1. Joe Elliott’s Down 'n' Outz Video Premiere: Def Leppard Singer Rules 'Rock 'n' Roll Queen' Clip

    May 29, 2014 12:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Joe Elliott’s rocking side project Down ‘n’ Outz has crafted a new video for the track “Rock ’n’ Roll Queen” that Billboard exclusively premieres today (May 29). Def Leppard's Joe Elliott On the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame: 'It's Rubbi ...

  2. Kiss, Def Leppard Announce Summer Tour

    March 17, 2014 8:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 After its induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next month, Kiss will hit the road to celebrate. The rock band announced today (March 17) a co-headlining tour this summer with fellow rockers Def Leppard. The 42-city jaunt across North Americ ...

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

    December 18, 2013 12:30 PM EST 2.064 k 48 1 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 ...

  4. 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 tre ...

  5. Def Leppard Pounce for 'Viva! Hysteria' Film: Watch Billboard's Trailer Premiere

    August 07, 2013 7:00 AM EDT Frontman Joe Elliott says he's confident Las Vegas will be seeing Def Leppard again soon: "They've already asked" With a film from its first Las Vegas residency headed to theaters in October, Def Leppard is eyeballing a retu ...

  6. 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 q ...

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  8. 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 ...

  9. Def Leppard Recording 'Forgeries' of Old Hits While At Impasse With Label

    July 03, 2012 8:24 AM 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 ...

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

    July 02, 2012 6:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  11. 'Rock of Ages': Tom Cruise Called Cameron Crowe for History Lesson

    June 11, 2012 1:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 At Hollywood Premiere, Cast & Crew Marvel at Actor's Transformation Into 'Sexy Rock n' Roll Monster' Hollywood transformed into an 80's version of The Sunset Strip on Friday as stars arrived for the premiere of "Roc ...

  12. Def Leppard Rocks House of Blues for YouTube Webcast

    June 06, 2012 9:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 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. ...

  13. Bret Michaels Wants Stevie Nicks for Next Album

    August 29, 2011 5:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 yo ...

  14. Thin Lizzy Considering Return to the Studio

    March 26, 2011 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Scott Gorham is thinking it may be time to bring the Thin Lizzy boys back into the studio again. The venerable group hasn't released a new album since 1983's "Thunder and Lightning" and certainly have not thought about it since i ...

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

    March 02, 2011 12:02 AM EST 0 0 0 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 Leppa ...

  16. Joe Elliott Talks Side Project, New Def Leppard Live Album

    July 16, 2010 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Even as Joe Elliott releases the first album by his side project, Down 'n' Outz, Def Leppard is hatching plans for some archival projects in 2011. Elliott tells Billboard.com that the group, which is taking 2010 off from touring, is puttin ...

  17. Ask Billboard: Records About Records

    May 07, 2010 7:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. THE SO-LO-DOWN Hi Gary, Get ready ...

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

    August 03, 2009 12:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 &quo ...

  19. Def Leppard's Joe Elliott Pt. 2

    Def Leppard's Joe Elliott Pt. 2

    August 03, 2009 12:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 What's wrong with 90s music? Def Leppard's Joe Elliott says it lacks melody and that's why those bands haven't lasted the way many 80s bands have. Video interview by David J. Prince. Joe Elliott , interview , Def Leppard , billbo ...

  20. Def Leppard's Joe Elliott Pt. 1

    Def Leppard's Joe Elliott Pt. 1

    August 03, 2009 12:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 Frontman Joe Elliott talks about going country with Taylor Swift and Tim McGraw, reissuing "Adrenalize" and "Pyromania" and more. Video interview by David J. Prince. Joe Elliott , interview , Def Leppard , billboard interview , v ...

  21. Def Leppard Gets Interactive For Summer Tour

    June 09, 2009 11:18 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fans heading out to see Def Leppard this summer should make sure their phones are charged. Specifically, those fans who own phones with Bluetooth capabilities or phones that can connect to a Wi-Fi spot will have the chance to download a host of uniq ...

  22. This Day in Music

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Pop star Madonna officially opens Arena Square, a new development next to the recently refurbished Wembley Arena in northwest London. During the opening, she also unveils a bronze plaque of her 2006 - Pop star Madonna officially opens Arena S ...

  23. The Billboard Q&A: Def Leppard's Joe Elliott

    May 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 An album with a title like "Songs From the Sparkle Lounge" begs the question: what's a Sparkle Lounge? An album with a title like "Songs From the Sparkle Lounge" begs the question: what's a Sparkle Lounge? According to ...

  24. This Day in Music

    August 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Pop star Madonna officially opens Arena Square, a new development next to the recently refurbished Wembley Arena in northwest London. During the opening, she also unveils a bronze plaque of her 2006 - Pop star Madonna officially opens Arena S ...

  25. Def Leppard Nearly Complete With 'Sparkly' New Album

    June 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Def Leppard is "about 85, 90 percent finished" with its next album, which frontman Joe Elliott describes as "a very <I>rock</I> album" tentatively titled "Songs From the Sparkle Lounge." Def Leppard is " ...

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

    December 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 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 Leppar ...

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

    December 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 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 f ...

  28. This Day in Music

    August 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Grammy Award-winning gospel singer Sandra Crouch is ordained as pastor of her church, despite a ban on woman ministers by the Church of God in Christ. The singer is ordained by her broth 2005 - Alfred G. Aronowitz, a pionee ...

  29. Cover Me

    May 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Def Leppard's new covers album "Yeah!," due this week via Island, was originally scheduled to be out last fall. Def Leppard's new covers album "Yeah!," due this week via Island, was originally scheduled to be out last f ...

  30. Def Leppard Readies Covers Set, Summer Trek

    April 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Def Leppard's upcoming covers album "Yeah!," due in stores May 23, was originally scheduled to be out last fall. But the group delayed its release to keep it from falling into obscurity, according to Def Leppard's upcoming covers ...

  31. This Day in Music

    August 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>U.S. books and music superstore chain Borders opens its first European outlet with a 40,000-square-foot store on London's Oxford Street.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2002 - Conduc ...

  32. Summer Season To See Surge In '80s Acts

    March 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 This summer, get ready to travel back in time. Although there have been package tours featuring '80s artists for years, the upcoming summer concert season marks a notable increase. This summer, get ready to travel back in time. Although there h ...

  33. Earl Slick Makes 'Zig Zag' Return

    December 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Considering that he has recorded with two of rock's biggest legends, it's sort of strange to hear renowned guitarist Earl Slick relay that for the better part of the 1990s he completely stopped playin Considering that he has recorded with ...

  34. Hot Product

    December 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Earl Slick Guest Appeal Longtime David Bowie guitarist Earl Slick will release a new solo album, "Zig Zag," this week on Sanctuary Records. The disc features four instrumentals and collaborations with Bowie, the Cure's Robert Smith, S ...

  35. Slick Gets Vocal Lift From Famous Pals

    October 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Longtime David Bowie guitarist Earl Slick will release a new solo album, "Zig Zag," Dec. 9 on Sanctuary Records. The disc will feature four instrumentals and collaborations with Bowie, the Cure's Robe Longtime David Bowie guitarist Ea ...

  36. This Day in Music

    August 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Conductor-composer Andre Previn, 72, and violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, 39, are married. It is Previn's third marriage and Mutter's second. 2002 - Conductor-composer Andre Previn, 72, and violinist Anne-Sophie Mutt ...

  37. This Day in Music

    August 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>MTV throws itself one hell of a 20th birthday party. The celebration, which takes place at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom _ is part concert, part reunion, and part pop-culture spectacle 2001 - MTV throws itself one he ...