Mötley Crüe And Def Leppard Announce Atlantic City, NJ Shows

Mötley Crüe and Def Leppard have booked two shows in Atlantic City, NJ. The bands will be performing at Mark G Etess Arena at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on February 10-11. The concerts will serve as Mötley Crüe’s first U.S. dates with new touring guitarist John 5 (ex-Rob Zombie).

Pantera, Disturbed, Arch Enemy, Etc. Added To 2023 Graspop Metal Meeting Festival

Over 100 more artists have been added to next year’s Graspop Metal Meeting festival. The event will be held in Dessel, Belgium on June 15-18 and the updated lineup can be found below.

Lineup:

  • Def Leppard
  • Mötley Crüe
  • Slipknot
  • Pantera
  • Ghost
  • Gojira
  • Parkway Drive
  • 1914
  • Agnostic Front
  • Amon Amarth
  • Anti-Flag
  • Antimatter
  • Any Given Day
  • Arch Enemy
  • Architects
  • As I Lay Dying
  • Asking Alexandria
  • At The Gates
  • Avatar
  • Beast In Black
  • Behemoth
  • Billy Talent
  • Black Mirrors
  • Bloodywood
  • Butcher Babies
  • Cane Hill
  • Carpenter Brut
  • Clutch
  • Cradle Of Filth
  • Crowbar
  • Cyclone
  • Danko Jones
  • Dark Angel
  • Deathstars
  • Delain
  • Dieth
  • Dirkschneider
  • Disturbed
  • Draconian
  • Eluveitie
  • End
  • Enter Shikari
  • Epica
  • Escape The Fate
  • Evergrey
  • Exodus
  • Fever 333
  • Fields Of The Nephilim
  • Finntroll
  • Greg Puciato
  • Halestorm
  • Hatebreed
  • Heidevolk
  • Hippotraktor
  • Hollywood Undead
  • Hollywood Vampires
  • I Prevail
  • In Flames
  • Insomnium
  • Katatonia
  • Kissin’ Dynamite
  • Korpiklaani
  • Kreator
  • Landmvrks
  • Legion Of The Damned
  • Less Than Jake
  • Life Of Agony
  • Lionheart
  • Loathe
  • Lorna Shore
  • Marduk
  • Meshuggah
  • Molybaron
  • Monster Magnet
  • Motionless In White
  • Novelists
  • Oceans
  • Orange Goblin
  • Orbit Culture
  • Papa Roach
  • Polaris
  • Rancid
  • Russkaja
  • Seether
  • Septicflesh
  • Sick Of It All
  • Skindred
  • Sleep Token
  • Soen
  • Sólstafir
  • Spiritbox
  • Stand Atlantic
  • Stray From The Path
  • Testament
  • The Amity Affliction
  • The Answer
  • The Chats
  • The Ghost Inside
  • The Halo Effect
  • The Luka State
  • The Menzingers
  • The Raven Age
  • The Winery Dogs
  • Three Days Grace
  • Thundermother
  • Unearth
  • Vicious Rumours
  • Voivod
  • Watain

Mötley Crüe And Def Leppard Cancel Two Brazilian Shows Due To “Logistical Issues”

Mötley Crüe and Def Leppard have cancelled their shows in Curitiba, Brazil and Porto Alegre, Brazil due to “logistical issues.” Despite this, their March 7 concert in São Paulo, Brazil will continue as planned.

The following statement was issued [via Google Translate]:

“For production and logistical reasons, the Mötley Crüe & Def Leppard: The World Tour 2023 shows in Curitiba and Porto Alegre, scheduled for March 9 and 11, 2023, were cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this update.

Tickets purchased through the website www.eventim.com.br will be automatically refunded. For tickets purchased in person at the box office or official point of sale, visit https://www.eventim.com.br/funcionamentopdvs for refund information. Full refund details can be found at www.eventim.com.br.

The tour show in São Paulo will take place normally. Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe thank you for your support and understanding.”

Metallica, Def Leppard, Etc. Partner With Vault Comics For New Graphic Novels

Vault Comics are planning to release new graphic novels based on recording artists as part of their Headshell line. Musicians getting the comic treatment include: Metallica, Def Leppard, The Beach Boys, Pete Wentz (Fall Out Boy), Redman, and more.

