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17 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD Release 2CD ROCK OF AGES The Definitive Collection

Rock Of Ages 2005. Def Leppard 2005

Def Leppard released their Rock Of Ages The Definitive Collection album on this day in 2005 in the USA and Canada.

The second greatest hits compilation album to be released by the band and the North American version of the 'Best Of Def Leppard' release from 2004.

The 2CD set featured new single 'No Matter What' which was the first cover version released as a single in the USA. Also a first taste of the 2006 'YEAH!' covers album.

The single had been released the day before the album and was the first cover version released as a single by the band in North America.

35 songs were included over the 2 CDs featuring 27 singles as well as album tracks.

The album was supported by the five and a half month 'Rock Of Ages' tour which ran from June to mid November.

It included 26 minor league baseball stadium shows played with co-headliner Bryan Adams.

Read some quotes by the band from 2005 about the album.

Visit the Tour News section. For more news on future tour plans.

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

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