Def Leppard to Star in New Documentary Series

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_fe989c1a07.jpgPress Here Publicity -- A new documentary series will give Def Leppard fans an inside look into the band's recent Las Vegas residency, during which the U.K. rockers performed their classic, diamond-certified 1987 album Hysteria in its entirety.  Living with Def Leppard captures the group in performance at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, as well as off stage as band members interact with each other and with fans.

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Report: Sacha Baron Cohen Pulls Out of Freddie Mercury Film Project

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_7f889d0710.jpgQueenOnline.com -- It appears that the filmmakers behind the upcoming biopic about late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury will have to look for a new star for the movie. According to Deadline, comic actor Sacha Baron Cohen, who reportedly been slated to portray the iconic rock singer, has decided to break free from the project because of creative differences with surviving Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor about the direction of the flick.

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Joan Jett & the Blackhearts Among Bands Added to Riot Fest in Chicago

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_11d0d3f909.jpgPhoto: Roger Erickson -- Joan Jett and the Blackhearts are among the artists who have joined the lineup for the Chicago edition of this year's Riot Fest, which takes place September 13-15 at Humboldt Park. Other newly added acts include Pixies, Suicidal Tendencies, T.S.O.L. and Andrew W.K., while Motorhead and Bad Brains have canceled their appearances at the three-day event.

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Peter Frampton Featured on New Symphonic Tribute to Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours"

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_c68b27a9d8.jpgCleopatra Records -- Fleetwood Mac fans now have the chance to hear the band's massively popular Rumours album in a whole new light, thanks to a new symphonic version of the recording by London's Royal PhilharmonicThe Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Plays Fleetwood Mac's Rumours is a song-by-song reimagining of the 11-track album that the 50-plus-member symphony recorded at London's famed Abbey Road studios.

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Paul McCartney, Elton John, Billy Joel, Paul Simon & More Call for Release of Jailed Russian Female Punk Rockers

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_e167fa6617.jpgMary McCartney/MPL Communications Ltd. -- What do Paul McCartney, Elton John, Billy Joel, Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, Pete Townshend, Don Henley, Graham Nash and Sting, all have in common?  Aside from being multiplatinum-selling international stars and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members, they -- along with dozens of other music artists -- have joined together in a new campaign to call for the release of two jailed female punk-rock musicians from Russia.

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