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DEF LEPPARD – LEAD GUITARIST PHIL COLLEN KICKS OFF SUMMER TOUR WITH ONE-OF-A-KIND JACKSON® CUSTOM “X-STROYER” GUITAR

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on July 1, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Phil Collen with new signature model Jackson PC XSTROYER (2)

New Model Celebrates Collen’s Classic Guitars Made Popular 30 Years Ago

LOS ANGELES – When the Def Leppard summer tour kicked off a week ago on Monday, in West Valley City, Utah, Def Leppard fans in attendance were among some of the first to see the brand new Jackson “X-STROYER” guitar, custom-built for Def Leppard lead guitarist, Phil Collen. Collen decided to showcase the new guitar during the band’s 2014 summer co-headlining tour with KISS.

Collen’s original guitar was popularized by the iconic Def Leppard music videos for the hit singles, “Rock of Ages,” “Foolin’” and “Photograph.” Collen plans on playing his new, custom Jackson during those songs while on tour.

When asked about his new Jackson X-STROYER Collen stated, “This guitar isn’t an exact carbon copy of my Ibanez Destroyer; it’s aesthetically based on the one I played in Def Leppard’s classic videos ‘Photograph,’ ‘Rock of Ages,’ and ‘Foolin’’ in the 1980’s. Somehow that guitar seemed to take on a life of its own with the fans when they saw it in the videos. However, my new Jackson PC X-STROYER is the exact opposite with regards to the body outline/perimeter. The X-STROYER has a mahogany body with a maple top that looks solid black from a distance. But then when you get up close you can see the beautiful wood grain of the Trans Black finish. It has DiMarzio pickups, a Floyd Rose tremolo with FU Tone titanium block and saddles and a Jackson Sustainer/Driver pickup same as I have in my Jackson PC1s. My X-STROYER has a very thick neck, which also helps the tone. This guitar feels and sounds expensive. The intent while building the new instrument was to have a body shape that invokes the ‘spirit/enthusiasm’ of my classic model, but with a twist. Mike Shannon, Jackson senior master builder, really went overboard for me on this one and I think it’s the best Jackson guitar I’ve ever played.”

Jackson has announced plans to release another Phil Collen signature model that will be available to the public in August. The Jackson PC1 Stealth, a limited edition model from the prolific guitarist’s PC line with Jackson, will have two versions of this limited edition model manufactured with only 25 of each currently being built in Corona, Calif.

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Source: MAD Ink PR

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LONG LIVE PHIL COLLEN.

LONG LIVE DEF LEPPARD.

Stone.

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KISS / DEF LEPPARD – USA TOUR 2014 – COMPLETE TOUR SCHEDULE POSTED

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock bands, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on March 22, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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2 HEAVY ROCK ICONS TOGETHER! 

HEAVY ROCK HISTORY SHALL BE EXPERIENCED!

KISS 40 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!

KISS & DEF LEPPARD ON TOUR!

METAL BE THY NAME!

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General public tickets went on sale for the following KISS / Def Leppard shows on Friday, March 21st, 2014:

June 23 – USANA Amphitheater – West Valley City, UT
June 25 – Pepsi Center – Denver, CO
June 27 – Sleep Country Amphitheater – Ridgefield, WA
June 29 – White River Amphitheatre – Auburn, WA

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July 02 – Sleep Train Pavilion – Concord, CA
July 03 – Sleep Train Amphitheater – Wheatland, CA
July 05 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – Irvine, CA
July 06 – Sleep Train Amphitheatre – Chula Vista, CA
July 08 – The Forum – Los Angeles, CA
July 09 – Ak-Chin Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
July 13 – Gexa Energy Paviliion – Dallas, TX
July 15 – Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
July 16 – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
July 19 – PNC Music Pavilion – Charlotte, NC
July 20 – Walnut Creek Amphitheater – Raleigh, NC
July 22 – Cruzan Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
July 23 – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheater – Tampa, FL
July 25 – Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA

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August 01 – Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA
August 02 – Boardwalk Hall – Atlantic City, NJ
August 03 – Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
August 09 – Toyota Pavilion – Scranton, PA
August 10 – The Xfinity Theater – Hartford, CT
August 12 – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre – Toronto, ON
August 15 – Alpine Valley Music Theater – East Troy, WI
August 16 – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre – Tinley Park, IL
August 17 – Target Centre – Minneapolis, MN
August 20 – Wells Fargo Arena – Des Moines, IA
August 22 – Klipsch Music Center Noblesville, IN
August 26 – Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, OH
August 29 – BOK Center – Tulsa, OK
August 31 – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, TX

Visit http://www.kissonline.com/tour to buy tickets and VIP / MEET & GREET Packages.

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* For more info on KISS:

Website: http://www.kissonline.com

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Website: http://www.defleppard.com

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LONG LIVE KISS.

LONG LIVE DEF LEPPARD.

Stone.