A number of those involved commented:

Metallica’s Lars Ulrich:

“The team at Vault are pushing boundaries and are bold storytellers. We are excited to partner with them.”

Sony Music Publishing president and global chief marketing officer Brian Monaco:

“We’re honored to partner with Def Leppard and Vault Comics to help bring Headshell’s ‘Hysteria’ to life. There are many exciting opportunities for songwriters across the graphic novel space and I look forward to working with Vault to further amplify the stories of SMP songwriters.”

Pete Wentz:

“Creating a new graphic novel [‘Dying Inside’] with Vault and one of my favorite writers, Hannah Klein, has been an insane experience — in the best possible way. Between her perspective, honesty and super-dark sense of humor and Vault’s creative support throughout the entire process, I’m excited to share it with the world soon.”

Vault CEO Damian Wassel:

“We have one overriding goal at Vault: to bring readers the very best comics and graphic novels. We’re thrilled to bring that experience creating amazing, award-winning stories to Headshell in partnership with some of the biggest names in music. I can’t wait to share the Headshell line of books with the world.”

Each book will be released in a standard format, a deluxe format, and a collectors’ format. One-of-one rarities will also be available. Fans will be able to purchase the novels via direct sale before they receive a mass market release.

Mötley Crüe And Def Leppard Announce Latin American And European/UK Tours

Mötley Crüe and Def Leppard will be joining forces once again next year. The bands have just announced new dates in Latin America, Europe, and the UK.

Tour Dates:

Latin America:

02/18 Mexico City, Mexico – Foro Sol
02/21 Monterrey, Mexico – Estadio Banorte
02/25 Bogota, Colombia – Parque Simon Bolivar
02/28 Lima, Peru – Estadio Nacional
03/03 Santiago, Chile – Estadio Bicentenario de La Florida
03/07 Sao Paulo, Brazil – Allianz Parque
03/09 Curitiba, Brazil – Estádio Couto Pereira
03/11 Porto Alegre, Brazil – Arena do Grêmio

Europe/UK:

05/22 Sheffield, UK – Bramall Lane
05/25 Mönchengladbach, Germany – SparkassenPark
05/27 Munich, Germany – Koenigsplatz
05/29 Budapest, Hungary – MVM Dome
05/31 Krakow, Poland – Tauron Arena Kraków
06/02 Prague, Czech Republic – Prague Rocks
06/03 Hannover, Germany – Expo Plaza
06/07 Solvesborg, Sweden – Sweden Rock Festival
06/09 Hyvinkää, Finland – RockFest
06/11 Trondheim, Norway – Trondheim Rocks
06/14 Copenhagen, Denmark – Copenhell
06/18 Dessel, Belgium – Graspop Metal Meeting
06/20 Milan, Italy – Ippodromo SNAI San Siro
06/23 Lisbon, Portugal – Passeio Maritimo de Alges
06/24 Rivas-Vaciamadrid, Spain – Auditorio Miguel Ríos
06/27 Thun, Switzerland – Stockhorn Arena
07/01 London, UK – Wembley Stadium
07/02 Lytham, UK – Lytham Festival
07/04 Dublin, Ireland – Marlay Park
07/06 Glasgow, UK – Hampden Park

Mötley Crüe commented:

“We had an incredible time playing ‘The Stadium Tour’ in North America this summer and we truly can’t wait to take the show around the globe with ‘The World Tour’ in 2023. Crüeheads in Latin America and Europe: Get ready! We’re coming for you next and can’t wait to finally see all of you out there again next year!”

Def Leppard added:

“After finally getting back on the road and having a monumental summer tour in the U.S. and Canada this year, we’re beyond thrilled to be bringing this massive stadium tour to major cities all over the world, and kicking off Europe in Sheffield where it all started for us 45 years ago. We’re looking to forward to seeing you out there, somewhere soon!”

Def Leppard Launch Pre-Orders For New Book “Definitely: The Official Story Of Def Leppard”

Def Leppard have launched a pre-orders for a new book titled “Definitely: The Official Story Of Def Leppard.” The effort, which is part memoir and part scrapbook, will be released in spring 2023.

