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Def Leppard

Def Leppard live in 2007
(l-r) Vivian Campbell, Rick Savage, Joe Elliott, Phil Collen, Rick Allen
Background information
Also known as Atomic Mass
Origin Sheffield, England
Genres Hard rock, heavy metal[1][2]
Years active 1977–present
Labels Mercury, Universal, Phonogram, Vertigo, PolyGram, Bludgeon-Riffola, Island (US)
Website Official Site
Members
Rick Savage
Joe Elliott
Rick Allen
Phil Collen
Vivian Campbell
Former members
Steve Clark
Pete Willis
Tony Kenning
.Def Leppard is a rock band from Sheffield, England, which formed in 1977 and has been identified as part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement.^ Def Leppard is an English rock band from Sheffield, formed in 1977 as part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement.
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^ Def Leppard Tickets - Def Leppard Tour 2009 There in rainy Sheffield, England, a band called Atomic Mass was formed in 1977.
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^ Def Leppard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Def Leppard are an English hard rock/heavy metal band from Sheffield, who formed in 1977 as part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement.
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.The band consists of Joe Elliot (vocals), Phil Collen (lead guitar), Vivian Campbell (rhythm guitar), Rick Savage (bass guitar), and Rick Allen (drums).^ VIVIAN CAMPBELL guitar & vocals .
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^ Rick Allen continues to be a marvel on drums.
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^ I’m not saying that Joe will do a live lead vocal...
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.The band has sold over 65 millions albums worldwide, and have two albums with RIAA diamond certification, Pyromania and Hysteria.^ Def Leppard has sold over 65 million albums worldwide.
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^ For Def Leppard's 'Hysteria' Album they sold over 17 million Albums.
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^ Hysteria and Pyromania are both Diamond selling albums.
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Contents

History

Early years (1977–1979)

.Rick Savage, Pete Willis and Tony Kenning, all students at Tapton School in Sheffield, formed a band called Atomic Mass in 1977. The band originally consisted of Willis on guitar, Savage on bass (after originally playing guitar), with Kenning on drums.^ Originally titled ATOMIC MASS , formed when guitarist Pete Willis joined forces with bassist Rick Savage and drummer Tony Kenning at Sheffield's Tapton comprehensive school in 1977.
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^ Def Leppard Tickets - Def Leppard Tour 2009 There in rainy Sheffield, England, a band called Atomic Mass was formed in 1977.
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^ Rick Savage (bass), Pete Willis (guitars) and Tony Kenning (drums) formed the band "Atomic Mass" in 1977 as students at Tapton School in Sheffield.
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.Only 18 at the time, Joe Elliott tried out for the band as a guitarist following a chance meeting with Willis after missing a bus.^ Joe Elliott auditioned for a spot as their guitarist following a chance meeting with Willis.
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^ Vocalist Joe Elliott, a fanatic follower of Mott the Hoople and T. Rex, joined the band several months later, bringing the name Deaf Leopard with him.
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^ Lead singer Joe Elliott, bass player Rick "Sav" Savage, guitarist Pete Willis, and drummer Tony Kenning just renamed the band from Deaf Leopard (a name first coined by Joe Elliott at school in 1975) to Def Leppard.
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.During his audition, however, it was decided that he was better suited to be the lead singer.^ However, during Elliott's audition it was decided that he was better suited for the role of lead singer.
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.Their first ever gig was in the dining hall in A Block in Westfield School in Mosborough, Sheffield.^ The band made its official live debut playing Westfield School in Sheffield on July 18th 1978, for which they are often reported to have earnt the princely sum of £5 .
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.Soon afterward they adopted a name proposed by Elliott, "Deaf Leopard", which was originally a band name he thought up while writing reviews for imaginary rock bands in his English class (and in at least partial reference to the band Led Zeppelin).^ Soon afterwards they adopted the name Deaf Leopard, which Elliott had thought of in his school days.
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^ According to the band's history, their name was originally spelled Deaf Leopard.
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^ Elliott had thought of the name Deaf Leopard in school and the band changed the name to Def Leppard based on the way Led Zeppelin spelled their name.

