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DEF LEPPARD singer Joe Elliott was interviewed on this morning’s (Tuesday, March 18) edition of “The Heidi & Frank Show” on KLOS 95.5 FM radio station in Los Angeles, California. You can now watch video footage of his appearance below.

As previously reported, DEF LEPPARD and KISS have announced one of the hottest double bills of the summer, with the bands joining forces to hit both arenas and sheds all over North America. The tour kicks off on June 23 in West Valley, Utah at the USANA Amphitheater and winds down on August 31 in Woodlands, Texas at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.

The two bands held a joint press conference on L.A.’s Sunset Strip at the House Of Blues. According to The Pulse Of Radio, Elliott shed light on how the two bands actually came together. “One and one make three in these situations. Two great bands going out together. There will be no dead time — there will be no dead air space. Y’know, it’ll be, hits, hits, hits.

“‘Bout two years ago, myself and Gene [Simmons] did a little tour of South America, under the guise of the ROCK N’ ROLL ALL STARS — a bunch of guys from GUNS N’ ROSES and BILLY IDOL, and what have you. And other than trying to out-do each other with obscure British bands like the IDLE RACE and the PINK FAIRIES — who knew each band better — we discussed doing this as well; that one day DEF LEPPARD and KISS would tread the boards together, as it were, and it’s finally happened, which is fantastic.”

DEF LEPPARD released a Deluxe Edition of its 1996 classic album “Slang” across multiple formats through its own Bludgeon Riffola label on February 10.

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The Dude from 106.5 KWHL conducted an interview with vocalist Michael Starr of Los Angeles glam-metal jokesters STEEL PANTHER before their August 31 show at the House Of Blues in Las Vegas, Nevada. You can now watch the chat below.

STEEL PANTHER has set “All You Can Eat” as the title of its third album, tentatively due in early 2014. A video for the song “Party Like It’s The End Of The World” is being filmed this month.

Regarding the new CD title, Starr said: “We feel like STEEL PANTHER is like a buffet. You know what I mean?! There’s a little bit of everything for everybody. And you can have as much of us as you want.”

STEEL PANTHER‘s new album was recorded in part in Sherman Oaks, California with producer Jay Ruston (ANTHRAX, STONE SOUR, MEATLOAF).

Speaking to the South Bend Tribune, STEEL PANTHER drummer Stix Zadinia (real name: Darren Leader) stated about the band’s new CD: “If you liked [2009’s] ‘Feel The Steel’ and [2011’s] ‘Balls Out’, you will love this record. It is more heavy metal songs that are hooky and great and fun and make you want to rock and make you want to have a good time and party. Also, there is a lot of riffage on this album that I think anybody who has ever questioned this band — ‘Oh, those guys wear spandex and it is 2000-whatever’ — these songs are going to put all of that to rest.”

STEEL PANTHER is the ’80s metal/hard rock tribute band formerly known as METAL SKOOL. The group’s lineup includes guitarist “Satchel” (real name Russ Parrish; ex-FIGHT) and singer “Michael Starr” (real name Ralph Saenz; ex-L.A. GUNS). Onstage, the band both pays tribute to and lampoons the heyday of ’80s glam metal. The group’s between-song comedy includes jests at conflict between bandmembers, discussions of drugs, sex, and improvised humor with the crowd.

Regarding naysayers that say STEEL PANTHER is a joke-metal band, Zadinia said: “Listen to our record and tell us that our songs aren’t better than most of the bands out there. How funny is that? At the end of the day, it comes down to the songs. I think our songs — without sounding egotistical — I think our songs are great. When you hear the hooks in our songs, you hear the playing and you hear the vocals, you throw that up against any band in any era, and I think it stands up.”

“Balls Out” sold nearly 12,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 40 on The Billboard 200 chart.

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Radiosuicide Photography‘s RSPTV conducted an interview with drummer Matt Greiner of AUGUST BURNS RED on September 15 in Gothenburg, Sweden. You can now watch the chat below.

After wrapping up a momentous summer that included a Billboard Top 10 debut for its latest album, “Rescue & Restore”, and a mainstage spot on Warped Tour, AUGUST BURNS RED is preparing to unveil its next offering, a brand-new DVD entitled “Foreign & Familiar” to release this fall. The documentary chronicles the entire 18-month touring cycle behind the band’s breakout 2011 album “Leveler”, whose critical and commercial success catapulted the band to the forefront of the modern heavy music scene.

From headlining tours of North America, Europe, Japan and Australia — with stops in New Zealand, Taiwan, the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and more along the way — “Foreign & Familiar” shows the globetrotting metal titans doing what they do best in settings all over the world.

