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Def Leppard’s perennial favorite Hysteria came along at just the right time

Def Leppard’s perennial favorite Hysteria came along at just the right time

I picked up Def Leppard’s ‘Hysteria,’ after its Aug. 3, 1987 release, based on my love for ‘Pyromania.’ That began a years-long stint of daily listening.

In a surprise, Def Leppard rekindled their classic-era sound with covers-focused Yeah!

In a surprise, Def Leppard rekindled their classic-era sound with covers-focused Yeah!

When Def Leppard released a covers album on May 23, 2006, I didn’t expect to like it. This must clearly be a band on the verge of calling it quits, right?

Def Leppard – Slang (1996; 2014 Deluxe Edition reissue)

Def Leppard – Slang (1996; 2014 Deluxe Edition reissue)

Often overlooked, ‘Slang’ allowed the band to explore new musical territory and stretch its wings.

Joe Satriani, Steve Lukather, others talk about Deep Purple’s sweeping impact: ‘That’s our foundation’

Joe Satriani, Steve Lukather, others talk about Deep Purple’s sweeping impact: ‘That’s our foundation’

Deep Purple began its march into rock history with the addition of Ian Gillan and Roger Glover 45 years ago. Lineups have changed over the years, but the two remain — along with founding drummer Ian Paice — a cornerstone of the Purple sound.

The Friday Morning Listen: The Rolling Stones – It’s Only Rock ‘N Roll (1974)

So I was poking my way through an odd discussion about classic rock on one of those Internet-type forum things. It started out with the question of whether Bruce Springsteen’s popularity — ticket and album sales-wise — had been hurt because he isn’t considered to be “classic rock.”

Iggy Pop, John Wetton, Nektar, Sweet, Todd Rundgren – Who Are You: An All Star Tribute to the Who (2012)

The intrigue of compilations like this is when seemingly incongruent artists successfully combine, or when somebody turns a familiar tune inside out.

'It would be ridiculous': Def Leppard is rerecording its old hits, but not its old videos

Def Leppard has become the latest act to re-record its biggest hits — and their aim, according to singer Joe Elliot, is a series of “100 percent forgeries.” Hear a sample of the 2012 version of “Rock of Ages” here!

‘He’ll do justice to Ronnie’: Vivian Campbell discusses decision to reform Dio with new singer

Guitarist Vivian Campbell is organizing a 2012 reunion tour with the rest of the original Dio band, inserting new singer Andy Freeman in place of the late Ronnie James Dio.

Various artists – Welcome to the Nightmare: An All-Star Salute to Alice Cooper (2012)

Originally released as Humanary Stew: A Tribute to Alice Cooper on Deadline Records in 1998, this collection of covers has recently gotten a repackaging from Cleopatra Records with a few extra tunes

Check out tentative set list for Rock n Roll Allstars tour, featuring members of Kiss, Def Leppard, Guns n' Roses, others

The Rock n Roll AllStars — a group featuring members of Kiss, Def Leppard, Guns n’ Roses and Alice in Chains, among others — have confirmed the lineup for a series of shows

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