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With the site upgrade, the Def Leppard Archive now has an RSS, or Real Simple Syndication, news feed.
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So I'm back. I just moved to my new job after having finished 22 years of school. Oof. So now that's all done, and I have (some) free time again to continue updating The Def Leppard Archive. I have a few more samples of cover songs available (very popular right now) to put up sometime this weekend.
So I've gone and changed the look for the Def Leppard Archive. The previous layout was the original from way back in 1996 when I started the Def Leppard Archive and I had only done minimal changes to it since then. I haven't changed the site organization, so all files and documents will be in the same place and still easy to find. The change is still in progress, so expect to see new stuff and tweaks in the following weeks (months?).
Added the lyrics for Gimme A Job and 10X Bigger Than Love to the Lyrics section.
Gimme A Job is a b-side found on the Long, Long Way To Go DVD single. 10X Bigger Than Love is a b-side found on the Long, Long Way To Go CD single.
The Def Leppard Archive has undergone several updates recently.
The server hosting the machine received a new motherboard (which is why the Archive was down for most of January and February 2001), and added more disk space (more files!!!). Also, it is now entirely written in XHTML. With XHTML, I can do upgrades and style layout changes much easier, which means that things can look nicer and will be easier to navigate.
With the reopening of DefLeppard.com and it's up to the minute news breaks, the news section of the Def Leppard Archive (this page) will change. I will still be providing recent reviews, and news articles, as well as updating the pictures archive to include pictures throughout the year, to name a few. Below, you can see the formating for the addition of new reviews and articles. The first couple paragraphs will be displayed so that the reader will quickly get a feel for the article.
If you have any comments and/or suggestions on how to make the Def Leppard Archive better, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Below is a list of reviews published and archived from July and early August 2000. From now on, all new reviews, interviews and other articles will be included in their own entries with a short summary for easier reading.
- August 10, 2000 – Dallas Morning News: Def Leppard keeps the torch of '80s rockers flaming on
- August 7, 2000 – St. Louis Post Dispatch: Def Leppard does what it does best – the expected
- August 6, 2000 – Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Def Leppard keeps its fans rockin' through the changes
- August 4, 2000 – New Orleans Times Picayune: Def Leppard sinks its teeth into American leg of tour
- August 4, 2000 – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Def Leppard proves as resilient as ever
- August 3, 2000 – San Antonio Express News: Def Leppard hasn't lost its heavy-metal polish
- July 26, 2000 – Attleboro Sun Chronicle: Def Leppard Rocks with Youthful Vigor
- July 24, 2000 – Bergen Record: Overcoming the spandex-and-big-hair image
- July 21, 2000 – Worcester Telegram & Gazette: Def Leppard keeps the volume high
- July 21, 2000 – Buffalo News: Unchanged spots
- July 19, 2000 – Sun: A lovely place there's a nice vibe
- July 1, 2000 – CDNow: The Unband review
I have been busy moving this past week, and have been unable to do many updates the last 2 weeks. However, that will now change and I will once again start with updates. Already, there are 5 new reviews (see above) from several shows of the Summer 2000 tour and soon I will have some pictures from various shows.
The listings of previous tour dates from 1979 to the present have been updated. Many dates that were missing were added, venues were corrected, and finally, everything was organized in an easier to read format.
I'm back from vacation, and will be able to start updating the Def Leppard Archive again. Look for upcoming concert reviews, a couple interviews, and pictures from the fall/winter Euphoria tour.