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April 18, 2007
Triple whammy

OK, as I told you in Tuesday's Coming Distractions column, Def Leppard is playing Sept. 14 at the Sleep Train Amphitheatre.

That's cool enough - in a musty, good memories sort of way - but now, it turns out that Foreigner and Styx also are on the bill.

Wow, talk about your nostalgia trip.

True story: First records I ever purchased with my own, hard-earned babysitting money were the "Grease" movie soundtrack and Styx's "Paradise Theater." I was in the fifth grade.

I also once owned Foreigner's "4" but lost the album after I left it under the gym bleachers during an assembly on my last day of the seventh grade. Bummer. I lost my Go-Go's "Beauty and the Beat" album that day, too, but I quickly replaced that one.

(Question to self: Why were you toting such highly unportable vinyl albums to school? Like they were going to let you rock out "Juke Box Hero" during English Lit? As if.)

And no, I don't currently own either the Foreigner or Styx albums on CD - although I do have some Def Leppard tracks on my iPod.

No details yet on ticket prices or when they go on sale, so stay tuned.

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