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Why Def Leppard Finally Said Yes to the ‘Rock of Ages’ Musical

Jun 19, 2019 - The New York Times

If every rose has its thorn, not having Def Leppard’s music in a show named after a Def Leppard song was a real sticking point for the team behind “Rock of Ages.”

The jukebox musical about love and rock-star dreams on the Sunset Strip opened on Broadway in 2009 with a host of beloved 1970s and ’80s hits, including Poison’s “Nothin’ But a Good Time,” Styx’s “Renegade” and Pat Benatar’s “Hit Me With Your Best Shot.”

But Def Leppard demurred, leading to a lig...