YouTube Presents: Def Leppard
Just posted today…a seven-song set Def Leppard recorded for YouTube.
The concert was performed last night at the House of Blues on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, and features seven songs:
- “Rock of Ages”
- “Bringin’ on the Heartbreak”
- “Pour Some Sugar on Me”
- “Let It Go”
The music is great, but Joe Elliott is not the same singer he was twenty years ago. It irks me that fans will bash David Lee Roth for his diminished ability, but give Elliott a pass. Roth sounds much better on the current tour than Elliott has in years. And that hair is awful, Joe. Either cut it or style it…it just looks terrible. The band was tight, and the guitar work by Phil Collen and Vivian Campbell was superb as always.
I was glad to see “Animal” in the setlist, since that is my favorite song from Hysteria. The performance of “Pour Some Sugar On Me” was the best overall; everyone in the group looked like they were having fun during the song, and even Joe Elliott sounded good. All of the other songs, unfortunately, suffered from a poor vocal performance.
Def Leppard is headlining a tour this summer with Lita Ford and Poison providing support. Why exactly Def Leppard and Poison are touring together again is a mystery to me since they were just on a bill together a couple of years ago; a further mystery is why Def Leppard is again headlining over Bret Michaels and the boys. Maybe they haven’t put out anything new in years, but Poison is currently a much more entertaining band than Def Leppard.
If you are interested in seeing Lita Ford, Poison, and Def Leppard on tour this summer, click here for the tour itinerary.