A musical called Rock of Ages
opened on Broadway in 2009. Featuring popular music from the '80s, the play takes its name from this song, but no Def Leppard songs appear in the production. When the musical was made into a feature film in 2012, the Def Leppard's "Pour Some Sugar On Me
" was included, performed by Tom Cruise. That same year, the band embarked on the "Rock of Ages" tour with Lita Ford
In our interview with Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen
, he said, "I think the play and the movie, all of that, helps cement a band and gives them iconic status, especially if you're still out there on tour. And I think the longer you are around, especially if you've got songs that are really cool and everything, something like that happens and it makes you worth more as a band, more important. And the fact that it's not even a song at that point, it's a play based on a song that we did, and then it's a movie based on that, it's like, Wow, it's really cool."