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Get rocked, Universal! Def Leppard plan to rerecord their back catalogue

Sheffield rockers are so angry with their label over royalties issues that they plan to replace their old recordings with copies Def Leppard want to rerecord their entire discography in an act of revenge against their long-time label. After 30 years with Universal, the rockers want to phase out their recordings for the label, replacing them with faithful "forgeries". According to frontman Joe Elliott, the English band is "at loggerheads" with Universal over royalty payments, especially compensation for digital downloads.
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Pour Some Sugar Again: Why Def Leppard is Re-Recording Hits

Industries / Entertainment Industry : The Hollywood Reporter - Business (2 years ago)

The '80s rockers claim Universal Music is short-changing them on royalties, so they've reworked "identical" versions of their classics that they can license and sell online. read more Read Post


Entertainment / Music : Undercover (3 years ago)

Def Leppard will re-record a portion of hits from their back catalogue, no easy feat, to prevent Universal from doing anything with their current catalogue. Read Post

My Conversation With Def Leppard

Entertainment : Huffington Post: Entertainment Blog (7 months ago)

Tonight, I'm joined by music legends Joe Elliott and Rick Savage, who reflect on their careers with the English rock band Def Leppard. With legions of fans around the world, the pop-metal band has sold more than 100 million records ... Read Post

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