Def Leppard to be honoured by Sheffield

The following two articles report on Def Leppard's supposed honouring by their hometown of Sheffield. However, the report was dubbed incorrect hours later by the Sheffield city council.

Def Leppard Honoured by Sheffield

Def Leppard have been granted the freedom of their home town – Sheffield by city officials.

It's been reported that Sheffield City Council were keen to do something special for the band after they received another accolade last week – a star on the Los Angeles Rock Walk.

Council spokesman, Neil Anderson, explained: "So many stars get given the keys to cities these days and we'd like such an award to be really special.

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Pity, they were steeling themselves for the honour

SHEFFIELD COUNCIL have dismissed reports that DEF LEPPARD are to be granted the freedom of their hometown.

It has been reported on other music websites this afternoon (September 7) that the rockers, who formed in Sheffield over 20 years ago, are set to receive the freedom of the city. A spokesperson for the council was quoted as saying the band are still "the city's favourite sons", having "done so much for Sheffield".

However, Neil Anderson, the council official who was originally quoted and went on to say the band "deserve a really special award", now claims he was misquoted.

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