DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott has dismissed as false a rumor published by the Richmond Times-Dispatch (citing information obtained from Richmond Coliseum general manager Dolly Vogt) that a DEF LEPPARD/KISS tour is being explored for early 2007. According to Elliott, the rumor, which has been circulating "for years," is "definitely not true."
DEF LEPPARD has been touring with JOURNEY since late June, and the tour has been extended a few times because of demand from fans. DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen told Launch that he and his bandmates never get tired of playing their songs live, since the audience loves the music so much. "Every night when someone's singing along — especially when there's a lot of young kids there, 16-year-olds and that — it is fresh, actually makes you feel really good when there's a whole new breed of people just singing away to songs that you've done. It doesn't really matter whether it's a new song or an old song, it's still our song, so it's a huge compliment. It really is, it's the best thing in the world."
The DEF LEPPARD / JOURNEY tour finally wrapped up on Sunday (November 19) in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
DEF LEPPARD has also had a big year as far as records go, with two releases — their covers album called "Yeah!", and the 20th anniversary reissue of "Hysteria".