Archive for 1999

Overview of the year's reviews and interviews

Friday, December 31st, 1999
  • December 31, 1999 – Chicago Tribune: New Year's Eve Concert
  • December 28, 1999 – Cedar Rapids Gazette: Def Leppard attempts to re-create the magic
  • December 23, 1999 – Journal Star: Def Leppard finds new generation of fans with rock of aged
  • November 3, 1999 – Gulf News: The Euphoria Continues
  • October 28, 1999 – Irish News: Steel City Rock
  • October 28, 1999 – Sheffield Gazette: Players CafĂ©
  • October 19, 1999 – Electronic Telegraph: Metal Machismo
  • October 14, 1999 – Metro: Capital Questions
  • September 13, 1999 – Grand Rapids Press: Miserable sound mix mars Def Leppard show
  • September 13, 1999 – Caller Times: Def Leppard plays stripped-down rock
  • September 10, 1999 – The Pueblo Chieftain: At Leppard rock concert, the past was a blast
  • September 9, 1999 – CyberInk: Def Leppard: Round 2
  • September 9, 1999 – Corpus Christi Caller Times: Def Leppard still on road and loving it after 22 years
  • September 1, 1999 – MorningCall.com: Def Leppard roars into fair
  • September 1, 1999 – Morning Call: Def Leppard rockers play Whitehall benefit
  • August 28, 1999 – State Journal: Def Leppard takes fans on hit-packed trip
  • August 25, 1999 – Saginaw News: Def Leppard still roars rock'n'roll
  • August 25, 1999 – The Journal: Def Leppard takes fans back to '80s
  • August 23, 1999 – AOL: Joe And Phil on AOL
  • August 23, 1999 – Evansville Courier & Press: Def Leppard made hot night a little hotter
  • August 20, 1999 – Metal Hammer: We're Not Ashamed of Who We Are
  • August 19, 1999 – Evansville Courier & Press: It's all over the Internet – Def Leppard's back.
  • August 19, 1999 – Billings Gazette: After 2 decades, Def Leppard hasn't missed a beat
  • August 19, 1999 – Journal-Register: Def Leppard Takes Fans on Hit-Packed Trip
  • August 17, 1999 – Saginaw News: Pop-metal pioneers play 'pure fun'
  • August 3, 1999 – Jam!: Def Leppard still roaming
  • August 3, 1999 – MTV: Review
  • July 30, 1999 – Calgary Sun: Leppard changes spots
  • July 30, 1999 – Edmonton Journal: It's From baby formula to Formula One racing
  • July 29, 1999 – Edmonton Sun: Def Leppard Can Change Spots
  • July 29, 1999 – USA Today: Def Leppard rides renewed 'Euphoria'
  • July 25, 1999 – Topeka Capital-Journal: A giant Lep backwards
  • July 19, 1999 – Irish Times: The man's had enough going nowhere very fast
  • July 19, 1999 – Spotlight: Review
  • July 18, 1999 – CVOL: On The Wild Side
  • July 16, 1999 – Article: Def Leppard Still Has Something to Prove
  • July 14, 1999 – NME: Back In Your Face Review
  • July 7, 1999 – AMG: Review
  • July 1, 1999 – UBL: Review
  • July, 1999 – Planet Rock Profiles, Part 1
  • July, 1999 – Planet Rock Profiles, Part 2
  • June 27, 1999 – USA Today: Review
  • June 26, 1999 – Q Magazine: Interview with Joe Elliott
  • June 25, 1999 – Irish Times: Review
  • June 24, 1999 – Sonic Net: Def Lep Fans Experience Mass Euphoria
  • June 21, 1999 – VH-1 UK: Def Leppard Return, Interview
  • June 16, 1999 – Algemeen Dagblad: Review
  • June 15, 1999 – Melodic Rock: Review
  • June 8, 1999 – AOL Chat Transcript

Tour Dates

Wednesday, December 1st, 1999

All tour dates after February 15, 2000 for the Winter 2000 tour have been cancelled.
Eight new tour dates in Japan have been announced for September 24-October 4, 1999.
Seven new tour dates in the UK have been announced for October 12-23, 1999.
Three new tour dates have been announced for August 9, 27 and September 9, 1999.
Several new tour dates in December have been announced.
45 new tour dates from December 1999 to February 2000 have been announced.

