Def Leppard Announce “High ‘N’ Dry” 40th Anniversary Worldwide Broadcast Premiere Event

Def Leppard will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of “High ‘N’ Dry” with a worldwide broadcast premiere event. The following was said about that on defleppard.com:

“Bringin’ on a celebration 40 years in the making, the High ‘n’ Dry 40th Anniversary Retrospective is a worldwide broadcast premiere event, featuring brand new interviews with Def Leppard and more! Watch Joe, Rick, and Sav reveal behind-the-scenes stories from their legendary 1981 release, while Phil and Viv discuss the album’s impact on their own musical trajectory and the world of rock and roll. Complete with High ’n’ Dry influences from fellow colleagues with answers to fan questions sourced directly from the Vault and Lepp socials, this hour+ filmed event premieres only inside the Def Leppard Vault. Each ticket grants entry to the live-streamed event, a 24-hour replay pass, and access to exclusive merch bundles. Send your questions and videos to support@leppardvault.com for a chance to contribute to this incredible broadcast. For more info, head to LeppardVault.com

Nikki Sixx Says Mötley Crüe And Def Leppard Might Bring “The Stadium Tour” To Other Parts Of The World

Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, Poison, and Joan Jett will finally head out on their U.S. stadium tour next year, but the trek might not stop there. During a recent interview with Marci Wiser of 95.5 KLOS, Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx said that they may bring the tour to other countries as well.

Sixx said the following when asked about the decision to move the tour to 2022:

“We really did wanna go this year. It’s a little scary to go out there and have the tour maybe get canceled half way. And I know a lot of bands are out there and they’re testing the water and it looks really positive; I’m super excited.”

He also added:

“We have 30-some stadiums in America [booked for the tour]. And we’ll see. Maybe we might even drag it to Europe, South America, Japan — we don’t know yet. Right now it’s a little far off. But us and DEF LEPPARD are super close; that’s great. And we’ll just see what version of ‘The Stadium Tour’ might fit for other countries, if we decide to go. Maybe it’ll be the same lineup. I know people are super stoked for the lineup. It’s a good outdoor fun party evening.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Def Leppard’s Rick Allen: “There’s Always New Music On The Go. And I’m Happy To Announce That In The Not-Too-Distant Future We’ll Be Able To Present That”

During a recent interview with The Metal Voice, Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen offered an update on the band’s new material. He said the following:

“There’s always new music on the go. And I’m happy to announce that in the not-too-distant future we’ll be able to present that. I think that’s one of the nice things about technology these days is that we can be all over the planet and still sharing ideas or coming up with new songs. So, yes, that’s a given [that there will be a new DEF LEPPARD album]. It’s always something that we pride ourselves in, is the fact that we come up with new music and we don’t try and rest on Christmas past.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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Def Leppard’s Phil Collen Joins Chaka Khan Onstage At “Black Girls Rock!” Fundraiser

During her performance at the “Black Girls Rock!” 15th anniversary fundraising gala, Chaka Khan was joined onstage by Def Leppard’s Phil Collen. You can see footage of that below:

[via Blabbermouth]

Watch Guns N’ Roses, Def Leppard, Stone Temple Pilots, & Delta Deep Members Cover Jimi Hendrix’s “Fire”

On June 5, Slash (Guns N’ Roses), Phil Collen (Def Leppard), Robert DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots), and Forrest Robinson (Delta Deep) performed a cover of Jimi Hendrix‘s “Fire“ as part a “Beastly Ball” fundraiser for the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association. You can see footage of that at the 41:30 mark in the below video:

Def Leppard’s Rick Allen To Team Up With DJ Ravidrums For Special EDM/Rock Performance

Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen will be teaming up with DJ Ravidrums for a “special sunset” EDM/Rock performance. That event will take place at the WTR Pool and Grill in Tampa, Florida on June 5. Ravidrums commented:

“This Saturday at @wtrtampa. A once in a lifetime opportunity to see rock & roll hall of fame inductee the legendary Rick Allen from Def Leppard and Ravidrums do a Rockin – EDM Dj set. up close and personal. Energy & Beats like you’ve never seen before. The house will be Rockin. Special Sunset Performance. Tampa can’t wait to come home and see you all this weekend let’s go !!!”

Joe Elliott Says Def Leppard Have Written New Songs Amid The Pandemic

During a recent interview with Download festival host Kylie Olsson, Joe Elliott revealed that Def Leppard have written new songs during their coronavirus downtime. However, the singer went on to say that the band are not sure what they are going to do with the new material.

