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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...

Tom Cruise Toned And Hairy In New Rock Of Ages Publicity Shot

A picture of a long-haired, shirtless Tom Cruise performing Def Leppard's Pour Some Sugar On Me have been posted online by Rock Of Ages director Adam Shankman.The photo is the first publicity shot for the...

Linkin Park Close Download 2011

Linkin Park closed the UK's Download rock festival last night (12.06.11).The 'Crawling' rockers ended the three day event which also saw performances from metal heavyweights including Rob Zombie, System of a Down, Alice Cooper, The...

30 Seconds To Mars Win Double Kerrang! Awards

30 Seconds to Mars and Alice Cooper received top honours at the Kerrang! Awards 2011 last night (09.06.11).Jared Leto's rockers took home two awards - Best International Band and Best Single for their track 'Hurricane'...

Def Leppard Change Tour For Charity Show

Kind-hearted rockers Def Leppard changed the route of their upcoming Australian tour to make sure they will be in Perth to play at a charity show.The band will head Down Under in the autumn, and...

Def Leppard To Stop Making Full Length Albums

Def Leppard "don't see the point" in releasing full length albums. The 'Pour Some Sugar on Me' rockers are set to work on new material for release next year, but aren't likely to write a...

Phil Collen & Campbell Create Lullabies For Def Leppard Baby Album

Def Leppard stars Phil Collen and Vivian Campbell are turning the volume down on the group's hits for a new compilation of lullabies.Dreamin' with Def Leppard is the latest installment in the popular Rock The...

Guns N' Roses Star Fortus Joins Thin Lizzy

Guns N' Roses guitarist Richard Fortus has joined Thin Lizzy to replace Vivian Campbell as he makes his return to Def Leppard.Campbell began playing for the band last year (10) during a break from his...

Sammy Hagar & Collen To Become Fantasy Camp Counsellors

Former Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar and Def Leppard's Phil Collen will head up this year's (11) Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp in Los Angeles.Wannabe rock stars will get specific tuition from the stars, who...

Deff Leppard, Linkin Park And System Of A Down To Headline Download

DEF LEPPARD, the reformed SYSTEM OF A DOWN and LINKIN PARK will headline this summer's (Jun11) Download Festival in the U.K.Def Leppard will close the weekend event's opening night on 10 June (11), SOAD will...

Def Leppard Tribute Band Searching For One-armed Drummer

A top DEF LEPPARD tribute band is on the hunt for a one-armed drummer so the line-up can look exactly like the real thing.Texas-based covers act Pyromania want a real Rick Allen look-a-like after losing...

Def Leppard Star Gets His First Tattoo On Tv

DEF LEPPARD guitarist PHIL COLLEN and his new wife HELEN SIMMONS are to seal their love for each other by getting matching tattoos on TV.The rocker agreed to get his first tattoo as part of...

Def Leppard Star To Open Children's Centre

DEF LEPPARD drummer RICK ALLEN is to open a centre for children with special needs in his native England on Saturday (24Jul10).The kind-hearted rocker is patron of kids' charity Amy's House and has been helping...

Elliott Frustrated By Def Leppard's Lack Of Respect

DEF LEPPARD star JOE ELLIOTT has accused the music press of failing to give rock bands due credit - insisting his group deserves the same respect as stars such as BONO, SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY and...

Def Leppard Takes A Year Off

Rockers DEF LEPPARD have confirmed they are taking a one-year hiatus because life in the band has become so "stressful".The Hysteria hitmakers prompted rumours of a split late last year (09) when they cancelled 23...

Def Leppard's Collen Weds In Beachfront Ceremony

DEF LEPPARD rocker PHIL COLLEN wed his fiancee on the beach in Florida on Friday (16Jul10).The British guitarist married his costume designer partner Helen L. Simmons at the Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach resort. The pair exchanged...

Rocker Elliott Invests In Search Engine

DEF LEPPARD star JOE ELLIOTT has joined the board of search engine website NeXplore.The British rocker was so impressed with the Texas firm's set up, he has become an unlikely adviser. He says, "NeXplore Search...

Joe Elliott To Revamp Lynott's Thin Lizzy Hits?

DEF LEPPARD star JOE ELLIOTT is in talks with the founding members of THIN LIZZY to re-record the late PHIL LYNOTT's vocals for a new project.Guitarist Scott Gorham insists he's keen to remaster and remix...

Def Leppard's Campbell Joins Thin Lizzy

DEF LEPPARD star VIVIAN CAMPBELL has joined veteran rockers THIN LIZZY for the band's upcoming U.K. tour.The guitarist will team up with the original Jailbreak hitmakers, Scott Gorham, Brian Downey and Darren Wharton, along with...

Def Leppard Slam Split Reports

Rockers DEF LEPPARD have laughed off speculation of a split, insisting they couldn't "imagine doing anything else" if they ditched the band.The Hysteria hitmakers prompted rumours of a break-up in October (09) after they cancelled...

Def Leppard Consider Animated Future In New Deal

British rockers DEF LEPPARD have an animated career in front of them - the group has signed a new marketing deal which includes plans for a TV cartoon series.The Pour Some Sugar on Me hitmakers...

Def Leppard Sued By Former Manager

Rockers DEF LEPPARD are facing a $700,000 (£437,500) lawsuit from their former manager in a dispute over allegations of unpaid tour commission.Trudy Green, who began managing the band in 2005, is suing the Pour Some...

Brian May's Lego Hair Demands

Brian May demanded his hair was modelled perfectly for his 'Lego Rock Band' likeness. The Queen guitarist has been immortalised, along with the rest of his group, in the game as a Lego character, but...

Def Leppard Cancels Final Leg Of Tour

Rockers DEF LEPPARD have cancelled the final leg of their North American tour "due to unforeseen personal matters".The Hysteria hitmakers were due to begin the last stint of their shows with a performance in Reno,...

Elliott Forms Rock Supergroup For One-off Mott The Hoople Tribute

DEF LEPPARD frontman JOE ELLIOTT has formed a heavy rock supergroup for a one-off concert.Joe Elliott's Down & Outz, which features members of the Quireboys, will support the reunited Mott The Hoople on the final...

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