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English rockers Def Leppard will pay another area visit, stopping Aug. 31 for a show at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center (9993 Allegheny Road, Darien) along with '70s rock band REO Speedwagon and Tesla. Tickets are $31 to $125 for reserved seats, $31 for lawn and $75 for a lawn four-pack and go on sale at noon March 4 through LiveNation.com, Ticketmaster.com or by phone…

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In the space of six summery days, classic prog rock-loving Western New Yorkers had the opportunity to see the two factions of the band Styx perform. On Aug. 19, Styx played Artpark in Lewiston; on Aug. 24, former Styx singer Dennis DeYoung played Gratwick Riverside Park. After an on-again, off-again relationship that ultimately ended with an acrimonious parting because o…

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When you think of the band Boston, “indie rock” and “home recording” are probably not the words that spring to mind. Maybe “the band that built classic rock radio” is the phrase that pops into your head, and there may be some truth lurking in that slightly snarky assessment. But in reality, Boston is Tom Scholz, the guitarist, prod…