Elliot said the following:

“We have written some songs — I can’t deny that we have written some songs remotely as an exercise to see if we could, and I can announce it was very successful. What are we gonna do with those songs? That’s to be seen. We’ve gotta wait and see, because, obviously, everybody’s in different continents, in different cities and all that kind of stuff. So there’s a lot of work to be done before we get to a finished product. But we have not let the year go to waste.”

He also added the following about not needing to release full albums in today’s times:

“The industry being what it is, we’re all aware of the fact that there’s an element of the media that can’t let go of the fact that records aren’t that important anymore. And I know that’s a sad thing to say, but it’s a fact of life. Touring is massively important — way more than it was when you went out promoting records when they were important. Especially for legacy bands or whatever you wanna call ’em. Listen, I went to see THE ROLLING STONES in 1989 in case one of them died. That’s 1989. They haven’t had a death since the 1960s.

I’m aware of the fact that when you’ve got a history — whether it be THE EAGLES or FLEETWOOD MAC or any of the bands from the ’80s, like us and [IRON] MAIDEN and whoever else, we’ve got this legacy audience as well that wanna see us continue the journey, if you like. And that’s become way more important.

When we finished that [2015] album, we never really thought about making another record until we just felt the timing was right. And we always just fall into place. We’re constantly writing songs, so when it comes to piecing songs together, it’s not like they’re all absolutely brand spanking new, just written, hot-off-the-press stuff. Some of them are ideas that have been percolating for a year or two with a piece missing. And you wait and you wait and you wait, and then you have this epiphany, or one of the other guys goes, ‘Why didn’t you ask? I’ve got a bit that would fit in there perfect.’ So there’s been a lot of that going on. But that’s a constant; that’s nothing to do with coronavirus. We’ve been doing it since the ‘Def Leppard’ album came out, and we will continue to do it, whether we release an album or not. We’ve got songs in our heads.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, Poison, And Joan Jett Postpone Stadium Tour To 2022

Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, Poison, and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts have postponed their stadium tour once again due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek is now scheduled for 2022. The following statement was issued:

“To all our loyal fans, we wanted to let you know that we learned today that the tour is getting moved to 2022. This is the only way to ensure that we can play ALL of the dates for ALL of you who have purchased tickets. We appreciate you hanging in there and can’t wait to get back on stage and bring The Stadium Tour to all of our fans. It is going to be one for the history books!”

2022 Tour Dates:

06/16 Atlanta, GA – Suntrust Park
06/18 Miami, FL – Hard Rock Stadium
06/19 Orlando, FL – Camping World Stadium
06/22 Washington, DC – Nationals Park
06/24 Flushing, NY – Citifield
06/25 Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park
06/28 Charlotte, NC – Bank Of America Stadium
06/30 Nashville, TN – Nissan Stadium
07/02 Jacksonville, FL – Tiaa Bank Field
07/05 St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium
07/08 Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field
07/10 Detroit, MI – Comerica Park
07/12 Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
07/14 Cleveland, OH – Firstenergy Stadium
07/15 Cincinnati, OH – Great American Ballpark
07/17 Milwaukee, WI – American Family Field
07/19 Kansas City, MO – Kauffman Stadium
07/21 Denver, CO – Coors Field
08/05 Boston, MA – Fenway Park
08/06 Boston, MA – Fenway Park
08/10 Buffalo, NY – New Era Field
08/12 Pittsburgh, PA – PNC Park
08/14 Minneapolis, MN – U.S. Bank Stadium
08/19 Houston, TX – Minute Maid Park
08/21 San Antonio, TX – Alamodome
08/22 Arlington, TX – Globe Life Park
08/27 Inglewood, CA – Sofi Stadium
08/28 San Diego, CA – Petco Park
08/31 Seattle, WA – T-Mobile Park
09/07 San Francisco, CA – Oracle Park

Def Leppard To Release “Def Leppard – Volume Three” Box Set In June

Def Leppard will be releasing a new limited edition box set titled “Def Leppard – Volume Three” on June 11. The collection, which will be available as a nine-LP set and as a six-CD set, will come with three albums, “X,” “Yeah!,” and “Songs From the Sparkle Lounge,” and three compilations, “B-Sides”, “Yeah! Studio Covers,” and “Yeah! Live.” The sets will also be housed in rigid boxes with a hard-backed book containing rare photos by Ross Halfin and notes by Classic Rock’s Paul Elliott. Joe Elliott, Rick Savage, Rick Allen, and Phil Collen also contributed to the effort.

