Def Leppard dinosaurs on the comeback trail Eighties pop-metallurgists Def Leppard are on the comeback trail, on tour -- with Journey, no less -- in support of a new album (Yeah) that pays homage to '70s glam and proto-punk stuff by T Rex, Mott the Hoople, Blondie and Bowie. I caught a glimpse of their video covering David Essex's "Rock On" on VH1 the other day. The video was all leather jackets and wind in the hair. It reminded me of those old Bose speaker commercials, where the guy is sitting in a chair and the music comes blasting out of his speakers, blowing his hair back and almost blowing his drink off the table. The sound was all Def Leppard.
Meanwhile, Musings on Music takes a look back at Def Leppard's 1989 release, Hysteria, and notes that "Def Leppard is one of only five rock bands with two original albums selling over 10 million copies each in the U.S." The others are...well, you'll just have to read the post to find out.
And this is probably the last Def Leppard post you'll ever read on this blog.