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Join DEF LEPPARD drummer Rick Allen on his first official DEF LEPPARD Twitter fan question-and-answer session on Friday, September 27 at 4 p.m. EST. Rick will answer fans’ questions about DEF LEPPARD, “Viva! Hysteria”, DED FLATBIRD, his fine art or anything else on the fans’ minds.

Submit your questions on Twitter to @Def_Leppard with the hashtag #VIVAHysteria

How to participate:

* Log in to Twitter
* In the “What’s Happening” box on your profile, type your question.
* Add the hashtag #VIVAHysteria to your post and click “tweet”

Example: What is your favorite DEF LEPPARD song to play live? #VIVAHysteria

As drummer for the English hard rock band DEF LEPPARD, Rick Allen knows what it’s like to be on top of the musical world. After a near-fatal auto accident in 1984, he also knows what it’s like to completely lose his left arm to amputation — and the post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that almost destroyed his will to live. “I didn’t know what my life would be like after that terrible day,” says Rick. “It was the darkest time in my life. And, even today, I still consider myself a work in progress.”

Rick began perfecting his use of a specially designed electronic drum kit so he could play with one arm. And perfect he did indeed; the resulting DEF LEPPARD album — “Hysteria” — sold more than 20 million copies worldwide.

Rick founded the Raven Drum Foundation, which provides drum circles to Wounded Warrior to help encourage healing from PTSD. Other efforts of Rick‘s foundation include Resiliency Radio, where he broadcasts programs geared toward rebuilding a healthy life. This includes interviews with WWP teammates and other warriors.

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Vocalist/guitarist Lzzy Hale and guitarist Joe Hottinger of Pennsylvanian rockers HALESTORM were interviewed on the latest episode of the “Talking Metal” podcast. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. (Note: The HALESTORM interview begins around the 13-minute mark.)

HALESTORM will release its new EP, “ReAniMate 2.0: The CoVeRs eP”, on October 15 via Atlantic.

The EP marks the acclaimed hard rock band’s first new release since their stunning Grammy Awards triumph earlier this year, as well as the follow-up to 2011’s “ReAniMate: The CoVeRs eP”. As with its predecessor, “ReAniMate 2.0: The CoVeRs eP” sees HALESTORM putting their distinctive brand on a strikingly eclectic collection of classic songs, including legendary tracks by JUDAS PRIEST, AC/DC, PAT BENATAR, FLEETWOOD MAC, MARILYN MANSON, and DAFT PUNK.

“Like our first ‘ReAniMate’ EP, the songs included here are a collection of both our favorite songs and songs to challenge ourselves,” said Lzzy Hale. We decided to go more ‘bare bones’ with this EP, meaning minimal production with live, gritty performances. We recorded this EP the week of the Grammys, so the excitement and debauchery you hear through your speakers is very real. We hope all our fans have as much fun with ‘ReAniMate: 2.0’ as we did!”

“ReAniMate 2.0: The CoVeRs eP” track listing:

01. Dissident Aggressor (originally performed by JUDAS PRIEST)
02. Get Lucky (originally performed by DAFT PUNK)
03. Shoot To Thrill (originally performed by AC/DC)
04. Hell Is For Children (originally performed by PAT BENATAR)
05. Gold Dust Woman (originally performed by FLEETWOOD MAC)
06. 1996 (originally performed by MARILYN MANSON)

2011’s “ReAniMate: The CoVeRs eP” contained covers of tracks from SKID ROW, LADY GAGA and GUNS N’ ROSES. Singer Lzzy Hale told The Pulse Of Radio that recording other artists’ songs helps her own writing. “There’s just nothing like singing and playing and picking apart an already proven amazing song,” she said. “I think it helps you as a songwriter. I’ll write a song and be like, ‘Well, is that as good as HEART‘s ‘All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You’, and I’ll have to be like, ‘No, back to the drawing board.'”

Podcast (audio):

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Pennsylvanian rockers HALESTORM will release their new EP, “ReAniMate 2.0: The CoVeRs eP”, on October 15 via Atlantic.

The EP marks the acclaimed hard rock band’s first new release since their stunning Grammy Awards triumph earlier this year, as well as the follow-up to 2011’s “ReAniMate: The CoVeRs eP”. As with its predecessor, “ReAniMate 2.0: The CoVeRs eP” sees HALESTORM putting their distinctive brand on a strikingly eclectic collection of classic songs, including legendary tracks by JUDAS PRIEST, AC/DC, PAT BENATAR, FLEETWOOD MAC, MARILYN MANSON, and DAFT PUNK.

“Like our first ‘ReAniMate’ EP, the songs included here are a collection of both our favorite songs and songs to challenge ourselves,” said HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale. We decided to go more ‘bare bones’ with this EP, meaning minimal production with live, gritty performances. We recorded this EP the week of the Grammys, so the excitement and debauchery you hear through your speakers is very real. We hope all our fans have as much fun with ‘ReAniMate: 2.0’ as we did!”

