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Def Leppard Docu-series Coming To Tv

Def Leppard are heading to the small screen - a new documentary about the British rockers is to be aired as a multi-episode series on Tv.Joe Elliott and his bandmates allowed cameras to follow their...

Vivian Campbell Is Battling Cancer

Def Leppard rocker Vivian Campbell is battling cancer.The guitarist, who joined the Animal hitmakers in 1992, went for tests earlier this year (13) after developing a "cough that wouldn't quit". Medics have since diagnosed him...

Def Leppard Sponsor Youth Rugby Team's Shirts

Kids at a Welsh youth rugby team have landed an unlikely sponsorship deal with rockers Def Leppard.Rhiwbina under-10s coach Richard Proctor designed the artwork for three of the group's albums and when he asked the...

Fascinating Fact: 3571748

Rockers Def Leppard have scored their own day in Sin City. Carolyn Goodman, the Mayor of Las Vegas declared 22 March Def Leppard Day on Friday, to coincide with the launch of the band's residency,...

Rick Allen Launches Organisation To Help Veterans With Post-traumatic Stress

Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen has launched a new organisation to help wounded veterans suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder (Ptsd).The rocker, who lost his left arm in a horrific car accident in England on New...

Are Bon Jovi Really A Good Choice For Isle Of Wight Headline Slot?

Bon Jovi have added the Isle of Wight Festival to next year’s string of tour dates. the New Jersey band have been booked to close out the festival on the Sunday night, on the main...

Def Leppard Divorce: Vivian Campbell Splits From Wife After 25 Years

Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell has filed for divorce from his wife of 25 years, Julie Campbell. According to TMZ.com, Campbell - who joined the rockers in 1992 - filed documents in Los Angeles County...

Def Leppard's Vivian Campbell Files For Divorce

Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell has filed for divorce from his wife of 25 years.The Love Bites hitmaker filed documents at Los Angeles County Superior Court citing irreconcilable differences as the reason behind his split...

Def Leppard's Phil Collen Hands Over $20,000 Cheque To Cancer Centre

Def Leppard star Phil Collen handed over a $20,000 (£12,500) cheque to a California cancer centre on Thursday (15Nov12) after selling off one of his most prized guitars.The rocker, whose father died from pancreatic cancer...

Def Leppard Set For Las Vegas Residency

Rockers Def Leppard are planning to pour some sugar on Las Vegas next year (13) after announcing a three-week residency.The Animal hitmakers will play a total of nine concerts at the Joint at the Hard...

Def Leppard Star Joe Elliott Battling Ill Health

Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott has apologised to fans for cutting short a show in New York this week (beg20Aug12), insisting he has been battling ill health during the band's U.S. tour.The rockers left the...

Def Leppard Re-record Back Catalogue For Record Label Revenge

Following a lengthy battle with Universal Records over royalties, Def Leppard are planning to take rather unusual measures to ensure that they get the upper hand over their record label. The Guardian reports today (July...

Def Leppard Re-record Back Catalogue To Claim Back Ownership

Def Leppard are trying to get out of a deal that sees them loosen the grip by Universal Music Group on their royalties, and are doing so by re-recording new versions of their old songs...

Def Leppard Cut Ties With Record Label Bosses

Rockers Def Leppard have cut ties with executives at their record label, insisting they'll work with them again when they have been properly compensated for digital download sales.Frontman Joe Elliott and his bandmates are refusing...

Movie Reviews Rock Of Ages

Over rock and roll's "ages" since the 1950s -- and especially since the 1980s -- pop music lovers have split into separate in-groups, each one becoming a veritable religion unto itself, each one scorning the...

Def Leppard Impressed By Tom Cruise In Rock Of Ages

Def Leppard bassist Rick Savage has heaped praise on Tom Cruise after the superstar tackled the band's Pour Some Sugar On Me in new movie Rock Of Ages.The Hollywood actor takes on the lead role...

Tom Cruise's Singing Given Rockers' Thumbs Up

Tom Cruise's singing in 'Rock of Ages' has been given the thumbs up by Def Leppard.The actor's character, Stacee Jaxx, sings the 80s group's 'Pour Some Sugar on Me' in the musical film, and they...

Tom Cruise Performed For Def Leppard

Tom Cruise was wracked with nerves shooting his first scene for new movie Rock Of Ages because he had to sing a Def Leppard track in front of the band.The Hollywood actor takes on the...

Def Leppard Drummer Set For Art Launch

Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen is set to launch his first fine art collection in Los Angeles this month (Apr12).The rocker's Electric Hand: Rhythm + Change exhibit will premiere at SceneFour and will benefit Allen's...

Phil Collen Turning Muay Thai Training Into New Work-out Dvd

Def Leppard star Phil Collen is to give fans a glimpse of his work-out regime in a new kick boxing Dvd.The guitarist will launch the new self-improvement Dvd he has created with his Muay Thai...

Hanson To Launch Mmmhop Beer

Hanson are launching their own beer.The musical brothers Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson are in the process of developing an Indian Pale Ale which they plan to release in early 2012, and are going to...

The Things They Say 23130

"Mick Mars has been pretty ill for a long time and just to get him onstage is probably an effort. He is hardly likely to be propping the bar up until three in the morning...

The Things They Say 22733

"They think people like us or Jon Bon Jovi or Lemmy from Motorhead, pick anybody who isn't Michael Stipe or Bruce Springsteen, are morons. Def Leppard has sold way more records than Morrissey. But they...

Def Leppard And Motley Crue To Go On Joint Tour

Rockers Def Leppard and Motley Crue are teaming up to go on a special joint tour of the U.K.The bands will be joined by guest act Steel Panther when the trek kicks off in Birmingham,...

Joe Elliott Takes Aim At Fan Over Setlist Criticism

Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott has blasted a fan who complained about the lack of fireworks in the group's first four shows following the death of the singer's father.The Pour Some Sugar On Me hitmakers...

Cruise Impresses Def Leppard With Rock Star Image

Look out Joe Elliott! Def Leppard have their eyes on another frontman - Tom Cruise.The band's guitarist Phil Collen recently visited the set of movie musical Rock of Ages and tells Vh1 the movie star...

Def Leppard Road Manager Pays Tribute To Elliott's Dad

Def Leppard's longtime tour manager Melvin Mortimer has penned a heartfelt tribute to singer Joe Elliott's father, who died on Friday (08Jul11), revealing he was largely responsible for the band's existence.The band was forced to...

Def Leppard Star Elliott's Father Dies

The family emergency that brought Def Leppard's U.S. tour to a sudden halt has been revealed - singer Joe Elliott's father has died.The British rockers scrapped a show with Heart in Cincinnati, Ohio on Thursday...

Def Leppard Scrap More Shows

British rockers Def Leppard have postponed more gigs as a family member fights illness.The rock group axed a show in Cincinnati, Ohio on Thursday (07Jul11), revealing few details but putting the cancellation down to the...

Def Leppard Gig Postponed Due To Family Illness

Rockers Def Leppard have been forced to postpone an upcoming show in Ohio due to a family illness.The Hysteria hitmakers were due to play at the Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati on Thursday (07Jul11), but...

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