Def Leppard Says They'll Continue Re-recording Their Old Hits
Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott says the band will continue to re-record their classic old tracks like "Pour Some Sugar On Me" and "Rock of Ages" until their former record label Universal agrees to rework their deal.
The new recordings of old songs allow the band to cash in on the music without having to share revenue with the label, which owns the rights to the original master recordings.
"It was, well, let's just say a sensible business decision on our part," Joe Elliott told MTVHive.
"We were having a major disagreement with our ex-record label about the digital rights for our back catalog. We couldn't come to a mutual understanding that seemed fair for both sides. So we finally just decided to re-record all our hits. We started with 'Sugar' and 'Rock of Ages,' and I think we did a pretty good job," he adds.
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