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Steve Whiteman Does 'Foolin' and I Freak Out

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.


Reader Comments (14)

Had this cd for a while now - got it due to Phil Lewis being on it.

Some good tracks - others not so good - but thats the same as all tribute albums - you take a gamble - i may have to dig it out tonight tho for another listen.
January 21, 2011 | Unregistered Commenter$kwint
I recently got this CD, too. THE only reason that I got it was because Steve is on it. Funny. I do like the CD and it was a cool find. It slipped through my year 2000, too
January 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrian L
May I recommend a tribute album: Rock & Roll Train - A Millenium Tribute to AC/DC (Versailles Records). Don't know if it's any good or not, but it boasts covers from current/former members of Alice Cooper Band, Metal Church, Adler's Appetite, Lillian Axe, Warrant, LA Guns and Brides of Destruction, among others. But the MOST important band on the album is my hubby's band, Snowblynd, and I know their cover kicks ass. :)
January 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristine Sixx
As big of a Leppard fan as I am, I've had this since day one. As mentioned, it's mostly hit but with a few misses. My fav track is probably Kevin DuBrow leading the charge on "Rock Rock (Till You Drop)" - it's almost a techno remix but it works very well. Jani Lani sounds great on "Photograph," too...
January 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKen
Nice find Ally ! I am a Whiteman junkie myself and will be searching out one of these albums for myself.
January 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDamnp78
Yeah, this is a pretty cool tribute album that got a lot of play when it came out; unfortunately most are not very good.

There are also tributes to AC/DC, Alice Cooper and Aerosmith from around the same time that are worth tracking down (feat. various 80's rock/glam band members).
January 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJack
This sounds pretty good. Is The Dubrow SOng on Youtube? I can't find it.
January 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShadow
Steve Whiteman also sings on the Scorpions tribute album. He does "Still Lovin' You". He rules!!!
January 21, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterricksav65
I'm not a huge Def Leppard fan but Foolin is good, Jani Lane doing Photograph is pretty good. PhilLewis does a good job on Bringin on the Heartbreak. I also like Let it Go.
January 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShattered
Ive got a bunch of these tribute cds. I usually buy them for Stevie Rachelle. Thsi one is good, especially Jani Lane. Check out the Journey one. Marq Torien doing 'open arms' is fantastic. Hes totally on top of his game.
January 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
Thanks for bringing this to my attention, I'm going to have to pick it up.
January 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBlaine
I'll answer my own question! I was inh Vienna today and Honest To God I Found this CD in the bargain bin of some classical music store! I sware on my life!! There also were AC/DC Cheap trick,Bon Jovi, and Guns N Roses Cover album with it in a 5 disc set. Dubrow on Welcome To The Jungle is Awesome!! I Love being Overseas right now!
January 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShadow
Not a bad disc. Macmaster doing Let it Go was the highlight for me. He just kills it on that song.
January 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBilly
Do you guys think by any chance this is the same output from the guys who put together the Cover Me in 80's Metal compilation? it's got some same artists..and im wondrin' if its the same version of Photograph by Jani Lane.
January 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRawhide

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