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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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DEF LEPPARD‘s Joe Elliott (vocals) and Rick Savage (bass) recently answered a number of questions for listeners of the U.K. digital radio station Planet Rock. Check out the footage below..

DEF LEPPARD‘s recent Las Vegas extravaganza will hit the silver screen for two nights in October. NCM Fathom Events together with AEG Live and Network Live are bringing DEF LEPPARD “Viva! Hysteria” concert to over 250 theaters across the country with a full front-to-back performance of 1987’s multi-platinum “Hysteria” album — along with a healthy dose of the band’s greatest hits. Tickets for the screenings are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com.

According to The Pulse Of Radio, Joe Elliott shed some light DEF LEPPARD‘s recent Vegas residency at the 4,000-capacity Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, explaining, “We’ve been asked for many years if we’d ever play an album in its entirety, and the answer was always no because we’d be out promoting a new album. Then in March and April 2013 when we had no new music to promote, we had a chance to revisit arguably our most important album. It was an easy decision to make.”

He went on to say that the stigma involved in rock musicians playing “Sin City” has long passed: “As for Vegas, it’s no longer perceived as the place crooners go to die! Artists like MÖTLEY CRÜE, ELTON JOHN, GUNS N’ ROSES and CHEAP TRICK have recently done residencies and rock n’ roll has definitely moved in! So, there was no better place for us to take the show. It was a fantastic experience for us and for our fans.”

Joe Elliott told The Pulse Of Radio that the band’s humble beginnings back in England never even hinted at where they’d be today. “35 years after starting out in a little school in Sheffield, and then the next thing we’re doing a residency in Vegas,” he said. “It was never on the agenda back then, y’know? But being in a band more than seven or eight years wasn’t either. So, at this moment in time you’re just kinda making things up as you go along, because, things just keep appearing for us. Like; ‘Hey — you guys fancy doing this?’ ‘Well, that’s something we’ve never done.’ And as soon as we can say that out loud, it’s appealing for us to do it, ”cause it gets you off the treadmill.”

The theatrical showings will be followed by a companion DVD, Blu-ray and live album that Elliott tells Billboard.com will chronicle “the whole shebang” — not only the “Hysteria” set but all of the other songs DEF LEPPARD played over the two nights the show was filmed.

“VIVA! Hysteria – Live at the Joint, Las Vegas” will be made available on CD, Blu-ray disc, DVD Video, and digital download in October at your favorite music retailer.

* North America: October 22
* Germany, Austria, Switzerland: October 18
* Rest Of Europe & Oceania: October 21
* Japan: October 9

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DEF LEPPARD‘s Joe Elliott (vocals) and Rick Savage (bass) recently spoke to Mark Taylor of Record Collector and MetalTalk.net about their new movie “Viva! Hysteria”, playing in Las Vegas, their colloboration with Taylor Swift, how their music has developed over the years, why they’ve stuck together for so long, how they’ve survived tough times during their career and their upcoming projects. You can watch the chat below.

DEF LEPPARD‘s recent Las Vegas extravaganza will hit the silver screen for two nights in October. NCM Fathom Events together with AEG Live and Network Live are bringing DEF LEPPARD “Viva! Hysteria” concert to over 250 theaters across the country with a full front-to-back performance of 1987’s multi-platinum “Hysteria” album — along with a healthy dose of the band’s greatest hits. Tickets for the screenings are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com.

According to The Pulse Of Radio, Joe Elliott shed some light DEF LEPPARD‘s recent Vegas residency at the 4,000-capacity Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, explaining, “We’ve been asked for many years if we’d ever play an album in its entirety, and the answer was always no because we’d be out promoting a new album. Then in March and April 2013 when we had no new music to promote, we had a chance to revisit arguably our most important album. It was an easy decision to make.”

He went on to say that the stigma involved in rock musicians playing “Sin City” has long passed: “As for Vegas, it’s no longer perceived as the place crooners go to die! Artists like MÖTLEY CRÜE, ELTON JOHN, GUNS N’ ROSES and CHEAP TRICK have recently done residencies and rock n’ roll has definitely moved in! So, there was no better place for us to take the show. It was a fantastic experience for us and for our fans.”

Joe Elliott told The Pulse Of Radio that the band’s humble beginnings back in England never even hinted at where they’d be today. “35 years after starting out in a little school in Sheffield, and then the next thing we’re doing a residency in Vegas,” he said. “It was never on the agenda back then, y’know? But being in a band more than seven or eight years wasn’t either. So, at this moment in time you’re just kinda making things up as you go along, because, things just keep appearing for us. Like; ‘Hey — you guys fancy doing this?’ ‘Well, that’s something we’ve never done.’ And as soon as we can say that out loud, it’s appealing for us to do it, ”cause it gets you off the treadmill.”

