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by Sean Dillon posted Apr 16 2014 1:15PM
AC/DC posted this to their website this morning:

After forty years of life dedicated to AC/DC, guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young is taking a break from the band due to ill health. Malcolm would like to thank the group's diehard legions of fans worldwide for their never-ending love and support.

In light of this news, AC/DC asks that Malcolm and his family's privacy be respected during this time. The band will continue to make music.

But how bad is Malcom's condition?

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by Sean Dillon posted Feb 10 2014 3:29PM
Def Leppard is releasing a Deluxe Edition of SLANG TOMORROW containing the original 11 album tracks re-mastered and original rare bonus tracks made up of demos, alternate versions and mixes with a series of new songs recorded during the time the band was creating Slang. Most of these additional bonus tracks have never been released. A special iTunes Digital Edition will have everything from the Digital Edition, plus a further set of additional bonus tracks. A "Double Vinyl Deluxe Edition" will also be available and will feature the original album, and its own set of exclusive songs.

It's the only Def Leppard album that does not feature their recognisable logo on the album cover which has ALWAYS bothered me.

But this album is an album of pure emotions.  So many things happened before the album was released and you could hear it on the album.  The songs have a pain, a longing, an anger. 

Was it something with the dark times with arrests of band members, family deaths, or was it just time to move on to a new sound?  No Mutt Lange, to handcuff them, to the Def Leppard standards of the past; there was agony and honesty and it was groundbreaking.

I'll be picking it up, not just to add to my collection, but to enjoy the additional drafts of songs that never made the 1st album and the 1st thoughts on some music that I didn't appreciate until today.

I'll let you know what I think of it...
 
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