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Video: DEF LEPPARD's PHIL COLLEN Visits Performing Arts High School In Santa Ana

The day after the big press conference announcing his band's summer tour with KISS, DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen paid a special visit to the Orange County High School for the Arts in Santa Ana, California. According to Ultimate Classic Rock, the program included an interview with Phil and then, as a surprise to Collen, four groups of students each performed their take on a DEF LEPPARD classic: "Photograph", "Rock Of Ages", "Hysteria" and "Pour Some Sugar on Me".

Video footage of the "Hysteria" performance can be seen below.



DUFF MCKAGAN To Join GUNS N' ROSES On Stage At REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS Awards Show

The Revolver Golden Gods awards show presented by Epiphone has announced that GUNS N' ROSES founding bassist Duff McKagan will join the band for their headlining performance at this year’s event. The event is set for April 23 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles.

The performance will be McKagan's first time sharing the stage with GUNS N' ROSES in the U.S. after joining the band for several South American dates throughout April. Also added to the lineup is a performance by SUICIDE SILENCE, marking the band’s first U.S. appearance with their new vocalist, Hernan "Eddie" Hermida.



Introducing 'Mayhem: 2008-2013' Collectable Hardcover Photo Book

Any Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival attendee surely would love to relive their treasured memories from their greatest hard rock and heavy metal festival experience over and over again and now it's possible! Introducing "Mayhem: 2008-2013": a collection of dynamic and bold photos spanning the first six years of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.

Created by Los Angeles-based photographer Strati Hovartos, this book gives fans an inside view of the fearless, behind-the-scenes look at the art, the rebellion and the grit that, in all of its glory… is Mayhem! As the official tour photographer, Strati's body of work has documented the festival since its inception. Striking and bold, his images have captured epic performances of metal greats, such as ROB ZOMBIE, SLAYER, SLIPKNOT, KORN and AVENGED SEVENFOLD. With the turn of every page, your mind will be dominated and transported to the timelessness of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.


Campaign To Save SOUNDGARDEN And PEARL JAM Mixing Console Falls Short Of Goal

According to The Pulse Of Radio, the mixing console that was used to record albums like PEARL JAM's "Ten" and SOUNDGARDEN's "Louder Than Love" has been reported as being in desperate need of repairs. So the owners at Seattle's London Bridge Studio launched a crowd-funding campaign to raise money to completely refurbish it and keep it accessible to local musicians, however, they wanted to reach that goal by this past Saturday and were unsuccessful.

The console was first installed in 1985, the console a 1973 Neve 8048 mixing board has served as the conduit between band and tape machine for records by ALICE IN CHAINS, TEMPLE OF THE DOG, MOTHER LOVE BONE, 3 DOORS DOWN, DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE, CAT POWER and more.



ACE FREHLEY's Pre-KISS Acetate Discovered In Upstate New York Barn

According to The Pulse Of Radio, some KISS fans are already calling the recent discovery of Ace Frehley's pre-KISS demos the Holy Grail of rock. The 1971 demo acetate for RCA Records from Frehley's band MOLIMO was reportedly discovered in barn in upstate New York.

The Village Voice reported record collector Chris Reisman had been tipped off to a "barn full of 10-to-20,000 records," with the owner unaware of what was in the collection. Reisman explained: "I went up there every Tuesday for a month straight. I was able to get through everything, and in the last wall unit's last shelf of records was a corner full of test presses and acetates and it was in there. At the time, I had no clue what it was, but I just bought them all."



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- Video: DEF LEPPARD's PHIL COLLEN Visits Performing Arts High School In Santa Ana

- DUFF MCKAGAN To Join GUNS N' ROSES On Stage At REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS Awards Show

- Introducing 'Mayhem: 2008-2013' Collectable Hardcover Photo Book

- Campaign To Save SOUNDGARDEN And PEARL JAM Mixing Console Falls Short Of Goal

- ACE FREHLEY's Pre-KISS Acetate Discovered In Upstate New York Barn



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