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Joe Elliott Explains Why Def Leppard’s Not A Heavy Metal Band, And Hey, That’s OK


Fresh off his appearance on That Metal Show‘s season 14 premiere, Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott sat down to chat with VH1 Classic On Tap‘s Nik Carter. Among other subjects, the singer discussed their recording plans, his love of classic British rock and how the music press has never quite gotten the band. Among their many misconceptions is the idea that Leppard are a heavy metal band. “We’re not dissing metal when we say we’re not metal. We’re not a reggae band either,” said Elliott, but, he added, “Get Scott Ian(from Anthrax), get Glenn Tipton from Judas Priest, and get Lemmy in a room and say to them ‘Def Leppard are a metal band. Discuss.’ They’ll all burst out laughing and say, ‘Off course they’re not. They’re a good hard rock band.” Read more…

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POLL: What Is The Most Disappointing Superstar Duet Of All Time?

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By Frank Donovan

We still can’t get over the pleasant surprise of “FourFiveSeconds.” The collaboration of Paul McCartney, Kanye West, and Rihanna is catchy, understated, and doesn’t sound like every other hit. It got us thinking–not as much can be said for a lot of musical combinations over the years.

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Hear Why Judas Priest’s Rob Halford Loves Being A Metal God In ‘Rock Icons’ Sneak Peek

This Saturday night on Rock Icons, find out what it takes to be a true metal god when the show profiles legendary Judas Priest vocalist Rob Halford. Long known as one of the defining singers in heavy metal music, Halford turned personal pain into platinum with his glass-breaking falsetto wails on some of the greatest metal music of all time. Read more…

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Madonna’s Fall At The Brit Awards Sets The Internet Aflame With Memes

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Madonna‘s fall at the Brit Awards caused a ruckus on the internet last night. The cape that picked up enough wind to send Madge down a staircase now has its own Twitter handle, and The Sun newspaper is calling her “The Fallen Madonna.” Vines, Twitter handles, and puns aside, the most entertaining reactions to Madonna’s mishap have come to us in meme form.

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