Def Leppard

Mary J. Blige Covers Journey, Tom Cruise Does Def Leppard For ‘Rock Of Ages’

Robbie Daw | May 16, 2012 - 11:14 am

The guitars are loud and the hair is high in upcoming movie musical Rock Of Ages (out June 15), which features Tom Cruise as fictional ’80s metal god Stacee Jaxx and Mary J. Blige as Venus Club owner Justice Charlier. A video for Mary J., Constantine Maroulis and Julianne Hough’s cover of Journey’s 1980 hit… More »

Drunk Def Leppard Fan Turns Into Pyromaniac After Getting Kicked Out Of Show

Maura | August 28, 2009 - 1:30 pm

How not to react after you get tossed from a concert, courtesy a 28-year-old man who got the boot from a Def Leppard show in Utah after being drunk (but who apparently wasn’t smashed enough to successfully sneak back into the show before being caught by the venue’s security guards one more time): … More »

The PMRC’s “Filthy Fifteen” Sure Looks Cute In 2009

Maura | May 27, 2009 - 12:00 pm

Twisted Sister’s Stay Hungry is being reissued, the latest example of getting every piece of pop music every made back out there before the recorded-music industry goes tits-up, and the press release about the new version touts the fact that “We’re Not Gonna Take It” was a member of the Filthy Fifteen. That was a… More »

Jamie Foxx To Gold-Dig For Record Sales On “American Idol” Tonight

Maura | April 28, 2009 - 12:00 pm

jamiefoxxIn today’s wrapup of lunchtime headlines: Jamie Foxx and Def Leppard try to cross over on TV, the Rothbury festival gets even greener, and Pete Doherty might not be all that healthy! More »

Def Leppard, Cheap Trick, And Poison Team Up For The Tour Of The Century

Lucas Jensen | February 26, 2009 - 3:30 am

We don’t post tour dates that much here at Idolator because we have much more important things to write about, like Katy Perry riding dildo-shaped stage props and what Patrick Stump is doing right at this very moment. But once in a while, a tour comes along that is so extraordinary that it must be… More »

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

Maura | October 13, 2008 - 9:45 am

It’s a sad sign of the once-proud NHL’s booking… More »

Def Leppard Asks Its Fans: “Do You Wanna Get Rock… zimityed?”

Maura | August 18, 2008 - 12:00 pm

Because nothing sounds as sexy and rock-and-roll as an initiative with the word “marketing” attached to its title, snobby rockers Def Leppard will launch “Rockzimity Marketing,” a Bluetooth/wireless initiative for those fans who want to spend as much time at concerts checking their phone as… More »

Bret Michaels And Rikki Rockett Think Joe Elliott Is A Lip-Syncing Jerk

Maura | July 16, 2008 - 1:30 am

Last month, Joe Elliott told an Irish newspaper that he thought his former Headbanger’s Ball cohorts Poison, Winger, and Warrant were “shite bands,” and that he was too busy chasing after the latest tunes by the Stereophonics to even think about touring with them. Well, Poison members Rikki Rockett and Bret Michaels were not happy… More »

Def Leppard Will Not Be Tackling “Seventeen” On Its Next All-Covers Album

Maura | June 24, 2008 - 12:45 pm

Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott told The Irish News that while he’s honored to tour with the likes of Styx and REO Speedwagon, don’t expect to see his band on the road with any of the bands who shared chart space with it during the Hysteria era. “We refused to go out with Poison or… More »

Def Leppard Is “More Relevant Than Ever,” Says Defensive Frontman

anthonyjmiccio | June 19, 2008 - 12:15 pm

Is Def Leppard’s decision to tour England with Whitesnake proof that the band no longer has the live draw of their youth? Nonsense, says Joe Elliott. The band just believes in giving their fans some “value.” More »

Def Leppard’s VIP Lounge Gets A Bit Crowded

Maura | April 29, 2008 - 9:30 am

Et Tu, Def Leppard, Or: What Hard Rock Band <i>Doesn’t</i> Want To Be On CMT These Days?

anthonyjmiccio | April 23, 2008 - 9:45 am

It’s long been argued that the poodle-rock audience moved to pop-country in the late ’90s, and the new Def Leppard video, “Nine Lives,” is a logical extension of that. More »

Liner Notes: Hard Rock’s Most Adrenalized, Hysterical Pyromaniac Is Back At Work

Brian Raftery | June 21, 2007 - 1:00 am

- Mutt Lange will reunite with Def Leppard to record a few songs for the group’s new album. We’re so happy, we don’t even have a sub-par kicker joke to insert. [The Def Leppard Satellite Of Love] – Will.I.Am is designing the Hard Rock Cafe’s new uniforms, which come in size S, M and XXLame. More »

Liner Notes: Thom Yorke Is A Seven-Second Man

Brian Raftery | April 18, 2007 - 1:59 am

- If you go here and click on the “Hodiau Direkton” banner, you can hear what is supposedly a snippet of a new Radiohead song. If the link doesn’t work, simply put two owls on speakerphone to get the same effect. More »

My Chemical Romance’s Hysterical Fashion Inspiration

Brian Raftery | October 4, 2006 - 12:02 pm

The pictures look like arse, but for those of you wondering what muse played a role in My Chemical Romance’s new Sgt. Pepper-patrols-Hot Topic look, we muckrakingly point you in the direction of Def Leppard’s 1992 “Let’s Get Rocked” video. More »

The Cover-Song Showcase Showdown: Tackling The Mighty T. Rex

Brian Raftery | October 2, 2006 - 5:29 am

Welcome to the first installment of The Cover-Song Showcase Showdown, in which we pit two versions of the same beloved song against one another, and let you determine which is superior. Why? Because we’re all about spreading democracy. That, and goosing our page-view count. More »