Def Leppard stokes old fires for Frontier 5,000

Ten words no one wanted to hear Sunday at Frontier Field: "And now we're gonna play something from the new album…."

Only in rare cases has pop-music success in the '80s translated into this century. Def Leppard and Bryan Adams are no exceptions. And showing up on VH1's Behind the Music doesn't count.

But it's not difficult to recall that both of these acts were chart monsters at one time. The comfort food of rock: Part craft, part Kraft macaroni and cheese.

For the record, no one looked fat or like they were experiencing backstage-party flashbacks. Onstage, we're talking. Def Leppard guitarists Vivian Campbell and Phil Collen even removed their shirts and didn't gross anyone out.

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