[4] .At Kenning's suggestion, the spelling was slightly modified in order to make the name seem less like that of a punk band.^ At the suggestion of Tony Kenning, the name was modified to Def Leppard.
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^ Q: “Sparkle Lounge” sounds like a kind of default Def Leppard album, something that’s almost “easy” for the band to make.
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^ The band does seem to be like a fine wine and improving with age.
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.In January 1978, Steve Clark joined the band.^ The band added guitarist Steve Clark in January 1978.
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^ In 1978, they picked up second guitarist, Steve Clark, and practiced relentlessly.
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^ Rick Allen joined the band full-time in late November 1978, replacing Frank Noon when they signed to Mercury Records.
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.According to Joe Elliott, he successfully auditioned for the band by playing Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Freebird" in its entirety.^ According to band frontman Joe Elliott, it was a special room with...
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^ A few months later, vocalist Joe Elliott, a fanatic follower of Mott the Hoople and T. Rex, joined the band, bringing the name Deaf Leopard.
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^ Vocalist Joe Elliott, a fanatic follower of Mott the Hoople and T. Rex, joined the band several months later, bringing the name Deaf Leopard with him.
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.In November, just prior to recording sessions for what would be a three-song release known as the Def Leppard EP, Kenning abruptly left the band.^ Def Leppard 5 Awesome band.
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^ Def Leppard wouldn't do these songs.
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^ British band Def Leppard .
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.He was replaced for those sessions by Frank Noon.^ Frank Noon was then replaced by Rick Allen.
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^ Rick Allen joined the band full-time in late November 1978, replacing Frank Noon when they signed to Mercury Records.
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^ Tony Kenning was fired from the band and replaced by Frank Noon for the Def Leppard EP, Getcha' Rocks Off, the band's first commercially released recording.
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.By the end of the month Rick Allen, then only 15 years old, had joined the band as its full-time drummer.^ At this point drummer Rick Allen was literally in his mid-teens, having joined the band as its full-time drummer aged just 15 the previous year.
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^ Def Leppard 5 Rick Allen is the Greatest Drummer of all-time.
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^ A few months later, vocalist Joe Elliott, a fanatic follower of Mott the Hoople and T. Rex, joined the band, bringing the name Deaf Leopard.
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.Sales of the EP soared after the track "Getcha Rocks Off" was given extensive airtime by renowned BBC Radio DJ John Peel, considered at the time to be a champion of punk rock and new wave music.^ Getcha Rocks Off lyrics .

^ John Peel played it on the radio.
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^ The band's subsequent rise to prominence may be attributed partly to the extensive airtime the EP received from DJ John Peel - perhaps surprisingly given that Peel was at that time considered to be a champion of punk rock and new wave music.
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.Throughout 1979, the band developed a loyal following among British hard rock/heavy metal fans and were even initially considered the leaders of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (a status eventually claimed by Iron Maiden).^ Def Leppard is an English rock band from Sheffield, formed in 1977 as part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement.
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^ In 1979 Leppard rose to prominence alongside Iron Maiden in the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, although Leppard’s glam-inspired hard rock was radically different from what most NWOBHM bands were about.
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^ Def Leppard is a British hard rock band formed in 1977.
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.Their growing popularity led to a record deal with the major label Phonogram/Vertigo (Mercury Records in the US).^ After a blistering 1979, Def Leppard had attracted a big following among British heavy metal worshippers, which led to their being signed by Phonogram, known as Mercury Records in America.
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^ Before long, the band had established a steady following among British hard rock fans, and a record deal with Phonogram soon followed.
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^ In 2003, Dimmu Borgir used their major record label financial leverage to create a monumental album titled Death Cult Armageddon .

