“Ross The Boss” Friedman, on lead guitar and co-founder of Manowar, launches The Discipline of Steel 2017 world tour with Mike LePond on bass (Symphony X); Kenny “Rhino” Earl on drums (ex-Manowar); and Marc Lopes on vocals (Let Us Prey).

The tour begins in Mexico and Central America where the RTB Band will headline two metal festivals, performing a classic Manowar set. Twenty-five dates in Europe are scheduled in March and April, including an iconic tour of England, where years ago, Ross Friedman began the metal onslaught. The earth will rumble and the momentum will continue through the summer and fall festival calendar.

Says Friedman, “I have assembled three incredible musicians, and together we will deliver an experience only to be described as, true classic metal. We are going to devastate every audience, every night, without mercy!”

The Discipline of Steel World Tour 2017 (Europe) dates:

3/3 Zlin, Czech Republic
3/5 Vienna, Austria
3/6 Mannheim, Germany
3/8 Hamburg, Germany
3/9 Stadskanaal, Netherlands
3/10 Essen, Germany
3/11 Andernach, Germany
3/12 Helmond, Netherlands
3/13 Utrecht, Netherlands
3/16 Barcelona, Spain
3/17 Zaragoza, Spain
3/18 Erandio, Spain
3/19 Madrid, Spain
3/20 Cangas do Morrazo, Spain
3/21 Lisbon, Portugal
3/24 Brescia, Italy
3/25 Torino, Italy
3/26 Prato, Italy
3/28 Diest, Belgium
3/30 London, UK
3/31 Evesham, UK

4/1 Swansea, UK
4/2 Dublin, Ireland
4/4 Glasgow, UK
4/5 Edinburgh, UK
4/6 Milton Keynes, UK

For tickets and more information, please go to and For an “experience” of a lifetime, come meet Ross and the Band on tour

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Legendary rockers Def Leppard excited and thrilled fans nationwide with their massive 55+ city Summer 2016 North American tour. Def Leppard will now share their masterful performance on DVD and Blu-ray. On February 10th, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release their epic concert film, And There Will Be A Next Time – Live From Detroit, on DVD+2CD for $21.98, Blu-ray+2CD for $26.98, and Digital Video.

Filmed at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, MI, And There Will Be A Next Time – Live From Detroit, is an incredible showcase that captures the electrifying energy and power of Def Leppard live today. As the sun began to set over a frenzied Detroit crowd, Def Leppard’s legendary hooks and anthemic rock served up an audiovisual feast second to none. The audience were served hit after hit with fan favorites from across their iconic career.

Watch a clip of Let’s Go, from And There Will Be A Next Time – Live From Detroit, below.

Said front man Joe Elliott, “I had this idea that we should film one of the shows from the 2016 tour because apart from the Viva Hysteria shows, we hadn’t actually had a live performance filmed since 1988. With a new album out that was being so well received, it was just a case of where to do it. From the second the house lights went down, we could see the sun setting from the stage, and the energy from the crowd just seemed to intensify. It was a good choice and a great way to document Def Leppard in 2016.”

As a bonus, the DVD set will include the official music videos for Let’s Go, Dangerous, Man Enough, and the lyric video for Let’s Go. (Click highlighted titles to view)

In anticipation of the DVD release, Def Leppard and Eagle Rock Entertainment are launching a special PledgeMusic pre-order today (1/10). Fans who participate will gain early access to a few select tracks, including Dangerous and Rock On, as well as exclusive merchandise from PledgeMusic. Click here to pre-order.

And There Will Be A Next Time – Live From Detroit track listing:

Disc 1:

Let’s Go
Let It Go
Love Bites
Armaggeddon It
Rock On
Man Enough

Disc 2:

Bringin’ On The Heartbreak
Switch 625
Medley: Hysteria / Heroes
Let’s Get Rocked
Pour Some Sugar On Me
Rock of Ages

With two prestigious Diamond Awards to their credit, Def Leppard continues to stand tall in the music industry and deliver some of the most iconic rock melodies and memorable anthems of all time. Most recently, their 2015 self-titled album featured singles Dangerous and Let’s Go which premiered at and hit #1 on the Billboard Top Rock Albums Chart.

