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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...

Def Leppard Postpone Shows

DEF LEPPARD have postponed two U.S. concerts this week (beg10Aug09) to allow one of the rockers time to grieve following the death of a loved one.The Hysteria hitmakers have put their gigs on Monday (10Aug09),...

Def Leppard Get New York Day Honour

DEF LEPPARD will be the toast of a small New York town on Friday (26Jun09) after the British rockers were honoured with their own day.On Monday (22Jun09), officials in Hamburg, New York voted in favour...

Def Leppard Star Elliot Slams Illegal Downloads

DEF LEPPARD singer JOE ELLIOT has joined the fight against music piracy - insisting fans who illegally download tracks over the Internet should face criminal charges.The Hysteria rocker is urging British politicians to tighten the...

Leppard Rocker Is Fit At 51

DEF LEPPARD rocker PHIL COLLEN is fitter than ever at 51, after shunning meat and booze for more than 20 years.After embracing excess in his early years, the guitarist cleaned up his act in the...

Ten Worst Song Lyrics Of All Time

A new book has claimed to have established the ten worst song lyrics of all time.Johnny Sharp's new book 'Crap Lyrics', published on June 1st, outlines what he declares are the worst lyrics in pop...

By on 16 May 2009

Elliott & Michaels Friends Again

DEF LEPPARD star JOE ELLIOTT and rocker BRET MICHAELS patched up their differences via email and are now heading out on tour together. The pair briefly fell out in 2008 when Elliott called Michaels' group Poison...

Rockett Denies Poison Rift With Def Leppard

POISON drummer RIKKI ROCKETT has dismissed a fall-out with fellow rockers DEF LEPPARD - insisting the bands share a "real mutual respect". Rockett's group was reported to have clashed with Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott in...

Def Leppard Stars Give Drummer's Wife A Boost

The members of DEF LEPPARD are making sure bandmate RICK ALLEN's wife lands a big crowd when she performs in Los Angeles on Saturday (10Jan09) - they're hitting the stage with her. Lauren Monroe's concert...

Elliott Sorry For Ice Hockey Mix Up

DEF LEPPARD star JOE ELLIOTT has apologised to U.S. ice hockey fans for placing their beloved Stanley Cup upside down during a season-opening performance last week (ends10Oct08). The rocker outraged sports fans when he made...

Def Leppard Rocker's Tortured Past Revealed In New Memoir

Late DEF LEPPARD guitarist STEVE CLARK's alleged manic-depressive episodes led to the rocker's drug overdose at the age of 30, according to a new tell-all book written by his former girlfriend. Clark was found dead...

Def Leppard Rocker: 'Piracy Is Keeping Us Rocking'

DEF LEPPARD rocker VIVIAN CAMPBELL has credited music piracy with helping the band find a new, younger audience. While many big names in the music industry condemn illegal downloading and file sharing, the guitarist claims...

Shania Tells Fans She Needs To Heal 'Broken Heart'

Shania Twain has told her fans she needs time to mend her "broken heart" after her marriage to producer husband Robert 'Mutt' Lange ended.The Man! I Feel Like A Woman star and her legendary producer...

By on 06 June 2008

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