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DEF LEPPARD Announce U.S., Japanese Dates

DEF LEPPARD have announced several more dates prior to the kick-off of their official U.S. tour at the end of the year. They are as follows: Sep. 20 - Reading, PA @ Sovereign Center Sep. 21 - Boston, MA @ Fleet Center Sep. 23 - New York, NY @ China Club Nov. 17 – Sendai, ...
September 11, 2002

DEF LEPPARD: 45 Million Records Sold And Counting

DEF LEPPARD's X debuted at #11 on Billboard's Top 200 Pop Album chart, selling over 71,000 units during its first week of release. The group's greatest hits collection, Vault, also hit #1 on Billboard's Top Catalogue Albums Chart, where it has remained in the Top 20 since its release almost seven ye...
August 9, 2002

DEF LEPPARD's PHIL COLLEN: We Were Desperately Trying To Be Accepted During The '90s

DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen recently told Launch about the group's decision take a different approach on their tenth album, aptly titled X (out in the stores today),after being encouraged by the success of AEROSMITH's "Jaded". "Actually the big difference with this album and all the stuff we'...
July 30, 2002

DEF LEPPARD Schedule Online Chats

DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott will participate in an online chat at on Friday, August 2nd at 6:00 PM ET. The chat will take approximately half an hour. On Tuesday, July 30th, guitarist Phil Collen will answer questions that can be submitted at Questions have to be...
July 29, 2002

DEF LEPPARD Sell Out New York City Gig In Less Than Two Minutes!

DEF LEPPARD reportedly needed less than two minutes to sell out New York City's Irving Plaza (capacity around 1,200),where the group are scheduled to perform a special low-key promotional gig on Monday, July 29th. DEF LEPPARD are tentatively set to embark on a full-fledged US tour in November in su...
July 25, 2002

Exclusive DEF LEPPARD Items To Be Auctioned On eBay

DEF LEPPARD's record label, Mercury Records, will team up with auction site eBay to auction a number of exclusive LEPPARD items, with the main auction being one of the T-shirts used in the "Now" video, autographed by all band members. All proceeds of the auctions, which will start on July 30th and e...
July 24, 2002

DEF LEPPARD Frontman To Participate In Chat

DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott will participate in an online chat at on Wednesday, July 31st at 9:00 PM ET. The chat will take approximately half an hour. ...
July 23, 2002

DEF LEPPARD Line Up Promo Appearances

DEF LEPPARD have lined up the following promo appearances (interviews and/or acoustic performances) during the coming days: Monday, July 22: Burbank, CA: · 03.00 PM PT: KIIS, Valentine Syndicated Show Wednesday, July 24: Dallas, TX: · 07:30 AM CT: KHKS · 08:30 AM CT: KDMX / Mix 102.9 (listen online)...
July 22, 2002

UNIDA's JOHN GARCIA: "I Don't Want To Lose Our $350,000 Record"

UNIDA frontman John Garcia (ex-KYUSS) has spoken out about the continuing delays in the release of the group's long-awaited full-length effort, which was originally completed in May 2001 while the band was part of the American/Island Def Jam roster. In an interview posted at Stoner Rock, Garcia stat...
July 19, 2002

DEF LEPPARD Schedule In-Store Appearances

DEF LEPPARD have scheduled a number of in-store appearances in the US to promote their new album, X, due on July 30th. They are as follows: Jul. 27th at 12:00 PM: Mall of America, Minneapolis, MN (live performance) Jul. 30th at 6:00 PM: Wal-Mart, Saddlebrook, NJ (autograph signing) Jul. 31st at 6:00...
July 17, 2002

DEF LEPPARD Announce Low-Key Dates

DEF LEPPARD have lined up the following dates in support of their forthcoming X album, due in North America on July 30th: Jul. 11 - Leeds, UK @ Temple Newsam Jul. 13 - Sheffield, UK @ Sheffield Arena Jul. 13 - Stoke-On-Trent, UK @ Brittania Stadium Jul. 26 - Minneapolis, MN @ Quest Club Jul. ...
July 10, 2002

DEF LEPPARD Rock 'Till They Drop At Kansas' RED, WHITE & BOOM Festival

DEF LEPPARD performed the following tracks during their appearance at the Red, White & Boom festival in Kansas on June 29th: 01. Let's Get Rocked 02. Promises 03. Foolin' 04. Hysteria 05. Animal 06. Love Bites 07. Photograph 08. Now 09. Rocket 10. Armageddon It 11. Pour Some Sugar On Me 12. Rock...
July 6, 2002

TYKOON: A New Swedish Melodic Hard Rock Supergroup

TYKOON is the name of a freshly-launched Stockholm band that features in its ranks guitarists Tommy Denander and Lars Chriss (LION'S SHARE),vocalist Leif Sundin (GREAT KING RAT, MICHAEL SCHENKER, JOHN NORUM),bassist Andy Loos (GLORY) and an as-yet-undisclosed drummer. "Tommy and I have been workin...
June 30, 2002

Former GUNS N' ROSES Members To Appear In THE STROKES Video

Former GUNS 'N ROSES members Slash (guitar),Duff McKagan (bass),and Matt Sorum (drums) will appear in the next video by THE STROKES, according to Launch. The clip, for the song "Someday", is being directed by Roman Coppola, son of famed film director Francis Ford Coppola. Also rumored to appear in...
June 27, 2002


DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott has posted the following message via the group's official web site at "We finished mixing the album in London on the 7th of May 2002. We did the photo session during the mix, with a great photographer by the name of Clive Arrowsmith. He's been aro...
June 26, 2002