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Announced: Def Leppard, Poison, and Cheap Trick Summer 2009 Tour Dates

Posted in Def Leppard, Poison with tags on February 27, 2009 by gearsofrock

Hard rockers Def Leppard, Poison, and Cheap Trick will be hitting the road together this summer for a 40 date US tour. Very interesting…who remembers Joe Elliot trash talking Poison last summer?

23-June Camden, NJ
25-June Cuyahoga Falls, OH
26-June Darien Center, NY
28-June Scranton, PA
30-June Mansfield, MA
01-July Holmdel, NJ
03-July Saratoga Springs, NY
04-July Toronto, CAN
07-July Hartford, CT
08-July Wantagh, NY
10-July Burgettstown, PA
11-July Virginia Beach, VA
12-July Bristow, VA
15-July Cincinnati, OH
17-July Tinley Park, IL
18-July Milwaukee, WI
20-July Maryland Heights, MO
21-July Kansas City, MO
23-July Noblesville, IN
24-July Clarkston, MI
07-August Raleigh, NC
08-August Charlotte, NC
10-August Nashville, TN
11-August Birmingham, AL
13-August West Palm Beach, FL
14-August Tampa, FL
15-August Atlanta, GA
18-August New Orleans, LA
19-August Houston, TX
21-August Dallas, TX
22-August Tulsa, OK
24-August Englewood, CO
25-August Salt Lake City, UT
28-August Albuquerque, NM
29-August Phoenix, AZ
30-August Irvine, CA
02-September Mountain View, CA
03-September Sacramento, CA
05-September Las Vegas, NV
06-September San Bernadino, CA

Source: rollingstone.com

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Def Leppard Goes Country With Taylor Swift

Posted in Def Leppard, Shows with tags , , on November 7, 2008 by gearsofrock

Tonight Def Leppard performs with Taylor Swift on CMT’s “Crossroads.” The episode airs at 9 p.m. and features the artists playing each other’s tunes. Check out Taylor Swift singing lead on Def Leppard’s “Photograph” below:

Great music knows no boundaries as Great Britain’s premiere arena rock band and a country superstar take the stage together in Nashville. You won’t want to miss it as Def Leppard and Taylor Swift collaborate on each others’ hits in front of an invitation-only audience. Tune in as the rockers join Swift on chart toppers such as “Our Song” and “Love Story.” Also featured are Def Leppard classics including “Pour Some Sugar on Me” and “Photograph.” The new installment of this popular performance series, CMT Crossroads: Def Leppard and Taylor Swift, premieres Nov. 7 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CMT. [cmt.com]

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Miscellaneous Rock Links: Ozzy Crowned, Guitar Wars, iPod Daddy Leaves Apple…

Posted in Def Leppard, News, Ozzy Osbourne, Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame with tags , , , on November 4, 2008 by gearsofrock

1. Ozzy Osbourne crowned “living legend” at the Marshall Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards. Foo Fighters named band of the year and Slash wins the “11” award [telegraph.co.uk].

2. Who will win this dirty gaming war this year — Guitar Hero or Rock Band? Well, the consumers will ultimately decide as they cast their dollar votes this holiday season [ap.google.com].

3. Do you know who originally pitched the idea for the iPod to Apple? Neither did I. His name is Tony Fadell and he is leaving Apple after 160 million units sold [i4u.com]

4. If you want to watch Metallica’s induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year, then it will be on the Fuse network. The network and the Rock Hall justed inked a three year deal [worldscreen.com].

5. As a rock guitarist with the choice of joining Def Leppard or Iron Maiden, which would you pick? Phil Collen chose Def Leppard and talked about it with Inside Out webzine [blabbermouth.net].

Rock Show Countdown: #10 Def Leppard and Journey

Posted in Def Leppard, Journey, Rock Show Countdown with tags , , on August 5, 2008 by gearsofrock

#10 Def Leppard and Journey at Jones Beach, Wantagh, NY, June 24, 2006

I remember it was a rainy and yucky evening for this show. My wife (then fiance) and I went fully armed with our ponchos that we purchased from Rite-Aid an hour before. I was not expecting much from this concert at all. I just wanted to check Def Leppard off my list of bands to see. What I got was an amazing rock concert.

First of all, I was never a real big Journey fan. My wife knew all the songs and loved them growing up. Usually, when she is into a band, I look the other way because she really digs country music. Journey played with a withered line-up that night and still blew the headlining Def Leppard completely off the stage. All the Journey fans I talk to, to this day, swear that this was Journey’s worst performance ever. If that is true, then Journey just may be the greatest rock band ever. During Journey’s set, my smile did not leave my face. They just ran through their classics and ripped the place apart. I realized that night that I knew the words to about 12 Journey songs. I had no idea that their tunes have crept into my head through the years.

Def Leppard took the stage shortly after Journey and a quick pretzel, and rocked the house too. They did all of their hits, which was very predictable and did a great job. They were supporting their Yeah! CD of cover songs, which I think is a pretty solid album. What surprised me the most about Def Leppard was drummer, Rick Allen. It sounded like he had four arms at times as he nailed his fills and drum solo.

I guess one of the main reasons I singled this concert out for the top 10, was because I had fairly low expectations going in. Both of these bands ended up blowing me away. Hail! Hail! these rock legends.