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13 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD Tape CMT Crossroads With TAYLOR SWIFT

Def Leppard 2008. Screenshot

Def Leppard filmed their appearance on CMT Crossroads with Taylor Swift in Nashville, TN on this day in 2008.

The taping happened at The Acuff Theatre in Nashville, TN with 11 songs performed before a sell out crowd.

The appearance on the iconic CMT show had been long rumoured and was announced in July 2008. Def Leppard met up with Taylor's band in August to rehearse for this show and they immediately hit it off.

The unlikely pairing working well and the crowd loved every moment of the show. Fans elsewhere got their first taste of the performance when 'Photograph' was premiered online by CMT on 23rd October 2008.

Both Taylor and the band talked about the show enthusiastically in the run up to the TV premiere on 7th November - read some of their quotes below.

Five of Def Leppard's biggest hits were performed during the show starting off with Photograph and including Taylor's favourite tune When Love & Hate Collide.

The show is notable as having the only live performance ever of Love from 2008's 'Songs From The Sparkle Lounge' album. One of the best performances of the night. It was one of three songs used as bonus tracks on the DVD.

Five Taylor Swift songs were played. Four hit singles from her debut album and her then smash hit Love Story.

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