Def Leppard IS:

Joe Elliott (vocals)
Phil Collen (guitar)
Vivian Campbell (guitar)
Rick Savage (bass)
Rick Allen (drums)

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Andrew Catania of All That Shreds spoke with Ratt frontman Stephen Pearcy about his new solo album, Smash. Highlights from the interview appear below.

All That Shreds: I listened to your album it sounds really good. It brings me back to the Sweet Cheater days of RATT.

Stephen Pearcy: Ah, I’m glad you said that! Thank you. That was a conscious thing to do actually.

All That Shreds: …I mean I know you’re trying to solo but you’ve got Beau Hill out there mixing it.

Stephen Pearcy: Yes, I’ve got to clarify something. Beau Hill mixed and mastered one song. We couldn’t get him to the full project so we pretty much took that schematic from, I Can’t Take It, and we just went from there, but I still have a song in the can that he mixed and mastered. We tried everything with this record, there was no stone left unturned when it came to this, ideas and just being diverse. Like Physical Graffiti or something. I wasn’t trying to accomplish Physical Graffiti otherwise, there would have been 20 songs. I had the 20 songs. I get to stretch more with my solo stuff and a song like Ten Miles Wide is going to be the video single before the record is released. We start shooting in about a week. That is definitely Erik my guitar player channeling Robbin Crosby without a doubt. It is something Robbin would have come up with without a doubt, you know. Right out of the box you know, smack, Ratt. You know what, what can I say, my voice, it doesn’t matter if it’s me doing an industrial record without the Charlie Vortex it’s still my voice and that’s cool but I don’t try to change my voice to suit anything I just try different things and see where it takes me. It’s like a road trip and you don’t know where you’re going until you get there. We’re happy with it though, we accomplished it. I’ve only released the lyrics on two records. One was Detonator, which I was really reluctant to do, and Smash. On Smash, I was really glad I put the lyrics on there, because there’s really a lot going on in that record lyrically… I have to have something really fun in there. This stuff is pretty interesting, to say the least you know.

All That Shreds: In terms of licensing with Frontiers are you just doing a one album deal or do you have commitments after that with them depending on how this does?

Stephen Pearcy: No, I believe there is an option yes. I’m sure we’ll do another solo record with them, yes. First I’ve got to get a Ratt record out.

All That Shreds: Is all of the legal stuff done between all parties involved with Ratt?

Stephen Pearcy: Yes, the dust has settled pretty much and it’s getting cemented, and yes, the thing with Ratt is look, we have the ability to say, look we don’t want to do anything for a year, or two, or three, it’s just pen’s right, so, that’s what happens. As we were doing that, Warren didn’t want to go out there without all of us, ‘the original.’ and someone just decided, well, I’m going out there and I’m going to do my own thing and I’m going to call it this. Well, unfortunately, that was a bad move, not only for our fans, but for business and the true integrity of the entity. So, hence this person created all these things going down. I don’t want to mention names, or bad rap or nothing, because justice is peace and things are done and taken care of…I say the dust has pretty much settled and we’re going out and doing our thing. Ratt’s first show is February 11th…then we headline M3, you know there’s a lot going on there, but it’s got to be done right. There’s a lot of this mess created, but one thing you can’t do, especially a person who didn’t write music, or anything, is try to change a course of history and its four member’s…that was the worst thing I thought possible…It’s not like the Hitler approach, where you tell the people the same thing enough [times], they’ll believe it, our audience isn’t that stupid. They’re very smart, they’ve been around for thirty years..You can fool some of the people some of the time, but not all of them. Hence, things took care of themselves pretty much and…we’re moving ahead. A lot more to go down, and like I said Warren and I have already started dabbling and writing, and we’ll see what happens. We’d like to get something out sometime this year, but we’ve still got a lot to accomplish and take it slow…and make sure it’s done right time…and hopefully, we can have another few years out there for everybody.