Some Metal and Rock ‘N Roll Thoughts – Friday, March 21st, 2014

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world history, world news with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 21, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Yay, it’s Friday! TGIF and have a drink on me! All the while, our world is going to hell in a fiery, out-of-control basket. Whatever y’all do, make certain to FILTER the news you read and watch. We are ALL receiving misinformation constantly from the 24/7 news networks, internet and print media. Need proof of this? Just tune into the coverage of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Sad.

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The talking mannequins on television only give a shit about RATINGS and how they look on camera; therefore, it’s the Dewey Defeats Truman philosophy of journalism that we must unfortunately live with, from yesterday and today’s news outlets.

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Now on to some better news… which is… music. Take a look below at the super-cool concert flyer for SKID ROW and BLACK STAR RIDERS! Whoa!! Two gigs coming-up, this May in California! Whoa!!

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As I do (loyally) utilize the vast social network known as Twitter, I found this exceptional quote, (below), from a historically legendary dude whose name is Alphonse De Lamartine. The NAMM Twitter account posted this quote and I snagged it for my post. Yup.

In the event you don’t know who this dude was, here’s a lightning-quick history lesson: Alphonse Marie Louis de Prat de Lamartine was a French writer, poet and politician. Alphonse was born on October 21, 1790, in Mâcon, France and died in Paris, France, back on February 28, 1869.

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Just in case you’ve just woken up from sleeping through these past several days, KISS and Def Leppard will be touring together this Summer.

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By now, y’all are wondering why Stone slapped the album cover for PEARL JAM Ten, on the top of this post. Answer: I bought the CD of Ten, yesterday at Best Buy for $3.99 (U.S.). Not a bad price for a tried and true Rock classic. I’ve forever owned Ten on cassette, thus an upgrade was essential. Pearl Jam’s Ten has grown on me over the years, that’s for certain. Metal be thy name.

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE HARD ROCK.

LONG LIVE THE GRAND, MYSTICAL POWERS OF MUSIC.

Stone.

DEF LEPPARD “Slang” Deluxe Edition – Releases February 11th, 2014

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock bands, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on January 25, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Def Leppard announce the release of a Deluxe Edition of their 1996 classic album Slang across multiple formats on 11 February.

The Slang reissue will be available in 3 formats: a CD Deluxe Edition and Digital Edition containing the original 11 album tracks re-mastered and original rare bonus tracks made up of demos, alternate versions and mixes with a series of new songs recorded during the time the band was creating Slang. Most of these additional bonus tracks have never been released. A special iTunes Digital Edition will have everything from the Digital Edition, plus a further set of additional bonus tracks. A Double Vinyl Deluxe Edition will also be available and will feature the original album, and its own set of exclusive songs.

The band will release a special Slang Video Collection the same day (February 11th) exclusively on iTunes that will feature videos from singles “Slang,” “Work It Out,” and “All I’ve Ever Wanted.”

Pre-order now:

Walmart

FYE

Best Buy

CD Universe

Barnes & Noble

Amazon

Slang was first released in May 1996 and is considered the band’s most underrated album. At the time of its release, the music industry was at the height of the 90s grunge scene and Def Leppard with bands like Nirvana, Stone Temple Pilots and Pearl Jam were dominating the airwaves. Despite this musical shift, Slang charted on the Top Five UK Official Chart and the Top 15 in the US on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart, plus the UK rock magazine Q named the project as one of the Top 10 Albums of the Year.

As a testament to their music transcending through time, Slang was recognized for its musical departure from the band’s signature sound. The collection incorporated new sonic elements that gave the album a slightly darker introspective mood than their previous releases. As Phil Collen stated in an interview with Metal Hammer UK, “We’ve all got personal things that have happened during the recording of Slang, and we’ve just ploughed on and some of it has come out on the record.”

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Slang Deluxe Edition – Track Listings:

CD/ Digital Edition

Disc 1

1. Truth?

2. Turn to Dust

3. Slang

4. All I Want Is Everything

5. Work It Out

6. Breathe a Sigh

7. Deliver Me

8. Gift of Flesh

9. Blood Runs Cold

10. Where Does Love Go When It Dies

11. Pearl of Euphoria

12. Move with Me Slowly

13. Truth? (Original Version)

14. Burn Out

15. Worlds Collide

16. Can’t Keep Away from the Flame

Disc 2

1. Turn to Dust (1st Draft)

2. Raise Your Love

3. All I Want Is Everything (1st Draft)

4. Work It Out (1st Draft)

5. Breathe a Sigh (Rough Mix)

6. Deliver Me (Rough Mix)

7. Black Train

8. Blood Runs Cold (Rough Mix)

9. Where Does Love Go When It Dies (1st Draft)

10. Pearl of Euphoria (Rough Mix)

11. All on Your Touch (2012 Revisit)

12. Anger Me (Deliver Me -1st Draft)

13. Move on Up (Viv Demo)

14. Gift of Flesh (Phil Vocal)

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Double 180g Vinyl

Side 1

1. Truth?

2. Turn to Dust

3. Slang

4. All I Want Is Everything

5. Work It Out

Side 2

6. Breathe a Sigh

7. Deliver Me

8. Gift of Flesh

9. Blood Runs Cold

10. Where Does Love Go When It Dies

Side 3

11. Pearl of Euphoria

12. Move with Me Slowly

13. Truth? (original version)

Side 4

14. Burn Out

15. Worlds Collide

16. Can’t Keep Away from the Flame

17. All on Your Touch (2012 Revisit)

18. Black Train

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Special contribution by Scott Coverdale.

