Popular music groups Def Leppard and the Red Hot Chili Peppers plan to release all the audio from their new CDs on the Internet four days before the official release of the discs in stores, according to a statement from Warner Records and Island/Def Jam Records.
Starting June 4, fans will be able to listen to the Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Californication" at www.redhotchilipeppers.com. Three tracks per day will be available over 10 days, the statement said, as the complete 15-track album can be heard two times.
Def Leppard's "Euphoria" will be released on www.rockuniverse.com/defleppard/. The entire album will be played during a four-hour broadcast called "Radio Free Euphoria," which will also feature new interviews and other tracks from previous CDs, the companies said.
Both CDs will be Webcast using technology from RealNetworks Inc.