D.L. will perform the pre-game show at the first of this year’s three NFL International Series games on Sunday 28 September, when the Oakland Raiders host the Miami Dolphins.  Click on image to watch the announcement video below.

Joe Elliott states “Having most recently visited Wembley in May to watch Sheffield United in the FA Cup semi-final, I know what the atmosphere in the ground is like for ‘our’ football so I’m really looking forward to performing there before the NFL game and of course soaking up the excitement of the actual match. I can’t wait!”

 

“Having Def Leppard perform at Wembley is going to be very exciting and a lot of fun,” said Alistair Kirkwood, Managing Director of NFLUK. “We know their performance will get Wembley pumping, have the fans on their feet and set the tone for a great game.”

 

A limited number of tickets returned by the participating teams will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Thursday September 4 via www.ticketmaster.co.uk

 

The Raiders-Dolphins game will kick off at 6:00 p.m. UK time (1:00p.m. ET) and will be aired live in the UK on Channel 4 and Sky Sports and in the US on CBS.

 

For more info vist NFLUK.com

Check out Rock Paper Photo's exclusive new offer: a limited edition print of Joe Elliott personally autographed by him. Shot by award-winning music photographer Maryanne Bilham, this 16x20" archival pigment print is sure to be a collector's item. Only 50 available!  Details HERE

Jackson PC-1 (London 57) - See photos HERE

This guitar was a surprise gift for my 50th birthday, orchestrated by Scott Appleton and kept quiet by Jackson Guitars. Unfortunately, its production was held up so it appeared on my 51st birthday. Scott had done the initial artwork which states my birthplace and date in old English font (for anyone who wondered what those markings meant on the guitar). It was further enhanced by our lovely wardrobe and dressing room coordinator Lesley Mortimer-Wallace when she blinged and bejeweled my guitar out in the same Swarovski crystals she used on my microphone stand that you can see in one of these photos below. 

 

London 57 has had much love from me and is one of my 'go to' guitars i.e. tv appearances, The Voice & other event performances, and recording sessions. It's faithful and sounds killer. London 57 is a classic Jackson PC-1 with a mahogany body with a maple top. It has a slightly larger than standard maple neck and fingerboard. It's fitted with a Floyd Rose trem with FU-Tone titanium saddles and block, a Dimarzio super 3 in the bridge position, an HS-2 in the middle and the Jackson driver/sustainer in the neck position. It's strung with D'Addario 13-54 gauge strings. I play this guitar on the electric part of 'Bringing on The Heartbreak' and 'Switch 625' on this tour.

Win an autographed DiMarzio Super 3 pickups.  Upload your photo of Phil with any of his guitars from the 2014 summer tour w/ KISS and be entered to win.  U.S. residents only and must be at least 18 years of age.  Enter HERE

 

 

"One of the Boys" goes Top 20 on the U.S. "classic rock" radio chart, moving up to #19!  Watch the official video now!

 

Happy Birthday Vivian!

08/25/2014 - 16:49

Vivian is celebrating on the bands day off from tour which resumes tomorrow in Cleveland Ohio.

Have a great day, Vivian!

 

Thanks Motley Crue for nominating us and KISS for the #ALSIceBucketChallenge

 

We now nominate U2, PRINCE, and David Coverdale!  You have 24 hours to complete the challenge and help #StrikeOutALS! For more information and to donate visit www.alsa.org 

 

Guild D-40 Noir Acoustic - See more photos HERE


At the end of 2012 I was at the Jackson/Fender factory and was asking Mike Kotzen his opinion on a good acoustic with a jumbo body. He said, "Before you try another jumbo check this acoustic out." It was the black Guild acoustic that I play on the two acoustic songs we do live and I haven't put it down since.

 

As we are a loud rock band that plays arenas and outdoor, sunbaked amphitheaters I am always looking for a reliable workhorse acoustic that won't warp, crack or feedback. This was that guitar. It sounds beautiful acoustic, not plugged in and still performs even when you put the rubber cover (or guitar condom) in the sound hole to cut out horrendous low end feedback you get from putting an acoustic through a p.a system. I have a real problem with acoustic guitars that you have to plug into an amp or P.A system as it's always a compromise and never sounds as good as putting a mic in front of the sound hole. But because of the volume you have to go through this process.This being a dreadnought which is the standard or regular size for an acoustic guitar with thinner frets it wouldn't have been my first choice as an acoustic guitar but some guitars are just great the way they are and this is one of those guitars. Plus it looks cool being a nice shiny black. My only modification is the pegs that hold the strings into the bridge. They are FU-TONE titanium pegs. When Adam Revier did a five minute test changing out the standard plastic pegs for his titanium ones in a basement stairwell underneath the PNC in Holmdel, NJ on my older Guild jumbo acoustic in 2011, I was sold. 

 

Here's a video of me playing it straight out of the box!

Check out pictures from DEF LEPPARD'S summer tour 2014 w/ KISS.  New photos will be updated so check back often.  Photo credit: Helen Collen.  Go HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attention guitar fanatics! To celebrate the launch of Phil’s recent guitar blogs, he is now giving away 10 autographed DiMarzio Super 3 pickups!  Upload your photo of Phil with any of his guitars from the 2014 summer tour w/ KISS and be entered to win.  U.S. residents only and must be at least 18 years of age.  Enter HERE

 

Read Phil's Guitar Blogs:

Guitar Blog #6 - Gear Set UP HERE

Guitar Blog #5 - Jackson PC Supreme HERE

Guitar Blog #4 - PC1 Custom (Splatter) HERE

Guitar Blog #3 – DREAD HERE

Guitar Blog #2 – BIG BOY HERE

Guitar Blog #1 – X-STROYER HERE

 

 

Rick is now showcasing his art at Wentworth Gallery locations across the United Staes.  Watch below a preview of the exhibit, which is described as "a sophisticated fusion of deconstructive art containing photography, acrylic and silkscreen on canvas”.  For more info on Rick's art go HERE