The theatrical showings will be followed by a companion DVD, Blu-ray and live album that Elliott tells Billboard.com will chronicle “the whole shebang” — not only the “Hysteria” set but all of the other songs DEF LEPPARD played over the two nights the show was filmed.

“VIVA! Hysteria – Live at the Joint, Las Vegas” will be made available on CD, Blu-ray disc, DVD Video, and digital download in October at your favorite music retailer.

* North America: October 22
* Germany, Austria, Switzerland: October 18
* Rest Of Europe & Oceania: October 21
* Japan: October 9

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Green Day and Frank Turner also paid tribute to the Clash’s Joe Strummer on what would have been his birthday.

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Ex-OVERKILL guitarist and former singer for such bands as ANNIHILATOR, TAD MOROSE and LIEGE LORD and current DUSKMACHINE vocalist Joe Comeau was interviewed for the latest episode of the “Metalkast” podcast.

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According to SeaShepherd.org.au, Sea Shepherd crew was recently honored to host two of rock’s greatest legends, AEROSMITH’s Joe Perry and Steven Tyler on board Sea Shepherd’s fleet in Williamstown, Melbourne, Australia.

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DEF LEPPARD vocalist Joe Elliott recently spoke to South Africa’s Jacaranda 94.2 about his upcoming tour with KINGS OF CHAOS.

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Clutch: Monarchs of Maryland

Clutch and Orange Goblin brought the riffs (and what fucking riffs!!!) to Anaheim’s House Of Blues this past weekend. Here’s Joe Daly‘s review.

In an appalling display of grotesque self-promotion, the Disneyland resort in Anaheim, California has long billed itself as “The Happiest Place on Earth,” and if screaming children, eye-watering prices and queues that move slower than icebergs constitute happiness, than their description is bang on.

On Sunday night, however, Disneyland lived up to its warranty for about 1,700 raging, oiled-up punters who descended on the Anaheim House of Blues—tucked smack in the middle of Downtown Disneyland—to experience the skull-crushing majesty of Clutch and Orange Goblin. With thousands of people milling about the shopping district in front of the park entrance, band t-shirts and mouse ears made it relatively easy to separate who was there for the gig and who was there to empty their pockets into the teeming coffers of Mickey Mouse.

Texas-based Scorpion Child call the proceedings to order with a terrifyingly potent set of swaggering, no-bullshit rock that surely earned them a legion of new fans in a frustratingly brief set. Summoning the virility of the mighty Zep with the wanton six-string excess of the Sunset Strip, the four-piece raise the bar improbably high for the next three acts—no small feat considering that the house is already close to capacity and that most of the crowd are still sober.

Scorpion Child [Pic by Joe Daly]

Lionize shoulder the splintery task of following the electric Austin upstarts, and dive right into a maelstrom of proggy grooves and gooey riffage that place them squarely in the Clutch corner of the rock and roll playground; which comes as no surprise, given that Lionize’s part-time guitarist is none other than Tim Sult, Clutch’s longtime axe-wielder.

Orange Goblin follow with a blistering campaign through their back catalogue that sees Herculean frontman Ben Ward whipping the Californians into a frothing, headbanging tangle with his massive fists clenched and arms pumping towards the rafters. They cap their foundation-shaking, forty-minute set with the one-two punch of Quincy the Pig Boy and Red Tide Rising from their superb 2012 release, A Eulogy for the Damned.

OG’s Ben Ward [Pic by Joe Daly]

Finally, at 10:45 p.m., the headliners storm out and light straight into Freakanomics, followed by The House that Peterbilt. If journalists are prone to relying on preacher metaphors when describing frontman Neil Fallon, it is because he delivers lyrics with the fiery-eyed passion of a man whose own salvation depends on you getting on board with what he’s putting down. Howling, waving his arms and exploding into spastic fits of dancing, Neil owns the House of Blues within the first 30 seconds of the set and when they reach 2004’s The Mob Goes Wild, the crowd responds with a thunderous singalong that continues through the balance of the set.

All Hail The Fallon [Pic by Joe Daly]

 While showcasing much of the new material from this year’s Album of the Year contender, Earth Rocker, Clutch scatter in fan favourites such as The Regulator, Burning Beard, and Electric Worry/One Eyed Dollar, finishing the nearly twenty-song set with Texan Book of the Dead and A Shogun Named Marcus.

PREACH, BRUTHAH! [Pic by Joe Daly]

Spilling back out into Downtown Disneyland as the midnight hour passes, it is clear that right now, the happiest people in the happiest place on earth are the ones with black t-shirts and ears ringing, floating out of the House of Blues.

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The Geoffrey Beene Foundation has launches its 2012 Rock Stars Of Science campaign to honor leading scientists and next generation researchers at the Geoffrey Beene Cancer Research Center at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York.

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DEF LEPPARD’s Joe Elliott (vocals) and Phil Collen (guitar) recently spoke to CBS Local about Jimi Hendrix, the man who changed electric guitar and rock and roll forever.

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