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Def Leppard originally entered the scene at the end of the ’70 as part of the new wave of British heavy metal, taking a cue from bands like Led Zeppelin (note the similarities in the groups’ names). But by the early part of the ‘80s they began injecting more commercial-friendly sounds into their music, breaking out with 1983’s ‘Pyromania,’ which included the Top 40 hits ‘Photograph’ and ‘Rock of Ages.’ When they returned four years later (part of the delay was due to their drummer losing his arm in a car accident; he had to relearn how to play a computerized set), Def Leppard and producer Robert “Mutt” Lange had assembled one of the era’s most defining works, ‘Hysteria,’ a digital triumph that bridged traditional hard rock with its pop future. The album went on to sell more than 20 million copies worldwide. Since then, the band has released a series of records that recall their golden period.

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Frazer Harrison / Terry Wyatt, Getty Images

Def Leppard Kick Off 2016 Summer Tour, Styx Pay Tribute to Prince and Bowie

With future tourmates Tesla and REO Speedwagon occupied for the moment, Def Leppard and Styx kicked off their 2016 summer tour last night in Pensacola

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Joe Elliott vs. Rod Stewart: March Mullet Madness

Rod Stewart battles Def Leppard's Joe Elliott for the right to move on to the March Mullet Madness finals.

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The History of Def Leppard’s Debut Album, ‘On Through the Night’

Def Leppard's debut, 'On Through the Night' was released on March 14, 1980.

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Mike Coppola / David Becker / Facebook

Def Leppard Announce Summer Tour With REO Speedwagon and Tesla

Def Leppard's latest summer package tour includes some new friends as well as familiar faces.

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David Becker, Getty Images

Phil Collen on Def Leppard’s Cruise: ‘I Don’t Think We Will Do This Again’

Def Leppard's guitarist did not have a good time on the band's Hysteria on the High Seas cruise last month.

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Donovan PR

Def Leppard Announce Rescheduled Tour Dates

Several weeks after postponing a batch of tour dates in order to give singer Joe Elliott time to recover from a throat ailment, Def Leppard have updated their concert calendar with rescheduled shows.

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Frazer Harrison / Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Def Leppard Guitarist Phil Collen Calls Guns N’ Roses Reunion ‘Really F—ing Lame’

It sounds like Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen is not in the market for Guns N' Roses reunion show tickets.

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Dimitrios Kambouris, Getty Images

Def Leppard Postpone Winter Tour Dates

Def Leppard have postponed the remaining dates on their current tour to give singer Joe Elliott some time to rest.

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Paul Kane, Getty Images

Joe Elliot Forced to Sit Out Def Leppard Cruise Show Due to Vocal Troubles

Joe Elliott faltered before an appearance aboard the MSC Divina, forcing Def Leppard to turn elsewhere for a singer during an abbreviated seven-song set.

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images

The Story of Def Leppard’s Breakthrough Album, ‘Pyromania’

Def Leppard's multi-platinum breakthrough album 'Pyromania' was released on Jan. 20, 1983.

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