All That Shreds: ….Do you think there is any kind of reconciliation between you and Bobby Blotzer?

Stephen Pearcy: No!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OK. No all I know is there is, Warren….myself,…Juan and Carlos…and we’ll figure out who’s on fifth, when we get there.

All That Shreds: Are you going to have your solo band with any of the same dates as Ratt or is that going to be a no-no?

Stephen Pearcy: No, they are two different entities. We plan on doing other stuff with Ratt, because we want to get out, and start hitting other parts of the planet. We’ll see, I mean I’ve been told about some great things that could be happening and tours…so, we’ll see. Nothing I can really say now…We’re taking it easy, starting carefully, you know one step at a time and take it from there.

All That Shreds: You know the promoter’s are going to be coming after you guy’s to put you on some festival’s with some big names I am sure because you’ve got pretty much the whole kit and kaboodle of Ratt out there…

Stephen Pearcy: Yes! It’s going down as we speak, yes!

All That Shreds: Your voice sounds great in the past, but you sound stronger than ever on this album and I can envision you singing with Ratt and Warren DiMartini. I’ve always had him in my articles as one of the top ten greatest guitarist’s of all time…Juan is phenomenal with his bass flipping, upside down and everything else,…that’s why I can imagine we’re going to see you guy’s doing something with some big band’s.

Stephen Pearcy: Yes, there’s some good stuff in the works. That’s about all I can say. We’re very excited first with Smash, and the dust has settled, or is settling here with Ratt, and we can put things back into perspective…The real entity is, the people who come out, and like what we do. It’s already 33 years old this month, 33 or 34. As long as we’re around. I think making the right moves is the only way to go about doing it. I don’t want to go out year after year after year, for the sake of doing it. It should be special you know and that’s what it’s going to be.

All That Shreds: Just out of curiosity do you think Detonator was a good album for you guys?

Stephen Pearcy: You know, you believe in every record you know there’s some record’s like the Yellow record we did…after the fact, and it’s not one of my favorites, although, there are some moment’s, and that’s all you can do. It’s all timing, you know? It’s all everything has to be lined up in order to get that. With Detonator we weren’t in a good place…We had been on the road non-stop doing these arena tours for years, record after record and we were pretty crispy,…abused and…addicted.

We were a f–king mess, and so going into Detonator, Robbin wasn’t all there…so that was the beginning of, you know? I see the end right there, but we had a new beginning after that, probably blessed by him and people who still want to hear us..Detonator, to me,…was a good record. You can only do with what you’ve got when you’re given only four colored pencils and you’re told to create the universe. You’re given a black pencil and that’s all you’ve got well you’ve got to make do with it. That’s about it, you know. So we did what we could. I like the record. There are some great songs on there.

Read more at All That Shreds.


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A massive music lineup has been announced for the 11th year of Rocklahoma, presented by Bud Light, May 26th, 27th & 28th, 2017 at “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds in Pryor, Oklahoma, just outside Tulsa. Soundgarden, Def Leppard, and The Offspring lead the music lineup for America’s Biggest Memorial Day Weekend Party, which features the best current rock artists and classic bands. The three-day camping festival features music on three stages, as well as a campground stage to keep the music going all night long. With onsite camping amenities and unparalleled VIP packages, Rocklahoma lives up to its motto of “Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Rock.” In 2016, Rocklahoma had its biggest year ever, with over 70,000 fans attending the festival’s 10th year.

