Saturday, June 2, 2012

AUDIO: Def Leppard record new versions of classic hits

Def Leppard have recorded new versions of a couple of their classic hits to help promote their upcoming summer tour and the use of their songs in the forthcoming “Rock Of Ages” film.

Leppard have re-done both "Pour Some Sugar On Me" and "Rock Of Ages"; the songs will be available at all digital music retailers on Monday, June 4.

Fans can now preview the 2012 versions of both tracks at Amazon, as follows:

"Pour Some Sugar On Me" (2012)– click here.

"Rock Of Ages" (2012) – click here.

Leppard have also billed their summer tour as Rock Of Ages, after the band’s hit from their 1983 release, “Pyromania,” and the Broadway play-turned-movie starring Tom Cruise, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Russell Brand and Julianne Hough.

The soundtrack to the upcoming film will be released June 5 — ten days before the movie hits theatres. "Rock Of Ages: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" includes Cruise's renditions of Leppard’s "Pour Some Sugar On Me" and Guns N’ Roses’ "Paradise City."

The Rock Of Ages tour, which features Leppard with Poison and Lita Ford, kicks off June 20 in Salt Lake City.

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