Def Leppard

Def Leppard



Def Leppard are an English rock band formed in 1977 in Sheffield as part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement. Since 1992, the band has consisted of Joe Elliott (lead vocals), Rick Savage (bass, backing vocals), Rick Allen (drums, backing vocals), Phil Collen (lead and rhythm guitar, backing vocals), and Vivian Campbell (rhythm and lead guitar, backing vocals). This is the band's longest lasting line-up.

The band's strongest commercial success came between the early 1980s and the early 1990s. Their 1981 album, High 'n' Dry, was produced by Robert John "Mutt" Lange, who helped them begin to define their style, and the album's standout track "Bringin' On the Heartbreak" became one of the first rock videos played on MTV in 1982. The band's next studio album, Pyromania in January 1983, with "Photograph" and "Rock of Ages" as the lead singles, turned Def Leppard into a household name. In the U.S., Pyromania was certified diamond (10× platinum). In 2003, the album ranked number 384 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.[6]

Def Leppard's fourth album Hysteria, released in 1987, topped the UK and U.S. album charts. As of 2009, it has reached beyond the success of Pyromania, having been certified 12× platinum for sales of over 12 million in the U.S. and has gone on to sell over 25 million copies worldwide.[7] The album spawned seven hit singles, including the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number one "Love Bites", alongside "Pour Some Sugar on Me", "Hysteria", "Armageddon It", "Animal", "Rocket", and "Women". Their next studio album, Adrenalize (the first following the death of guitarist Steve Clark), reached number one in UK and U.S. charts in 1992, and contained several hits, including "Let's Get Rocked" and "Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad". Their 1993 album, Retro Active, contained the acoustic hit song "Two Steps Behind". Their greatest-hits album Vault, released in 1995, featured the UK hit "When Love & Hate Collide".

As one of the world's best-selling music artists, Def Leppard have sold more than 100 million records worldwide,[8] and have two albums with RIAA diamond certification, Pyromania and Hysteria.[9] They are one of only five rock bands with two original studio albums selling over 10 million copies in the U.S.[10][11] The band were ranked No. 31 in VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock"[12] and ranked No. 70 in "100 Greatest Artists of All Time".[13]



Metal Evolution
Metal Evolution is a 2011 documentary series directed by anthropologist and film-maker Sam Dunn and director, producer and music supervisor Scot McFadyen about heavy metal subgenres, with new episodes airing every Friday at 10pm EST on MuchMore and Saturday at 10pm EST on VH1 Classic.
Bringin' On the Heartbreak
"Bringin' On the Heartbreak" is a ballad originally recorded by British hard rock band Def Leppard.
Pyromania is the third studio album by English rock band Def Leppard, released on 20 January 1983.
Hysteria is the fourth studio album by English hard rock band Def Leppard, released on 3 August 1987 through Mercury Records and reissued on 1 January 2000.

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Popular Albums21

Album Appearances & References5

Popular Songs40

Popular Live Albums8

Live Album Appearances & References2

Minor Film Appearances & References2

Song Appearances & References7


Soundtrack Film Appearances2

TV Shows7

Book References & Influences2

Collaborators & Influencers12

Other Music-Related Relationships39

Awards & Nominations10


Popular Tours5

Band Members8

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Spotify - Albums & Singles21


