Def Leppard

  1. Def Leppard Takes Over AXS TV (Exclusive)

    December 12, 2013 10:37 AM EST Def Leppard will take over AXS TV on Dec. 29, providing running commentary throughout the day and concluding with the broadcast premiere of "Def Leppard: Viva! Hysteria." Filmed earlier this year at the Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & ...

  2. Chart Moves: Def Leppard, Donna Summer Return to Billboard 200 Chart

    November 01, 2013 9:00 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Katy Perry climbed in at No. 1 with her new album "PRISM," selling 286,000 copies in its first week. It was one of four new arrivals to the top 10, which also boasted bows from Fifth Harmony ...

  3. Def Leppard's Joe Elliott on Battle With Label: 'We Don't Want to Work for The Man, We Want to Be The Man' (Q&A)

    August 01, 2012 6:45 PM EDT One by one, Def Leppard's arsenal of hit songs will get a modern-day shining. No, we're not talking about a newly mastered version of "Pyromania" or an anniversary edition of their greatest hits package "Vault." Rathe ...

  4. Business Matters: Century Media Was Destined to Return to Spotify

    July 30, 2012 8:53 PM EDT Century Media Was Destined to Return to Spotify -- Citing Spotify's promotional value and feedback from fans, metal label Century Media has returned its catalog to the on-demand subscription service . At the time, the label said Spotify' ...

  5. Live Nation Ticket Sales Up 25% YTD; Diverse Touring Line-Up Drives Numbers, $4 Beers Await Fans

    May 18, 2012 4:15 PM EDT With a lineup of tours that touches on virtually every genre and musical scene, Live Nation, the world's largest promoter and amphitheater operator, seems to be on a path to continue the rebound of 2011, after suffering the brunt of an overal ...

  6. 'Rock Of Ages' Executive Music Producer Rates Tom Cruise's Vocal Skills, Oscar Potential

    May 09, 2012 7:45 PM EDT When it comes to re-recording classic hits, music producer Adam Anders has all but turned it into a science. As "Glee's" in-house maestro of sound (along with partner Peer Åström), Anders is tasked with reimagining songs by the like ...

  7. Wayne Hector, Hit-Making UK Songwriter, Talks One Direction, Nicki Minaj, Streaming Services, More (Q&A)

    March 28, 2012 7:00 AM EDT has so far proved to be quite a year for British songwriter Wayne Hector, who has two songs in this week's Hot 100 - The Wanted's "Glad You Came," which he co-wrote with Steve McCutcheon and Ed Drewett; and Nicki Minaj ...

  8. Exclusive: AGI Acquired By Yucaipa

    January 05, 2012 5:00 AM EST Artist Group International (AGI), the leading independent music booking agency whose clients include Billy Joel, Metallica, Rod Stewart, Linkin Park, Rush, Def Leppard, Rammstein, Motley Crue, Volbeat and Hollywood Undead, has been acquired by the ...

  9. Backbeat: Eric Benet Plays Intimate Set for Fans, Def Leppard's Phil Collen, Mario Cantone

    December 01, 2011 3:06 PM EST From Left: Eric Benet and Mario Cantone Guvera Loft Space in Greenwich Village was buzzing Tuesday night (Nov. 29) as fans, industry executives and celebrities packed into the intimate space to sip signature cocktails and enjoy a private set by Er ...

  10. Video: Keith Urban Treats 500 Fans, Execs to 'Get Closer' Tour Rehearsal

    June 10, 2011 3:05 PM EDT "We got a week to get it right - no pressure." Keith Urban struck a deadpan tone after a hitch Thursday at Nashville's Municipal Auditorium at an exclusive show -- well, not a show, really. He opened a rehearsal for his "Get Cl ...

  11. iPad 2's Great Music Leap Forward: GarageBand

    March 03, 2011 11:55 AM EST The GarageBand app for the new iPad 2 offers nine different amp options. The musical possibilities of what can be accomplished with the iPad just took a huge leap forward. On Wednesday, Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced the iPad 2. During his presen ...

  12. Five Reasons Why The Beatles' Arrival On iTunes Still Matters

    November 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST It's tempting to dismiss the Beatles' long-delayed arrival on iTunes as a non-event. After all, it's been more than seven years since iTunes began selling music. And EMI Music reissued the band's entire discography on CD barely ...

  13. Beatles On iTunes: Digital Debut Could Boost Sales In All Formats

    November 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST If the digital debuts of Led Zeppelin and others are any indication, the long-awaited debut of the Beatles on iTunes will boost sales for the Fab Four's music, regardless of the format. Led Zeppelin When Led Zeppelin went digital on Nov. 13, ...

