For the second time this year, British boy band One Direction are being accused of ripping off a classic rock tune. The chorus to their new hit, ‘Midnight Memories’ sounds suspiciously like Def Leppard’s ‘Pour Some Sugar on Me.’
There was plenty of "hysteria" generated at the University of Laverne outside of Los Angeles on Aug. 17 when Def Leppard lead guitarist Phil Collen joined internationally acclaimed cultural artist Yukiko Matsuyama.
It was held at the Westfield School in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, and they were paid only five pounds, but July 8, 1978, nevertheless was a very big deal for Def Leppard: It marked the group's first-ever public performance.
In another ten days time, British classic rock band Def Leppard will become residents of Las Vegas. The acclaimed group is getting set to launch their 'Viva! Hysteria and More' show a 11-date run at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Sin City.
Stephen Colbert poked gentle fun at some classic rock bands on Twitter as an extension of a comedy bit on Comedy Central's 'The Colbert Report' last night (Feb. 21). Def Leppard, Bad Company and Meat Loaf were among those satirized.
The LP is becoming such an antiquated term that it seems unlikely most music lovers born after 1990 will know what the letters stand for soon. Def Leppard's Phil Collen says most people don't want to buy a full "long playing" album any longer, and he's enjoying what that means.
Scoring a residency gig at one of Las Vegas' many fine casinos can be a great way to pick up a healthy paycheck -- just ask Guns N' Roses, Motley Crue, and/or Elton John -- but it also offers a combination of steady work without travel that can provide the perfect ingredients for writing and recording new material, and Def Leppard plans to take advantage of that during its own upcoming stint in the desert.
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