Def Leppard Covers Its Own Hits, Pours Some Sugar on Stephen Colbert

If you are a Def Leppard fan (and a law-abiding citizen), you have been painfully denied your favorite jams due to a dispute between the band and Universal, their former label.

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As a not-so-simple workaround, Def Leppard decided to simply re-record its old tracks, trying to match the original sound. Clearly a metal fan, Stephen Colbert was pretty bowled over by this feat of self-forgery. He expressed his amazement on last night's show, not before coming up with some truly hilarious names for the would-be music services of some popular internet companies. [The Colbert Report]

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I was a Def fan starting with Foolin' and Rock of Ages, tho I loathed Bringing On the Heartache. Hysteria was an amazing album. I just ripped the songs from the CD when I realized iTunes didn't have it.

My first concert was a 1985 triple bill between Ratt, Bon Jovi, and Y&T. $16.00, still have the stub.