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SKINLAB's ESQUIVEL To Collaborate With Ex-PUSHED Singer

SKINLAB frontman Steev Esquivel has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "Hey what's up everyone. I wanted to give you the low down on DEF IGNITION. I entered the recording stages of the project. As of last week, I started collaborating with production team Marc Pattison and...
September 24, 2003

SKID ROW To Support DEF LEPPARD In Germany

SKID ROW will be supporting DEF LEPPARD on the German/Swiss leg of their European tour in November. The group will then head off to the U.K. to do some headlining dates. The jaunt will mark SKID ROW's first trip to Europe in over seven years. Says bassist Rachel Bolan, "It's gonna be a blast being ....
September 23, 2003

BEYOND THE EMBRACE Vocalist: IRON MAIDEN's Genius Is Its Musicianship

Sean Mccarthy of the Standard-Times reports that BEYOND THE EMBRACE vocalist Shawn Gallagher is understandably psyched by the new IRON MAIDEN CD, "Dance of Death", which will be released tomorrow (September 9). "[When I first heard IRON MAIDEN at the age of 15], I was listening to mainstream rock li...
September 8, 2003

AEROSMITH's Former Manager Slaps Band With Libel Lawsuit

The former manager of AEROSMITH has slapped the band with a libel lawsuit over a VH1 "Behind the Music" special, according to the New York Daily News. David Krebs, who managed the Massachusets rockers from 1972 through 1984, claims AEROSMITH defamed his name and reputation in the show by suggesting...
September 8, 2003

DEF LEPPARD Percussionist Leads Drum Circle In Thousand Oaks

Sue Davis of reports that DEF LEPPARD drummer "Rick Allen knows the healing power of drums and came to share it in Conejo Valley on Sunday afternoon [September 7]. "Allen's nonprofit organization, Raven Drum Foundation, sponsored a drum circle at Chumash Interpretive Center in Thousand...
September 8, 2003

DEF LEPPARD Fan Convention To Be Held In The Spring

A DEF LEPPARD Fan Convention, dubbed Lepcon, will be held in the spring of 2004 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lepcon is a non-profit event with all proceeds directly benefiting the Raven Drum Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by DEF LEPPARD drummer Rick Allen. Among the activities planned are fa...
September 2, 2003

Another Female Singer Covers DEF LEPPARD: Free Download Available

Mariah Carey's version of DEF LEPPARD's "Bringin' On The Heartbreak", which was released as a single recently, generated renewed interest in another female singer covering a LEPPARD classic: Emm Gryner recorded her version, or should we say interpretation, of "Pour Some Sugar On Me" a couple of year...
August 30, 2003

Review: DEF LEPPARD Warms Up Crowd Of All Ages At The Fairgrounds

Kat Main of Pennsylvania's The Express-Times reports that "Eighties rock icons DEF LEPPARD proved that their music is the rock of ages Tuesday night [August 26] at the Allentown Fairgrounds. "Playing for crowds of mothers, fathers, grandparents and children, the band — even though a little long in t...
August 27, 2003

Report: Old Bands Draw New Generation To Concerts

David Hinckley of the New York Daily News reports that this summer's top concert performers include such veteran acts as KISS, IRON MAIDEN, METALLICA, and DEF LEPPARD. "While they can still draw 5,000-15,000 fans a night, that number includes more than the now-middle-aged fans who remember when musi...
August 25, 2003

DEF LEPPARD: Demo Song Posted Online

DEF LEPPARD have posted a demo version of the "X" cut "Gravity", originally titled "Perfect Girl", on their official web site at this location. "Although the basic rhythm and guitar tracks on this demo weren't changed much along the way," reads a message posted on the site, "the early version's lyri...
August 24, 2003

DEF LEPPARD To Play India In November

DEF LEPPARD are set to perform in Mumbai and Bangalore, India before the end of the year, according to The band have visited the country before — although they have yet to play a large concert there. DEF LEPPARD are expected to perform in Mumbai and Bangalore in November, according to T...
August 20, 2003


A PERFECT CIRCLE are expected to be among 80+ artists that will perform at this year's Voodoo Music Experience, which takes place at New Orleans' City Park October 31 through November 2. Other acts expected to appear include QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, GODSMACK, MARILYN MANSON, CYPRESS HILL and MOS DEF...
August 19, 2003

Review: DEF LEPPARD Does The Time Warp

Jeff Miers of The Buffalo News reviewed DEF LEPPARD's show at the Erie County Fair on Wednesday night (August 13). "It was like watching 'The Breakfast Club' for the 43rd time. You knew exactly what was going to happen, but you loved it anyway," he wrote. "Since the majority of the audience, by all...
August 16, 2003

Review: DEF LEPPARD's Candied Metal For Masses

Ben Rayner of the Toronto Star reviewed DEF LEPPARD's performance at the Molson Amphitheatre Tuesday night (August 12). "Holding triumphant court before roughly 10,000 loyal fans — an aging crew fond of cellphone pouches, denim shirts and gratuitous breast implants — at the Molson Amphitheatre last...
August 13, 2003

DEF LEPPARD Guitarist: MARIAH CAREY's Cover Of 'Heartbreak' Was 'A Huge Compliment'

DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen has told the Montreal Gazette that he's all for MARIAH CAREY's recent revival of the group's "Bringin' On The Heartbreak" (from 1981's "High 'n' Dry") — a cover some fans have considered an act of high treason. "You get e-mails from fans, and they go, 'It's disgusti...
August 12, 2003