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 'London to Vegas' Live Set Reportedly Coming Soon
Home-video release will feature concerts from 2018 and 2019.
Def Leppard Unveil Five-Disc 'Early Years' Box Set
Preview the never-released Nick Tauber-produced version of 1979's "Rock Brigade."
Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett: Tale of the Tape
A look at the vital statistics of all four acts on this summer's biggest tour.
Motley Crue and Def Leppard Members Recall Bands’ Car Crashes
Nikki Sixx and Joe Elliott recall how incidents involving Vince Neil and Rick Allen affected them.
Joe Elliott in Favor of New Def Leppard Biopic but Won’t Fund It
He believes standards have risen beyond “experiment” of 2001 VH1 flop.
Joe Elliott Says New Def Leppard Music Is ‘Not That Important’
Singer reports band is writing material, but ticket sales prove more people want live shows.
Def Leppard Tease 'Early Years' Box Set, Revamped Video Campaign
Package will include previously announced live show from April 1980 that singer Joe Elliott calls "astounding"
Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison, Joan Jett Add Six New Dates
Road trip starts in June, ahead of 22 previously announced shows.
Joe Elliott Says He Knew Motley Crue's Retirement Wouldn't Last
The Def Leppard frontman never believed the Crue were done touring.