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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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David Becker / Andrew H. Walker, Getty Images

Vivian Campbell Really Hopes Donald Trump Won’t Introduce Def Leppard at Tour Stop

The other day, CNN reported that presidential hopeful Donald Trump would introduce Def Leppard before their appearance at the Iowa State Fair next month. That's news to guitarist Vivian Campbell.

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37 Years Ago: Def Leppard Play Their First Concert

Def Leppard's first concert took place on July 18, 1978 at the Westfield School in Sheffield, England.

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Chris Epting for Ultimate Classic Rock

Def Leppard’s Phil Collen Goes Deep With Delta Deep: Photo Gallery

Check out these great photos from Phil Collen's premiere of his new blues-rock side project, Delta Deep.

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Ultimate Classic Rock

Def Leppard Albums, Ranked Worst to Best

Ultimate Classic Rock ranks every Def Leppard studio effort, from worst to best.

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Def Leppard’s Campbell Avoids Radiation, Will Rejoin Summer Tour

Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell has revealed that his cancer treatment will allow him to accompany Def Leppard on much of their summer tour.

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Vivian Campbell’s Cancer Returns Again

The Hodgkin's lymphoma that Vivian Campbell has been battling for two years has returned, and he will be sidelined for an unknown period of time.

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Mad Ink PR

Hear Delta Deep’s ‘Private Number’ Featuring David Coverdale: Exclusive Premiere

Delta Deep's "Private Number" featuring David Coverdale premiered on Ultimate Classic Rock on June 16, 2015.

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Atria Books

Phil Collen Announces Fall Release for Autobiography, ‘Adrenalized’

Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen is ready to tell his story.

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YouTube

Joe Elliott Talks New Def Leppard LP: ‘Every Song Is Different’

Def Leppard have always drawn from a variety of influences, and according to singer Joe Elliott, the band's new album incorporates all of them.

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You Think You Know Def Leppard

You Think You Know Def Leppard?

As justly famous as Def Leppard has become, there are still plenty of lesser-known facts hidden away in their platinum-plated career.

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