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Def Leppard To Be Featured In Guitar Hero 4

According to Gaming Today, DEF LEPPARD will be one of the featured artists on Guitar Hero 4 when it is released later this year. The songs expected to be included are as follows: "Photograph", "Rock of Ages" and "Animal".

Markus Goldman of Philadelphia's WMMR conducted an interview with DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott this past Friday, March 21. Joe spoke for over an hour about the band's forthcoming album, "Songs from the Sparkle Lounge", the old records, NWOBHM, how he met Ron Wood, the Mick Ronson tribute record, the VH1 movie and a lot more.

Download the podcast containing the Joe Elliott interview at this location.

DEF LEPPARD's new studio album, "Songs from the Sparkle Lounge", is scheduled for release on April 29 via Bludgeon Riffola/Island/UMe.

The 11-track "Songs From The Sparkle Lounge" is DEF LEPPARD's first album of brand new material since 2002's "X" and begins yet another remarkable new chapter in the band's 30-year recording career. Recorded last year during month-long stints at lead singer Joe Elliott's Dublin studio, the album's title refers to a backstage area called The Sparkle Lounge on DEF LEPPARD's 2006 tour where the band would go to write songs.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. FocusShift writes:

GH4 already? Christ. Now they really are just cashing in as quickly as possible. Make one game with songs available for download instead of this new game every year stuff. Greedy bastards.

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2. brandedcfh420 writes:

they are approaching "metallica staus" with their greed levels...i agree, though, with focus: make different band uploads instead of making a new guitar hero every yr....

# Mar 28, 2008 @ 11:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Diamond Oz writes:

Maybe, but the object of gaming companiesis to ultimately make money. These games sell lorryloads, making another one brings in more money and you can't really blame them. THey're gonna need some money in their case against Gibson.

# Mar 28, 2008 @ 11:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. deathbringer writes:

Lorryloads. HA! That's one that won't translate well overseas :-) I remember the first time I heard someone use the term "lorry" about 12 years ago or so. Everyone in the room was like WTF's a lorry?

I agree that there's not much point of a new game but to cash in. How much can you push the technology for a new game on teh same console systems?

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5. Diamond Oz writes:

Ah good point. Do you use the term shed or shedloads? If not then I'll translate lorryloads for my friends across the pond, truckloads.

It's true though, when you have a game that sells as well as Guitar Hero, cash in on it's popularity. Personally I don't see the fun in it (the game that is not moneymaking) but that's me.

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