By Brent Furdyk.

Fans attending Billy Joel’s Saturday night concert at Detroit’s Comerica Park received a heavy-metal treat when he was joined by a surprise guest: Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott.

Elliott teamed up with the legendary Piano Man for a raucous cover of the band’s 1987 mega-hit “Pour Some Sugar On Me”.

To say the crowd was enthusiastic is an understatement; in crowd-shot video of the performance, Elliott leads the audience in a singalong of the chorus while Joel can be seen adding backing vocals and piano accompaniment.


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As Blabbermouth points out, this marks the third time that Elliott has joined Joel in concert, having previously appeared at a 2018 show at Boston’s Fenway Park and a 2019 performance at Madison Square Garden in NYC.

Meanwhile, Elliott’s appearance in Detroit wasn’t entirely random; Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe are scheduled to perform at the same venue on Sunday night, the latest stop on their Stadium Tour.





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