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Thursday February 19



Def Leppard Will Reject Rock Hall Induction

Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott says in a new interview that band has decided that if were ever invited to be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame that they would 'politely refuse' the induction. But he adds that the fans will have the final say. Elliott says that the Rock Hall is "nice but not that important" and explained why it isn't that important to him or the band, "The biggest compliment I ever got was my first ... platinum disc because it's a representation of 1 million people who've bought your album, and those million mean a lot more to me than some people that decide whether you fit for the Hall of Fame." "In fact, we've kind of all decided that even if we get asked we're just going to -- how can I put this? -- politely refuse, like the Sex Pistols did. Unless there was some sort of online campaign by our fans cause they were annoyed with us.

Read more: Thursday February 19

Wednesday February 18



Led Zeppelin Plan Online Event Tomorrow

(hennemusic) Led Zeppelin will premiere the upcoming reissue of their 1975 release, "Physical Graffiti", via a Yahoo Live stream tomorrow, February 19 ahead of its release on February 23 (Feb. 24 in North America). The stream - featuring the project's complete companion audio disc - will be followed by a live Q&A with guitarist and album producer Jimmy Page in front of an audience live from Olympic Studios in London, where portions of the album were originally recorded over 40 years ago. Fans worldwide will have a rare opportunity to share in this unique experience through Yahoo Live video stream. Additionally, a few lucky audience members in attendance will have the opportunity to ask Page a question. Fans watching online are encouraged to participate as well using the hashtag #ledzeplive. The 40th Anniversary Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti Deluxe Edition Premiere is scheduled for Thursday, February 19 at 2 PM, ET.

Read more: Wednesday February 18

Tuesday February 17



Kid Rock and Foreigner Plan $20 Ticket Summer Tour

Kid Rock is once again bucking the trend of bilking fans with excessively priced concert tickets with the announcement that this summer he will be launching a tour with support rock legend Foreigner with a bargain ticket price. The tour, in support of Rock's new album "First Kiss," is scheduled to kick off on June 24th in Hartford, CT at The Xfinity Theatre and will conclude on September 5th in Auburn, WA at White River Amphitheater. Like his "$20 Best Night Ever" tour, tickets for this summer run, from the "2nd row to the lawn" will only be $20.00 with reduced parking and service fees keeping the total price of the tickets around $30 and under. Also according to Warner Bros., "$20 all-in tickets (including parking) will be offered from participating Walmarts and at the venue box offices, and everyone who purchases a ticket at Walmart will receive a coupon for $2 off their purchase of 'First Kiss.' As an added bonus, the tickets for the first row at each concert "will be held back and given as free upgrades for lucky fans," according to Rock's label.

Read more: Tuesday February 17

Monday February 16



Jimmy Page Releasing Sound Tracks Box Set

(hennemusic) Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page will release "Sound Tracks", a box set featuring the guitarist's work on films "Lucifer Rising" and "Death Wish II", along with additional archive material on March 6 and he has released streams of some of the tracks from the collection . The package presents work from both projects plus a companion disc of previously unreleased tracks - the same format Page designed for the extensive Led Zeppelin reissues series. Recorded at Page's home studio in Plumpton and The Sol studio in Cookham in the late 70s and early 80s, "Sound Tracks" includes an all-new booklet containing a written track-by-track insight by the guitarist for the archive material amidst a collection of original artwork across 36 pages. Page explains: "The archive material and work included here serve as an illustration of the ongoing process at the time of these two projects." "Sound Tracks" will be available as a 4CD, 4LP and signed deluxe edition.

Read more: Monday February 16

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