REGULAR readers will know that I have a cerain disdain for those with narrow definitions of hard rock and metal. Regular readers will know that I have a soft spot for Def Leppard.
It is because they were among the bands that defined what Ulster Hall gig shold be about.
In recent years I have become alienated from recent Lepps product. But the glory years have been rekindled by what in humble opinion is the best Def Leppard tribute act in Europe, if not the world.
Ash, Mike et al make up Deft Leppard.
For many a drunken night they have rocked venues across the land - and as far as I know I am to date their only stage-diver (yes, I have no shame!).
But now Deft Leppard have decided to call it a day.
This bunch of slightly reprobate and wonderful guys are stepping back. And where will be the last ever Deft gig? Well in Belfast, of course!
January 8th, at The Empire.
I'll be there, and if you too can make it, say hello to me Baal and Sylvia...we'll be down the front!