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JOE ELLIOTT FROM DEF LEPPARD IS IN THE HANGAR

Joe 03If you don’t think Def Leppard aren’t metal enough to get inside the Hangar you’d be wrong. When their first album On Through The Night came out it was on par to and considered part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. Their second album High ‘N’ Dry continued them down that path. It was 1983′s Pyromania that launched them into the stratosphere and shaped their sound to come on their following albums. Joe Elliott is the lead singer and we dig deep into the history of Def Leppard’s metal years this week in the Hangar.

Then for something a little more light hearted from the world of Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine we go In The Vault with Dave’s apperance on the Drew Carey Show in 1998 when he try’s out for Drew’s one night only band.

AnthraxStateOfEuphoria_ImprovedSpeaking of a Big 4 band our Power Set this week features a very underrated Anthrax album, State of Euphoria. Their 1988 follow-up to Among the Living had a lot to live up to sure but the album get’s a bad rap and we’ve got a few songs to prove it. Plus this week the album celebrates its 26th anniversary, being released September 18, 1988.

(Anthrax artwork courtesy of Island Records)

540F1D3C-exodus-premier-salt-the-wound-track-featuring-metallicas-kirk-hammett-lyric-video-streaming-imageWe’ll stay away from Gothenburg this week for our Then & Now but we will stay on the thrash metal route. By this point you may know that Steve “Zetro” Souza is back in Exodus and that original Exodus (and current Metallica) guitarist Kirk Hammet plays on their new record. The song is called “Salt in the Wound” and we have it for an Exodus Then & Now.

Finally this week’s Heavy Metal Soundtrack Recommendation is from the 2007 comedy Balls of Fury

Hell yeah! It’s another 3 hours of old school metal inside Hangar 19, you ready?

 

SAXON’S BIFF BYFORD IS HERE THIS WEEKEND

Peter_Rodney_Byford_(aka_Biff_Byford)-14339 Biff Byford is the founding singer of one of the most influential metal bands of all time, Saxon. Although the band never made it to the point of Iron Maiden huge as part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal scene of the early 80′s they were 1A and 1B. With the release of their 24th studio album coming this Tuesday March 5th, Biff lays it all down during this edition of Hangar 19.

Speaking of New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Def Leppard are the subject of this week’s In the Vault. This is their appearance on the radio show Rockline in 1981.

danzig-with-doyleDanzig is about to kick off his 25th anniversary tour with his former Misfits band mate Doyle playing with him on most dates. In honor we have a Danzig Power Set for you.

demon_hunter_back_by_Ravens_HeartThis week’s Then & Now is from Demon Hunter in honor of the fact that the man who killed Osama Bin Laden spoke about Demon Hunter during his interview with Esquire Magazine.

Then our movie and soundtrack recommendation this week features one of the most disturbing movies we’ve seen in a long time. The independent film Gummo.

3 hours of classic metal inside Hangar 19.

 

 

INTERVIEW: PHIL COLLEN OF DEF LEPPARD AND MANRAZE

One of rock and metal’s longest standing bands is Def Leppard. They have been together since the late ’70s and didn’t let the death of original guitarist Steve Clark or their drummer Rick Allen losing an arm derail them. Now that’s metal.

Guitarist Phil Collen joined the band right before recording their breakthrough Pyromania and has been with them ever since.

In the last few years he has started a side band called Manraze with Paul Cook from the Sex Pistols.

Hear all about his bands, being named one of the greatest living rockstars, groupies under the stage and what he thinks of Tom Cruise singing “Pour Some Sugar on Me” in the new movie Rock of Ages, in Cutter’s conversation with Phil