Def Leppard: Not Really Clear On The Concept Of “Hockey”

Maura / October 13, 2008


It’s a sad sign of the once-proud NHL’s booking power when the only band they can get for their opening-night festivities these days is Def Leppard, the still-kicking British outfit that’s much better known for being riotous fans of footy. More evidence that the Leps probably have no idea what a “Nordique” ever was came during said show, when lead singer Joe Elliott was triumphantly handed the Stanley Cup by two Red Wings… and promptly put it on a nearby table upside down. (Of course, he explained the screwup by saying, “We’re soccer boys, what do we know?”) Given the relative fame of Def Leppard at this point, wouldn’t an act like The Zambonis have been a better choice for such a season-defining event? Or, heck, any band from Canada? [YouTube via Sleaze Roxx]