Thrash Hits

July 3rd, 2008

Def Leppard to go Country?

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Yep. You read right. The cock rock overlords are going country. But hold up as Joe Elliot and co aren’t doffing cowboy hats, stirrups and straddling ponies to join Dolly Parton on tour. No sirreee.

The band are to take part in a show USA way called Crossroads where musicians from different genres pair up to do a performance. It’s a hit over there apparently. And we can see why – especially with clips like the Bon Jovi one below.

Watch Bon Jovi perform with Sugarland on Crossroads

What a hoot. Anyway Def Leppard are set to hey diddle out with country laydee Taylor Swift. Swift seems to be somewhat of a fan too and in a press release sent out by the show she said:

“Every time I’ve seen Crossroads on CMT I’ve always thought, ‘If I ever get to do one of those, it HAS to be with Def Leppard!,’ so this is really a dream come true for me.”

She added: “I have been screaming the words to Def Leppard songs for years…so it’s amazing that I’m going to get to share a stage with them this year!”

Right on sista. Maybe she’ll do a debut on the last leg of the mighty Leppard’s UK dates? Or, maybe not.

Anyway the collaboration is due to be taped in Nashville this October and will air in November. Here at Thrash Hits .com we’re flicking through our mum’s greatest country hits, itching our heads as to what song they’ll choose to cover. The comedy choices are endless.

Emma Edmondson

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