Def Leppard rocks 80s fans, Lakewood

by: Nelson Hicks Updated:

ATLANTA - Fans love their 80s music. And Friday night at Aaron's Amphitheater at Lakewood, they proved it.

Despite record-breaking temperatures over the weekend, a capacity crowd packed the amphitheater for Def Leppard.

GALLERY: Fans pack Lakewood for Def Leppard

The English rock band best known for tunes like "Pour Some Sugar on Me" and "Photograph" has sold over 100 million albums worldwide and Atlanta has been a regular stop for the band the last few years.

Def Leppard recently made music headlines when the band decided to re-recorded a couple of its biggest hits.

“How can I put this politely?" Lead singer Joe Elliott told MTV Hive. "We were having a major disagreement with our ex-record label about the digital rights for our back catalog. We couldn’t come to a mutual understanding that seemed fair for both sides. So we finally just decided to re-record all our hits. We started with ‘Pour Some Sugar on Me‘ and ‘Rock of Ages,’ and I think we did a pretty good job. It’s hard work trying to recreate something you did 30 years ago.”

Here's the lyric video for the newly recorded version of "Rock Of Ages."

http://youtu.be/-Sk5aeUoOjw

Here's the band performing "Rocket" at Lakewood a couple of years ago.

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Lita Ford and Poison opened the show.


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