DEF LEPPARD Honored With Bronze Star In Sheffield

Sheffield Today has issued the following report:

Globe-trotting rockers DEF LEPPARD unveiled their very own bit of hometown pavement — as Sheffield made them the latest famous sons to be honored with a bronze star. [Check out a photo at this location.]

And singer Joe Elliott told waiting crowds: "It's a pleasure to be on the same pavement as Gordon Banks."

The former England hero and city-born goalkeeper was the first to get his name on the Walk Of The Fame outside the Town Hall.

DEF LEPPARD flew into town ahead of their show at Hallam FM Arena tonight and were clearly proud to be honoured in the city that spawned one of the world's biggest-selling rock bands.

"It is very special that people recognise we have made a positive contribution to what we decided to do for a living," he said on the steps of the Town Hall.

New Mayor Jackie Drayton, who was swift to show off her air-guitar abilities for fans, described the LEPPS as "great ambassadors for our city".

She said: "You have done a great great service to Sheffield. Made In Sheffield is an important brand — it's on cutlery, it's on steel, and it's also on music."

Read more at Sheffield Today.

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