Sunday, June 24, 2012

VIDEO: Def Leppard – Rock Of Ages lyric video

Def Leppard kicked off their Rock of Ages tour this past week in Salt Lake City.

Joining the UK rockers on the summer trek of North America are Poison and Lita Ford.

Leppard have tied in the name of the summer tour with the newly-released Broadway play-turned film starring Tom Cruise.

The band also released newly-rerecorded versions of two of their classic hits from the 1980s: "Pour Some Sugar On Me" and "Rock Of Ages."

“It was, well, let’s just say a sensible business decision on our part,” Leppard vocalist Joe Elliott tells MTVHive. “How can I put this politely? We were having a major disagreement with our ex-record label about the digital rights for our back catalog. We couldn’t come to a mutual understanding that seemed fair for both sides. So we finally just decided to re-record all our hits. We started with ‘Sugar’ and ‘Rock of Ages,’ and I think we did a pretty good job. It’s hard work trying to recreate something you did 30 years ago.”

Leppard have just released a lyric video for the 2012 version of "Rock Of Ages."

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