Spotify - Appears On1


Spotify - Top Tracks10


Upcoming Concerts71

Royal Albert Hall
London, United Kingdom
March 25, 2018
Hartford, United States
May 21, 2018
TImes Union Center
Albany, United States
May 23, 2018
Hersheypark Stadium
Hershey, United States
May 25, 2018
KeyBank Center
Buffalo, United States
May 26, 2018
Quicken Loans Arena
Cleveland, United States
May 28, 2018
U.S. Bank Arena
Cincinnati, United States
May 30, 2018
Rogers Centre
Toronto, Canada
June 1, 2018
PPG Paints Arena
Pittsburgh, United States
June 2, 2018
PNC Arena
Raleigh, United States
June 5, 2018
Thompson-Boiling Arena
Knoxville, United States
June 6, 2018
Jiffy Lube Live
Bristow, United States
June 8, 2018
Spectrum Center
Charlotte, United States
June 9, 2018
Wells Fargo Center
Philadelphia, United States
June 11, 2018
Madison Square Garden
New York, United States
June 13, 2018
Prudential Center
Newark, United States
June 15, 2018
Royal Farms Arena
Baltimore, United States
June 16, 2018
SunTrust Park
Atlanta, United States
July 1, 2018
Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Noblesville, United States
July 3, 2018
American Family Insurance Amphitheater-Summerfest
Milwaukee, United States
July 4, 2018
Memphis, United States
July 6, 2018
Verizon Arena
Little Rock, United States
July 7, 2018
Bok Center
Tulsa, United States
July 9, 2018
KFC Yum! Center
Louisville, United States
July 11, 2018
Comerica Park
Detroit, United States
July 13, 2018
Wrigley Field
Chicago, United States
July 14, 2018
Intrust Bank Arena
Wichita, United States
July 16, 2018
Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
Sioux Falls, United States
July 18, 2018
Pinnacle Bank Arena
Lincoln, United States
July 19, 2018
Coors Field
Denver, United States
July 21, 2018
Wells Fargo Arena
Des Moines, United States
July 23, 2018
Sprint Center
Kansas City, United States
July 25, 2018
Target Field
Minneapolis, United States
July 27, 2018
Fargo, United States
July 28, 2018
Fenway Park
Boston, United States
August 11, 2018
Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach, United States
August 13, 2018
Colonial Life Arena
Columbia, United States
August 15, 2018
BB&T Center
Sunrise, United States
August 17, 2018
Amalie Arena
Tampa, United States
August 18, 2018
Legacy Arena at the BJCC
Birmingham, United States
August 20, 2018
Schottenstein Center
Columbus, United States
August 22, 2018
Busch Stadium
St Louis, United States
August 24, 2018
Bridgestone Arena
Nashville, United States
August 25, 2018
Smoothie King Center
New Orleans, United States
August 27, 2018
American Airlines Center
Dallas, United States
August 29, 2018
AT&T Center
San Antonio, United States
August 31, 2018
Toyota Center
Houston, United States
September 1, 2018
Isleta Amphitheater
Albuquerque, United States
September 5, 2018
Talking Stick Resort Arena
Phoenix, United States
September 7, 2018
T-Mobile Arena
Las Vegas, United States
September 8, 2018
AT & T Park
San Francisco, United States
September 21, 2018
Petco Park
San Diego, United States
September 23, 2018
Vivint Smart Home Arena
Salt Lake City, United States
September 25, 2018
Ford Idaho Center
Nampa, United States
September 26, 2018
Moda Center
Portland, United States
September 28, 2018
Gorge Amphitheatre
George, United States
September 29, 2018
Rogers Arena
Vancouver, Canada
October 1, 2018
Golden 1 Center
Sacramento, United States
October 4, 2018
The Forum
Inglewood, United States
October 6, 2018
Dublin, Ireland
December 1, 2018
The SSE Arena, Belfast
Belfast, Ireland
December 2, 2018
Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
Cardiff, United Kingdom
December 4, 2018
The O2
London, United Kingdom
December 6, 2018
Motorpoint Arena Nottingham
Nottingham, United Kingdom
December 8, 2018
Metro Radio Arena
Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
December 9, 2018
The SSE Hydro
Glasgow, United Kingdom
December 11, 2018
Manchester Arena
Manchester, United Kingdom
December 12, 2018
FlyDSA Arena Sheffield
Sheffield, United Kingdom
December 14, 2018
Liverpool Echo Arena
Liverpool, United Kingdom
December 15, 2018
Arena Birmingham
Birmingham, United Kingdom
December 17, 2018
SSE Arena, Wembley
London, United Kingdom
December 18, 2018

