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June 14, 2006

Def Leppard is back with a bang. Their new single “Rock On” has been the No. 1 song on American classic rock stations for four consecutive weeks. Fans can help keep Def Lep atop the charts by calling their local radio stations and requesting “Rock On.”

The song, originally recorded by David Essex in 1973, is the first single from Def Leppard’s new album of glam-rock era covers, YEAH!, but brings in the signature Def Leppard hard-rock edge to give it a fresh new life.

And according to Mediabase, an industry airplay chart of all monitored stations, “Rock On” has risen above serious competition to annex the top spot for a month.

Adding to the popularity of the track is the “Rock On” video, which debuted on and to rave reviews. Filmed in the California desert by legendary video director Nigel Dick, it depicts a post-apocalyptic world where Def Leppard might be the only rock ‘n’ roll band left.

Def Leppard fans, make your voices heard and get the new “Rock On” video into VH1’s VSpot Top 20 Video Countdown!

Chances are you’ve seen and loved the video, which was filmed by acclaimed director Nigel Dick for the first single from Def Leppard’s brand-new release, YEAH!

Well, now you can make sure it gets the notoriety it deserves. Just go to, write in “Rock On” as a “Wild Card” selection on the Top 20, and watch it climb to the top of the list.

Following the addition of the band’s latest video for “ROCK ON” to VH1’s playlist this past Monday, UK fans will also be able to catch the clip on TV starting this Friday, when it will be added to Kerrang! TV’s playlist. Never before has it been this easy for you to get Def Leppard on UK TV: all you have to do is call in to Kerrang! TV’s number and enter the code corresponding to “ROCK ON”, and the video will be queued for broadcast. Unfortunately, at the moment the request code for the video is not available yet, but we will let you know as soon as it is, so you can start and make sure “ROCK ON” will be shown!

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