Def Leppard’s Collen Defends Mariah’s Cover Of Their Hit

Heath McCoy of the Calgary Herald caught up with Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen who defended the group’s decision to let cover their 1981 power ballad ‘Bringin’ On The Heartbreak’, despite the negative reaction many hardcore fans have given the move. “They’ve really reacted weirdly to it,” Collen said. “They’ll say ‘It sucks. You shouldn’t let her do it.’ Jesus, man. She’s an icon. She’s one of the most influential singers of the last decade. I mean, someone like Christina Aguilera is trying to imitate what Mariah did… (The fans) really get it wrong sometimes. She’s on our side and it’s an honor she’s done it. Really, that’s the only way we’re getting played.”

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10 thoughts on “Def Leppard’s Collen Defends Mariah’s Cover Of Their Hit

  1. ballersfantasy says:

    I love that song! I love Def Leppard’s version but Mariah’s is better. It’s my favorite song off her Charmbracelet CD.

  2. mikemc says:

    Granted, that isn’t my favorite song off of “Charmbracelet”, I think Mariah did a GREAT job covering it!!!! Her vocals throughout the song go from a soft whisper to her ultrasonic high notes, she definitely did the song justice.

  3. Maddie says:

    I remember that song from the early 80’s and it was always one of my favorites and when I heard Mariah covering it, it was so much better, it has a different feeling to it, but done with respect and in a very nice way. Besides from the whole album is the song that got most praise from critics. And it Def Leppard, THE ORIGINAL SINGERS, say is good, who are you to say otherwise!?

  4. sexyxtina25 says:

    These jealous ass haters can kiss Mariah’s ass she’s one of the best singers ever her and Christina Aguilera are my two favorite singers and always will be.

  5. mel_melanie says:

    Well..Christina is a slut and I don’t really like Mariah’s voice so I could care less about them.

  6. willow84 says:

    ok question for Mariah fans it is it just me or does Mariah have a little more meat on her bones then back in the day. I am Not calling her fat so don’t get all crazy. I’m just asking.

  7. mikemc says:

    Yeah, Mariah’s REAL fat!!!!!! You are so ignorant, Mariah has always been a curvy woman and she is in the best shape of her life these days. Silly douche bag, tricks are for kids!

  8. willow84 says:

    GOD what did I say, can you not read I said don’t get all crazy. I was asking a simple innocent question. people are so defensive..geez! I suggest you guys should really think about how you answer people because sometimes it’s so unjustifiably rude.

  9. tena says:

    It’s awful and if she did such a great job, then why did the original artists make it a hit, and not her? No wonder the hard core fans hated it, probably so upset def that they had to defend themselves letting her butcher it.

  10. mikemc says:

    Whatever makes you feel better Tena, but tell me one thing, what ballads are huge on the radio today. NONE, ballads don’t sell anymore that’s why the song didn’t do well, anyone with common sense knows that.

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