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 »
DEF LEPPARD guitarist PHIL COLLEN on Spotify: “It’s bad, if not worse, than the whole Napster thing”
CT NOW — In theory, recording an album is easy: reserve studio time, jam until you’ve got 12 songs together that sound good, and pack it in. For an iconic rock band like Def Leppard, who’ll play Mohegan Sun Arena on Sunday, July 5, there are executives to please, memos to circulate, singles to perfect and expectations to exceed. “Pyromania” (1983) and “Hysteria” (1987), two of the best-selling rock albums in history (and still the[…]Read More »
Sad News — Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell has reported that his cancer has returned. A message has appeared on Vivian’s official Facebook page earlier today that reads as follows: “I’m saddened by the fact that my cancer has returned. However, I’m beyond consolation that its return will prevent me from being able to do my job for a while.” The guitarist continued with, “I’m still working on a schedule of treatment with my doctors, but[…]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 »