The current Rocklahoma band lineup is as follows: Soundgarden, Def Leppard, The Offspring, Stone Sour, Seether, Three Days Grace, The Cult, Skillet, Ratt (featuring Stephen Pearcy, Warren DeMartini, Juan Croucier and Carlos Cavazo), Jackyl, The Pretty Reckless, Pierce The Veil, Taking Back Sunday, Suicidal Tendencies, Nothing More, Buckcherry, Zakk Sabbath, Diamond Head, Fuel, Black Stone Cherry, Rival Sons, In Flames, Slaughter, Starset, Norma Jean, Fozzy, Red Sun Rising, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Wage War, Badflower, Goodbye June, DED, Royal Republic, Aeges, One Less Reason, Wildstreet, Black Tora, Lynam, Ratchet Dolls, ASKA, Moxy & The Influence, Niterain, The Tip, Diamond Lane, Nova Rex, Dead Metal Society, Deathgrip, Desire The Fire, Wild Planes, Electro_Nomicon, 3-D In Your Face, Coda Cutlass, Kore Rozzik, Retrospect All-Stars, Adakain, 5 Star Hooker, Arson City, The Chimpz, As Above So Below, Keychain, Stolen Rhodes, Nicnos, Paralandra, Hoodslide, NonHuman Era, The Mendenhall Experiment, Midnight Mob, Another Lost Year, Wild Fire, Final Drive, Sun and Flesh, BC and the Big Rig, Screaming Red Mutiny, The Adarna, Locust Grove, Skytown, Difuzer, Save the Hero, Reliance Code, Sweatin Bullets, The Normandys, Thousand Years Wide, The Fairweather, The Revolutioners and Weston Horn and the Hush.

“Every year we try to find that delicate balance of talent at Rocklahoma, and the lineup we’ve put together for 2017 will not disappoint,” commented Joe Litvag, executive producer of Rocklahoma. “Def Leppard has been on the wish list of our most loyal fans since the festival was created back in 2007, and to couple them, one of the most influential British rock bands of the last 30+ years, with Soundgarden, one of the most respected American rock bands of our generation, is really special for us. Add to the mix some of the hottest developing talent like Pierce The Veil, The Pretty Reckless, Nothing More, and Rival Sons, and I think we’ve accomplished the goal of achieving one of the most diverse festival lineups of the year anywhere. It’s going to be a really memorable weekend!”

Presale weekend tickets and layaway packages, as well as hotel, camping and VIP packages, are available for purchase starting Tuesday, January 10 at 10:00 AM CST at

A Rocklahoma presale password to purchase the following tickets can be found on the festival’s website, Facebook and Twitter pages:

Weekend General Admission: $107
Weekend General Admission Ticket 4-Pack: $347
Weekend VIP Reserved: $386
*** Ticket prices do not include fees.***

Those looking for an expanded festival experience are invited to purchase special Weekend River Spirit Casino VIP Packages. Full details for the River Spirit Casino Groupie Package, Roadie Package and Rockstar Packages can be found at All Weekend VIP Packages include access to exclusive backstage bar(s), pit, upper deck viewing platforms, on-site concierge, and more.

Those purchasing a River Spirit Casino Rocklahoma VIP option (including Reserved Weekend and Packages) will have the ultimate Rocklahoma experience! All VIPs receive upgraded parking and access to the VIP tent that includes all you can drink Bud Light, soft drinks, coffee, iced tea, water and an amazing assortment of food, served buffet style. This is the ONLY way to truly experience Rocklahoma.

The Rocklahoma public onsale is Friday, January 13th at 10:00 AM CST. Beginning at that time, ticket prices will increase, so fans are encouraged to buy during the presale. At the public onsale, prices will be as follows:

Weekend General Admission: $117
Weekend General Admission Ticket 4-Pack: $387
Weekend VIP Reserved: $416
*** Ticket prices do not include fees.***

As in the past, General Admission ticket discounts will also be available for active military through Rocklahoma partner GovX at

The campgrounds are a unique part of the Rocklahoma experience, with an endless party running around the clock for four days. General Admission Camping and VIP Camping tickets may be purchased as an add-on during online checkout at Campgrounds open on Sunday, May 21st at Noon and will remain open until Noon on Tuesday, May 30th.

