DEF LEPPARD have posted the following message on their official web site:
"If you have read Vivian's [Campbell, guitar] latest diary entry, you've seen that the band is looking to get rid of the stage floor covering bearing its infamous red and yellow logo. The covering was first used on the band's 1999-2000 'Euphoria' tour, then on the 2002-2003 'X' tour, and finally on the 2005 'Rock Of Ages' tour. Cleaned from all footsteps, mud, and Wolfie's buttprints, the covering will is now available to the highest bidder.
"The flooring weighs 150 lbs. and is packed in a 72x12x12 box. If you're the winner, you will get two tickets to any DEF LEPPARD concert, and the band will sign the covering for you.
To bid on the covering, please register for the DefLeppard.com message board at this location and post your bid in this thread. Please only use this thread to actually place a bid. If you feel uncomfortable placing your bid publicly on the board, please contact us and let us know your highest bid. Bidding starts NOW and will end on July 25th."
As previously reported, DEF LEPPARD's all-covers album, entitled "Yeah!", has been made available for streaming in its entirety at VH1.com. A "main mix" version of the song "Rock On" (originally performed by DAVID ESSEX), the first single from the album, can be heard online in Windows Media and Real Media formats.
Due on May 23, "Yeah!" is said to be "a heartfelt and hard-rocking tribute" to DEF LEPPARD's musical heroes of the late '60s and '70s — THE KINKS, BADFINGER, T. REX, DAVID BOWIE, SWEET, ROXY MUSIC, MOTT THE HOOPLE, FREE, FACES, and THIN LIZZY.
For more information on DEF LEPPARD's "Yeah!", click here.
DEF LEPPARD will be taking part in an outdoor performance on NBC's "Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on May 23, to be shown nationwide at 11:35 p.m. EST. Information about tickets for the show can be found here.
DEF LEPPARD have tapped JOURNEY as the opener for a coast-to-coast run that begins June 23 in Camden, N.J. After hitting the road in 2005 with BRYAN ADAMS, this is the second year in a row singer Joe Elliott and company have teamed up with an established act that may be outside of their perceived genre.