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.
35 Years Ago: Def Leppard Seeks Enlightenment on 'Hysteria'
Track arrived as the fourth single from album of the same name.
35 Years Ago: Def Leppard's Hysteria Tour Hits the United States
Performing in the round on a state-of-the-art stage was an exciting way to deliver both new and old material.
Hopeful Def Leppard Already at a 'Starting Point' for Next Album
Vivian Campbell also discusses pending material from his other band, Last in Line.
Watch Def Leppard Perform With Foo Fighters and Miley Cyrus
Pop singer shared vocals with Joe Elliott as they performed "Photograph" at Taylor Hawkins Tribute.
Motley Crue and Def Leppard’s Stadium Tour Made Over $173 Million
That makes it the most successful tour of either band's career.
How 'Pour Some Sugar on Me' Saved Def Leppard's 'Hysteria'
Costly LP was dead in the water — then the 11th-hour single exploded in the U.S.
Joe Elliott Saw Career 'Flashing Before My Eyes' in 1993
He decided Def Leppard could continue for as long as they wanted to at homecoming show during grunge era.