The '80s follow Def Leppard; band takes it in stride

In some ways, it's as if the '80s never ended for Def Leppard.

The pop-metal band's blockbuster albums — 1983's "Pyromania" and 1987's "Hysteria" — still sell. The band's many loyal fans still flock to Def Leppard concerts.

The British band, on tour with Journey, continues to churn out albums. Its latest offering, "Yeah," is Def Leppard's first all-covers album.

Vocalist Joe Elliott called from his Dublin home to talk about the disc, how it feels to be cool again, and why Def Leppard is rock's ultimate survivor.

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