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DEF LEPPARD Push Back Single Release, Announce U.S. Dates

DEF LEPPARD have once again pushed back the release date of their new single "Long Long Way To Go". According to the band's official web site, "This time, the main reason for the delay is the (absence of a) promo video. According to the original schedule, the band was supposed to shoot the video thi...
February 9, 2003

SEVEN WITCHES Set American Release Date For 'Passage To The Other Side'

SEVEN WITCHES, the band featuring former SAVATAGE guitarist Jack Frost, ARMORED SAINT/FATES WARNING bassist Joey Vera, and HELSTAR singer James Rivera, have set an April 9 American release date through Sanctuary Records for their fourth album, "Passage To The Other Side". The CD will surface in Euro...
February 6, 2003

DEF LEPPARD Re-Launch 'Guest Singer' Auction

Due to unspecified "technical and logistical problems beyond [the band's] control" with the first auction, DEF LEPPARD have been forced to re-list their auction offering one lucky fan a chance to join the band on stage at an upcoming show. Once again, the details are as follows: "So you always dream...
January 30, 2003

AEROSMITH To Pay Tribute To The Blues At Special NY Gig

AEROSMITH will team up with other music biz stars and legends B.B. King, Robert Cray, Bonnie Raitt, Lyle Lovett, Aaron Neville, Macy Gray, and Buddy Guy for a special performance at New York's famous Radio City Music Hall on Friday, Feb. 7. This once-in-a-lifetime lineup of music greats will benefit...
January 28, 2003

DEF LEPPARD Fan Bids $12,000 To Sing With The Group

An anonymous bidder has ended up paying the unbelievable amount of £7,625 (approx. $12,367) for the privilege of joining DEF LEPPARD for one song at soundcheck at the Hallam FM Arena in the group's hometown of Sheffield, England, on Feb. 20. All proceeds of the auction will go to Help A Hallam Child...
January 25, 2003

METAL BABIES: Metal Merchandise For The Little Ones

Mark DeVito, a die-hard heavy-metal buff and graphic artist, has launched Metal Babies, a new line of baby garb that parodies the concert T-shirts of the giants in metal including AC/DC, METALLICA, and even BLACK SABBATH. The clothes range from $12-$18, and are available online at
January 20, 2003

DEF LEPPARD, THIN LIZZY To Tour North America Together

DEF LEPPARD and THIN LIZZY are in talks to tour North America together beginning in late February. Although no official announcement has yet been made on the matter, it is understood that the drummer slot in THIN LIZZY for the duration of the trek will likely be filled by either Rod Morgenstein (DIX...
January 17, 2003


DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell spent four days in October with the other original members of the RIVERDOGS writing material for an new RIVERDOGS CD, due later in the year. ...
January 16, 2003

Bid On Guest Spot As DEF LEPPARD's Lead Vocalist

DEF LEPPARD's official web site,, are offering one lucky fan a chance to join the band on stage at an upcoming show The details are as follows: "So you always dreamt of being on stage with DEF LEPPARD and perform[ing] 'Pour Some Sugar On Me' with them? Well, your dream may come tr...
January 16, 2003

VIVIAN CAMPBELL: DEF LEPPARD Are 'A Pop Band Disguised As A Rock Band'

DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell, a former member of DIO, WHITESNAKE and the NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) pioneers SWEET SAVAGE, has sensationally revealed to The Oakland Tribune that he believes that DEF LEPPARD are nothing more than "a pop band disguised as a rock band." "I don't...
January 13, 2003

DEF LEPPARD To Release New Single, Appear On TV

"Long Long Way To Go", the third single from DEF LEPPARD's latest CD, "X", has been scheduled for release on Feb. 24. The various versions of the CD-single that will be available in the shops, will include one or more of the following extra tracks: - "Now" (live acoustic, recorded in Germany) - "Hys...
January 9, 2003

AC/DC's JOHNSON On DEF LEPPARD's 'X': They've Been Listening To People In Suits Again

Brian Johnson, frontman for the Australian rock legends AC/DC, recently admitted that he was less than impressed with the latest effort from DEF LEPPARD — a band whose musical output he had previously appreciated and whose career he had followed with interest as a fan and as a friend. "I know Joe [E...
January 2, 2003

PRIMER 55 Split Up!

PRIMER 55 have announced their decision to disband "due to creative and personal issues." The band, who recently completed the Jagermeister $12 Riot U.S. tour with DOPE, had previously issued two full-length albums through the Island/Def Jam label. The following is guitarist Bobby Burns' statement o...
January 1, 2003


DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott believes that the band's consistency has been a significant part of their appeal — when the fans go to a DEF LEPPARD concert, they expect to hear the hits, and the group are happy to play them. "They've come to terms with the fact that it's OK to like a ...
December 24, 2002

TEAM SLEEP Video Posted Online

A live video of TEAM SLEEP performing their track "Natalie Portman" at the Glasshouse in Pomona, California this past December has been posted online for download at this location (file size = 89MB). TEAM SLEEP feature in their ranks DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno, DJ Crook, and guitarist Todd Wilki...
December 23, 2002