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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Def Leppard rock a Red Button Special
  –  March 29, 2018
Joe Elliot and Phil Collen from Def Leppard join her to share their metal memories. And we salute the best coiffed music genre of all time in a Hairy Metal Megamix.
DEF LEPPARD Guitarist VIVIAN CAMPBELL Becomes Northern Ireland Hospice Ambassador
  –  March 28, 2018
According to Belfast Live, DEF LEPPARD and LAST IN LINE guitarist Vivian Campbell ... Campbell said: "I've always considered myself to be blessed in my music career and it makes me proud that an organization such as Northern Ireland Hospice recognize ...
Def Leppard's Joe Elliott on the changing landscape music
  –  March 23, 2018
Def Leppard have finally allowed their music to become available on Spotify and other services. Just don’t ask frontman Joe Elliott to embrace hip hop, writes Joe Nerssessian. One needs to take a tactical approach when interviewing Def Leppard frontman ...
Def Leppard's Joe Elliott: We had tough things to deal with when we were making Hysteria
  –  March 22, 2018
You can't pander the guy who never comes to the gig, but makes a big noise on the internet." Def Leppard's music is available now across streaming services. The band plays the SSE Arena in Belfast on December 2, with a concert in Dublin the previous night.
Piracy Brings a New Young Audience to Def Leppard, Guitarist Says
  –  March 17, 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 ...
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 ...
Journey, Def Leppard to come to Knoxville this summer on U.S. tour
  –  January 19, 2018
Tickets for the show will go on sale to the general public on Feb. 3. Also big news for Def Leppard fans -- the band says they released their entire music catalog available for streaming on Spotify, iTunes/Apple Music and Amazon and other streaming ...
Def Leppard Has Finally Made Their Greatest Albums Like ‘Hysteria’ And ‘Pyromania’ Available To Stream
  –  January 19, 2018
Starting today, you can finally stream some of the best albums like Hysteria and Pyromania produced by the iconic British rock group Def Leppard. For the longest ... who were notably absent from the likes of Apple Music or Spotify. Just like Bob Seger ...


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