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.
Motley Crue and Def Leppard Postpone 2020 Summer 'Stadium Tour'
Reunited band's first tour in five years will be rescheduled.
Def Leppard's 'Pour Some Sugar on Me' Began With Random Noises
A bit of goofing around in the studio between Joe Elliott and Mutt Lange led to the T. Rex-influenced smash hit.
The Day Def Leppard Welcomed Vivian Campbell to the Family
Guitarist's first show with the band took place April 15, 1992.
Watch Sammy Hagar and Joe Elliott Talk About Being Fired
Van Halen ex exchanges experiences with Def Leppard frontman in clip from ‘Rock & Roll Road Trip’ episode.
Listen to Def Leppard’s Early Version of ‘Glad I’m Alive’
Song appears on ‘The Early Years 79-81’ box set.
Def Leppard, Bowie, Pink Floyd Lead 2020 Record Store Day Roster
A bevy of unique classic rock releases highlight Record Store Day 2020.
Def Leppard 'London to Vegas' Live Set Reportedly Coming Soon
Home-video release will feature concerts from 2018 and 2019.