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Def Leppard

United Kingdom · Group · 1977–present
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 guitar, backing vocals), Rick Allen (drums, backing vocals), Phil Collen (guitar, backing vocals), and Vivian Campbell (guitar, backing vocals). This is the band's longest-standing 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.<ref name="RSPyromania"/> Read more »

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News

DEF LEPPARD: 2017 Tour Rehearsal Video

A new time lapse rehearsal video of DEF LEPPARD shot and edited by drummer Rick Allen's tech Jeff Diffner can be seen below. DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen recently told New England Concert Reviews about the band's upcoming North American tour...

DEF LEPPARD Is A Family, Says PHIL COLLEN

In a brand new interview with Rock Cellar Magazine, DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen was asked how he and his bandmates have been able to maintain genuine friendships for so long where other groups have fallen short. "I don't understand how the...

Videos

DEF LEPPARD - Behind the Scenes in Baltimore, MD (4.14.17)
DEF LEPPARD - The Drum Tech's View in Montreal!
DEF LEPPARD - 2017 Tour Rehearsal Video
DEF LEPPARD - Adrenalize 25th Anniversary

Discography

Def Leppard
2015 Official Album
Songs From the Sparkle Lounge
2008 Official Album
Yeah!
2006 Official Album
X
2002 Official Album
Euphoria
1999 Official Album
Slang
1996 Official Album
Retro Active
1993 Official Album
Adrenalize
1992 Official Album