Def Leppard Riffs on 'Sgt. Pepper' With Tim McGraw

While many of Def Leppard's peers seem content to rely on their tired back catalogs as they hop from shed to shed this summer, the rockers will be augmenting fan favorites like 'Photograph' and 'Pour Some Sugar On Me' with tracks from its new album, 'Songs From the Sparkle Lounge,' due April 29, which features a collaboration with country star Tim McGraw, and a cover inspired by 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'.

"We had initially hoped to really pay tribute to [Sgt. Pepper]," guitarist/songwriter Phil Collen tells Spinner, "but it was turning out to be a real hassle. Putting Elvis Presley's image on it, for instance, would have been $1800. And the same went for a lot of the other images we wanted to use. And we thought about people like Hitler and the Stones, but we realized how much effort it would have been to get the art work finalized.

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