‘Foreign & Familiar’ has literally been three years in the making,” explains guitarist JB Brubaker.

“It’s no small task to try and squeeze 18 months of touring into a two-hour package, but that’s exactly what we have here.

“I am grateful that we were able to pull this DVD together, as this is something we’ll all be able to look back on as old men and remember the good ol’ days.

“I think anyone who cares about this band will find ‘Foreign & Familiar’ to be an entertaining and insightful behind the scenes look at AUGUST BURNS RED on the road.”

AUGUST BURNS RED is also pleased to announce the Endless Chicago Weekend event on November 22 and 23, featuring back-to-back shows at Chicago’s House of Blues and, for fans holding a weekend pass, early entry on Saturday to attend an exclusive screening of “Foreign & Familiar”, followed by a question-and-answer session and meet-and-greet with the band.

“Chicago has almost been a home away from home for AUGUST BURNS RED,” says Brubaker. “From the Beat Kitchen and Reggie’s to our many stops at the House of Blues and even Riot Fest, Chicago has consistently been a tour stop we most look forward to playing. We wanted to make our stop in Chicago this fall extra special. Certainly looking forward to spending some extra time in the Windy City!”

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Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH will embark on a U.S. headlining tour in January in support of their newly released album, “Deceiver Of The Gods”. Very special guest on the dates will be ENSLAVED, with additional support from SKELETONWITCH.

Comments AMON AMARTH frontman Johan Hegg: “After our successful part of the Rockstar Mayhem Festival this summer, it is with great confidence we’ll be heading back to North America as the headliner in January. We are proud and happy to announce that our friends in ENSLAVED and SKELETONWITCH will be supporting us on this raid and pillage tour across the continent! Come and join us for all the fun of a real metal show! WE. SHALL.DESTROY!”

The dates are as follows:

Jan. 17 – Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues
Jan. 18 – Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
Jan. 20 – San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live
Jan. 21 – Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
Jan. 22 – Houston, TX – House Of Blues
Jan. 24 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
Jan. 25 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz
Jan. 26 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
Jan. 27 – Orlando, FL – House Of Blues (* no SKELETONWITCH)
Jan. 29 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
Jan. 30 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVA
Jan. 31 – Silver Springs, MD – The Fillmore
Feb. 01 – Boston, MA – House Of Blues
Feb. 03 – Philadelphia, PA – TLA
Feb. 04 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Feb. 07 – Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
Feb. 08 – Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
Feb. 09 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theatre
Feb. 11 – Denver, CO – Summit Theatre
Feb. 12 – Salt Lake City, UT – Murray Theater
Feb. 14 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency
Feb. 15 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
Feb. 16 – San Diego, CA – House Of Blues (* no ENSLAVED)

Special AMON AMARTH fan pre-sale tickets are available now at this location. General on-sale tickets will be available on September 20 and can be accessed at the same link.

AMON AMARTH‘s ninth studio album, “Deceiver Of The Gods”, sold around 17,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 19 on The Billboard 200 chart. The record arrived in stores on June 25 via Metal Blade Records.

In Germany, “Deceiver Of The Gods” entered the Top 100 chart at No. 3, the official Media Market/Saturn chart at #3 and the German Media Control Weekend Trend chart at No. 2.

“Deceiver Of The Gods” came in at No. 9 on Canada’s Top 200 chart, No. 2 on the Hard Music chart and No. 21 on the Digital Music chart. Additionally, the record came in at No. 2 on the iTunes Metal chart, No. 2 on the iTunes Rock chart and No. 7 on the iTunes Top 200.

In the U.K., the record entered the official album chart at No. 67, the Rock/Metal chart at No. 4 and the Independent chart at No. 14, marking the highest U.K. chart placements for the band yet.

Elsewhere, “Deceiver Of The Gods” came in at No. 9 on the Top 100 album chart in Switzerland, No. 7 on the Austrian Top 100, No. 9 in Sweden, No. 27 in Denmark, No. 51 in France, No. 34 in Czech Republic and No. 51 in Hungary.

Recorded at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, United Kingdom, and produced, mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap (OPETH, MEGADETH, EXODUS, ARCH ENEMY, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE), “Deceiver Of The Gods” delivers ten fiery battle hymns made of buzzsaw riffs and epic harmonies all driven by vocalist Johan Hegg‘s commanding Viking roar and absorbing accounts of Norse crusades and treachery.

“Deceiver Of The Gods” comes adorned with another outstanding Tom Thiel-created cover portraying a mythical battle between the Norse Gods Loki and Thor. As an added bonus, Messiah Marcolin (CANDLEMASS) makes an appearance as guest vocalist on eighth track, “Hel”.

