GRAVE DIGGER's GUITARIST "TAKE CARE OF YOUR EARS!"
GRAVE DIGGER guitarist Manni Schmidt has posted the following message on his web site:
"Time goes by fast… The tour [with THERION] is completed and on Tuesday we go to Russia to perform three shows — Ekaterienburg, Krasnodar and Moscow. The rest of the tour was as brilliant as the shows I reported on earlier. If I'd get into details I'd just repeat myself. And we already knew that Netherlands is no big market for GRAVE DIGGER — still we gave it everything!
"Right after the tour I went back to the studios to record guitars for a demo on a new project which under construction right now. I give you one word: 'Übergas!' More about that some time later…
"Few of you may have read it in the Rock Hard magazine — I use hearing aids by now. At the time I got them there was an article on the loudness of concerts in the Rock Hard magazine on which I reacted spontaneously with a reader's letter. The reactions on this — personally during the tour as well as in e mails — were consistently positive. There still seem to be people who think about it and take care of their ears as opposed to myself earlier. So folks — take care of your ears! When it's wasted it's too late! Hearing aids are only supportive on taking part in the daily life, they're not new ears!
"I'd like to thank the 'Wessling' corporation from Essen who support me with my problem and collaborate with me to get the best out of these little gadgets."
GRAVE DIGGER's new album, "Liberty or Death", entered the German Media Control chart last month at position No. 30. This is the second highest chart entry in GRAVE DIGGER's history. The band's "Excalibur" CD debuted at No. 21 back in 1999.
Following on the heels of their massively successful 2006 concert tour, DEF LEPPARD, one of rock's most exciting bands, have announced a mega summer concert tour that is set to hit all corners of the United States, as well as Canada. This year's outing will include 50 dates, kicking off on June 27 in Cincinnati and culminating on September 30 in Edmonton. STYX and FOREIGNER are scheduled to appear on select dates with tickets for the Chicago, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Detroit and Boston dates going on sale Saturday, April 21. The tour is being produced by Live Nation.
2006 was a watershed year for DEF LEPPARD with the group's summer concert tour becoming a must-see phenomenon. It was extended three times due to overwhelming demand for tickets from concert-goers and quickly became one of the year's most successful live music events. 2006 also included a gold record for "Rock Of Ages: The Definitive Collection", marking the group's 10th album certification, as well as two critically acclaim album releases; an exclusive limited edition version of the group's classic "Hysteria" album and "Yeah!", a tribute to the band's musical heroes, that received raves from Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone and USA Today and featured the group's now definitive cover of "Rock On".
A brand new MARILYN MANSON song, entitled "If I Was Your Vampire", has been made available for streaming on the band's official MySpace page.
"If I Was Your Vampire" comes off MANSON's new album, "Eat Me, Drink Me", due on June 5. The first single from the CD, "Heart-Shaped Glasses (When the Heart Guides The Hand)", is expected to arrive at radio stations this week and will be accompanied by a video shot in 3D. The clip is said to be an excerpt from a larger project that Manson is filming with "Titanic" director James Cameron, although that collaboration has yet to be officially confirmed.