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Below is our complete Def Leppard news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
Def Leppard guitarist, Vivian Campbell (who has also previously been a member of Sweet Savage and Dio) has announced through the official Def Leppard website that he is currently two months into chemotherapy treatment, after being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Despite the treatment Campbell has promised that he will still be performing with the band this Summer. The post from Campbell reads as follows:
“I feel fortunate that my cancer sent me an alarm call in the form of ‘the cough that wouldn’t quit’. Otherwise, how would I have known? After several months of trying every inhaler known to man, my doctor finally had me X-rayed. A further CAT scan revealed that enlarged lymph nodes were doing wrestling manoeuvres on my windpipe – hence the cough. What was causing the enlarged lymph nodes, however, was yet to be determined, so I underwent a surgical biopsy on March 11th, the first day of Leppard rehearsals for our Viva Las Vegas shows. Obviously, I didn’t make it to rehearsal that day, but it’s okay; I know the songs by now.
"My diagnosis was Hodgkin's Lymphoma and 6 months of chemotherapy is the prescribed treatment. I’m about 2 months in and feeling rather spiffy, all things considered. Hodgkin's has an over 80% cure rate, so by my reckoning, if you’re going to have a cancer, Hodgie’s is the one to have! More...
Def Leppard is the latest band to take residency in Las Vegas and play a string of shows. The band is using the opportunity to celebrate their ‘Hysteria’ album and have titled the event “Viva Hysteria!” More...
As the holidays approach a look at some packaged DVD/CD sets, new releases on the horizon, and yes, one hard-to-buy-for Christmas recommendation. More...
Okay, so he never really left, that was just a dream. Poison front man Bret Michaels (Poison) has released a brand new video for his new single “Get Your Rock On”, featuring Phil Collen (Def Leppard) and Sal Coz (My Darkest Days). The video was filmed during Michaels' 2011/2012 solo tour. "Get Your Rock On" is the title track from Bret's upcoming solo album of the same name. The single is available on iTunes along with a cover of Poison’s “Nothing But A Good Time”, featuring former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley and Chickenfoot bassist Michael Anthony. So, is it just me or is Bret Michaels trying to become the “Kevin Bacon Six Degrees” of eighties rockers? More...
Steven Adler (ex-Guns N’ Roses) is back with his new band named Adler and a new single titled “The One You Hated.” The band insists that the band is about a man/woman relationship and not what we all assume: heroin. Of course, I guess it could be about Axl Rose as well, or maybe the song is about Steven from the mindset of Celebrity Rehab’s Dr. Drew. Either way you look at it, Steven has an impressive memory catalog to pull inspiration from… More...
Fresh off their “occupy Hard Rock” stint in Vegas, Motley Crue is back in the studio recording a new song. Vegas odds that the words “Hard Rock” are included are 2 to 1. Odds that Nikki Sixx and company will rhyme “cock” with “Hard Rock” is even money… More...
Fan-filmed footage has been posted online of glam metal tribute/parody band Steel Panther performing with Vivian Campbell at the House of Blues Anaheim on January 21st, 2012. Check out the footage below. Steel Panther also recently released the new album "Balls Out" (reviewed here).
30 years ago the bands Anthrax, Metallica, Motley Crue, Pantera, Queensryche, and Slayer were formed. It was also the year many important hard rock/heavy metal albums were released, laying the groundwork for the eighties. Here’s a look back at ten of these classic albums in no particular order. Same as the “1986 M/F/K” edition there is a twist as Marry/Fuck/Kill rules apply. It’s as simple as it sounds. M (Marry) is a song you want to “save” and listen to forever, F (Fuck) is the song you get one more listen to and that is it, and K (Kill) is the song you want to go away and never be heard from again. More...
British hard rock veterans Def Leppard have announced that they will be teaming with American glam metal legends Motley Crue for a co-headlining tour of the United Kingdom this December. Opening the shows will be tongue in cheek glam metal outfit, Steel Panther. Tickets will be available at LiveNation from September 1st.
The tour dates are as follows:
December 6th - LG Arena, Birmingham
December 8th - Capital FM Arena, Nottingham
December 9th - SECC Hall 4, Glasgow
December 11th - M.E.N. Arena, Manchester
December 13th - Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield
December 14th - Wembley Arena, London
It has been announced that hard rock veterans Def Leppard will be postponing a portion of its upcoming tour dates due to the passing of singer Joe Elliot's father. Phil Collen, guitarist of Def Leppard, has posted the following statement online;
"Sending my condolences to Joe and his mum over the sad loss of his dad Joe, Sr. I have great memories of Joe's dad and we're all here to support Joe through a rough time. Thank you everyone for your thoughts for his family."
The impacted dates can be found below.
Jul. 09 - Bristol, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
Jul. 10 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Jul. 12 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Jul. 13 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
Jul. 15 - Tinley Park, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre More...
