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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

Shania Twain And Music Producer Husband Split

Shania Twain and her husband Robert 'Mutt' Lange have split, her representative has confirmed.The Man! I Feel Like A Woman star and her legendary producer husband were married in 1993, only six months after first...

By on 16 May 2008

Scooter Push Madonna From Number One Album Spot

German techno band Scooter have managed to topple Madonna from the number one album spot in the UK.Madonna had topped the album chart with her latest release Hard Candy but Scooter's Jumping All Over the...

By on 11 May 2008

Def Leppard 'Irritated' With Hit Album Success

Veteran rockers DEF LEPPARD are baffled by their current chart success with new album SONGS FROM THE SPARKLE LOUNGE - because their previous two LPs failed to impress fans. The disc, the British heavy metal...

Madonna's Hard Candy Tops Us Album Chart

Madonna's new album has debuted at the top of the US album chart, making Hard Candy her seventh US chart-topper.The number one opening of the new release makes the 4 Minutes star the second most...

By on 08 May 2008

Artists Emerge For Second Series Of Live From Abbey Road

JAMES BLUNT, MARY J BLIGE, DEF LEPPARD, BRYAN ADAMS and PANIC AT THE DISCIO will be among the first handful of performers that are confirmed for new episodes of the television show Live From Abbey...

By on 25 April 2008

Elliott Illness Forces Def Leppard To Scrap More Dates

LATEST: DEF LEPPARD have been forced to scrap more dates on their North American tour because singer JOE ELLIOTT's throat infection isn't healing. The British rockers were hoping to resume their tour with REO Speedwagon...

Def Leppard's Elliott Battles Infection On Tour

DEF LEPPARD star JOE ELLIOTT is fighting a serious infection as he tours America with the rockers. The ailing singer has been diagnosed with an upper respiratory tract infection and ordered to rest. The group...

Mcgraw + Def Leppard Get Basketball Boost

Country star TIM MCGRAW's collaboration with rockers DEF LEPPARD has been adopted as the theme for America's big televised basketball games. MCGraw recorded Nine Lives for Def Leppard's new album Songs From The Sparkle Lounge,...

Drummer's Car Up For Auction

A car that once belonged to DEF LEPPARD star RICK ALLEN is up for sale on auction website eBay.com. According to a posting on the band's fansite, the drummer's 1988 Porsche 911 Carrera SuperSport Cabriolet...

Thunderstorms Prompt Def Leppard Show Cancellation

DEF LEPPARD, STYX and FOREIGNER's Tuesday night (21Aug07) show in Raleigh, North Carolina was called off after storms sent eight people to hospital. Severe thunderstorms produced high winds and sent debris flying, injuring eight Walnut...

Whitaker Stars In Vegetarian Campaign

Actor FOREST WHITAKER has joined forces with a leading animal rights group to promote vegetarianism in a new TV spot. The short commercial on People for the Ethical Treatment for Animals' (PETA) website see the...

Journey Replace Augeri For Good

JOURNEY frontman STEVE AUGERI has been permanently replaced in the classic rock act - by his stand-in. JEFF SCOTT SOTO, who stood in for ailing Augeri on Journey's recent tour with DEF LEPPARD, was announced...

Cooper Hailed Living Legend By May

ALICE COOPER was toasted by a string of rock colleagues last night (06NOV06) when he picked up a Living Legend award in London from QUEEN star BRIAN MAY. The former hellraiser was also presented with...

Bon Jovi Anthem Tops 1980s Hits Poll

BON JOVI's LIVIN' ON A PRAYER has topped a new VH1 poll to find the ultimate hit of the 1980s. The US cable music network will count down the top 100 hits of the decade...

Lightbody: 'American Radio Is A Graveyard For Records'

SNOW PATROL frontman GARY LIGHTBODY has slammed US radio for continually playing outdated songs, instead of using the medium to promote new music. The Northern Irish rocker, who is currently enjoying success in America with...

Spelling's Honeymoon Soundtrack

Actress TORI SPELLNG and husband DEAN MCDERMOTT hired Hollywood disc jockey DJ SHARK to make a soundtrack for their honeymoon. The former BEVERLY HILLS 90210 star made the request just before eloping with MCDermott in...

B*witched Singer Weds

Former B*WITCHED singer EDELE LYNCH tied the knot with long-term love MICHAEL BARRETT in Ireland yesterday (09AUG06). The Irish singer, 26, married Barrett at St Flannan's Church in Birr, County Offaly, before a reception at...

Def Leppard Joins Peta

DEF LEPPARD frontman PHIL COLLEN is the latest celebrity spokesperson for animal rights group People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals (PETA). Collen hasn't eaten meat for 20 years and several of his bandmembers are...

Journey Switch Singers As Frontman Falls Ill

Rockers JOURNEY are switching singers midway through the group's joint US tour with DEF LEPPARD after frontman STEVE AUGERI was sidelined with a throat infection. JEFF SCOTT SOTO, who has been a longtime friend of...

Elliott's Embarrassing Air Sickness

DEF LEPPARD frontman JOE ELLIOTT still shudders to recall how his biggest rock 'n' roll dream was ruined - he was sick on ROBERT PLANT's private jet. Elliot was delighted when he was invited onto...

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