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CD/DVD Review: Def Leppard / Viva! Hysteria

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Viva! Hysteria
Reviewed by: Roger Scales

I have been hoping for something like this for so long now.  So many bands are taking classic albums and playing them in their entirety both to provide something different for the diehard fan and an added incentive for casual fans to see the band live for the first time.  When it comes to Def Leppard, the choice for some might be Pyromania (1983) or even High ‘n’ Dry ( 1981) but there is no denying that Hysteria (1987) was really their landmark album selling over 20 million copies worldwide.  Read more

Book Review: Def Leppard: The Definitive Visual History

dlDef Leppard: The Definitive Visual History 
Ross Halfin (Photographer)

Reviewed by: Roger Scales

If you love this band, you will love this book!  There are very few rock bands that have managed to survive as many highs and lows as Def Leppard. This fully authorized visual history of the band starting in 1978 runs right through their present day (book was first published in 2011) activities. Photographer Ross Halfin was along for the entire ride.  At 3.5 pounds this book is packed with amazing color and black/white images capturing over 450 photos many unseen and previously unpublished.  You get text and commentary from not only Halfin but the band members themselves throughout each chapter.  Along with a forward by Joe Elliot each band member also has a brief one or two page synopsis on what each of them took away from it after seeing the finished copy of the book. Read more

Concert Gallery: Def Leppard at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Irvine, CA

September 12, 2011 by  
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Def Leppard
September 10, 2011
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
Photos by:  Valerie Nerres

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Concert Review: Def Leppard & Heart at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA

Def Leppard & Heart
Comcast Center
Mansfield MA

June 30, 2011
Reviewed by:  Roger Scales
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Def Leppard & Heart Announce Summer Tour Dates

February 25, 2011 by  
Filed under Daily Music News, Tour Dates & News

Def Leppard have announced a US with a summer tour kicking off on June 15 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Joining them on the tour will be Heart. Tickets for the Live Nation produced tour will go on sale on beginning March 4th at and Additional dates to be announced soon. Check out the full listing of announced dates below.

Citi® cardmembers will also have access to presale tickets in select cities through Citi’s Private Pass® Program. For complete presale details visit

The band has partnered with I Love All Access to provide a variety of VIP ticket packages for the show, including premium seats, pre-show parties and more.

Def Leppard’s US tour dates with Heart are as follows:

June 15 – West Palm Beach, FL (Cruzan Amphitheatre)
June 17 – Tampa, FL (1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre)
June 22 – Charlotte, NC (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
June 24 – Raleigh, NC (Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion)
June 26 – Philadelphia, PA (Susquehanna Bank Center)
June 29 – Scranton, PA (Toyota Pavilion)
July 2 – Uncasville, CT (Mohegan Sun Arena)
July 3 – Hershey, PA (Hersheypark Stadium)
July 12 – Wantagh, NY (Nikon at Jones Beach Theater)
July 13 – Holmdel, NJ (PNC Bank Arts Center)
July 15 – Chicago, IL (First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre)
July 20 – Dallas, TX (Gexa Energy Pavilion)
July 24 – San Antonio, TX (AT&T Center)
August 10 – St. Louis, MO (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater)
August 21 – Buffalo, NY (Darien Lake Performing Arts Center)
August 27 – Kansas City, MO (Sprint Center)
August 31 – Salt Lake City, UT (USANA Amphitheatre)
September 14 – Portland, OR (Sleep Country Amphitheater)

Joe Elliott of Def Leppard Answers Our Pressing Questions on

July 29, 2009 by  
Filed under Daily Music News

Our friends over at Noisecreep recently interviewed Joe Elliott of Def Leppard and asked us to submit a few questions.  We were more than happy to and they even used a few!  Check out the full story over on Noisecreep and watch the video below (where Joe schools me over my question about the Poison quote!)

Special thanks to the Noisecreep gang for letting us be a part of this!!!