Def Leppard kicks off 40-city tour in Camden

If you're in your thirties and watched as much music television as the next kid in the '80s, it shouldn't take long to settle into a time when music was fun and Def Leppard set the standard for cool.

Who cared how creepy it was that in the band's music video "Foolin,' " lead singer Joe Elliott was strapped to a neon triangle atop skyscrapers crowned with skulls? And who honestly knew what the band was getting at with the lyrics from "Pour Some Sugar On Me"?

What mattered was it was different, a new approach to the art of rock that would help steer the direction of music for years to come.

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