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Def Leppard's Joe Elliott (David Becker/Getty Images)

As Def Leppard’s 2015 Tour Launches, Joe Elliott Gets Real About Being in a ‘Legacy’ Band

Elliott is one of rock’s true believers. “When you’re from a certain era, or you’re of a certain age, it’s really hard to let go of why you got into this in the first place. And we got into it to make albums.”

06/23/2015

Def Leppard's Joe Elliott

Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott on the Majesty of Thin Lizzy

Joe Elliott talks about his relationship with Thin Lizzy, his favorite song, his favorite album and how Phil Lynott blamed Def Leppard for splitting up the band.

03/17/2015

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Def Leppard Will Probably Decline a Rock Hall Induction

That is, unless the fans are pissed that they declined. Then they’ll reconsider.

02/19/2015

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Def Leppard To Hit The Road With Styx, Tesla For Summer Tour

Coming off a hot co-headlining tour with KISS last summer, Def Leppard are showing no signs of stopping anytime soon.  The classic rockers are hitting the road once again this summer, and this time they’re […]

02/12/2015

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KISS and Def Leppard Announce Co-Headlining U.S. Summer Tour

The press conference was a mutual admiration society, and also paid tribute to our troops.

03/17/2014

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Def Leppard’s Vivian Campbell To Tour, Despite Chemo

Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell has announced he has been battling Hodgkin’s Lymphoma for several months. In a post made to Def Leppard’s website, Campbell addressed his diagnosis and chemotherapy treatment. He writes, “I feel […]

06/11/2013

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Happy 30th: Def Leppard’s ‘Pyromania’

Throughout 2013, we’re celebrating classic albums that are reaching their 50th, 40th and 30th anniversaries. Over the weekend, Def Leppard’s classic Pyromania turned 30. Here, we take a look at the album and its story.  The […]

01/18/2013

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Hendrix At 70: From Lemmy To Frampton, Legends Sound off

Tuesday (November 27) marks 70 years since the birth of Jimi Hendrix, the man who changed electric guitar and rock’n’roll forever. For the past few weeks, CBS Local has discussed the man’s impact with musicians who came after him, his peers, and even one of his main inspirations. Everyone felt his influence, whether it was on their guitar playing, or their singing. Some even found a new direction for their life thanks to Jimi.

11/26/2012

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Top 10 Rock Star Drug Overdoses

Sadly, the history of rock is littered with tales of immense talent being snuffed by addiction to lethal narcotics. Here is our breakdown of 10 of the worst-case scenarios when rock stars got mixed up with hard drugs and lost.

11/20/2012

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Def Leppard’s Phil Collen Raises $20K For Cancer Research

Just in time for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month (November), Def Leppard’s Phil Collen presented the Gerson Institute with a check for $20,000 to aid the organization’s cancer treatment efforts.

11/16/2012

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