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Def Leppard, Heart 

When: Wed., Sept. 14 2011
Def Leppard's relevancy expired over two decades ago, and they know it. Their most recent effort Mirrorball is a double live album featuring chart toppers from their platinum days in the mid '80s and early '90s, plus three new/unbearable studio tracks. How is it that after 20-plus years of producing drivel, they can still headline amphitheaters? "Pour Some Sugar on Me" is an infectious stripper anthem, but it's hardly worth $100. A one-armed drummer? Now that's worth a hefty ticket price! Whether you look at Rick Allen's missing limb as a joke lyric in a Bloodhound Gang song or as a symbol of the unbreakable human spirit, the spectacle of a one-armed man playing the drums is a draw. Personally, I don't think rehashing their hits is what allows Def Leppard to continue touring; its Allen's phantom limb that keeps us coming back for more. ARIS WALES

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