News Articles20

Def Leppard dominate worldwide charts as music hits digital platforms
  –  February 3, 2018
Def Leppard are back in the charts in a big way since making their entire back catalogue available via streaming services for the first time. Last month, the Sheffield rockers introduced their collection of recorded material on to sites including Spotify ...
Tickets on Saturday for Oklahoma stop on Def Leppard and Journey co-headlining tour
  –  February 2, 2018
The group’s spectacular live shows and arsenal of hits have become synonymous with their name, leading Def Leppard to be heralded as an institution in both the music and touring industry. Def Leppard’s influential career includes numerous hit singles ...
Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott on why 'Pour Some Sugar on Me' is a strip club staple
  –  February 2, 2018
Def Leppard's Joe Elliott recently announced he and his bandmates ... Fox News spoke to Elliott about the obsession with their 1987 hit "Pour Some Sugar on Me" and inspiring country music artists. Fox News: How does it feel to get back on the road?
Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Def Leppard's 'Hysteria' Back In Top 40 After 28 Years
  –  February 2, 2018
The return of Def Leppard’s full catalog of music to digital retail, and its arrival on streaming services, pumps big gains. On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart (dated Feb. 3), Fall Out Boy notched its fourth No. 1 with the arrival of Mania.
DEF LEPPARD Singer: Covering THIN LIZZY During Debut Concert 'Pushed Us Towards More Commercial Direction'
  –  February 2, 2018
During a recent interview with iHeartRadio, DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott reminisced about the ... from Mars. Didn't like the music, because they were probably all disco fans. But they tolerated it, for some strange reason, and then when we went off ...
Joe Elliott spills Def Leppard secrets
  –  February 1, 2018
Fox411: Def Leppard front-man Joe Elliott discusses the obsession with their 1987 hit 'Pour Some Sugar on Me' and why its no surprise they are inspiring country music artists.
Concert on-sales: The War on Drugs, Primus, Def Leppard
  –  February 1, 2018
Speaking of double bills, ’80s arena rock fans will want to take note of one coming September 8: Britain’s Def Leppard and San Francisco’s ... Passes for the first Emerge Impact + Music festival go on sale 10 a.m. Thursday, February 1, with general ...
Def Leppard Wants Skrillex to Remix “Pour Some Sugar On Me”
  –  February 1, 2018
Apple Music recently took to Twitter to upload a rather interesting short video. The video shows Phil Collen, the guitarist for the band Def Leppard, sitting in a room full of guitars and amplifiers. He rambles on about why he is intrigued by dubstep ...
Joe Elliott of Def Leppard talks streaming, Hysteria and label rows
  –  January 31, 2018
And that’s what Def Leppard are. So you can see where we’re coming from […] We covered David Essex’s ‘Rock On’ on our covers album [2006’s Yeah!] and we still play it to this day because it’s a great song. That’s what we do. Your music ...
Elite 100: Drake, Fall Out Boy Jump To Top; Def Leppard, Lanco Hit Chart
  –  January 31, 2018
Pollstar, with the BuzzAngle Music-powered Elite 100 Artists Chart ... Also on this week’s chart is Def Leppard, at No. 11, who just recently got its hit-heavy back catalog added to the major streaming services following a dispute with its former ...
Piracy Brings a New Young Audience to Def Leppard, Guitarist Says
  –  January 25, 2018
I really do believe that this is the upside of music piracy.” Def Leppard celebrate their 40th anniversary this year, and the fact that they’re still releasing music and attracting a new audience is a real achievement for a band whose original fans ...
How Def Leppard’s unlikely glam-metal revolution changed everything
  –  January 24, 2018
Now that Def Leppard has finally slipped onto streaming services ... the loving covers album charting the songs that jolted them into action before all the Behind the Music malarkey. This one just happens to be killer. The tracklist was clearly assembled ...
Def Leppard Finally Stream Their Classic Albums
  –  January 22, 2018
Long-running pop-metal greats Def Leppard were, until today, one of the last multi-platinum titans whose music still wasn’t available on streaming platforms. But Musically reports that the band’s entire catalog will be available today on music ...
Def Leppard’s entire music catalog now available for streaming
  –  January 22, 2018
Gunter Glieben Glauten Globen. As of Friday, Def Leppard fans on major streaming services are no longer high and dry. No foolin’. Finally anyone hosting an ’80s-themed party — or just wanting to recapture the angsty magic of their youth — will be ...
Def Leppard’s Catalog Finally Available to Stream and Download
  –  January 20, 2018
However, the members of Def Leppard were adamant about finding the "right" deal ... And then some other t--- at the label put a stop to it. It's our life and our music, and we're not going to let them exploit us to the extent that they're trying to."
Def Leppard albums you might actually listen to are now streaming
  –  January 19, 2018
In other words, the material from the band's glory days -- like Pyromania and Hysteria -- weren't included in music services' catalogs. Of course, it's also a nice bit of promotion ahead of the group's summer tour with Journey. Def Leppard's situation was ...
Def Leppard puts discography on Apple Music, other streaming services
  –  January 19, 2018
British rock bank Def Leppard —best known for songs like "Rock of Ages" and "Pour Some Sugar on Me" —has released its complete back catalog on streaming music services, including Apple Music and Spotify. Important albums like "Pyromania" and "Hysteria ...
Def Leppard Now Available to Stream on Apple Music
  –  January 19, 2018
Rock band Def Leppard has added its back catalog of music onto Apple Music and other streaming services today, following a years-long "power struggle" with Universal Records over the band's digital song rights. Now, as Def Leppard lead singer Joe Elliott ...
Def Leppard and Journey playing Summerfest's American Family Insurance Amphitheater July 4
  –  January 19, 2018
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel contributing music writer Jon M. Gilbertson shares photos and his thoughts from Def Leppard's Marcus Amphitheater show for Summerfest on July 6, 2016. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Def Leppard last headlined Summerfest's ...
Journey, Def Leppard team up for Comerica Park concert, U.S. tour
  –  January 19, 2018
Journey and Def Leppard last teamed up in 2006, a lengthy North American run that included shows at DTE Energy Music Theatre and Grand Rapids' Van Andel Arena. Individually, Journey and Def Leppard remain strong amphitheater draws, and DTE has been the go ...


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