“Def Leppard – Volume Three” Track Listing:

“X”:

01. “Now”
02. “Unbelievable”
03. “You’re So Beautiful”
04. “Everyday”
05. “Long, Long Way to Go”
06. “Four Letter Word”
07. “Torn to Shreds”
08. “Love Don’t Lie”
09. “Gravity”
10. “Cry”
11. “Girl Like You”
12. “Let Me Be the One”
13. “Scar”

“Yeah!”:

01. “20TH Century Boy”
02. “Rock On”
03. “Hanging on the Telephone”
04. “Waterloo Sunset”
05. “Hell Raiser”
06. “10538 Overture”
07. “Street Life”
08. “Drive-In Saturday”
09. “Little Bit of Love”
10. “The Golden Age of Rock ‘n’ Roll”
11. “No Matter What”
12. “He’s Gonna Step on You Again”
13. “Don’t Believe A Word”
14. “Stay with Me”

“Songs From The Sparkle Lounge”:

01. “Go”
02. “Nine Lives”
03. “C’mon C’mon”
04. “Love”
05. “Tomorrow”
06. “Cruise Control”
07. “Hallucinate”
08. “Only the Good Die Young”
09. “Bad Actress”
10. “Come Undone”
11. “Gotta Let it Go”

“B-Sides”:

01. “Now – (Radio Edit)” (B-Side – “Now”)
02. “Long Long Way to Go (Radio Edit)” (B-Side – “Long Way To Go”)
03. “Kiss the Day” (X – Japanese Bonus Track)
04. “10 X Bigger Than Love” (B-Side – “Long Way to Go”)
05. “Love Don’t Lie” – B-Side – “Now” (Demo)
06. “Let Me Be the One – B-Side – “Now” (Demo)
07. “Gimmie A Job” – B-Side – “Long Long Way to Go”
08. “Now” – B-Side – “Long Long Way to Go” (Live Acoustic Version)
09. “Long Long Way to Go” – Limited Edition Bonus Track (Stripped Version)
10. “Nine Lives – Joe Only Vocal Version”
11. “Perfect Girl” – Website Exclusive (Phil Collen Demo)
12. “Love – Piano Version”

“Yeah! Studio Covers”:

01. “Only After Dark” – B-Side – “Let’s Get Rocked”
02. “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” – B-Side – “Have You Needed Someone So Bad”
03. “Little Wing” – B-Side – “Have You Needed Someone So Bad”
04. “Ziggy Stardust” – B-Side – “Slang”
05. “Under My Wheels” – B-Side – “Goodbye”
06. “Who Do You Love?” – B-Side – “Goodbye
07. “Rebel Rebel” – B-Side – “Now”
08. “Led Boots” – B-Side – “All I Want is Everything”
09. “Cause We Ended as Lovers” – B-Side – “All I Want is Everything”
10. “Search and Destroy” – Yeah! Bonus Disc Exclusive
11. “How Does it Feel” – Yeah! Bonus Disc Exclusive (iTunes Exclusive)
12. “Roxanne” – Phil’s Demo (Previously Unreleased)
13. “Dear Friends” – Yeah! Bonus Disc Exclusive
14. “Winter Song” – Yeah! Bonus Disc Exclusive
15. “American Girl” – Yeah! Bonus Disc Exclusive
16. “Heartbeat” – Yeah! Bonus Disc Exclusive
17. “Space Oddity” – Yeah! Bonus Disc Exclusive
18. “When I’m Dead and Gone” – Yeah! Bonus Disc Exclusive
19. “Stay With Me” – B-Side “Now”

“Yeah! Live”:

01. “Elected” – B-Side “Heaven Is”
02. “Action” – Yeah! Bonus Disc Exclusive
03. “No Matter What” – Yeah! Bonus Disc Exclusive
04. “Rock On” – Live 2006
05. “Travellin’ Band” – Radio Edit (Previously Unreleased)
06. “Now I’m Here” – B-Side “Tonight”
07. “20th Century Boy” – 2005 VH1 Rock Awards (Previously Unreleased)
08. “All The Young Dudes – Once Bitten Twice Shy” Exclusive Track

Pre-orders can be found HERE.

Def Leppard Team Up Project Presents For New Luxury Merch Line

Def Leppard have joined forces with Project Presents for a new luxury merch line. Key items in the range include a “Leppard Lyrics” insignia, which is exclusively licensed to Project Presents, and Black Light Project graphics screen-printed in UV ink. Fans will be able to get the merch at projectpresents.com. Bassist Rick Savage commented:

“I’ve known James [Holland ] for a long time, and his attention to quality, taste and workmanship is second to none. I know this will be reflected in the ‘Leppard Lyrics’ clothing line. I’m also delighted that they have asked Scott [Savage] to get on board with promoting this cool and exciting new brand.”