Hard rock icons Def Leppard have released some behind-the-scenes rehearsal footage from its June 7th concert in Belfast, Northern Ireland. You can view the footage in the player below. Def Leppard are currently on tour promoting its new live release "Mirror Ball," which sold 20,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release.
U.K. metalcore act Bring Me The Horizon recently took home the "best album" award in the 2011 Kerrang! Awards for its album "There Is A Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It. There Is A Heaven, Let's Keep It A Secret." The event was held on June 9th and was hosted by Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian and Slipknot/Stone Sour vocalist Corey Taylor in London, England. You can view the full list of award winners below.
Best British Newcomer - ASKING ALEXANDRIA
Best International Newcomer - BLACK VEIL BRIDES
Best Single – "Hurricane" by 30 SECONDS TO MARS
Best Video - "Na Na Na" by MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE
Best Live Act - ALL TIME LOW
Best Album - "There Is A Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It. There Is A Heaven, Let's Keep It A Secret"
Best British Band - YOU ME AT SIX
Best International Band - 30 SECONDS TO MARS
Classic Songwriter - BIFFY CLYRO
Kerrang! Icon - ALICE COOPER
Inspiration Award - DEF LEPPARD
Hall Of Fame - KORN
Kerrang! Legend - OZZY OSBOURNE
Video footage has been posted online featuring Def Leppard's recent performance on the Jay Leno show. You can check out the performance of the track "Pour Some Sugar on Me" in the plyer below.
British hard rock legends Def Leppard has posted a new song online entitled, "Undefeated." You can check it out below. The song received it's premire on the UK's Planet Rock radio station and will appear as one of three new studio tracks on the group's forthcoming new live album, "Mirrorball," which will be released this Summer, though an exact release date has yet to be confirmed. More...
The organisers of Britain's largest hard rock and heavy metal festival, Download, has confirmed a further forty three names for this year's event, including such big names as Children of Bodom and Biohazard. The festival will be held at the legendary Donington Castle in Leicestershire from June 10th-12th.
The lineup is now as follows:
All That Remains
Baptized In Blood
Black Stone Cherry
Black Veil Brides
Bowling For Soup
Bring Me The Horizon
Bullet For My Valentine
Children Of Bodom
Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows
Devil Wears Prada
Duff McKagan's Loaded
Envy Of The State
Escape The Fate
Funeral For A Friend
Hyro Da Hero
Karma To Burn
Lower Than Atlantis
My Darkest Days
Plain White T’S,
Puddle Of Mudd
Rise To Remain
Sacred Mother Tongue
Straight Line Stitch
System Of A Down
The Damned Things
The Dangerous Summer
The Dead Lay Waiting
The King Blues
The Morning After
The Pretty Reckless
Times Of Grace
Hard rock icons Def Leppard have revealed details behind its forthcoming live album, titled "Mirrorball." The two-disc set, which was recorded during "The Sparkle Lounge Tour," also contains three brand new studio recordings and a bonus DVD. You can view the album's tracklisting below.
1. Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop)
4. C'Mon C'Mon
5. Make Love Like A Man
6. Too Late For Love
8. Nine Lives
9. Love Bites
10. Rock On
1. Two Steps Behind
2. Bringin' On The Heartbreak
3. Switch 625
5. Armageddon It
7. Pour Some Sugar On Me
8. Rock Of Ages
9. Let's Get Rocked
11. Bad Actress
12. Undefeated (new studio track)
13. Kings Of The World (new studio track)
14. It's All About Believin' (new studio track)
The organizers of Britain's Download Festival has announced that three more bands have been confirmed for this year's event. The biggest announcement comes in the form of The Darkness, who have recently reunited and are expected to be releasing a new album by the end of the year.
Also confirmed for festival are Funeral For A Friend and Kverlatak. The event takes place at Donington Castle from June 10th - 12th and will feature the following lineup: More...
Welcome to the first (and probably last) annual glam rocker draft. I am your moderator for this event; we will meet our four participants shortly, first a look at the rules. More...
British hard rock legends Def Leppard has announced that in addition to their headlining slot at the Download festival on June 10th, they will also be performing two shows in the Emerald Isle, bringing with them two fellow rock legends in Alice Cooper and Thin Lizzy, the latter of which also features Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell. The tour is in support of their forthcoming new live album, "Mirrorball," which is expected to be released sometime around early Summer.
The tour dates are as follows:
June 7 – The Odyssey Arena - Belfast, N. Ireland
June 8 – The O2 - Dublin, Eire
British hard rock veterans Def Leppard have announced that they will be embarking on a headlining tour of the United States this summer. Joining them on the tour will be Seattle based mainstays Heart.
"After having had the last 18 months off, Leppard are ready to get back on the road! Add Heart to the bill and it truly makes for a special evening." says Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott.
"Nancy [Wilson, Heart guitarist] and I are really excited to be bringing Heart to the stage this summer with Def Leppard. It's going to be a powerful, monster show. The real thing. The summer of 2011 will be amazing." says Heart singer Ann Wilson.
The tour dates are as follows: More...