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Def Leppard plans first concert album, may include new material

on July 19, 2010, 11:45am

Fun fact: Only five rock bands have ever sold 10 million copies of an original studio album in the U.S…twice. The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, and Van Halen are on this list. The last is Def Leppard.

Def Leppard’s continued popularity was slightly surprising to this writer, but even as recent as 2008, the English rock group scored a top five album with Songs From The Sparkle Lounge, yet somehow they have never released a proper live album. Thus the band, who are taking 2010 off from touring, are putting together a live album from its 2009 tour and may include an EP of new material along with it. (via Billboard).

“There’ll be stuff from this century on it — ‘Rock On,’ ‘Nine Lives,’ ‘Come On Come On,’ ” Elliott notes. “Vivian [Campbell] has been in the band 17 years, so I think he deserves a shot at being on a live record,” singer Joe Elliot noted, adding that a box set and coffee-table book are also in the pipeline. And trust us, nothing classes-up a home like a Def Leppard coffee-table book. He includes that the group is working on new material for a possible full-length, stating, “I don’t want my past to be my future as well.  I’d like to think we can still keep putting new music out.”

More information, including tracklisting and release dates, as it is announced.

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