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Joe Elliott To Revamp Lynott's Thin Lizzy Hits?

2nd July 2010

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...

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Def Leppard's Campbell Joins Thin Lizzy

12th May 2010

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...

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Def Leppard Slam Split Reports

30th April 2010

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...

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Def Leppard Consider Animated Future In New Deal

21st December 2009

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...

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Def Leppard Sued By Former Manager

11th December 2009

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...

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Brian May's Lego Hair Demands

4th November 2009

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...

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Def Leppard Cancels Final Leg Of Tour

19th October 2009

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,...

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

15th September 2009

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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Def Leppard Postpone Shows

10th August 2009

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),...

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Def Leppard Get New York Day Honour

25th June 2009

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...

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The Things They Say 12672

23rd June 2009

"I bet he’s had worse in bars. We all have, really, at some point in our career. Some irate boyfriend that thinks you looked a bit too hard at the girl in the third row."...

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Def Leppard Star Elliot Slams Illegal Downloads

16th June 2009

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...

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Leppard Rocker Is Fit At 51

11th June 2009

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...

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Ten Worst Song Lyrics Of All Time

16th May 2009

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...

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Elliott & Michaels Friends Again

13th May 2009

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...

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Rockett Denies Poison Rift With Def Leppard

2nd March 2009

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...

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Def Leppard Stars Give Drummer's Wife A Boost

6th January 2009

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...

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Elliott Sorry For Ice Hockey Mix Up

15th October 2008

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...

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Def Leppard Rocker's Tortured Past Revealed In New Memoir

13th October 2008

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...

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Def Leppard Rocker: 'Piracy Is Keeping Us Rocking'

21st August 2008

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...

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Fascinating Fact 5517

25th June 2008

DEF LEPPARD bassist RICK SAVAGE has raised more than $12,000 (GBP6,000) for charity by auctioning off his old clothes. The star sold off his stage costumes from the band's latest U.S. tour to help a...

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Fascinating Fact 5431

10th June 2008

Country star TIM MCGRAW's longtime tour manager ROBERT ALLEN is the brother of DEF LEPPARD drummer RICK ALLEN....

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Shania Tells Fans She Needs To Heal 'Broken Heart'

6th June 2008

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...

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Shania Twain And Music Producer Husband Split

16th May 2008

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...

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Scooter Push Madonna From Number One Album Spot

11th May 2008

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...

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Def Leppard 'Irritated' With Hit Album Success

9th May 2008

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...

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Madonna's Hard Candy Tops Us Album Chart

8th May 2008

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...

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Artists Emerge For Second Series Of Live From Abbey Road

25th April 2008

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...

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Elliott Illness Forces Def Leppard To Scrap More Dates

18th April 2008

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...

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Def Leppard's Elliott Battles Infection On Tour

16th April 2008

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...

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