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My Conversation With Def Leppard

Tavis Smiley | Posted 07.11.2014 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Tonight, I'm joined by music legends Joe Elliott and Rick Savage, who reflect on their careers. With legions of fans around the world, the pop-metal band has sold more than 100 million records worldwide and recently embarked on a 42-city national tour to support U.S. troops.

Is America to Blame for the Crisis on the Border?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 07.09.2014 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

The roots of this crisis go back decades, to a time when the American government thought it was more important to frustrate the Russians than to end a bloodbath. A natural question is, how long are we responsible for the sins and errors of the past?

Nashville Rocker Holland Marie Drops Fiery, Heartfelt Debut

Joshua Kors | Posted 07.30.2014 | Entertainment
Joshua Kors

You haven't heard of Holland Marie. But you will. For two years the Nashville rocker has been ripping up Music City's honky tonks, marching across the stage in her skin-tight, black pleather pants, gyrating her hips and banging her long, brown locks with Def Leppard-like ferocity.

HUGE Bands Team Up For Summer Tour

AP | MESFIN FEKADU | Posted 03.17.2014 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — Kiss and Def Leppard are joining forces for a summer tour. The legendary bands will embark on a U.S. tour June 23 in West Valley Ci...

The Best 80s Singles That Never Made the Top 40 (Part 1)

Xaque Gruber | Posted 03.02.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

As a teenager in the 1980s, I amassed a large, eclectic collection of that decade's vinyl. In going through it all, I find myself listening more often to the hits less travelled, and after some research, I discovered an array of brilliant singles that failed altogether to grace Casey Kasem's countdown.

Overend Watts: A Rock Star Who Hated Walking and Lived to Write About It!

Tom Semioli | Posted 02.04.2014 | Books
Tom Semioli

However no member of Mott the Hoople embraced the joy, pageantry, and excess of the band and the era than bassist Peter Overend Watts.

Def Leppard Talks Guitarist's Cancer, New Music And More

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 10.02.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES -- LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rocking with Def Leppard between bouts of chemotherapy proved healing for guitarist Vivian Campbell. The 51-year-...

Def Leppard Guitarist Reveals He Has Cancer

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 06.10.2013 | Celebrity

Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell revealed Monday that he has been diagnosed with cancer. Campbell said after coping with a "cough that wouldn...

Folking Around Onstage With Kathleen Edwards

Michael Bialas | Posted 10.10.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Canada's Kathleen Edwards, one of the featured performers scheduled to appear at the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival in Lyons, Colorado next week, answered a few questions related to the festival and performing live, while also revealing one of her hidden talents.

Why I Hate the Music in Rock of Ages

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.15.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

How can I enjoy this movie -- when I have such disdain for so much of its music? And yet I did. I had a lot more fun watching Rock of Ages than I expected to; I also resented how much I enjoyed it, as a light, funny spoof of a bygone era.

Def Leppard Reacts To Tom Cruise's 'Rock Of Ages' Cover

AP | DERRIK J. LANG | Posted 08.13.2012 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Def Leppard has no shame. When it comes to riding the fur-covered, animal print-lined coattails of "Rock of Ages," the big-screen...

Def Leppard's Rick Allen: The Art of Possibility

Holly Sidell | Posted 07.30.2012 | Los Angeles
Holly Sidell

What I feel, what I get, from Rick Allen's drum art pieces is that we must never close ourselves off to possibility. After Allen lost his arm, his band mates made it clear he wasn't going anywhere, no matter how much he himself doubted.

PHOTOS: Sade, Steely Dan Among Top-Grossing Concert Tours

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 12.26.2011 | Fifty

-- The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The ...

Stevie Nicks In Your Dreams and Conversations with Matt Nathanson, Roger McGuinn and My Chemical Romance's Gerard Way

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.19.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Triple Threat Friday: Conversations with BoDeans, Bleu and The Chapin Sisters

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Kurt Neumann and Sam Llanas of BoDeans talk their new album, the band's early days, and why their six-year break was a dark period.

TED, Solar Power, Windpower, and All Things Amerikana: A Conversation with Thomas Dolby

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"Among other things I do," says the British musician, "I'm the music director of an organization called TED or Technology, Education and Design. That's an annual get together of people sort of figuring out how to save the planet."

Def Leppard Cancels Tour

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Rock band Def Leppard has canceled the final leg of its North American tour. The band said in a statement on its Web site tha...

Thank God It's Thursday: Book Expo '09 & The 27s plus The Singular Thomas Dolby

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

This year's BookExpo in New York City had its usual small arena of publishers at gussied-up kiosks hawking the latest and greatest by writers known and unknown.

Why Hockey Should Give Palin a Pass

Jason Notte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jason Notte

Often viewed as the pale, toothless, mouth-breathing younger cousin of America's major sports, the last thing hockey needs is to be batted around by parties facing off for political advantage.