NHL Opening Night Hysteria Features Def Leppard

How much does the NHL still wish it was 1988, when Gretzky and Lemieux ruled the world and teams actually scored goals? So much that they’re centering their annual kickoff (or “face-off” I guess) event around a concert by timeless butt-rockers Def Leppard. For just $35, you can watch the boys rock the Fox Theatre in Detroit as the Red Wings begin their season at home (the game will be shown on a big screen at the theater).

Def Leppard

While “metal” and hockey have always gone together well, it’s amusing to read Joe Elliott trying to convince himself that they planned on their new single being a hockey anthem all along. Because, as we all know, British guys just can’t get enough hockey.

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