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16 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD Launch YEAH! Album In USA On Tonight Show (Video)

Def Leppard 2006. Screenshot

Def Leppard performed live on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno on this day in 2006 and footage is available.

The band played on the same day that the 'YEAH!' album was released in North America.

Read more about this album release anniversary via the Lep History link below.

This show marked the first live footage seen by fans during the 'YEAH!' era.

They had filmed 'Rock On' for Craig Ferguson's Late Late Show on 19th May but this was not aired until 23rd June.

The band played '20th Century Boy', for the first time ever, and 'Rock On' on the outdoor 'Toyota Concert Series' stage.

Watch the performance of '20th Century Boy' below which was the only song aired on the main show.

'Rock On' was briefly available on the NBC website.

In a first for the band three female backup vocalists were used during the T. Rex cover singing the vocals performed on the album by Stevie Vann Lange.

Other guests on this show included Orlando Bloom, late comedian Gary Shandling and Chamillionaire.

This appearance happened just over 10 years after they had played 'Work It Out' on the same show when launching the 'Slang' album. Their very first live network television performance in the USA.

Jay Leno ended his run on the show on 6th February 2014.

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Visit the Album News section for more news on new music (based on band member quotes).

Def Leppard 2006. Screenshot

View media photos at from all three of Def Leppard's appearances on this show from 1996, 2006 and 2011.

View all the Fan Videos available so far on this YouTube playlist.

Def Leppard Fan Videos 2006.

Def Leppard 2006.

Read the full 'YEAH!' covers album release story in the Lep History section.

This section includes all major historical events and releases.

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