AMON AMARTH opened the main stage of this year’s edition of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, which kicked off on June 29 in San Bernardino and wrapped in August.

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Kristyn Clarke of PopCultureMadness.com conducted an interview with STONE TEMPLE PILOTS drummer Eric Kretz on September 7 at the House of Blues in Atlantic City, New Jersey. You can now watch the chat below.

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS will release a new five-song EP called “High Rise” on October 8. The disc will be the second release featuring LINKIN PARK singer Chester Bennington following current single “Out Of Time”, which emerged last spring and went to No. 1 on the rock chart.

STP fired Scott Weiland in February after reuniting with him in 2010 for a series of tours and one self-titled album. The band had previously been on hiatus since 2002, primarily due to the singer’s struggles with drugs and alcohol.

The group sued Weiland in May, accusing him of using the band’s name to advance his solo career, while claiming that his poor performances, late arrivals, and addiction struggles harmed the band’s career.

Weiland has countersued, claiming that the band cannot use the STONE TEMPLE PILOTS name without him.

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Tom Keifer, best known as the singer/songwriter/guitarist of the Philadelphia-based blues-rock band CINDERELLA, joined HALESTORM on stage this past Saturday night (September 7) in York, Pennsylvania to perform the CINDERELLA classic “Nobody’s Fool”. Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be seen below. Keifer also performed with HALESTORM the previous night, (Friday, September 6) at the House of Blues in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

“Nobody’s Fool” was the second single from CINDERELLA‘s 1986 debut album, “Night Songs”, which was certified triple platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Of Association) for shipments in excess of 3 million copies.

Keifer‘s debut solo album, “The Way Life Goes”, sold 5,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 78 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was released on April 30 via Merovee Records (through Warner Music Group‘s Independent Label Group).

HALESTORM recently issued an official music video for the song “Here’s To Us”, the latest single off the band’s 2012 sophomore album, “The Strange Case Of…”

The track is the fourth single from “The Strange Case Of…” , following “Love Bites (So Do I)”, “I Miss The Misery” and “Freak Like Me”. HALESTORM won the Grammy for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance in February for the chart-topping “Love Bites (So Do I)” .



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Tom Keifer, best known as the singer/songwriter/guitarist of the Philadelphia-based blues-rock band CINDERELLA, joined HALESTORM on stage this past Saturday night (September 7) in York, Pennsylvania to perform the CINDERELLA classic “Nobody’s Fool”. Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be seen below. Keifer also performed with HALESTORM the previous night, (Friday, September 6) at the House of Blues in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

“Nobody’s Fool” was the second single from CINDERELLA‘s 1986 debut album, “Night Songs”, which was certified triple platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Of Association) for shipments in excess of 3 million copies.

Keifer‘s debut solo album, “The Way Life Goes”, sold 5,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 78 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was released on April 30 via Merovee Records (through Warner Music Group‘s Independent Label Group).

HALESTORM recently issued an official music video for the song “Here’s To Us”, the latest single off the band’s 2012 sophomore album, “The Strange Case Of…”

The track is the fourth single from “The Strange Case Of…” , following “Love Bites (So Do I)”, “I Miss The Misery” and “Freak Like Me”. HALESTORM won the Grammy for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance in February for the chart-topping “Love Bites (So Do I)” .



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On Friday night at Atlantic City’s House Of Blues Lzzy Hale of Halestorm invited Tom Keifer on stage to perform the Cinderella classic “Nobody’s Fool”.

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On Friday night at Atlantic City’s House Of Blues Lzzy Hale of Halestorm invited Tom Keifer on stage to perform the Cinderella classic “Nobody’s Fool”.

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Tom Keifer, best known as the singer/songwriter/guitarist of the Philadelphia-based blues-rock band CINDERELLA, joined HALESTORM on stage this past Friday night (September 6) at the House of Blues in Atlantic City, New Jersey to perform the CINDERELLA classic “Nobody’s Fool”. Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be seen below.

“Nobody’s Fool” was the second single from CINDERELLA‘s 1986 debut album, “Night Songs”, which was certified triple platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Of Association) for shipments in excess of 3 million copies.

Keifer‘s debut solo album, “The Way Life Goes”, sold 5,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 78 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was released on April 30 via Merovee Records (through Warner Music Group‘s Independent Label Group).

HALESTORM recently issued an official music video for the song “Here’s To Us”, the latest single off the band’s 2012 sophomore album, “The Strange Case Of…”

The track is the fourth single from “The Strange Case Of…” , following “Love Bites (So Do I)”, “I Miss The Misery” and “Freak Like Me”. HALESTORM won the Grammy for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance in February for the chart-topping “Love Bites (So Do I)” .




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