Pop princess Mariah Carey has found new fans in the world of rock - DEF LEPPARD.

The British rockers leaped to the defence of the troubled HONEY hitmaker after fans of the group criticised her cover version of their 1981 hit BRINGING ON THE HEARTBREAK.

Guitarist PHIL COLLEN says, "You get e-mails from fans, and they go, 'It's disgusting, it's terrible.' I said, 'No - you've got to realise that she's on our side. Someone's actually out there promoting one of our songs. You should give her all the help she can get.'"

13/08/2003 17:20