Happy 30th: Def Leppard's 'Pyromania'
Hendrix At 70: From Lemmy To Frampton, Legends Sound offTuesday (November 27) marks 70 years since the birth of Jimi Hendrix, the man who changed electric guitar and rock'n'roll forever. For the past few weeks, CBS Local has discussed the man’s impact with musicians who came after him, his peers, and even one of his main inspirations. Everyone felt his influence, whether it was on their guitar playing, or their singing. Some even found a new direction for their life thanks to Jimi.
Def Leppard’s Phil Collen Raises $20K For Cancer ResearchJust in time for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month (November), Def Leppard's Phil Collen presented the Gerson Institute with a check for $20,000 to aid the organization's cancer treatment efforts.
Hendrix At 70: "He's The Ultimate Rock Guitar Player" - Def LeppardDef Leppard recently spoke with CBS Local about Jimi Hendrix, and guitarist Phil Collen called him "the ultimate rock guitar player, the most amazing guitar player of all time." Singer Joe Elliott, meanwhile, marveled at Hendrix's abilities as a singer.
Def Leppard's Phil Collen Auctions Custom Guitar For Cancer ResearchThe custom guitar that Def Leppard's Phil Collen has played throughout this summer’s Rock of Ages Tour is heading to the auction block to raise money for cancer research.
"It Was Hard Trying To Be 22": Def Leppard To Re-Record Their CatalogA casual Def Leppard fan going to the iTunes store to download songs by the legendary hard rock band would likely be disappointed: their classic albums, including Pyromania, Hysteria, and Adrenalize, are all absent from the online retailer, due to business disagreements with their former record label, Universal Music.