“ReAniMate 2.0: The CoVeRs eP” track listing:

01. Dissident Aggressor (originally performed by JUDAS PRIEST)
02. Get Lucky (originally performed by DAFT PUNK)
03. Shoot To Thrill (originally performed by AC/DC)
04. Hell Is For Children (originally performed by PAT BENATAR)
05. Gold Dust Woman (originally performed by FLEETWOOD MAC)
06. 1996 (originally performed by MARILYN MANSON)

The “Get Lucky” cover is now available for streaming using the SoundCloud widget below (courtesy of RevolverMag.com).

2011’s “ReAniMate: The CoVeRs eP” contained covers of tracks from SKID ROW, LADY GAGA and GUNS N’ ROSES. Singer Lzzy Hale told The Pulse Of Radio that recording other artists’ songs helps her own writing. “There’s just nothing like singing and playing and picking apart an already proven amazing song,” she said. “I think it helps you as a songwriter. I’ll write a song and be like, ‘Well, is that as good as HEART‘s ‘All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You’, and I’ll have to be like, ‘No, back to the drawing board.'”

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“You have cancer.” Those three words are among the most dreaded and powerful a person can hear. In the case of Tony Harnell, the diagnosis of thyroid cancer was doubly frightening.

A vocalist/songwriter with a four-octave range, Harnell had toured in the U.S. with likes of STRYPER, TWISTED SISTER and GREAT WHITE and appeared on stages worldwide, entertaining legions of fans as lead singer with hard-rock band TNT.

But with the diagnosis, he not only faced a delicate surgery to remove two large, cancerous thyroid tumors from deep within his neck, but also the very real possibility that the life-saving procedure could cost him his voice.

Harnell thought he detected a small growth in his neck in 2001 and ignored it on a doctor’s advice until four years later when, while on tour, he started experiencing pain that intensified whenever he sang. His discomfort continued, but he powered through it for several years until a new physician recommended an ultrasound study and a biopsy based on the ultrasound. Then the unsettling news: he had Papillary Carcinoma, the most common type of thyroid cancer, representing about 80 percent of all thyroid cancers diagnosed in the U.S.

Harnell is only one among many: thyroid cancer diagnoses have more than doubled since 1990, one of the few cancers that has increased in incidence rates in recent years. The good news is that thyroid cancer is an extremely treatable disease when caught in its early stages — which is why screenings and self “neck-checks” are vitally important. Also key to a positive outcome is having an expert thyroid surgeon perform the procedure.

Harnell underwent surgery to remove the tumors and affected lymph nodes, radioactive iodine treatment to destroy any remaining thyroid tissue, and was placed on thyroid hormone replacement medication to keep his body’s metabolism balanced. Because of his occupation and the extensive surgery performed, he also elected to undergo physical therapy to rehabilitate his vocal cords and other muscles affected by the surgery. Harnell made it through his experience with his voice intact and is back to hitting all the high notes in his career.

To assist those who are interested in how to perform a self “neck-check” or more information on thyroid cancer or other thyroid-related conditions, AACE has created a dedicated web site: www.thyroidawareness.com.

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Atlantic recording group HALESTORM has unveiled details of its new EP. “ReAniMate 2.0: The CoVeRs eP” will arrive on October 15.

The EP marks the acclaimed hard rock band’s first new release since their stunning Grammy Awards triumph earlier this year, as well as the follow-up to 2011’s “ReAniMate: The CoVeRs eP”. As with its predecessor, “ReAniMate 2.0: The CoVeRs eP” sees HALESTORM putting their distinctive brand on a strikingly eclectic collection of classic songs, including legendary tracks by JUDAS PRIEST, AC/DC, PAT BENATAR, FLEETWOOD MAC, MARILYN MANSON, and DAFT PUNK.

“Like our first ‘ReAniMate’ EP, the songs included here are a collection of both our favorite songs and songs to challenge ourselves,” said HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale. We decided to go more ‘bare bones’ with this EP, meaning minimal production with live, gritty performances. We recorded this EP the week of the Grammys, so the excitement and debauchery you hear through your speakers is very real. We hope all our fans have as much fun with ‘ReAniMate: 2.0’ as we did!”

“ReAniMate 2.0: The CoVeRs eP” track listing:

01. Dissident Aggressor (originally performed by JUDAS PRIEST)
02. Get Lucky (originally performed by DAFT PUNK)
03. Shoot To Thrill (originally performed by AC/DC)
04. Hell Is For Children (originally performed by PAT BENATAR)
05. Gold Dust Woman (originally performed by FLEETWOOD MAC)
06. 1996 (originally performed by MARILYN MANSON)

“Reanimate” contained covers of tracks from SKID ROW, LADY GAGA and GUNS N’ ROSES. Singer Lzzy Hale told The Pulse Of Radio that recording other artists’ songs helps her own writing. “There’s just nothing like singing and playing and picking apart an already proven amazing song,” she said. “I think it helps you as a songwriter. I’ll write a song and be like, ‘Well, is that as good as HEART‘s ‘All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You’, and I’ll have to be like, ‘No, back to the drawing board.'”

