Good news - Season 12 of ‘That Metal Show’ has been confirmed and several classic rockers have made the short list for guest spots over the eight new episodes. The guests dropping by the TMS studio throughout the season run the gamut from classic rockers to brand new members of some veteran acts, offering a balance of musical tastes.
Def Leppard have kicked off their 11-date, three-week residency at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, posting a photo on Facebook from a Friday night appearance that included a complete reading of their smash 1987 album 'Hysteria.'
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.
In a slyly sexy nod to cheesy '80s videos, the hit CBS sitcom '2 Broke Girls' presented a commercial titled the '2 Broke Girls Spectacular' during the 2013 Super Bowl on Sunday night (Feb. 3), featuring the Def Leppard hit 'Pour Some Sugar on Me.'
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.
In 2012, Def Leppard re-recorded two of their biggest hit songs and made them available digitally. The once-unusual move was done just before the Tom Cruise movie 'Rock of Ages' was released, but Joe Elliott says his band's inspiration for heading back to the studio was to one-up their record label.
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