Def Leppard plays arena Friday with Billy Idol

Local Def Leppard fans were crestfallen when lead singer Joe Elliot's illness caused the rockers to cancel their April 18 show in Van Andel Arena. Guitarist Vivian Campbell was among those who were disappointed.

"Joe got a sniffle," he quipped in a phone interview from Nashville, Tenn., as he dressed for the band's show there. "Bloody singers."

Seriously, though, Campbell said the British band doesn't pull this kind of seemingly capricious, rock-star behavior.

"We've had to reschedule a few shows for the weather and things, but we've never had anything like this happen."

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