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Def Leppard Announce Viva Hysteria! Residency in Las Vegas

Def Leppard has become the latest rock band to take up residency in one of Las Vegas's most famous casinos. The group announced today they'd begin a nine-show, three-week run in Sin City that includes their greatest hits, plus their 1987 album 'Hysteria' in its entirety.

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Def Leppard Mourn the Death of Keyboardist Dick Decent

The members of Def Leppard are mourning the passing of their friend and sometime collaborator Dick Decent, who had played with the band live as well as in a side group with Joe Elliot and Phil Collen.

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Def Leppard “Forgeries” Appearing Online Available for Download

Def Leppard has some "forgeries" available online for you to download. Yes, they are not the original, but you wouldn't know. Even "Mutt" Lange, the original producer, gave it a thumbs up. So, why is Def Leppard spending so much time doing old versions of songs?

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Def Leppard, Poison and Lita Ford Kick Off 2012 Tour in Utah

The film ‘Rock of Ages‘ may have had a bad opening week at the box office, but the tour of the same name featuring Def Leppard, Poison and Lita Ford fared a little better last night (June 20) as it got underway at the USANA Amphitheater in West Valley City, Utah.

 

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Tom Cruise Talks About Singing Def Leppard for ‘Rock of Ages’

Earlier today (May 15), we gave you our review of Tom Cruise’s version of Def Leppard‘s ‘Pour Some Sugar on Me’ from the upcoming movie ‘Rock of Ages.’ We may not have thought it was that great, but we believ

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Def Leppard’s Vivian Campbell Plans Reunion Of Classic Dio Band

Considering the volatile nature of his past relationship with the late Ronnie James Dio, it’s somewhat surprising to hear that Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell is reuniting with the classic lineup of the Dio band where he found some of his early success as a guitarist.

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Def Leppard Recalls Failed Attempt to Record ‘Hysteria’ with Meat Loaf’s Producer

In the ‘80s, Def Leppard had one of the most successful albums of the decade with their bombastic 1987 release ‘Hysteria,’ which featured a hefty seven hit singles that charted from the album. As the album marks its 25th anniversary, guitarist Phil Collen told Ultimate Classic Rock how ‘Hysteria’ finally saw the light after the band faced a series of obstacles and an abortive attempt at working with Meat Loaf’s ‘Bat Out Of Hell’ producer Jim Steinman.

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Def Leppard’s Phil Collen Performs ‘Hysteria’ Acoustic – Exclusive Video

Def Leppard and Manraze guitarist Phil Collen stopped by the Ultimate Classic Rock offices recently for an extensive two-part interview, the first half of which you can read right here. Luckily for our writers, he also brought along his guitar and serenaded us with a solo acoustic rendition of the smash title track off Def Leppard’s 1987 album ‘Hysteria.’

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Def Leppard and Poison to Tour Together This Summer

Def Leppard‘s 2012 trip around the globe is turning into a quasi hair band festival. Poison drummer has confirmed rumors started by lead singer Bret Michaels. The two bands will once again hit the road together this summer.

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Phil Collen Says Def Leppard Will Have New Music This Summer

With Def Leppard beginning to tune up for another summer of touring (a co-headlining tour with Poison is rumored), guitarist Phil Collen says they’ll hit the road with at least a little bit of new music to share with the fans.

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Def Leppard Will Tour America This Summer, Says Guitarist Vivian Campbell

Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell has revealed that the British rockers plan to mount a U.S. tour this summer, although cities and dates have not yet been revealed. “We’re gonna go out again this summer,” Campbell recently told Frankie DiVita, radio personality for 96.7 KCAL. “We don’t know the exact details yet, but we’ll be out in America this summer.”

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Def Leppard’s Phil Collen Discusses Upcoming Vegas Residency

On March 22, Def Leppard will begin a three-week residency at Las Vegas' Hard Rock Hotel & Casino that will see them perform the 'Hysteria' album in its entirety. In a new interview, guitarist Phil Collen talks about the challenges of playing their biggest album in Sin City.

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