Rise to fame (1980–1983)

.Def Leppard's debut album, On Through the Night, was released on March 14, 1980. Although the album hit the Top 15 in the UK, many early fans were turned off by the perception that the band was trying too hard to appeal to American audiences[citation needed] by recording songs like "Hello America" and touring more in the US (supporting Pat Travers, AC/DC, and Ted Nugent).^ Def Leppard, in many ways, was the definitive hard rock band of the '80s.
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^ Def Leppard album .
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^ It has been a busy time on the Def Leppard tour for us Devils.
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.A performance at the Reading Festival in August (Iron Maiden also appeared) was marred when audience members expressed their displeasure by pelting the band with rubbish.^ However, at the Reading Festival in August that year, DEF LEPPARD received such a poor reception that throughout the set missiles were hurled at the band.
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^ NWOBHM scene with iron maiden (my 2nd favorite band of all time!
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^ IRON MAIDEN Guitarist: 'Every Band Is Only As Strong As Their Latest "Every band is only as strong as their latest album.
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.The band had by then caught the attention of AC/DC producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange, who agreed to work on their second album, High 'n' Dry, released on 11 July 1981. Lange's meticulous approach in the studio helped them begin to define their sound.^ Firstly, Mutt Lang is not longer producing.
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^ Much of Leppard's success in the 1980s is credited to their producer, Robert John 'Mutt' Lange, who was considered by the band to be its sixth member.

^ The band have just completed work on the album with producer Mutt Lange who has also been working with AC/DC and Foreigner which is why Def leppard's recording has got behind schedule.
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.Despite the album's unimpressive sales figures, the "Bringin' On the Heartbreak" promo clip became one of the first metal videos played on MTV in 1982, bringing the band increased visibility in the States.^ From it, "Bringin' on the Heartbreak"'s video was one of the first "metal" videos played on MTV video.

^ It later became an MTV classic, and is generally regarded as the band’s signature song.
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^ High sales of the albums Pyromania and Hysteria made Def Leppard one of the top selling rock bands of the 1980's, having sold 70 million albums worldwide.

.After the album's release, a European tour followed.^ Def Leppard undertake their first British tour for over a year next month to coincide with the release of their second album, 'High N Dry', which is released by Vertigo on July 6.
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^ This album was released following the death of of guitarist and founder Steve Clarke, marking the end of an era for Def Leppard.
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^ PRESS RELEASE: BAND RETURNS WITH NEW STUDIO ALBUM "SONGS FROM THE SPARKLE LOUNGE" SET FOR RELEASE ON APRIL 29 Album Release Kicks Off With U.S. Spring Concert Tour!
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.The band opened for Ozzy Osbourne and Blackfoot.^ Over the course of the year, Def Leppard relentlessly toured Britain and America, including opening slots for Ozzy Osbourne, Sammy Hagar, and Judas Priest.

[5]
.Phil Collen, former guitarist with the glam band Girl, replaced Pete Willis, who was fired on 11 July 1982, due to excessive alcohol consumption on the job.^ Phil Collen, former guitarist from the band Girl, replaced Pete Willis who was fired on July 11, 1982 due to alcoholism.

^ As the band recorded the follow-up to High 'n' Dry with producer Mutt Lange , Pete Willis was fired from the band for alcoholism, and Phil Collen , a former guitarist for Girl , was hired to replace him.
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^ As the band recorded the follow-up to High 'n' Dry with producer Mutt Lange, Pete Willis was fired from the band for alcoholism, and Phil Collen, a former guitarist for Girl, was hired to replace him.

.(Willis would later resurface with the bands Gogmagog and Roadhouse.^ Pete Willis later recorded with the bands Gogmagog and Roadhouse.

^ The band would then hit America again in earnest later in the year.
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) .This personnel change took place during the recording of their third album, Pyromania, which was released on 20 January 1983 and also produced by Lange.^ This personnel change took place during the recording of their next release, Pyromania (January 20, 1983).

^ The band have just completed work on the album with producer Mutt Lange who has also been working with AC/DC and Foreigner which is why Def leppard's recording has got behind schedule.
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^ After the growing success of 1981's "High 'n'Dry" and subsequent tours with Ted Nugent, Judas Priest and others, Def Leppard released "Pyromania" in 1983.
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.The lead single, "Photograph", turned Def Leppard into a household name, supplanting Michael Jackson's "Beat It" as the most requested video clip on MTV and becoming a staple of rock radio (dominating the US Album Rock Charts for six weeks).^ Def Leppard album .
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^ The filler act this week, Def Leppard.

^ The album entered the US charts at number 1.

