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Why Wasn't VIVIAN CAMPBELL Interviewed For RONNIE JAMES DIO Documentary? Co-Director Explains

Demian Fenton, co-director of "Dio: Dreamers Never Die", the first-ever career-spanning documentary on the life and times of legendary metal icon Ronnie James Dio, was asked in a new interview why original DIO and current DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell wasn't interviewed for the film. He resp...
October 1, 2022
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VIVIAN CAMPBELL: Naming LAST IN LINE After DIO Song Has Been 'Both A Blessing And A Curse'

Vivian Campbell says that naming his side project after a DIO song has been "both a blessing and a curse." When LAST IN LINE formed, the intent was to celebrate Ronnie James Dio's early work by reuniting the members of the original DIO lineup. After playing shows that featured a setlist composed exc...
September 29, 2022
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Watch: MILEY CYRUS Joins DEF LEPPARD Members For 'Photograph' Performance At TAYLOR HAWKINS Tribute Concert

Miley Cyrus joined members of DEF LEPPARD on stage at last night's (Tuesday, September 27) Taylor Hawkins tribute concert at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles, California to perform the band's 1983 hit "Photograph". Sharing the stage with Cyrus, Joe Elliott, Rick Savage and Phil Collen for the "Photograp...
September 28, 2022
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Watch GEEZER BUTLER, LARS ULRICH, SEBASTIAN BACH And DAVE GROHL Cover BLACK SABBATH At TAYLOR HAWKINS Tribute Concert In L.A.

BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler, METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich and former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach joined Dave Grohl and some of his FOO FIGHTERS bandmates on stage at last night's (Tuesday, September 27) Taylor Hawkins tribute concert at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles, California to perfo...
September 28, 2022
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HELLOWEEN Announces Spring 2023 North American Tour With HAMMERFALL

German power metallers HELLOWEEN will embark on the "United Forces" tour of North America in May 2023. Support on the 13-date trek will come from Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, September 30 at 10 a.m. local time. HELLOWEEN singer Andi Deris comments: "We can't wait...
September 27, 2022
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DEF LEPPARD Takes You Behind The Scenes In Seattle, Vancouver And Edmonton On 'The Stadium Tour' (Video)

DEF LEPPARD has released the thirteenth in a series of behind-the-scenes episodes from "The Stadium Tour", which kicked off on June 16 in Atlanta, Georgia and concluded on September 9 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Episode 13 takes you backstage with the members of DEF LEPPARD in Seattle, Vancouver and Edmon...
September 26, 2022
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WENDY DIO Says VIVIAN CAMPBELL Wanted To Take DIO In A 'More Commercial' Direction

Wendy Dio says that Vivian Campbell's financial demands weren't the only reason he was fired from the DIO band. Ronnie James Dio, Vivian, drummer Vinny Appice and bassist Jimmy Bain collaborated on the first three DIO albums — 1983's "Holy Diver", 1984's "The Last In Line" and 1985's "Sacred Heart"...
September 22, 2022
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MÖTLEY CRÜE And DEF LEPPARD's Stadium Tour Earns $173.5 Million

According to Billboard, MÖTLEY CRÜE and DEF LEPPARD's "The Stadium Tour" sold 1.3 million tickets and earned $173.5 million, making it the biggest tour of either band's career. The biggest market on the tour, which featured support from POISON and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS, was Boston, where t...
September 20, 2022
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PHIL SOUSSAN Apologizes To NIKKI SIXX For Disparaging Comment About MÖTLEY CRÜE's Performance During 'The Stadium Tour'

Former OZZY OSBOURNE and current LAST IN LINE bassist Phil Soussan has apologized to Nikki Sixx for making a disparaging comment about MÖTLEY CRÜE's "The Stadium Tour". After attending CRÜE's September 9 concert with DEF LEPPARD, POISON and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS in Las Vegas, Soussan took...
September 18, 2022
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NIKKI SIXX Says MÖTLEY CRÜE's Unretirement Has Been 'Unbelievable': 'I'm So Grateful To Be Doing This'

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx and drummer Tommy Lee spoke to Entertainment Tonight 's Kevin Frazier about what it has been like for them to return to the road as part of the band's recently completed stadium tour. The musicians announced the trek in 2019, just months after they supposedly noticed a...
September 18, 2022
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How RIKKI ROCKETT And His Wife 'Caught A POISON Scammer'

POISON drummer Rikki Rockett and his wife TC have shared a 13-minute video on social media in which they offer a step-by-step account of how they caught a "POISON scammer". The person in question was allegedly pretending to be Rikki's personal manager and contacting Rikki's fans via Instagram and ot...
September 14, 2022
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BUCKCHERRY To Release New Music Next Spring

California rockers BUCKCHERRY are planning to release new music in late spring 2023. The follow-up to last year's "Hellbound" will once again he helmed by producer and songwriter-for-hire Marti Frederiksen, who has previously collaborated with AEROSMITH, DEF LEPPARD, Jonny Lang and Sheryl Crow, amon...
September 12, 2022
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TOMMY LEE Blasts Fan Who Complained About Audience Members Exposing Their Genitals At MÖTLEY CRÜE Concert

Tommy Lee has blasted a fan who criticized the MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer for encouraging audience members to expose their genitals on camera on the band's just-completed "The Stadium Tour". Juan Alvarez, who attended CRÜE's concert with DEF LEPPARD, POISON and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS on Wednesday...
September 12, 2022
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POISON's RIKKI ROCKETT: 'The Stadium Tour' 'Proved That Rock 'N' Roll Is Not Dead'

Rikki Rockett says that POISON's "The Stadium Tour" "proved that rock 'n' roll is not dead." The long-delayed North American trek with DEF LEPPARD, MÖTLEY CRÜE and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS was originally planned for 2020 and later moved to 2021 and then to 2022. "The Stadium Tour" concluded t...
September 11, 2022
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DEF LEPPARD Dedicates 'This Guitar' To QUEEN ELIZABETH II

British rock legends DEF LEPPARD paid a musical tribute to Queen Elizabeth II who died on Thursday (September 8) at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, at age 96. Speaking to the audience at DEF LEPPARD's final "The Stadium Tour" 2022 show in Las Vegas on Friday (September 9),singer Joe Elliott said: "We'...
September 11, 2022