1. Def Leppard Get 'Dangerous' With New Track From Self-Titled New Album: Exclusive Song Premiere

    October 16, 2015 1:07 PM EDT There's never any shortage of hyperbole when most a band releases a new album. But Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen promises he means it when he says the group's 11th studio album Def Leppard  is the group's best since 1987's 12-times platinum Hysteria . "It's…

  2. Def Leppard's Joe Elliott Wails on Bandmate Phil Collen's Blues Side Project Delta Deep: Exclusive Premiere

    June 09, 2015 1:59 PM EDT When Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen thought about having guests on the self-titled debut album by his blues side project Delta Deep, he came up with two appropriate names -- bandmate Joe Elliott and David Coverdale of Whitesnake and Deep Purple fame. The collaborations just took a…

  3. Def Leppard Revisits Overlooked Album: 'It Went Against the Grain'

    February 10, 2014 11:02 AM EST "Slang" (1996) gets an expanded edition... "We could've put out 'Sgt. Pepper's' and I think it would have been the same because it was Def Leppard and we had gotten lumped in with all the crap metal bands of the 80s" Nearly 18 years later, the members…

  4. Def Leppard Denies It'll Take Legal Action Against One Direction for Similar-Sounding Song

    December 19, 2013 7:30 PM EST Mirror UK originally reported potential legal action for similarities between "Midnight Memories" and "Pour Some Sugar on Me" The boys of One Direction may have a sticky situation on their hands over the chorus of the group's new song "Midnight Memories."…

  5. Def Leppard Plots 'Pyromania' Residency In Las Vegas; New Studio Album In View

    December 18, 2013 12:30 PM EST Def Leppard is planning a "Viva Pyromania" residency in Las Vegas in 2014 while also preparing to record an album of new material in Dublin.  "The Vegas thing was amazing," guitarist Phil Collen told Billboard, referencing their "Viva Hysteria" residency…

  6. Def Leppard’s Vivian Campbell Opens-Up On Cancer, Concert Film & New Music

    October 03, 2013 1:47 AM EDT Rocking with Def Leppard between bouts of chemotherapy proved healing for guitarist Vivian Campbell. The 51-year-old musician relied on his bandmates and the thrill of performing to help him through a diagnosis of Hodgkins lymphoma (he started treatment in April). The band hit the road this…

  7. Def Leppard Fantasy Camp Coming to Vegas

    February 15, 2013 8:55 AM EST Group will serve as instructors at their own edition of the popular Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp Def Leppard will be doing more than playing -- and causing a little -- "Hysteria" during its upcoming residency in Las Vegas. The quintet has signed on for a special edition…

  8. Def Leppard Recording 'Forgeries' of Old Hits To Spite Label

    July 02, 2012 6:15 PM EDT New music and new versions of its old hits are marking Def Leppard's recording plans these days. With newly recorded "forgeries" of "Pour Some Sugar on Me" and "Rock of Ages" now available, the quintet has begun a series of re-recordings of its catalog…

  9. Bret Michaels Enlists Lil Jon, Jimmy Buffet for Solo Album

    June 14, 2012 12:45 PM EDT Slew of Stars Help Poison Frontman on 'Bret Michaels and Friends: Get Your Rock On' B ret Michaels plans to release a new solo album this summer, which includes songs he recorded with a little help from his A-list rocker friends. The album, due sometime in late July, is titled "…

  10. Def Leppard Rocks House of Blues for YouTube Webcast

    June 06, 2012 9:35 PM EDT Band Talks 'Rock of Ages' Film and Summer Tour Def Leppard performed a seven-song, 35-minute set of hits Wednesday afternoon at the West Hollywood, Calif., House of Blues that will be webcast at YouTube beginning at 3 p.m. ET on Thursday. Performed in front of a full house of fans…

  11. Bret Michaels Wants Stevie Nicks for Next Album

    August 29, 2011 5:00 PM EDT If Poison frontman Bret Michaels has his way, his next solo album, "Get Your Rock On," will be a guest-studded affair that will feature Def Leppard's Joe Elliott and Phil Collen, Stevie Nicks, possibly members of Lynyrd Skynyrd and younger groups such as Pop Evil and My Darkest…

  12. Def Leppard Record New Songs for 'Mirrorball' Live Album in June

    March 02, 2011 12:02 AM EST D ef Leppard will offer an early taste of its next studio album with three new songs that will be part of a live album, "Mirrorball," which is due out this summer. The group is also planning to release a retrospective book, "Def Leppard, The Definitive Visual History,"…

  13. Video Q&A: Def Leppard's Joe Elliott

    August 03, 2009 12:48 PM EDT Def Leppard earned six top 10 albums on the Billboard 200 and four top ten songs on the Hot 100 in the process of climbing to the pinnacle of hard rock fame in the late 80s. But unlike most of its big-haired peers, the band never descended into "Behind The Music"-ready burn-out.…

  14. Spinal Tap Springs 'Back From The Dead'

    June 24, 2009 2:41 PM EDT Spinal Tap is "Back From the Dead." At least according to the title of the group's new album. The June 16 release commemorates the 25th anniversary of the cult-classic film "This Is Spinal Tap." David St. Hubbins (Michael McKean), Derek Smalls (Harry Shearer) and…

  15. Exclusive: Spinal Tap Debuts Song, Comes 'Back From The Dead' For Album

    May 07, 2009 1:25 PM EDT "Back From The Dead" - Spinal Tap Listen to our exclusive stream of Spinal Tap's new song "Back From The Dead" The inspiration for a new Spinal Tap album differs depending on who you ask. Harry Shearer -- who crafted Tap with partners Christopher Guest and Michael…

  16. Def Leppard Rocking With Reissues, Tour, CMT Awards

    May 04, 2009 12:07 PM EDT Def Leppard, the pop metal band that debuted in 1980 and which has sold more than 65 million albums worldwide, is set to release deluxe editions of two of its classic records - 1983's "Pyromania" and 1992's "Adrenalize" - on June 23. Both double-disc sets will…

  17. Def Leppard Gets Busy On 'Menacing' New Album

    December 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Veteran British rock outfit Def Leppard will begin recording its next studio album in January at frontman Joe Elliott's house in Dublin. Basic ideas were hashed out on the road during the band's exten Veteran British rock outfit Def Leppard will begin recording its next studio album…

  18. BBMA Rehearsals: Mary J. Belts It Out, Janet Jams

    December 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Mary J. Blige and Janet Jackson got rehearsals for the 2006 Billboard Music Awards off to a rousing start Saturday (Dec. 2) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Blige nailed her vocals for a me Mary J. Blige and Janet Jackson got rehearsals for the 2006 Billboard Music Awards off to a…

  19. Def Leppard Covers Up, Hits The Road

    April 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran pop/metal outfit Def Leppard is showing no signs of slowing down, as evidenced by its jam-packed summer/fall schedule. Veteran pop/metal outfit Def Leppard is showing no signs of slowing down, as evidenced by its jam-packed summer/fall schedule. First up is a double-disc career…

  20. Def Leppard Leaps To U.S. Tour

    November 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST Veteran pop-metal act Def Leppard has confirmed the first leg of a U.S. tour in support of its tenth album, "X" (Island), which recently debuted at No. 11 on The Billboard 200. The U.K.-based group wi Veteran pop-metal act Def Leppard has confirmed the first leg of a U.S. tour in…

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