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Kiss, Def Leppard Plan Summer Tour

March 17, 2014

Two months after entering the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Kiss will begin celebrating their 40th anniversary with a co-headlining trek with Def Leppard. The bands have not shared a bill with one another before, but beginning in late June, the hard rockers...

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The Best St. Patrick's Day Song of All Time

March 17, 2014

The Irish have put up with a lot of bullshit over the years. There's England. The Troubles. The kittening of the Celtic Tiger. Enya. It's not been an easy history. And black people, those living in mostly white countries anyway, they've put up with a...

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Def Leppard Prepare to Unleash 'Hysteria'

December 12, 2013

Def Leppard's Viva! Hysteria concert filmed earlier this year during a residency in Las Vegas will make its TV debut December 29th on AXS TV as part of a 12-hour programming block billed as "A Day of Hysteria." Where Does 'Hysteria' Rank on Our 500 Greatest...

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Def Leppard Rejuvenated By Guitarist's Cancer Scare

October 22, 2013

When Def Leppard's Phil Collen watches the group's new live album/DVD Viva Hysteria (out this week), he sees a rejuvenated band. See Where Def Leppard's 'Hysteria' Ranks on the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time "I think it's the best live performance...

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Brian Wilson, Jeff Beck to Lead Rock & Roll Fantasy Camp

February 27, 2013

Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck will be the star attractions this spring at Rock & Roll Fantasy Camp in Las Vegas, where campers will learn songwriting and performance tips from the Beach Boys co-founder and the legendary guitarist. The...

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Bret Michaels And Kristi Gibson Call Off Engagement

July 31, 2012

Bret Michaels and longtime girlfriend Kristi Gibson have called off their engagement, Us Magazine reports. According to a statement from the Poison frontman's representative, "Although the couple have separated they remain great friends and are committed...

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Playlist: The Songs That Made Them Stars

July 2, 2012

Even "overnight" sensations were undoubtedly years in the making. For many – if not most – musicians, the road to success is marked by speed bumps, switchbacks and blinking yellow lights. Here are the stories of 10 famous performers and...

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Rockers Rule Hollywood at 'Rock of Ages' Premiere

June 9, 2012

The Eighties-themed musical Rock of Ages had its star-studded premiere in Hollywood last night, bringing out cast members like Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Russell Brand as well as a wide array of Eighties rockers, from REO Speedwagon's...

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Rolling Stone Live: Def Leppard Strip Down For Acoustic Versions of Classic Hits

March 16, 2011

Joe Elliott and Phil Collen of Def Leppard stopped by the Rolling Stone office recently to play stripped-down acoustic versions of two of their band's biggest hits, "Hysteria" and "Pour Some Sugar on Me." After the performance, David Fricke talked...

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Digest: Def Leppard Announces Summer Tour With Heart; Interpol Loses Another Bass Player

February 28, 2011

Def Leppard to Tour with HeartDef Leppard have announced that they will be headlining a summer tour in the United States with Heart as their opening act. The band's tour will kick off in West Palm Beach, Florida on June 15th and conclude at the Sleep...

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Santana Unveils New Covers Disc in Vegas

August 30, 2010

Carlos Santana knows the power of a good guest vocalist: His 1999 album Supernatural, which paired the guitarist with a youthful cast of star singers, sold 28 million copies. His forthcoming Guitar Heaven (out September 21st) tweaks the formula, teaming...

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What's the Greatest Hair Metal Song?

January 31, 2014

This was a dark week for fans of 1980s hair metal. Mötley Crüe not only announced a farewell tour, they even signed a legal document mandating they can never reunite again. We don't know what sort of rock and roll court will enforce this agreement...

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Def Leppard, Sex Pistols Members Team for Manraze - EP Premiere

November 7, 2013

Manraze – the trio fronted by Def Leppard lead guitarist Phil Collen and consisting of Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook and bassist Simon Laffy – will return with a new EP, I Surrender, on November 12th. Premiering here, the three-song release...

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Def Leppard's Vivian Campbell Has Cancer

June 10, 2013

Def Leppard 's Vivian Campbell says he's being treated for Hodgkin's lymphoma. The guitarist has been receiving chemotherapy for two months, with four months of treatment remaining, The Associated Press reports. 100 Best Albums of the Eighties: Def Leppard,...

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Def Leppard Prepare for 'Hysteria' Residency in Las Vegas

January 20, 2013

In the nearly five years it took Def Leppard to record their landmark 1987 album, Hysteria, the Sheffield hair-rockers disposed of two producers before reuniting with Robert "Mutt" Lange, drummer Rick Allen lost his arm in a horrific car wreck, and lead...

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Def Leppard Re-Recording 'Forgeries' of Old Hits

July 3, 2012

Def Leppard are re-recording some of their classic hits as a way to spite their label, Universal Music Group, with whom they've butted heads recently over compensation, especially for digital downloads, Billboard reports. Dubbing the recreations as...

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Readers' Poll: The Best Hair Metal Songs of All Time

June 21, 2012

The mid- to late-1980s rock scene was dominated by hair metal; rock and rollers with huge hair, thick makeup and tight leather pants singing over-the-top, sex-obsessed songs of cheeky debauchery. Rolling Stone asked readers for their favorites, and...

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Def Leppard Rip Through Intimate Los Angeles Gig

June 7, 2012

Def Leppard have a big summer in store, with a prominent role in the Rock of Ages movie (premiering on June 15th) and an arena tour with Poison and Lita Ford set to launch on June 20th in Salt Lake City. On Wednesday afternoon in Los Angeles, though,...

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Def Leppard Adding New Studio Songs to Upcoming Live Album

March 2, 2011

Though Def Leppard's forthcoming record Mirrorball is a live album, it will include three new studio recordings. According to frontman Joe Elliott, the band originally intended to include two new bonus tracks, but they were so inspired in the studio that...

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Digest: Def Leppard Tribute Band Seeks Armless Drummer; T.I. Busted For Prison Visit Handjob

January 7, 2011

Def Leppard Tribute Band Seeks Armless DrummerPyromania, a Def Leppard cover band based in Dallas, Texas, is currently looking for a new drummer with only one arm, just like actual Leppard drummer Rick Allen. Their hand-written ad also insists that the...

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