My heart totally just stopped.
It full on stopped. I discovered an album I never knew existed. The album? Leppardmania: A Tribute to Def Leppard. Ok, let me clarify: I knew the album existed but I thought "Another lame tribute record, whatever." And I forgot about it. And then last night I found the clip of Steve Whiteman singing "Foolin'" and I almost wept with joy.
Oh. My. Glam.
So after I listen with rapture at my beloved Steve his little heart out, I immediately went to Amazon to get the album and some more details. Of course, the album is "temporarily out of stock" so I didn't delay or pass go - I immediately went to eBay and bought it that way. And then I went back to Amazon to check out all of the musicians on the record and it's everyone we love! Tracii Guns, Eric Turner, Jerry Dixon, and Randy Castillo, Phil Lewis, Jizzy Pearl, John Corabi and more and more and more!
Here's the track listing:
John Corabi - Wasted
Joe LeSte - Rock Brigade
Jani Lane - Photograph
Kevin DuBrow - Rock, Rock
Stevie Rachelle - Too Late For Love
Steve Whiteman - Foolin'
Kelly Hansen - Rock Of Ages
Phil Lewis - Bringin' On The Heartbreak
Jason McMaster - Let It Go
Jizzy Pearl - High & Dry
Kory Clarke - You Got Me Running
Paul Shortino - On Through The Night
So, I can't wait for my still shrink-wrapped (!) CD to arrive from my far-flung eBay seller! It is so rare - horribly rare - that I get excited about music these days. I am just sick of the same old thing but this is something for me to enjoy and love! And Steve Whiteman is on the record! And Corabi!
Leppardmania: A Tribute to Def Leppard came out in 2000 on Cleopatra. I guess I should pay attention to tribute albums in the future.