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DEF LEPPARD's JOE ELLIOTT: When The New Album Rocks, It ROCKS!

Here's an update on DEF LEPPARD's forthcoming studio CD, tentatively titled X, as posted via the group's official web site at “We're basically wrapping things up,” says [DEF LEPPARD frontman] Joe Elliott. “We're polishing things just a little bit here and there, but with what we...
March 26, 2002

DEF LEPPARD's "Pyromania" Subject Of Upcoming VH1 Special

DEF LEPPARD's 1983 album Pyromania will be the subject of a one-hour show, entitled Ultimate Albums, premiering on VH1 this Sunday, March 10th at 9:00 PM EST/8:00 PM CST. During the show, viewers will get to hear the stories about the making of the album (from the band themselves and others involved...
March 5, 2002

PAIN's "Just Hate Me" Video Available For Viewing Online

Sweden's PAIN, led by HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tagtgren, have posted the video for their latest single, "Just Hate Me", online at the following locations: Lo-Speed Hi-Speed The clip is presently scheduled to be shown on Sweden's Voxpop TV show on February 26th. As previously reported, "Just Hate Me"...
February 19, 2002

FOO FIGHTERS, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Confirmed For 2002 Coachella Valley Music

FOO FIGHTERS have been confirmed to play the 2002 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Tickets for the two-day festival, scheduled for April 27-28 at Indio Polo Fields in Indio, California, go on sale on March 2nd for $65 (for a one-day pass) or an as-yet-undecided amount for a two-day pass. Ot...
February 12, 2002

PAIN Enters Swedish Album Chart At #6

Nothing Remains The Same, the third full-length album from Sweden's PAIN, featuring HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tagtgren, entered the Swedish Album charts at position #6 as the highest new entry the week of its release. The first single, "Shut Your Mouth" still sits tightly in the top 20 on the Singles...
February 5, 2002

Nothing Remains The Same

Better known outside his native Sweden as the leader of acclaimed metal act HYPOCRISY, Peter Tagtgren achieved much success back home with PAIN's last studio offering, 1999's Rebirth, which produced one gold single (“Suicide Machine”) and established the multi-talented musician/producer as metal vis...
January 27, 2002

DEF LEPPARD DVD Release Dates Announced

DEF LEPPARD will issue their two long-awaited DVDscontaining Historia/In The Round In Your Face on the first DVD and Visualize/Video Archive on the second, along with interviews and discographieson February 26th in the USA and March 5th in Canada. ...
January 27, 2002

PAIN Collaborate With BRITNEY SPEARS, BACKSTREET BOYS Producer On New Single

Sweden's PAIN, led by HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tagtgren, have collaborated with mega-producer Max Martin (aka Martin Sandberg—i.e. BRITNEY SPEARS, BACKSTREET BOYS, CELINE DION) and Per Aldeheim (i.e. DEF LEPPARD, LAMBRETTA) on the second single from the group's just-released third CD, Nothing Remains...
January 23, 2002

DEF LEPPARD Drummer Launches Foundation Web Site

DEF LEPPARD drummer Rick Allen and Lauren Monroe have launched the web site for their Raven Drum Foundation. According to the web site, the foundation "is an organization that brings ancient wisdom teachings to the global and local community through the arts for the purpose of healing and hope". On...
January 15, 2002

UNIDA's Label Woes

Contrary to previous reports, it now appears that UNIDA (featuring former KYUSS frontman John Garcia) have NOT been dropped by American Recordings, but were instead dumped by American's parent company, Island Records. Sounds confusing? In order to clear things up, here is an update on the situation,...
January 14, 2002

THE ALMIGHTY Frontman Goes Solo

THE ALMIGHTY mainman Ricky Warwick has signed a solo deal with Peer Music and will issue his first solo effort at the end of the year, according to Britain's Metal Hammer magazine. The as-yet-untitled album will be reportedly be produced by DEF LEPPARD vocalist Joe Elliott (who also contributed to T...
January 10, 2002

DEF LEPPARD's "X" To Surface In Late Spring

DEF LEPPARD have set X (as in the Roman numeral for 10) as the title for their upcoming tenth studio album, which is currently being recorded in various studios in Los Angeles, Dublin and Sweden for a late spring release. For the first time in the band's history, DEF LEPPARD are collaborating with m...
January 8, 2002

DEF LEPPARD: Two TV Documentaries On The Way!

DEF LEPPARD taped interviews and sessions last week for two new documentaries being put together an episode of VH-1's Breakthrough Albums series, focusing on Pyromania, and an episode of ITV's Classic Albums series, which will be all about Hysteria. According to vocalist Joe Elliott, "Both shootings...
December 24, 2001

Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Men Reunite In New Band!

Former JUDAS PRIEST frontman Al Atkins has joined forces with ex-JUDAS PRIEST drummer Dave Holland in a new group that also features in its ranks original DEF LEPPARD guitarist Pete Willis. The band's line-up is completed by bassist Bruno Stapenhill and guitarist Paul May. ...
December 19, 2001

Introduction to Mayhem

Hailing from Memphis, PRIMER 55 is one of Island/Def Jam's first forays into the rap/metal genre, and to these ears, it is a rather unspectacular one. Boasting a sound that can best be described as a heavier, more aggressive early LIMP BIZKIT, PRIMER 55 are by-the-numbers rapcore that invariably rev...
December 17, 2001