Def Leppard said “Pour Some Sugar On Me” almost didn’t make it to the album due to record executives.
The band’s 1987 album Hysteria produced seven hit singles, including “Pour Some Sugar on Me.” However, the band went on The Howard Stern Show yesterday and explained how the song almost didn’t make the final cut.
“We had actually finished the album; Joe’s sitting in the corridor singing and Mutt [Lange, producer] goes, ‘What’s that?’and he goes, ‘I don’t know’ and 10 days later we had it finished and that was the last song on the album,” guitarist Phil Collen explained. Drummer Rick Allen added, “I don’t think the record company really wanted us to put it on the record.” Collen continued, “They didn’t because we’d spent like three million dollars already and we were so in the hole and they were like ‘You got to get this thing out, it’s ridiculous.'”
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