New tribute album in the works

Tuesday, November 2nd, 1999

Interesting lineups for the in-the-works DEF LEPPARD tribute record,
now being recorded for Deadline Records.

Basic tracks on the Lep disc are being done by: WARRANT's ERIK TURNER and JERRY DIXON and MÖTLEY CRÜE's RANDY CASTILLO. L.A. GUNS' TRACII GUNS is playing all the guitar leads
On vocals, there's L.A.G's PHIL LEWIS ("Bringin' on the
Heartbreak")
QUIET RIOT's KEVIN DuBROW ("Rock, Rock Til You Drop")
UNION's JOHN CORABI ("Wasted")
BULLETBOYS' MARQ TORIEN ("Photograph")
DANGEROUS TOYS' JASON McMASTER ("Let it Go")
NEWLYDEADS' TAIME DOWNE ("You Got Me Running")
LOVE/HATE's JIZZY PEARL ("High 'n' Dry")
JOE LeSTÉ, ex-BANG TANGO ("Rock Brigade")
STEVIE RACHELLE, ex-TUFF ("Too Late For Love")
KELLY HANSEN, ex-HURRICANE ("Rock of Ages")
MIKE TRAMP, ex-WHITE LION ("On Through the Night")
STEVE WHITEMAN, FUNNY MONEY and ex-KIX ("Foolin'")

Source: Metal Edge

Pictures from Euphoria CD single sleeves

Monday, October 25th, 1999

The following pictures have been added:

Pictures from the Classic Rock Weekend on August 1, 1999

Monday, October 25th, 1999

Courtesy of Joyce Martin: 1, 2.

New Year's Show information

Thursday, October 21st, 1999

Straight from Phil on KGB Radio (Los Angeles): "There is a tour coming. We will do some promo tours in December, including a double show in Milwaukee and Chicago on New Years."

French promotional posters for Euphoria

Friday, October 1st, 1999

Courtesy of ???: 1, 2.

Storytellers on VH-1

Friday, September 17th, 1999

VH-1 will air an episode of their hit show "Storytellers" featuring Def Leppard on October 10, 1999. Time 10:30 EDT.

Picture from the Montgomery County Fair on July 22, 1999

Saturday, September 11th, 1999

Courtesy of Montgomery County Fair: 1.

Tributized

Wednesday, September 1st, 1999

Several young bands are covering 11 classic Def Leppard songs for an upcoming album, Tributized. The album will be released sometime in late September. Ordering information is available at www.musicgroup.com/def.htm.

The track listing is as follows:

  • {Hear Here} Rock Of Ages
  • {Crease} Too Late for Love
  • {Premonition} Wasted
  • {Elephant Orange} Bringing On The Heart Break
  • {Cleaner} Pour Some Sugar On Me
  • {Eric Knight Band} Foolin
  • {Wraith} Let It Go
  • {Vent} Women
  • {Baby Jones} High n Dry
  • {Project X} Photograph
  • {Drop} It Could Be You

Goodbye to be next single

Wednesday, September 1st, 1999

Phil has confirmed that GoodBye will be the next single in the US, although he did not give a release date. All Night is the current band favorite to be the single afterwards.

Pictures from the Allentown Fair show on August 31, 1999

Tuesday, August 31st, 1999

Courtesy of ???: 1, 2, 3.

The Second Coming : A Millenium Tribute to '80s Hard Rock/Heavy Metal

Monday, August 30th, 1999

Def Leppard's Photograph will be included in an just released tribute compilation from Versailles Records. Straitjacket Smile will cover the song. For ordering information visit www.versaillesrecords.com, or write to

Versailles Records, Inc.
3010 Hennepin Ave. S.
Ste. 142
Minneapolis MN 55408

Update on UK Goodbye single release

Sunday, August 22nd, 1999

The single was due for release on Monday 23rd August, but according to the product manager at Mercury it has been put back until September 20th to to coincide with the band's U.K. Tour.

America Online Chat with Def Leppard announced

Friday, August 20th, 1999

America Online's Nightclub is proud to present Def Leppard in an exclusive online Q & A chat. The chat will feature vocalist Joe Elliott and guitarist Phil Collen and will take place on Monday August 23, 1999 at 9:00pm Eastern. The chat is scheduled to last 90 minutes and can be accessed by going to keyword: Nightclub the evening of the chat.

AOL only link for the chat