Rocklahoma is located just 45 minutes northeast of Tulsa, in Pryor, OK. The “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds is a premier destination for a multi-day festival and includes onsite camping with access to restrooms and shower house, a general store for campers, VIP reserved seating, hospitality areas and much more.


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Michael Schenker, one of music’s greatest rock guitarists, will release Michael Schenker Fest Live Tokyo – a stunning new live recording and filmed concert released by inakustik on CD, DVD, Blu-ray and Digital on Friday 24th March 2017.

Filmed and recorded at Tokyo’s International Forum on August 24th, 2016, this historic concert features guest appearances from some of the greatest rock vocalists who have worked with Schenker over the years including M.S.G.’S Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet, and Robin McAuley of the McAuley Schenker Group.

“It’s been a long time since M.S.G. – Live At Budokan,” says Schenker.

Like a miracle Michael Schenker returns to Japan with his past original singers from the ’80’s to celebrate the Michael Schenker Fest Live Tokyo with Barden, Bonnet and McAuley at the amazing Tokyo International Forum. 5000 fans witnessed an anthology moment of quintessential hard rock music of the highest calibre.

Says Schenker, “It’s a miracle that after all these years, something like this took place with the original band members of “M.S.G.”. Being able to go back to those days and celebrate the music is an exciting experience for us, as well as for old and new fans. To being able to re-experience, and for the new audience to get a feel of what it was like, is incredibly enjoyable.”

Continues Schenker, “It’s an amazing feeling to have all of my M.S.G. Family from the ’80’s performing together and especially with Graham Bonnet, who I never got to play any concerts after our Assault Attack album that was originally released in 1982. Fortunately, being able to have the participation of original M.S.G. members such as Gary Barden, Chris Glen (bass) and Ted McKenna (drums) being part of it, and somehow, to perform with Robin McAuley and Steve Mann (guitar, keyboards) again as well, is pretty awesome.”

The Band:

Michael Schenker – Lead Guitar
Ted McKenna – Drums
Steve Mann – Guitar, Keyboards
Chris Glen – Bass

The Vocalists:

Gary Barden
Graham Bonnet
Robin McAuley

“It was just one enjoyable event from beginning to end,” says Schenker. “Seeing those happy, excited fans right from the beginning before the show even started, was incredible. It was like Budokan all over again.”

Schenker remains enthusiastic and overjoyed at performing Schenker Fest with Barden, Bonnet and McAuley all under the same roof in Tokyo.

“It’s wonderful how we all got on with each other. It felt incredibly natural, as if it was always like this. Right from the start of rehearsal, the chemistry was great. No problems, just pure fun.”

Michael Schenker Fest Live Tokyo track listing:

1. Intro: Searching For Freedom
2. Into The Arena
3. Attack Of The Mad Axeman ft. Gary Barden
4. Victim Of Illusion ft. Gary Barden
5. Cry For The Nations ft. Gary Barden
6. Let Sleeping Dogs Lie ft. Gary Barden
7. Armed And Ready ft. Gary Barden
8. Coast To Coast
9. Assault Attack ft. Graham Bonnet
10. Desert Song ft. Graham Bonnet
11. Dancer ft. Graham Bonnet
12. Captain Nemo
13. This Is My Heart ft. Robin McAuley
14. Save Yourself ft. Robin McAuley
15. Love Is Not A Game ft. Robin McAuley
16. Shoot Shoot ft. Robin McAuley
17. Rock Bottom ft. Robin McAuley
18. Doctor Doctor ft. Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet, Robin McAuley

Michael Schenker Fest Live Tokyo is available in the following formats:


2 CD
2 CD + DVD Combo
Vinyl LP


Hi-Res download

Watch the official trailer for Michael Schenker Fest “Live” Tokyo below.

For more information visit:

Official Website

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I Want To Know What Love Is, Cold As Ice, Hot Blooded, Juke Box Hero. Foreigner, the band behind these classic and iconic songs, is turning 40 this year and they’re bringing their friends along for the year-long celebration.

