG, TED NUGENT) will be performing at the 2004 Fall Crawl in Tucson, AZ on October 16. "Fall Crawl is an annual event put on by the Tucson Weekly and sponsored by KLPX, KFMA, KCMT, Budweiser and other local sponsors," Barry writes on his web site. "The event begins at ...

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PLACE OF SKULLS Announce Touring Drummer

Knoxville, Tennessee's PLACE OF SKULLS have announceed the addition of drummer Minnesota Pete Campbell (THE MIGHTY NIMBUS, ex-SIXTY WATT SHAMEN) to the group's ranks. Campbell "will be the drummer for the European tour dates," reads a posting on the group's web site. "No plans beyond that regarding the permanent position." PLACE OF SKULLS' previous drummer, ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Cancel U.S. Tour Due To Injury Suffered By LEMMY

MOTÖRHEAD have been forced to cancel their previously announced U.S. tour scheduled for September/October due to a foot injury suffered by vocalist/bassist Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister. Lemmy injured his foot on stage about month ago while touring in Europe. Kilmister, ignoring the pain and against his European doctor's recommendation, completed the few remaining shows on the ...

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Former DIO Keyboard Player Talks About VIVIAN CAMPBELL's Exit

In a question-and-answer session with the Dio Message Board, former DIO keyboardist Claude Schnell discussed the often discussed and controversial exit of guitarist Vivian Campbell in 1986, "Prior to Vivian leaving, there was a slow and steady, yet very perceptible sense that he was drifting away from us," Claude explained. "As I recall, it was ...

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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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SCUM OF THE EARTH Completing First Video

SCUM OF THE EARTH, the new band led by ROB ZOMBIE guitarist Riggs, have just begun editing the music video for their first single, "Get Your Dead On". The clip was shot over the course of a week on several locations in the Los Angeles area. The main character in a unique horror film currently ...

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SCUM OF THE EARTH Album to Feature UmixIt Technology

SCUM OF THE EARTH, the new band led by ROB ZOMBIE guitarist Riggs, will release their debut album, "Blah... Blah... Blah... Love Songs for the New Millennium", on October 26 through Eclipse Records. The album was written by Riggs with collaborative help from his friends and recorded at Belt of Orion Studios in Los Angeles. ...

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RIVERDOGS Back In The Studio With Six New Songs

Vintage rock band RIVERDOGS, featuring guitarist Vivian Campbell (DEF LEPPARD, ex-DIO, WHITESNAKE), are in the process of recording a new album. The group have six songs on tape, and are recording as schedules permit. Live performances are planned in Los Angeles and San Diego at the end of August to coincide with the 2004 NARM ...

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Inferno - MOTÖRHEAD

Dependable as snow in winter, MOTÖRHEAD keeps releasing albums. The band has also stuck to a pretty reliable routine as far as the quality of those albums go, usually putting out one very good disc and then following it up with a mediocre offering. This pattern probably started with 1986's terrific "Orgasmatron" and has been ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Launch Their Own Internet Access Service

According to a posting at the group's official web site, MOTÖRHEAD are blazing into cyberspace with the introduction of MotorheadRules.com, the band's new Internet Access Service. With their new high-speed dial-up service, you can now get connected online and stay connected with Lemmy, Phil Campbell, Mikke Dee, and company while paying less each month for ...

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DEF LEPPARD To Play Soccer For Charity

DEF LEPPARD guitarists Phil Collen and Vivian Campbell will participate in a charity celebrity football/soccer match taking place on Sunday, June 27 in Carson (close to Los Angeles Airport) at the Home Depot Centre, as part of a musicians team playing against a team of movie/TV stars. Kick-off is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. All proceeds ...

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DEF LEPPARD Guitarist VIVIAN CAMPBELL Becomes A 'PIG'

Apart from doing the occasional acoustic show, working with his side band CLOCK, doing some little bits with the RIVERDOGS and, of course, his DEF LEPPARD activities, guitarist Vivian Campbell has found time to work with yet another project: REDFELTPIG, a group of artists who improvise and record live, resulting in experimental music. REDFELTPIG was ...

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MORTAL SIN: New Live Photos Posted Online

HailMetal.com has uploaded several photos and a review of reunited Australian metal band MORTAL SIN performing live at The Corner Hotel, Richmond in Melbourne, Australia last Friday (June 11). Check it out here. As previously reported, MORTAL SIN will release a DVD of their first show back on the road (March 5, 2004 ...

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POISON Frontman To Perform At COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION Festival

Bret Michaels of POISON fame and occasional country crooner, will perform at CMA Music Festival/Fan Fair Sunday night (June 13) at The Coliseum in Nashville, Tennessee with Capitol Nashville artist Chris Cagle. "This is what CMA Music Festival is all about," said CMA Executive Director Ed Benson. "Exciting and fresh musical collaborations." "The fact that ...

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Veteran Rock Drummer CARL PALMER Jams With MOTÖRHEAD Offspring

Tryst Williams of The Western Mail is reporting that veteran rock drummer Carl Palmer (ELP) treated students at a school in South Wales to a percussion lecture and workshop during a recent visit. Teacher Richard Thomas, who helped arrange the visit to Bryn Celynnog Comprehensive School, Beddau, near Pontypridd, said, "The day was superb, Carl ...

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