Friday, March 4, 2011

Five Things I Didn't Know About Def Leppard | Summerfest 2011

Def Leppard Summerfest 2011
Yes, there are probably more than five things I didn't know about Def Leppard, but I thought I would take some time to highlight what I found most interesting. First, let me say that Def Leppard is coming to Summerfest 2011. I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing. This is certainly a "classic rock" show. Heart will open the evening, and I find the Wilson sisters to be more of an attraction, from a rock standpoint.

Five Odd Things About Def Leppard

  • The band released a pop album titled "X" which stands for the word "Ten." It tanked

  • Phil Collen did the guitar work for Wild Thing, sung by Sam Kinison, but did not take credit

  • Drummer Rick Allen was playing the Hammersmith Odeon on his 16th Birthday

  • Allen's back up drummer missed a show, proving that the band could rely upon Rick alone, after he lost his arm

  • Taylor Swift and Def Leppard recorded a DVD together

Def Leppard has sold well over 60 million albums world-wide. Their audience may skew towards middle age, but they do draw a younger rock loving crowd. They headline at the Marcus Amphitheater on July 5, during Summerfest 2011.

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