Source:

http://www.defleppard.com/news

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LONG LIVE DEF LEPPARD.

DEF LEPPARD… ROCKS.

Stone.

DEF LEPPARD “No Matter What” – #1 In A Series Of Celebrating Peace And Hope On Metal Odyssey

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, hard rock songs, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 9, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Within this week marking the anniversary of the horrific events that occurred in the U.S.A. on September 11th, 2001, I will be featuring songs of hope, love, inspiration, positive vibes and goodwill towards man. These songs will be pulled from the Hard Rock and Metal genres too. Hopefully, an attack like that will never happen again upon any country.

There currently is way too much conflict and suffering happening in the world today; our life on Earth is too short for such carnage and despair. War is not the answer and I cherish life, family, music and of course… Metal Buddies. Metal be thy name.

DEF LEPPARD – NO MATTER WHAT

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Visit DefLeppardRules86 on YouTube for more grand Def Leppard songs & videos!

I dedicate this song in the memory of my late sister, Christine.

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LONG LIVE DEF LEPPARD.

LONG LIVE THE LEGACY OF BADFINGER.

Stone.

DEF LEPPARD LEAD GUITARIST – PHIL COLLEN – TO JOIN INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED KOTO ARTIST YUKIKO MATSUYAMA

Posted in classic rock, guitarists, Hard Rock, hard rock news, jazz, Music, rock music, rock music news, world music with tags , , , , , , on August 9, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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PRESENTING “WORLD MUSIC, RHYTHM-AND-BLUES & A LITTLE FUNK” CONCERT ON AUGUST 17TH AT UNIVERSITY OF LA VERNE

(Los Angeles, CA) There is no rest for the Def Leppard lead guitarist, PHIL COLLEN, as he will join the internationally acclaimed Koto Artist YUKIKO MATSUYAMA at a special concert August 17th at 7:30 pm in the University of La Verne’s Morgan Auditorium.

COLLEN, a cross-cultural entity himself, is proud to perform alongside internationally acclaimed Koto artist, Yukiko Matsuyama, who blends world, jazz, new age and pop music on the Koto, a 13-stringed, 7th-century Japanese instrument. Add to the line-up a few special friends – legendary drummer James Gadson, sizzling saxophonist Greg Vail, and djembe drum master Steve Biondo – and you have the “World Music, Rhythm-and-Blues and A Little Funk” concert!

“When I was asked to perform with James Gadson,” COLLEN explains, “I felt like I already knew him due to the amount of times I’ve watched Bill Withers’ performances. It’s a pleasure to just have the opportunity to groove with him. I look forward to blending what I do with James’ great drums and the virtuoso Koto playing of Yukiko Matsuyama.”

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In Def Leppard news, this fall, fans can look forward to “VIVA! Hysteria – Live at the Joint, Las Vegas,” a live album and film scheduled for release on October 22nd. The film will also play during a special theater engagement on October 2 and 8 (visit fathomevents.com for a list of theaters).

Tickets for the “World Music…” show are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Advance tickets may be purchased at KotoYuki.eventbrite.com.

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(Source: MAD Ink PR)

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LONG LIVE PHIL COLLEN.

LONG LIVE YUKIKO MATSUYAMA.

Stone.

DEF LEPPARD – SUMMER 2013 TOUR DATES!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock news, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on June 6, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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DEF LEPPARD – The Summer 2013 tour for the (forever legendary) DEF LEPPARD has 12 stops; with Spain, Sweden, Norway, Canada and the USA on the list! Check out the dates and cities below to see if DEF LEPPARD will be Rockin’ and Rollin’ near you! Metal be thy name!

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June 21 – Hellfest (France)

June 23 – San Sebastián, Spain

June 24 – Barcelona, Spain

June 26 – Madrid, Spain

June 28 – Santiago, Spain

July 2 – Helsingborg, Sweden

July 3 – Uppsala, Sweden

July 6 – Skanevik, Norway

July 10 – Calgary, Canada

July 13 – Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

July 15 – Gilford, New Hampshire

July 17 – Canandaigua, New York

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Joe Elliott – lead vocals

Phil Collen – lead guitar & vocals

Vivian Campbell – guitars & vocals

Rick “Sav” Savage – bass & vocals

Rick Allen – drums & vocals

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* For more info on DEF LEPPARD, click on the links below!

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LONG LIVE DEF LEPPARD.

Stone.

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