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Hedonism and hair metal fans rejoice: Def Leppard, Poison and Cheap Trick hit Tampa



Joe Elliott's interview on Stuck in the '80s this week still has fans buzzing around Tampa Bay for tonight's big show with Cheap Trick and Poison. Of course, it looks like a monsoon outdoors, so I pity the people in the lawn seats at the Ford Amphitheatre. But just get into the spirit of Woodstock and have a good, muddy time.

If you missed the podcast, here's a link to the show. And if you're just too lazy to listen to Sean Daly and me, click here for just the interview with Joe Elliott.

Here are some highlights from the interview:

ON DEF LEPPARD'S RUMORED HEDONISM: "Aww, that's all exaggerated. Look ... I never slept with more than 300 or 400 hookers."

ON CHEAP TRICK'S ROBIN ZANDER: "He's been singing his a-- off on this tour. It's a joy every night to hear him. … If you took Lennon and McCartney and dropped them into a boiling vat of oil, you'd pull Robin Zander out. I think he's a bit of both."

ON MUTT LANGE MEETING THE BAND: "He came to an AC/DC concert and we were the opening act. The manager kinda dragged him to the side of the stage to watch us for 20, 30 minutes and Mutt was actually quite impressed with what he saw. He said, 'Yeah, they do have something. They do need a bit of work, but they have something.' "

Still on the fence about going to see Def Leppard, Poison and Cheap Trick? Here's the full setlists for each band on the tour, according to Though remember it's been known to change from night to night (especially for Cheap Trick, Elliott says with glee. He loves those guys!)

Cheap Trick Set List:
“On Top of the World”
“I Want You to Want Me”
“These Days”
“She’s Tight”
“Sick Man of Europe”
“If You Want My Love”
“Dream Police”
“The Flame”

Poison Set List
“Look What the Cat Dragged In”
“I Want Action”
“Ride The Wind”
“I Won’t Forget You”
“Your Mama Don’t Dance”
“Fallen Angel”
“Something to Believe In”
“Unskinny Bop”
“Every Rose”
“Talk Dirty To Me”
“Nothin’ But A Good Time”

Def Leppard Set List:
“Rock! Rock! Til You Drop”
“Let’s Get Rocked”
“Too Late for Love”
“Nine Lives”
“Love Bites”
“Rock On”
“Two Steps Behind”
“Bringin’ on the Heartbreak”
“Switch 625?
“Armageddon It”
“Pour Some Sugar on Me”
“Rock of Ages”

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[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:49pm]


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