Saturday, August 11, 2018

VIDEO: Def Leppard singer performs classic with Billy Joel at Fenway Park

Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott joined Billy Joel for the UK band’s 1987 smash, “Pour Some Sugar On Me”, during the piano man’s August 10 show at Boston’s Fenway Park.

Elliott appeared late in the singer’s 26-song set, and followed a guest appearance from original J. Geils Band rocker Peter Wolf on his former group’s 1981 hit, “Centerfold.”

“We’re going to bring out another special guest tonight,” Joel told the crowd. “This is a guy who’s in a band that’s gonna be here tomorrow night… Please welcome Joe Elliott from Def Leppard.”

The surprise appearance saw Elliott return for the night’s closing encore of Joel’s 1980 hit, “You May Be Right.”

Def Leppard are currently playing co-headline dates on a North American tour with Journey.

Last month, the group issued a cover of the 1989 Depeche Mode classic, “Personal Jesus”, as one of two songs recorded for the “Spotify Singles” series, alongside their 1987 smash, “Hysteria”, from a May 16 session at the streaming service’s studios in New York.

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