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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.

Def Leppard to Sail on the ‘Hysteria on the High Seas’ Cruise

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Def Leppard will take off on its own cruise in January 2016.

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Def Leppard Planning ‘Unique’ Surprise for 2016

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Def Leppard's soon-to-be-released new album will be accompanied by a whole bunch of touring.

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35 Years Ago: Def Leppard Aim Big With Their Debut Album, ‘On Through the Night’

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

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Joe Elliott Says Def Leppard’s Album Is ‘Finished’

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The band has finished recording the long-awaited follow-up to 2008's 'Songs from the Sparkle Lounge.'

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John Bonham Vs. Rick Allen: March Drum Madness

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Hulton Archives / Scott Gries, Getty Images

The two drummers facing off in the opening round of our new March Drum Madness competition have a lot in common, even though they're from different generations.

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Def Leppard Won’t Play Any New Songs on Upcoming Tour

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Paul Kane, Getty Images

Def Leppard is taking a break from work on a long-awaited studio album to tour with Styx and Tesla, but don't expect any concert previews of their new songs.

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Joe Elliott Says Def Leppard Would ‘Politely Refuse’ Rock Hall Induction

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Dimitrios Kambouris, Getty Images

For something that's supposed to be a huge honor, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction sure does get a lot of artists riled up.

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Joe Elliott Says Def Leppard Won’t Be Jamming on Tour with Styx and Tesla

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Ben Hoskins, Getty Images

Fans who turn out to see Def Leppard with Styx and Tesla this summer shouldn't expect to see any big set-closing jams.

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Def Leppard Announce 2015 North American Tour with Styx and Tesla

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The two bands will hit the shed circuit this summer with Tesla as the opener.

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Def Leppard Add U.S. Dates to 2015 Tour

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David Becker, Getty Images

While they're waiting for the band's new album, Def Leppard fans in the U.S. can also look forward to summer tour dates -- at least two of them, anyway.

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