Def Leppard

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It’s hairmageddon! Is the leather-codpieced world of glam metal making a comeback?
Set fire to your drumsticks and crank the dry ice up to 11. The bands that once ruled metal may be returning to the throne. But is there more to glam than loud riffs, spandex and debauchery?

Alexis Petridis

08, Nov, 2022 @4:42 PM

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‘My teenage hormones were raging!’: stars salute the Beatles’ Love Me Do at 60
It confused Gene Simmons, inspired Judy Collins and changed one pop star’s mum’s haircut. Here, musicians recall the impact of the Beatles’ debut single

Interviews by Dave Simpson

03, Oct, 2022 @10:59 AM

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The Band Plays On review – a celebration of songs forged in Sheffield
Chris Bush’s community play uses local music and family histories to explore the city’s resilience, hope and determination

Mark Fisher

16, Mar, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Taylor Swift's great re-recording plot: icy revenge or a pointless setback?
As a swipe at Scooter Braun, the singer will recreate her first six albums from scratch. But her plan ignores one of music’s vital truths

Michael Hann

22, Aug, 2019 @3:23 PM

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Download festival review – fire, fury and hymns to the dark side
Headliners Slipknot and Def Leppard lead the way on a long weekend of big riffs and shouting

Dom Lawson

17, Jun, 2019 @11:13 AM

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'It had to be raw and dangerous' – Def Leppard, Saxon and Venom on 80s British metal
Inspired by punk’s energy, the new wave of British heavy metal helped put the ‘snot and piss’ back into rock music. Forty years on, its leading players tell the story

Michael Hann

16, May, 2019 @1:35 PM

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Billy Corgan touring with Noel Gallagher: what could possibly go wrong?
The frontmen are on the road together, a co-headline tour following in the turbulent footsteps of Morrissey and Bowie

Gavin Haynes

05, Apr, 2019 @12:00 PM

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British artists dominate 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees
Radiohead, the Cure and Def Leppard among new recipients of US honour

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

13, Dec, 2018 @3:22 PM

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Def Leppard review – metal legends revisit a riff-laden classic
The British hard-rock favourites play their 1987 album Hysteria in full in a show that demonstrates their scintillating craft

Michael Hann

07, Dec, 2018 @4:54 PM

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Def Leppard, Tool and Slipknot to headline Download festival 2019
Metal band Slipknot and prog-rock group Tool will also headline next year’s event in Leicestershire

Ammar Kalia

23, Oct, 2018 @2:50 PM

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Radiohead, Stevie Nicks and the Cure among 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees
The Ohio institution will select its 2019 cohort at a ceremony in Brooklyn next March

Laura Snapes

09, Oct, 2018 @12:05 PM

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Def Leppard's Joe Elliott: 'We had this inner demon of pop wanting to come out'
The band’s frontman picks out songs from their back catalogue, and explains how they have remained positive through cancer, car crashes and alcoholism

Michael Hann

08, Aug, 2018 @1:00 PM

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