Def Leppard is re-releasing "Pour Some Sugar On Me" and "Rock of Ages" as re-recorded singles. The band is doing this to capitalize off the film Rock of Ages which hits theaters June 15. The re-recorded songs hit digital outlets June 4. Personally, I think this is completely unnecessary.
Obviously the band wants digital options of the songs so people can download after catching the movie. But why not just allow the real songs -- the ones we've loved for decades now -- to go up on iTunes? I don't get why the guys in Def Leppard won't release their catalog on iTunes, but so be it. (Ok, I know the reason: it is money. It has to be). I would think a couple of singles is better than none... and surely better than a re-recorded version, right?
Def Leppard will hit the road with Poison and Lita Ford on the Rock of Ages 2012 tour, which kicks off starting June 20 in Salt Lake City, Utah.