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DEF LEPPARD: New 'Best Of' Collection Due In October

According to HMV Japan, a new DEF LEPPARD "greatest hits" album, is scheduled to be released on October 8. Titled "Best Of Special Edition", the collection will be released as a double CD. No further information is currently available. As previously reported, DEF LEPPARD's breakthrough 1983 album, "Pyromania", was recently certified "diamond" by ...

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DEF LEPPARD: VH1 Original Movie To Re-Air This Weekend

The VH1 original movie, "Hysteria: The Def Leppard Story", is scheduled to re-air August 14 at 12:00 1.m. EDT on VH1. The following is a brief synopsis of the movie: "The true story of one of the most successful pop-metal bands of the 80s. All born in England, the group first found success at home ...

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DEF LEPPARD, PANTERA Reach New Multi-Platinum Heights

DEF LEPPARD's breakthrough 1983 album, "Pyromania", has been certified at the RIAA's (Recording Industry Association of America) diamond level (10 million copies shipped) last month, according to Billboard.com. Produced by Robert John "Mutt" Lange, "Pyromania" benefited greatly from MTV's relentless airing of the album's first two singles, "Photograph" and "Rock of Ages". The U.K. group ...

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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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RE:IGNITION: New Demo Tracks Posted Online

RE:IGNITION (formerly DEF IGNITION), the new San Francisco Bay Area band led by SKINLAB's Steev Esquivel, have uploaded several new demo tracks recorded during a recent session at Trident Studio with producer Juan Urteaga. Check them out: 01. Short Memory (mp3) 02. By A Thread (mp3) 03. Falling In (

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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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Former FIREHOUSE Bassist Joins DEF LEPPARD Tribute Band

Former FIREHOUSE bassist Dario Seixas has joined the DEF LEPPARD tribute band PYROMANIA. "Dario brings a wealth of experience, talent and showmanship and will help the band push the envelope of just how good a tribute band can be," the band write in a press release. You can catch Dario with PYROMANIA at the end ...

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DEF LEPPARD's 'Photograph' Topping Country Music Charts

California country trio MALIBU STORM's remake of DEF LEPPARD's 1983 hit "Photograph" has landed at No. 10 on the Billboard Country Singles Sales chart in its first week of release. Top sales markets for the single reportedly include Los Angeles, Louisville, KY, Nashville and Charleston, WV. The video for the track is available for viewing ...

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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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THE DARKNESS: No Plans To Work With Producer 'MUTT' LANGE

Contrary to published reports, THE DARKNESS will NOT be utilizing the services of legendary producer Robert "Mutt" Lange (AC/DC, DEF LEPPARD, BRYAN ADAMS, FOREIGNER) on their upcoming sophomore album. Some Internet sources have gone as far as to quote the members of the band as saying that the follow-up to last year's gold-certified "Permission to ...

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DEF LEPPARD Guitarist Lines Up Acoustic Shows

DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell has taken up residency at the Finn McCool's bar in Santa Monica, Ca., where he regularly plays acoustic shows with P.J. Smith to jam and try out new material. Vivian and P.J. usually play there every Thursday evening, but it's possible they skip a week every now and then, according ...

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ALICE COOPER, DEF LEPPARD To Receive Beer-Can Tribute

Miller Brewing Co. is launching a tribute to 50 years of rock with a series of commemorative cans featuring past Rolling Stone magazine covers of legendary artists, including ALICE COOPER and DEF LEPPARD. The 24-oz. cans of American brewed Miller Lite and Miller Genuine Draft will be available in June and July wherever beer is ...

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SKINLAB Guitarist SNAKE Joins RE:IGNITION

RE:IGNITION (formerly DEF IGNITION), the new San Francisco Bay Area band led by SKINLAB's Steev Esquivel, have issued the following update: "Hey everyone, time for some more news. we're gonna try our hardest to keep everyone up to date on the current RE:IGNITION activities. "First off, we are very pleased to announce that RE:IGNITION is ...

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Did METALLICA Use Strong-Arm Tactics To Land At WARNER BROS.?

Hits Daily Double reports: "Amid ongoing Atlantic-Elektra roster cuts, money-minting rockers METALLICA choose to leave, causing a stir by opting out of the new WMG East Coast order and heading for Tom Whalley's Warner Bros. How did they pull it off? Buzzers buzzing that the band’s tactics involved telling Edgar Bronfman Jr. and Lyor Cohen ...

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DEF LEPPARD: Vocalist JOE ELLIOTT Talks Music

This past Monday (May 10), DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott participated as a guest speaker in an online chat session on the web site of "Let's Talk Music", an online community for musicians and other people who work in the music industry. By request of Joe and the chat organizers, the chat was not announced ...

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VH1 Counts Down '100 Most Metal Moments' In Five-Night Special

MOTÖRHEAD, W.A.S.P.'s Blackie Lawless, POISON's Bret Michaels, former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach, ANTHRAX, L.A. GUNS, KISS, ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil, Ronnie James Dio and FASTER PUSSYCAT are among the artists featured in "100 Most Metal Moments", a VH1 special focusing on the "entertaining (and sometimes shocking) moments" that defined heavy metal music's heyday. ...

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THE DARKNESS To Work With Legendary AC/DC Producer On Sophomore Album

THE DARKNESS have recruited legendary producer Robert "Mutt" Lange to produce the follow-up to their mega-selling debut CD, "Permission to Land", according to NME.com. Lange, who is married to country/pop superstar Shania Twain, has previously produced a number of classic rock albums from such artists as AC/DC, DEF LEPPARD, BRYAN ADAMS and FOREIGNER. In other ...

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