Two legendary rock bands, Def Leppard and Whitesnake, will join forces for a nine-date co-headline tour this December, with support from Black Star Riders. Metal Blogmaster, Dan Hudson, rounds up the top 5 tracks he’s really hoping to hear…

Def Leppard – When Love and Hate Collide
A criminally underrated ballad from 1995’s Vault that introduced them to a whole new generation, myself included. They haven’t played it live since 2013, but will they bring it back this December?

Def Leppard – Animal
The song that broke Def Leppard in Europe and sent them stratospheric. Yep, it’s still just as catchy nearly 30 years later.

Whitesnake – Here I Go Again
If you’ve ever graced the dance floor of a power ballad club night, you’ll know just how excitable rock fans can get when they hear this song. Live, it’s even better.

Black Star Riders – Whiskey in the Jar (Thin Lizzy cover)
Metallica’s cover introduced this track to a whole new generation, but they rarely play it live, and let’s face it, in 2015 this may be the closest you’ll get to seeing Thin Lizzy performing it.

Def Leppard – Pour Some Sugar on Me
In the past, Def Leppard fans have been known to bring packets of sugar with them to shows to, er, try and pour on the band. Will they have more success this December?

Catch Def Leppard and Whitesnake on the Let’s Get Rocked in the Still of the Night II tour this December, tickets on sale now at