They call Howard Leese a lucky man: he has had a brilliant career, playing guitar for Heart from 1975 to 1997; he has played with Paul Rodgers in Bad Company and Rodgers’ solo band for over a decade; he released a great solo album in 2009; has his own signature guitar at PRS; got to see The Doors performing live on the Strip; is currently a member of the new Vegas show Raiding The Rock Vault; and last week was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame with Heart. How much more can one man be blessed with in a career?
Playing on a Thursday night as a make-up date due to the passing of Joe Elliott’s father, the electricity was humming through the crowd when Def Leppard hit the stage. “Mighty big noise you’re making out there,” Elliott said to their very vocal legion of fans. “We like that”.