After collaborating with country stars, Def Leppard brings its hard-rocking repertoire to Blossom Music Center for June 25 concert

Think Def Leppard and y'all think country music, right?

OK, not so much. Yet it didn't stop the arena-rocking British group from collaborating recently with the likes of Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift.

McGraw sang on "Nine Lives," the first single off Def Leppard latest album, 2008's "Songs from the Sparkle Lounge." And Swift hooked up with the band for a "CMT Crossroads" special last year (out now on DVD), yielding fresh takes on "Photograph" and other Def Leppard hits.

So how much have these chaps been influenced by country?

"In all honesty, not very much, but it doesn't mean we don't appreciate the good side of any kind of music," lead singer Joe Elliott said, reached by phone at home in Dublin.

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