Taylor Swift, Def Leppard Collab for CMT Crossroads Episode

They performed cuts such as "Pour Some Sugar On Me" — a song older than Swift

November 13, 2008
Def Leppard, Taylor Swift, The Roy Acuff Theater, Nashville, Tennessee
Def Leppard and Taylor Swift at The Roy Acuff Theater in Nashville, Tennessee on October 6th, 2008.
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"We were just trying to act cool." says Taylor Swift, who managed to remain calm during a taping for an upcoming episode of CMT Crossroads with her idols, Def Leppard. Swift, 18, and Joe Elliott, 49, split vocals on cuts like the Leppard's 1987 hit "Pour Some Sugar on Me," which very well may have been the song playing during Swift's conception.

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