First up is a mammoth worldwide tour, set to launch in Syracuse, NY on July 11th. For the US shows presented by Live Nation, Foreigner will be alongside Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Cheap Trick — who are also celebrating 40 years since the release of their self-titled debut album — and special guest Jason Bonham who will be bringing the music of Led Zeppelin to great night of Rock N’ Roll. Tickets go on sale January 13th at Live Nation.

“I never could have imagined when I set out to create Foreigner forty years ago, that we’d still be touring around the world and performing the music we love all these years later,” says founding member and lead guitarist Mick Jones. “I can’t express the gratitude I feel when fans share stories of how our songs have been woven into their milestones and memories over the years. This summer we are going to celebrate these songs, and I can’t imagine a better group of friends to share this monumental tour with, than Cheap Trick and Jason Bonham who are sure to make it a true tribute to the everlasting power of rock and roll.”

Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2016, Cheap Trick is undoubtedly one of the most influential classic rock groups of the past 50 years. They have performed over 5,000 shows spanning four decades and have sold 20 million records worldwide. Cheap Trick formed in 1974 and while they have evolved throughout the years, the band continues to reach mainstream and critical success. Hits such as I Want You To Want Me, Dream Police, and Surrender have cemented the group as one of America’s top rock ‘n’ roll bands of all time. In 2016, Cheap Trick released its 17th studio collection, Bang Zoom Crazy…Hello.

“I was thrilled to hear Mick Jones wanted me to be involved in celebrating 40 years of Foreigner. I spent three years as their drummer and had a great time,” says Jason Bonham. “Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience show will hit home run after home run with these timeless classics done to perfection. JBLZE started 7 years ago as a way to show my appreciation not only to my dad and the music of Led Zeppelin, but also to the fans themselves. With the amazing Cheap Trick along with the one and only Foreigner this is show not to be missed.”

To coincide with the tour, Foreigner–Mick Jones (lead guitar), Kelly Hansen (lead vocals), Jeff Pilson (bass, vocals), Tom Gimbel (rhythm guitar, sax, vocals), Michael Bluestein (keyboards), Bruce Watson (guitar) and Chris Frazier (drums)– will be releasing a celebratory 40th anniversary album that features forty songs throughout the years entitled 40 – Forty Hits From Forty Years (RHINO). This album is a comprehensive compilation of original hits and several tracks from the current lineup with Kelly Hansen on vocals including Cant Slow Down, Too Late, and the Top 20 AC hit When It Comes To Love. The album also features two new songs, The Flame Still Burns, and Give My Life For Love, a brand new song by Jones. Rhino is kicking off a year-long catalog promotion with the January 24th picture disc release of Head Games.

Foreigner tour dates:


11 Syracuse, NY Lakeview Amphitheater
13 Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion
14 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
15 Hershey, PA Giant Center
17 Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
18 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
20 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
21 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
22 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
25 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
26 Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
28 Nashville, TN Ascend Amphitheater
30 Pelham, AL Oak Mountain Amphitheater


1 West Palm Beach, FL Perfect Vodka Amphitheater
2 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheater
5 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
6 Raleigh, NC Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek Amphitheater
8 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
9 Chicago, IL Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
11 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
12 Burgettstown, PA KeyBank Pavilion
13 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
15 Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre
16 Maryland Heights, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheater – St. Louis
19 Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
20 Austin, TX austin360 Amphitheater
23 Albuquerque, NM*** Isleta Amphitheater
24 Phoenix, AZ*** Ak-Chin Pavilion
26 West Valley City, UT ***USANA Amphitheater
29 Chula Vista, CA*** Sleep Train Amphitheater
30 Los Angeles, CA***Greek Theatre


1 Marysville, CA*** Toyota Amphitheater
2 Mountain View, CA*** Shoreline Amphitheater
4 Morrison, CO*** Red Rocks Amphitheater
8 Ridgefield, WA*** Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
9 Auburn, WA*** White River Amphitheater

** Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience not on this date. Additional dates and support to be announced.

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