There's nothing like good old-fashioned retribution to motivate a rock n' roll band. Aging rockers Def Leppard have spoken about plans to re-record their entire back catalogue after a disagreement with their former label Universal over monetary compensation for digital downloads, intending to reclaim ownership of the material.
Leppard frontman Joe Elliott told Billboard the he intends to replace the Universal-owned material with identical renditions. "We'll just replace our back catalogue with brand new, exact same versions of what we did."
Elliott, though, seems aware of the problems that this approach may bring up. "You don't just go in and say: 'Hey guys, let's record it', and it's done in three minutes. Where am I going to find my old voice?"
I suppose that's one way to spend their time. Or they could, you know, just write some new songs?