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For every rock and roll band striving to grab that ever elusive brass ring and “make it” in the music business, there are a million others equally talented, equally inspired, equally hard-working that unfortunately never get their shot for a confluence of reasons… timing, fate and just plain dumb luck. Some bands were meant to succeed and others, despite their efforts, are destined to crash and burn, their golden dreams of musical stardom abruptly torpedoed and vanquished.

Velocity Films has announced its latest film venture, a documentary charting the dramatic rise and fall of TUFF LUCK, a criminally unheralded ’80s hard rock band blessed with prodigious musical gifts.

In an alternate universe, TUFF LUCK should have graced the cover of Rolling Stone magazine and instead has withered in total obscurity. That is until now…

TUFF LUCK is headed up by Andrew Klein, the younger brother of TUFF LUCK drummer, the late Todd Kelly. As for the story arc, Klein explains, “The film will focus on TUFF LUCK‘s formation, rise, and eventual demise while also drawing attention to a once thriving and vital music scene in Florida, which spawned such acts as MARILYN MANSON, MATCHBOX TWENTY, and SAIGON KICK.”

Based in South Florida, the aptly named TUFF LUCK became the hottest attraction on the local music scene by 1986, routinely drawing hundreds of fans to their gigs. They released one album on Ann Boleyn‘s underground label, New Renaissance Records. The self-entitled debut included fan favorites such as “Sleaze If You Please”, “Tonight Tonight”, and “Take It Or Leave It”. TUFF LUCK was on the precipice of landing a huge record deal with Atlantic Records when they seemingly had everything going for them.

Over the course of its ten-year career, the gifted hard rock outfit was an odds-on favorite in the “next big thing” rock and roll sweepstakes and had expanded their profile, opening shows for hair metal giants DOKKEN and STRYPER, among others.

What made TUFF LUCK stand out from the countless other metal bands populating the region was their uncanny level of musicianship, skill and consummate showmanship. Virtuoso guitarist Dave Scott and bassist James Marino were championed as future stars on the rise in Mike Varney‘s high-profile monthly column in Guitar Player magazine. Meanwhile, drummer Todd Kelly was voted Florida’s “Best Drummer” on multiple occasions, attracting attention from endorsement suitors such as Paiste. Rounding out the metal quartet was vocalist Kenny Monroe, with his commanding stage presence and smoky charisma, he was the ultimate front man. All the ingredients were in place for a national breakthrough, all except the elusive major record deal.

Had the fickle hand of fate anointed them the career break they deserved, their story would have been an altogether different one. TUFF LUCK would have been recognized as one of the leaders of the ’80s hard rock scene. Under the aegis of Klein and Margolis, the saga of the band doesn’t end there. The new documentary chronicles TUFF LUCK‘s uphill quest for world domination, emboldened by a refreshing “warts-and-all” slant. It’s a story of survival, a story of stubborn dedication, a story of fierce commitment and unwavering ambition. A story of four close friends who shared big dreams. Quite simply, it’s a tribute to the enduring spirit and magic of rock and roll music and a story that we, the fortunate and the beleaguered, can all relate.

Featuring hands-on involvement from the entire group who contributed extensive interviews, the documentary also yields a rich treasure trove of visual material including scores of photographs, vintage memorabilia and electrifying concert performances.

Slated for release in July 2014, this “must-see” documentary will appropriately receive a world-premiere screening in the band’s old stomping ground of South Florida.

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Drummer Nigel Durham (ex-SAXON, ex-OLIVER/DAWSON SAXON) has joined the U.K. hard rock band MORPHEUS RISING.

Says the group: “Nigel is a fantastic drummer with an outstanding pedigree, and we’re delighted to welcome him into the band.

Nigel is no stranger to rock audiences, having played on SAXON‘s ‘Destiny’ album, and several albums with OLIVER/DAWSON SAXON, including ‘Re:Landed’ and ‘It’s Alive’. We are really looking forward getting stuck into rehearsals with him, preparing current material for the live set and new songs for the album sessions.

“We’re all looking forward to the new album and a new era with Melodic Revolution Records, and with Nigel joining the band too, we’re really hungry to get cracking.”

States Nigel: “[I] can’t wait to get my teeth into MORPHEUS RISING!”

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Swedish hard rock band Killer Bee are set to release ‘Evolutionary Children’ in all of Europe on October 14th through Target Distribution.

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Southern California-based rock musician Jesse Damon, best known as the frontman for the popular melodic hard rock band SILENT RAGE, will release a new album called “Temptation In The Garden Of Eve” on September 27 via AOR Heaven/Metal Heaven.

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German based multinational melodic hard rock band King’s Call will release the second album “Lion’s Den” via Mausoleum Records on September 27th (EU) and Octover 8th (North America).

The post Sophomore LP “Lion’s Den” Detailed By King’s Call appeared first on Daily Heavy Metal News.

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