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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