Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Fans still burn for Def Leppard.(Venue)

Byline: Ron Gonzales FOR THE Journal

Metal band's crowd-pleasers make sparks in concert

If you compare the grunge phenomenon of the late '80s and early '90s to a weather pattern, it could be likened to a vicious tornado that in its wake left hair-metal bands twisted and demolished like aluminum mobile homes.

Very few of those bands had much of a career following this period, and those that did tried ditching the lipstick and hairspray for flannel and Doc Martens, but to no avail.

The exception to this is the band Def Leppard, which not only survived the post-grunge period but has had a lively career. It also still enjoys a rabid fan following, as is evidenced by happenings on the band's recent tour to support last year's "X" album. …

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