Here’s a description of the book:

“Offering fans the most personal and comprehensive record of Def Leppard’s history to date, ‘Definitely: The Official Story of Def Leppard’ is narrated by the band in their own words, illustrated with photography and memorabilia from the Def Leppard archives.

Despite an average age of only 18, Def Leppard burst onto the hard rock scene in 1980 like a group of seasoned veterans. Thinking big from the very start, the blueprint for their music was, as singer Joe Elliott states, ‘Queen meets AC/DC.’ Def Leppard’s story is one of stratospheric highs and crashing lows, of triumph over adversity. While becoming one of the world’s best-selling music artists with blockbuster albums ‘Pyromania’ and ‘Hysteria,’ the band overcame drummer Rick Allen’s accident and the death of bandmate Steve Clark. During their 45-year history, Def Leppard have continued to make new music – with 12 studio albums to their name, including their 2022 release ‘Diamond Star Halos’ – finding success with every record and tour.

In a wide-ranging account from the band and archive text from past members, ‘Definitely’ chronicles Def Leppard’s incredible story, from their humble beginnings rehearsing in a spoon factory in Sheffield, to recording ground-breaking multi-platinum albums and touring sell-out stadiums around the world.

With unlimited access to the Def Leppard vault, ‘Definitely’ presents over four decades of the band’s history through handwritten correspondence, rare vinyl pressings, tour memorabilia, music video storyboards, draft album artwork, press cuttings, previously unpublished photographs and much more.

Part memoir, part scrapbook, ‘Definitely: The Official Story of Def Leppard’ is the ultimate record of Def Leppard’s legendary career.”

Here’s The Setlist And Some Fan-Filmed Footage From Foo Fighters’ Second Taylor Hawkins Tribute Show

Yesterday (September 27), Foo Fighters took the stage at the Kia Forum in Inglewood, California to pay tribute to the late great Taylor Hawkins. Like the first tribute show in London, England, the band were joined by numerous special guests. The setlist and some fan-filmed footage from the concert can be found below.

Setlist:

Violet Grohl and Alain Johannes:

01. “Hallelujah” (Leonard Cohen cover)

Joan Jett with Travis Barker and Foo Fighters:

02. “Cherry Bomb” (Runaways cover)
03. “Bad Reputation”

Chevy Metal:

04. “Riff Raff” (AC/DC cover)
05. “Owner Of A Lonely Heart” (Yes cover) (ft. Jon Davison)
06. “Heroes” (David Bowie cover) (ft. Kesha)

Coattail Riders, Greg Kurstin, Rufus Taylor, and Justin Hawkins:

07. “Range Rover Bitch” (Taylor Hawkins cover)
08. “It’s Over”
09. “Something About You” (Level 42 cover) (ft. Mark King)
10. “I Believe In A Thing Called Love” (The Darkness cover)

James Gang:

11. “Walk Away”
12. “The Bomber: Closet Queen” / “Bolero” / “Cast Your Fate to the Wind”
13. “Funk #49” (ft. Dave Grohl)

Mark Ronson, Andrew Watt, Roger Manning, and Dave Grohl:

14. “Right On Down The Line” (Gerry Rafferty cover)

Them Crooked Vultures and Greg Kurstin:

15. “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” (Elton John cover)
16. “Dead End Friends”
17. “Long Slow Goodbye” (Queens Of The Stone Age cover)

Wolfgang Van Halen, Josh Freese, Justin Hawkins, and Dave Grohl:

18. “Panama” (Van Halen cover)
19. “Hot For Teacher” (Van Halen cover)

Def Leppard and Foo Fighters:

20. “Rock Of Ages”
21. “Photograph” (ft. Miley Cyrus)

Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, Derek Day, and Foo Fighters:

22. “Live Wire” (Mötley Crüe cover)
23. “Home Sweet Home” (Mötley Crüe cover)

Elliot Easton, Foo Fighters, and Josh Homme:

24. “Shake It Up” (The Cars cover)
25. “Just What I Needed” (The Cars cover)

Nancy Wilson, P!nk, Foo Fighters, and John Theodore:

26. “Barracuda” (Heart cover)

Stewart Copeland and Foo Fighters:

27. “Next to You” (The Police cover)
28. “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” (The Police cover) (ft. Jon Davison)

Alanis Morissette with Chris Chaney, Chad Smith, and Foo Fighters:

29. “You Oughta Know”

Sebastian Bach, Geezer Butler, Lars Ulrich, and Foo Fighters:

30. “Supernaut” (Black Sabbath cover)
31. “Paranoid” (Black Sabbath cover)

Rush:

32. “2112 Part I: Overture” (ft. Dave Grohl)
33. “Working Man” (ft. Chad Smith)
34. “YYZ” (ft. Danny Carey)

Matt Cameron, Kim Thayil, Krist Novoselic, Taylor Momsen, Pat Smear, and Dave Grohl:

35. “The Day I Tried To Live” (Soundgarden cover)
36. “Black Hole Sun” (Soundgarden cover)

Queen with Foo Fighters:

37. “We Will Rock You”
38. “I’m In Love With My Car” (ft. Rufus Taylor)
39. “Under Pressure” (ft. Justin Hawkins)
40. “Somebody To Love” (ft. P!nk)
41. “Love Of My Life”

Foo Fighters:

42. “All My Life”
43. “The Pretender” (ft. P!nk)
44. “Walk” (with ft. Travis Barker)
45. “Low” (with ft. Matt Cameron)
46. “This Is A Call” (ft. Brad Wilk)
47. “The Sky Is a Neighborhood” (ft. Pat Wilson)
48. “Creep” (Radiohead cover) (ft. Dave Chapelle)
49. “Run” (ft. Omar Hakim)
50. “Best Of You” (ft. Rufus Taylor)
51. “My Hero” (ft. Shane Hawkins)
52. “I’ll Stick Around” (ft. Shane Hawkins)
53. “Everlong” (ft. Chad Smith)

Metallica, Tool, The Pretty Reckless, Etc. Members Added To Los Angeles Taylor Hawkins Tribute Show

Foo Fighters have added more special guests to their upcoming Taylor Hawkins tribute show. The event will take place at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles, CA on September 27 and the updated lineup can be found below.

Lineup:

  • Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row)
  • Travis Barker (Blink-182)
  • Tommy Brenneck (Menahan Street Band, Budos Band)
  • Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath)
  • Matt Cameron (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam)
  • Danny Carey (Tool)
  • Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction)
  • Chevy Metal
  • Phil Collen (Def Leppard)
  • Stewart Copeland (The Police)
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Jon “Juano” Davison (Yes)
  • Elliot Easton (The Cars)
  • Joe Elliot (Def Leppard)
  • Josh Freese (The Vandals, Devo)
  • Violet Grohl
  • Omar Hakim
  • Justin Hawkins (The Darkness)
  • Shane Hawkins
  • Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age)
  • James Gang
  • Joan Jett
  • Alain Johannes
  • John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)
  • Kesha
  • Mark King (Level 42)
  • Greg Kurstin (The Bird And The Bee)
  • Geddy Lee (Rush)
  • Tommy Lee (Mötley Crüe)
  • Alex Lifeson (Rush)
  • Brian May (Queen)
  • Taylor Momsen (The Pretty Reckless)
  • Alanis Morissette
  • Krist Novoselic (Nirvana)
  • P!nk
  • Mark Ronson
  • Rick Savage (Def Leppard)
  • Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe)
  • Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
  • Luke Spiller (The Struts)
  • Roger Taylor (Queen)
  • Rufus Taylor (The Darkness)
  • Kim Thayil (Soundgarden)
  • Jon Theodore (Queens Of The Stone Age)
  • Lars Ulrich (Metallica)
  • Wolfgang Van Halen (Mammoth WVH)
  • Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine)
  • Nancy Wilson (Heart)
  • Pat Wilson (Weezer)
  • Nate Wood (Taylor Hawkins And The Coattail Riders)
  • Andrew Wyatt.

Def Leppard And Mötley Crüe’s Stadium Tour Earned $173.5 Million

According to Billboard, Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe’s recent stadium tour ended up earning $173.5 million after selling 1.3 million tickets. The trek, which also featured Poison and Joan Jett, made its best money during two concerts at Fenway Park in Boston, MA, which generated $9.3 million. Four other shows also broke $6 million including dates in Charlotte, NC, Denver, CO, Glendale, AZ, and Inglewood, CA. The tour averaged about 37,520 tickets sold each night with $4.96 million earned.