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Def Leppard’s U.S. Leg of Tour Kicks Off in Tampa, FL

This year’s highly anticipated Def Leppard US Tour kicked off yesterday when headliner Def Leppard took the stage in Tampa, FL at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre. Styx & Tesla will join the tour as special guests on all dates. The tour will take the band to nearly 50 cities throughout …
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Music Worth Buying: Def Leppard and Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings

Orange County Register (CA) music critic Robert Kinsler and his co-host, TJR review new CDs. This week we look at “Give The People What They Want”, the latest from Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings. And the re release of Def Leppard’s lost album “Slang”.
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Def Leppard, Marillion and Tommy Castro Astound Anew

Can veterans still break new ground? Deluxe reissues of ambitious titles from British rock heroes Def Leppard and Marillion, as well as a fiery disc from Northern California-based singer-blues guitar great Tommy Castro make for an especially diverse crop of recommended new releases. Artist: Def Leppard. Title: Slang (deluxe edition) (Bludgeon Riffola). You might like if you enjoy: Def Leppard, Queen. Tell me more: Originally released in 1996, Def Leppard’s “Slang” was not…
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10 Great ‘80s Rock Ballads for Valentine’s Day

Sure, ‘80s rock ballads can be hilarious and nonsensical at times. But there’s something to be said for a big-sounding, from-the-heart arena ballad with cheesy lyrics and grandiose guitars. In other words, there’s nothing quite like a ‘80s rock ballad to see you through Valentine’s Day, whether you’re alone or newly in love. Check out 10 Rock Ballads for Valentine’s Day below (in alphabetical order), and keep that loving feeling alive! Valentine’s Day brings out images of cherubs and angels, so Aerosmith’s “Angel” seems a good…
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Concert Review: Def Leppard’s Phil Collen and Joe Elliott

Over the last several years, I’ve come to the realization that nostalgia-minded music festivals bring out crowds more interested in drinking beer (or alcohol of any variety), shooting photos of pals with their cellphones and generally just taking advantage of any excuse to party. Such was mostly the case at Jack’s 6th Show, an annual event held at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine on Saturday, Sept. 10. The good news was despite the casual attitude…
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Phil Collen Bringing Def Leppard To His Own Backyard

How did one of hard rock’s most successful acts decide to make its first-ever live album? In the case of Def Leppard, the answer was not to even think about it. “The reason we’ve never recorded a live album before is because we’ve either been in tour mode or we’re recording a (studio album), so a live album was never really a priority,” said guitarist Phil Collen, who recently invited me to his Laguna Hills home to talk about Def Leppard’s newly released CD/DVD collection…
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