DEF LEPPARD Singer Gets Married

September 10, 2004

DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott married fiancée Kristine at Kinnitty Castle in County Offaly, Ireland on September 1, according to a posting on the group's official web site. "The two-day event (which was described by Joe as 'the mother of all parties') was attended mostly by family and close friends, although a smattering of celebrities joined in the fun," the posting reads. "[Former THE ALMIGHTY frontman] Ricky Warwick (who else) served as Joe's best man. Musical entertainment was supplied by RACING CARS, featuring (tour manager) Malvin's brother. The inevitable jam session, which took place towards the end of the evening, saw Joe and Ian Hunter perform a medley of BEATLES and THE WHO songs. [QUEEN guitarist] Brian May, who was desperate to get up, went missing in action at this crucial time, possibly because the resident ghost in the dungeon bar bought him too many drinks (or so we heard).

"Unfortunately, not all members of DEF LEPPARD were present to lend their support: sadly, [drummer] Rick Allen was unable to attend."

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