Def Leppard re-recording back catalog to screw UniversalJUL 05 2012In a dispute with Universal over compensation for digital downloads, Def Leppard is taking the extreme and fairly metal step of re-recording their entire back catalog so they can do what they want with the songs. Earlier, they recorded what theyre calling “Forgeries” of Pour Some Sugar on Me and Rock of Ages to coincide with the movie release of Rock of Ages.
This is actually Shane MacGowan, Nick Cave, Johnny Depp, Chrissie Hynde, Glen Matlock and a shitload of others covering “I Put A Spell On You” as a benefit record to aid Haiti reconstruction
Website is here. Johnny Depp plays guitar? Fascinating. Much better than the new We Are The World.