It also hit #12 on the pop charts.
.Fueled by "Photograph" and subsequent singles "Rock of Ages" and "Foolin'", Pyromania went on to sell six million copies in 1983 (more than 100,000 copies every week in that year) and was held off the top of the US album charts only by Michael Jackson's Thriller. The album has since been certified Diamond by the RIAA in the US. Def Leppard's US tour in support of Pyromania began opening for Billy Squier in March and ended with a headlining performance before an audience of 55,000 at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego, CA in September.^ Def Leppard album .
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^ It has been a busy time on the Def Leppard tour for us Devils.
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^ "Pyromania" is Def Leppard's third album, which sold more than 10 million copies in the United States and spawned four Top Ten singles, including "Photograph," "Rock Of Ages," "Too Late For Love (Song)" and "Foolin’."
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.As a testament to the band's popularity at the time, a US Gallup poll in 1984 saw Def Leppard voted as favourite rock band over peers such as The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, and Journey.^ Def Leppard 5 Awesome band.
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^ It has been a busy time on the Def Leppard tour for us Devils.
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^ Def Leppard: Arena Rock Band (Rebels of Rock) $21.54 .
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However, this popularity was not matched in their native England, a fact that greatly bothered them.

Hysteria era (1984–1989)

.Following their breakthrough, the band moved to Dublin in February 1984 for tax purposes to begin writing the follow-up to Pyromania.^ The album was the follow-up to the band's 1983 breakthrough Pyromania.
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^ Producer Mutt Lange -- the future (and now former) Mr. Shania Twain -- painstakingly crafted the layered guitars and harmonies of Def Leppard's 1984 smash "Pyromania" and the follow-up, 1987's "Hysteria."
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^ The band returned to the studio in order to record their follow-up, but plans were almost ruined when drummer Rick Allen lost his arm in a serious road accident.
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.Mutt Lange initially joined in on the songwriting sessions but then suddenly declined to return as producer due to exhaustion.^ Firstly, Mutt Lang is not longer producing.
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^ The band have just completed work on the album with producer Mutt Lange who has also been working with AC/DC and Foreigner which is why Def leppard's recording has got behind schedule.
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^ After Mutt Lange produced their second album, High 'n' Dry , the band fired Pete Willis for drinking too much at work.
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.Instead, Jim Steinman (of Meat Loaf's Bat out of Hell fame) was brought in.^ Following an extensive international tour, the group re-entered the studio to record the follow-up, but producer Lange was unavailable, so they began sessions with Jim Steinman, the man responsible for Meat Loaf's Bat Out of Hell.
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^ Mutt Lange was not able to work on the follow up, and after Meat Loaf producer Jim Steinman didn't work out, the band hired Nigel Green, who had engineered "High 'n' Dry".
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.On 31 December 1984, drummer Rick Allen lost his left arm in a car crash on the A57 in the hills outside Sheffield when his Corvette swerved off the road on a sharp bend and went through a drystone wall.^ The drummer crashed his Corvette Stingray just outside his home town of Sheffield resulting in the loss of an arm.
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^ Animal is off the Hysteria album, after the drummer lost his arm.
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^ On December 31, 1984, while driving under the influence of alcohol, drummer Rick Allen endured an off-road accident in his Corvette near Sheffield, UK. He was thrown from the car and his left arm was severed due to his seatbelt not being completely engaged.
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.Despite the severity of the accident, Rick was committed to continuing his role as Def Leppard's drummer.^ Robert Allen, brother of Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen.
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^ Def Leppard 5 Rick Allen is the Greatest Drummer of all-time.
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^ Rick Allen of Def Leppard, u are an inspiration.
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.He practiced drumming with pillows and realized that he could use his legs to do some of the drumming work previously done with his arms.^ This happened after the release of the band's second and third albums, High and Dry and Pyromania, but the drummer refused to be beaten, and set about designing a special drum-set that allowed him to use his legs as well as his remaining arm.
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^ He was very malleable to actually work with plus he had some really great ideas along the way.

