Def Leppard Are a Bunch of Assholes
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Def Leppard bailed on a fashion show yesterday. We know because we were trying to cover it. Fuck our life.
See, Rock of Ages, the movie, comes out next week, and its title comes from a Def Leppard song. The film features Tom Cruise singing "Pour Some Sugar On Me" (vomit) and apparently Def Leppard were on set when Cruise performed it and they liked it (double vomit).
In any case, the British cock rockers are in promotion mode for the film, which was supposed to bring them to a fashion show in a West Hollywood garden yesterday...
...where they'd represent a fashion line called Lyric Culture. Made by a winsome lady named Hannah Rochelle, it features t-shirts, belts, and other items that include lyrics from "Love Bites," "Pour Some Sugar On Me," and other songs from Def Leppard and other bands.
We got a press release about it, and dutifully headed to the scene. We arrived to find punky hipster models styled like mid-'80s groupies, whirling around a backyard fountain to Def Leppard music, affecting their best pouts and scowls.
But no one from the band showed up.
"This is the first time this has ever happened," lamented Rochelle to us, seeming reticent to speak her mind after having been stood up by some leathery glamour punks. "I guess this is just rock and roll...I still love the band. They're still a great band..." She trailed off.
The group's public relations people later offered this explanation: "Def Leppard sincerely regret not being able to be at the Lyric Culture Event today. This is due to extended daily production rehearsals for their summer tour."