  14. Def Leppard Cancels Third Leg Of Tour

    October 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rock band Def Leppard has canceled the final leg of its North American tour. The band said in a statement on its Web site that it canceled 23 shows in the U.S. and Canada "due to unforeseen personal matters." The last leg of the tour was ...

  15. Billboard Unveils New Billboard.com

    July 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT To solidify Billboard.com as the Web's top music entertainment destination, Billboard has relaunched the site with new features and products that will provide music fans with a more interactive and customized discovery experience. Billboard.c ...

  16. Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley Win Big AT CMT Awards

    June 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift opened the Country Music Television awards with a skit about living out her dreams. The 19-year-old country and pop sensation went a long way toward doing just that by winning video of the year and female video of the year for "L ...

  17. Live Nation To Rollout 'No Service Fee' Promotion

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation will eliminate service fees on more than five million lawn tickets and hundreds of concerts for its amphitheaters in a one-day promotion June 3. The 24-hour sales event is being billed as the biggest ticket promotion ever, which would ...

  18. Download Fest Back On Stream

    May 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. metal festival Download is to stream performances from its main stage live and free on its Web site during the weekend of June 12-14. The initiative was brought in during the 2007 festival by promoter Live Nation. The streamed bands that year ...

  19. Live Nation, Aaron's In Deal For Atlanta Amphitheatre

    May 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has cut a three-year deal with Aaron's, Inc., leasing/specialty retailer of office furniture, electronics, appliances, that gives Aaron's the naming rights to the former Lakewood Amphitheatre in Atlanta. Beginning today, the ...

  20. Chris Cornell Added To Download Fest

    March 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Chris Cornell will make his solo artist debut at the U.K.'s Download Festival, having previously performed at the event with Audioslave. He is currently touring his "Scream" (Polydor) album, a more beats-driven set recorded with pro ...

  21. Limp Bizkit Added To Download Line-Up

    February 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Reformed rap-rock outfit Limp Bizkit has been added to the U.K. Download Festival bill, along with Def Leppard, Whitesnake and Trivium. Limp Bizkit, who announced they were reforming with their original line-up yesterday (Feb. 12), will be playing ...

  22. Ozzy, Def Leppard, Led Zeppelin Get Classic Rock Nods

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rock veteran Alice Cooper revealed the nominations for the 2008 Classic Rock Roll of Honor in London earlier today. It was also announced that Ozzy Osbourne will be this year's recipient of the Living Legend award. Previous winners include Ji ...

  23. Madonna's the Queen of Charts

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Madonna's "Hard Candy" album makes a sweet entrance at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 280,000, giving the diva her seventh chart-topper and the third biggest sales week of the year. A whopping 26% of the album's first we ...

  24. Touring Biz Veteran Kapp Dies

    April 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Kapp, who spent nearly 40 years working in the concert industry, died yesterday (April 21) of a suspected heart attack at his home in Los Angeles. He was 57. Prior to his death, Kapp, who is credited for helping develop the concept of nation ...

  25. Billboard Q&A: UME/Verve Music Group President/CEO Bruce Resnikoff

    March 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT His Verve group boasts four albums on the Billboard 200, and is fresh off Herbie Hancock's Grammy win. It's not been a bad run for Bruce Resnikoff. Last month, Herbie Hancock's "The Joni Letters," released in fall 2007 on ...

  26. Rock'n'Roll Fantasy Camp Going On Tour

    October 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rock'n'Roll Fantasy Camp, which matches ordinary people with rock star counselors who teach them the ins and outs of writing and performing music, will launch a 25-city club tour this summer, founder David Fishof tells Billboard. Details ...

  27. London's Marquee Goes Live

    September 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT London's Marquee Club was relaunched as a live music venue last night with a private party featuring performances by Australian alternative rock band the Basics and local indie act Marner Brown. The central London venue will host an official ...

  28. Producers: Philly Live 8 "Close To Perfect"

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Crowd estimated at 700,000-800,000. Producers of the Philadelphia Live 8 show feel like they pulled off "as close to perfect a show as you could have," according to Larry Magid, president of Electric Factory, a division of the Clear Chan ...

  29. Stockholm's Polar Studios To Close After 26 Years

    March 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST The historic Polar Studios in Stockholm will close its doors May 1 after 26 years of operation. Owners Lennart Östlund, Marie Ledin and Tomas Ledin have failed to reach terms that would allow the The historic Polar Studios in Stockholm wi ...