Throughout 2013, we’re celebrating classic albums that are reaching their 50th, 40th and 30th anniversaries. Over the weekend, Def Leppard’s classic Pyromania turned 30. Here, we take a look at the album and its story. The […]
Tuesday (November 27) marks 70 years since the birth of Jimi Hendrix, the man who changed electric guitar and rock’n'roll forever. For the past few weeks, CBS Local has discussed the man’s impact with musicians who came after him, his peers, and even one of his main inspirations. Everyone felt his influence, whether it was on their guitar playing, or their singing. Some even found a new direction for their life thanks to Jimi.
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On Saturday night, we were reminded that all is good in the hair metal world as acts like Def Leppard, Poison and Lita Ford took center stage. Considered by many to be some of the most definitive rock n’ roll icons of the 1980′s, this stop along the Rock of Ages 2012 tour provided those in attendance with a much-needed blast from the past, journeying back into the thrilling days of yesteryear.
Next month on August 3rd, Def Leppard celebrates the 25th anniversary of their most successful album to date, the multi-platinum selling Hysteria. Now a quarter-century later, with tens of millions of copies sold worldwide, guitarist Phil Collen reflects on the making of the album.
A casual Def Leppard fan going to the iTunes store to download songs by the legendary hard rock band would likely be disappointed: their classic albums, including Pyromania, Hysteria, and Adrenalize, are all absent from the online retailer, due to business disagreements with their former record label, Universal Music.
Def Leppard has the recipe for rock anthems down to a science. So why would they decide to re-record the songs that already gave them their fame? Frontman Joe Elliott sat down with MTV Hive to explain the decision.
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