LEPPARD GIRLS Joe Elliott talks Def Leppard’s influence on Taylor Swift, Pink and Lady Gaga SPIN — For 38 years now, Joe Elliott and his bandmates in Def Leppard have, to enormous success, been unabashedly comfortable in embracing their anomalous genre identity: too metal for pop fans and too pop for metal fans. That conundrum has never really dampened their success, anyway, with the band’s two diamond-certified albums, 1983’s Pyromania and 1987’s Hysteria, putting them on[…]Read More »
POUR SOME VINYL ON ME Joe Elliot on the vinyl craze; ‘What’s it sound like in the car?’ Maxim — There was a moment in the late eighties when Def Leppard were arguably the biggest rock band on the planet. You couldn’t turn on MTV without seeing videos for “Pour Some Sugar On Me” and a slew of other bubblegum metal hits from their monster album, Hysteria, that prominently featured frontman Joe Elliott in all his mulleted,[…]Read More »
THE DIRTY DOZEN Here is Metal Sludge’s list of 12 rockers arrested for domestic violence With Journey drummer Deen Castronovo in the news — make that ex-drummer, at least for now — amid reports that he not only physically assaulted his wife but allegedly RAPED her, Metal Sludge gives you the dirty dozen. These incidents are the kind of reports that do not make it to the family refrigerator wall. +++++++++++++++++++++++++ Steven Adler / Original Guns[…]Read More »
Blabbermouth — Atria Books has acquired North American and audio rights to a memoir by Phil Collen, lead guitarist for rock band DEF LEPPARD for more than 30 years. “Adrenalized: Life, Def Leppard, And Beyond”, written with veteran journalist and author Chris Epting and scheduled for publication on October 27, is the first book written by a member of the group that holds claim to being one of only five rock bands with two original[…]Read More »
One will pour some sugar on you, the other will lick it up. Def Leppard & KISS team up for summer tour.
One will pour some sugar on you, the other will lick it up. Def Leppard & KISS team up for summer tour. Kiss and Def Leppard will team up this summer for a 42-city North American tour that will “deliver good news and excitement,” says Kiss guitarist Paul Stanley. The tour begins June 23 in West Valley City, Utah, and wraps up Aug. 31 in Woodlands, Texas. Tickets go on sale starting Friday.[…]Read More »