Phil Collen Guest DJ on SiriusXM’s Guitar Greats Channel

Starting TODAY at 3pm, catch Phil’s exclusive Guest DJ session on @SiriusXM’s Guitar Greats Channel. Click HERE to listen 🤘

Tune in at these times to catch a session:

Wed, April 28 – 3pm

Thurs, April 29 – 8am

Fri, April 30 – 5pm

Sat, May 1 – 10pm

Sun, May 2, 11am

📸: Helen Collen Photography

On This Day in 1960, Steve Clark Was Born

On this day in 1960, April 23, original Leppard guitarist Steve Clark was born. Gone but not forgotten, Steve would have celebrated his 61st birthday today.


In celebration of Steve’s life and legacy, head to the Leppard Vault to explore brand new Steve photographs – some never seen before 🙏

📸: Ross Halfin

DEF LEPPARD TO RELEASE ‘VOLUME THREE’ – LIMITED EDITION BOX SET ON JUNE 11, 2021

On June 11, 2021, Def Leppard will release Def Leppard – Volume Three, a new limited edition box set.

This set marks the third of four volumes of the band’s complete recorded output in both 180gm vinyl and limited-edition CD box sets. They contain all the recordings from the band in the 2000’s and features the original packaging on both formats. To date, X, Yeah! and Songs from the Sparkle Lounge have never been available on vinyl before.

Pre-Order NOW: HERE

The albums were mastered by Ronan McHugh and Joe Elliott at Joe’s Garage with assistance from Andy Pearce and cut by Greg Moore. Housed in rigid boxes, the sets also contain a hard-backed book with rare photos by Ross Halfin and notes by Classic Rock Magazine’s Paul Elliott. Band members Joe Elliott, Rick Savage, Rick Allen and Phil Collen have also contributed to the set.

Def Leppard – Volume Three features 2002’s X, which was the group’s sixth consecutive Top 20 record on the Billboard 200 chart and features songs such as “Now,” “Four Letter Word” and “Long Long Way to Go”, 2006’s Yeah!, the band’s first covers album featuring a collection of the groups favorite tracks re-recorded with the iconic Leppard sound, this is the first time this album will be available on vinyl. Also featured is Def Leppard’s tenth studio album Songs from the Sparkle Lounge, released in 2008. This record marked the band’s return to their signature sound and hitting the Top 10 both sides of the Atlantic, the album included the hit single “Nine Lives” which featured GRAMMY® Award winning country legend Tim McGraw.

Also included are B-SidesYeah! Studio Covers and Yeah! Live. These albums have specially been compiled by Joe Elliott for this limited-edition release. B-Sides contains a rare compilation of B-sides that have never appeared on vinyl before. Yeah! Studio Covers includes some never before released on vinyl covers, Yeah! bonus disc exclusive release tracks and a compilation of the various covers recorded by the band over their career. Yeah! Live is a compilation of live recordings of covers by the band which include both tracks from 2006’s Yeah!, as well as previously unreleased live tracks from the past 30 years.

Joe Elliott’s – All Time Favorite Songs Featured on DB’s Finestkind Playlists

Legendary British A&R Manager David Bates presents an ever-expanding collection of exquisitely curated playlists which Joe recently created his list of his 100 All Time Favorite Songs! 

Listen now: HERE

From Joe:

“David Bates (DB) is famous in the industry for discovering & championing new talent. His signings are legendary, including Def Leppard. He used to make CDs of all the music he loved for each year & send them to you for Christmas, db’s finestkind.  To be on this list either as an artist or as recipient was an honour. We all looked forward to db’s finestkind. Eclectic and rewarding, they are always a deep dive into 12 months of releases. Now he’s made a web site.”

“Anyway he’s asked some people to curate their guest list “all time 100 Songs”. Obviously this is invidious for anyone, let alone a maker of music. Taste is fluid and fickle. But this is heart on my sleeve the songs that made me. That sustain me.  Some cheese in there, some cliches, some well worn classics. You won’t find anything to make me look cool”

“Some you’ll like. Some hate. Some be confused by. Maybe. But have a listen. 

And click to like and follow db’s finestkind on Spotify. PLEASE!  Spotify – db’s finestkind  I said I’d get him more followers! Music is my way of entering the world. Here’s my musical world (so far) compressed to 100 tracks” ❤️ 😎🎤👍

DEF LEPPARD ROCK BRIGADE BRACKETS

Think you know which Def Leppard song reigns supreme? Fill out the official Def Leppard song bracket for a chance to win an official Def Leppard prize!

Then come back and cast your vote for your favorite songs and help them win their weekly matchup and earn you points towards victory.

Joe Elliott Talks Fanny’s Influence in New Doc – FANNY: The Right to Rock

Catch Joe Elliott in the new trailer for FANNY: The Right to Rock:

Joe Elliott, Bonnie Raitt, Cherie Currie Talk Fanny’s Influence in New Doc

Fanny: The Right to Rock captures the story of the legendary all-women band — and the barriers they broke. Read all about it on Rolling Stone.

World Premiere on April 29 at Hot Docs International Film Festival in Toronto. Tickets can be purchased here.

FANNY: The Right to Rock

Streaming with closed captions Persister: Women speaking up and being heard Sometime in the 1960s, in sunny Sacramento, two Filipina-American sisters got together to play music. Little did they know their garage rock band would evolve into the legendary Fanny, the first all-woman band to release an LP with a major record label. Despite recording a handful of albums and amassing a dedicated fan base that included music legend David Bowie, the band all but disappeared from the records of music history. This documentary not only tells the story of the band’s rocking past, but also documents its next chapter: now in their 60s, the bandmates are recording a new album. The film includes interviews with a large cadre of music icons, including Bonnie Raitt, Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott and the Go-Go’s Kathy Valentine. Fighting early barriers of race, gender and sexuality in the music industry, the women of Fanny are ready to take their place in the halls of rock ‘n’ roll fame.