^ Still, I suppose it COULD be a real Millennium Falcon guitar if you glued a pickup to it and added some strings.
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.December 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] He then worked with Simmons to design a custom electronic drum kit.^ Def Leppard's future looked cloudy without a drummer, but by the spring of 1985 -- just a few months after his accident -- Allen began learning to play a custom-made electronic kit assembled for him by Simmons.
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.The other members of the band supported Allen's recovery and never sought a replacement.^ Rick Allen joined the band full-time in late November 1978, replacing Frank Noon when they signed to Mercury Records.
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^ Frank Noon had previously been a member of NEXT BAND who had released a 1978 single 'Never On A Win' on the Gannet label.
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^ Rather than find a replacement, the remainder of the band support him through his convalescence until he retrained himself to play a modified kit.
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.During this period, Mutt Lange returned as producer, and Allen's triumphant comeback was sealed at the 1986 Donington Monsters of Rock festival with an emotionally charged ovation after his introduction by Joe Elliott.^ Firstly, Mutt Lang is not longer producing.
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^ What followed was yet another emotionally charged ovation from the 80,000 strong crowd as they threw their support for Rick Allen, lasting well over five minutes of their headlining performance.
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^ After Mutt Lange produced their second album, High 'n' Dry , the band fired Pete Willis for drinking too much at work.
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.After over four years of recording, Def Leppard's fourth album, Hysteria, was released on 3 August 1987. In the UK, the first single from the album, "Animal", reached #6, giving the band their first successful single in their home country.^ Def Leppard ringtones sorted by albums and release date: Def Leppard albums .
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^ Lyrics of the songs from the album Hysteria By def leppard .
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^ Def Leppard 2 nice band, but no.
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.Hysteria immediately topped the charts in its first week of release.^ Billboard Country Singles Sales chart in its first week of release.
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^ However, with the successful release of the second American single 'Pour Some Sugar On Me', 'Hysteria' finally began to show it's sales potential taking a long climb of over 49 weeks to claw it's way up the American charts to number 1.
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^ Songs from the Sparkle Lounge was released in 2008 and hit the Top 5 of the US charts, proving that the American love affair with the Brit rockers isn't quite over yet.
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However, US album sales were relatively slow (compared to Pyromania) until the release of the fourth single, "Pour Some Sugar on Me." The song hit Number 2, and Hysteria finally reached the top of the US Album Charts in July 1988. The "Pour Some Sugar on Me" video was #1 on Dial MTV for a record 73 days (from 26 May–5 September 1988). In October, the power ballad "Love Bites" would become Def Leppard's first (and only) Number One single on the Billboard Hot 100, and in January 1989, the band scored another US Top 5 hit with "Armageddon It."
.Hysteria is one of only a handful of albums (and the third in rock history) that has charted seven singles or more on the US Hot 100: "Women" (#80), "Animal" (#19), "Hysteria" (#10), "Pour Some Sugar on Me" (#2), "Love Bites" (#1), "Armageddon It" (#3), and "Rocket" (#12).^ For the encore performance of 'Pour Some Sugar On Me' that night they would be joined by Country & Western star TIM McGRAW. .
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^ DEF LEPPARD taking a modern route, issuing the 'Rock On' single only via download through i-Tunes then issuing an EP, hosting non-album tracks, exclusively through Wal-Mart stores.
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^ When Love & Hate Collide / Pour Some Sugar On Me (Remix) (CD, Single) .
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.It remained on the charts for three years and has sold 18 million copies worldwide.^ Def Leppard has sold over 65 million albums worldwide.
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^ With a headlining tour, three hit singles and an eventual ten million copies sold, the album propelled the band to superstardom.
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^ Titled "Hysteria", the album sent six singles into the Top 20 and sold over fourteen million copies.
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Equally successful was the accompanying Hysteria World Tour, which ran for 15 months and saw Def Leppard perform "In The Round." The concept proved wildly popular with fans, as evidenced in the videos for "Pour Some Sugar on Me" and "Armageddon It" (and was later used again for the Adrenalize tour).
.In 1989, Def Leppard won Favorite Heavy Metal Artist, as well as Favorite Heavy Metal Album (for "Hysteria") during the American Music Awards.^ Lyrics of the songs from the album Hysteria By def leppard .
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^ Lyrics of the songs from the album X By def leppard .
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^ Hysteria was a big hit Def Leppard!
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.It was the first time that a heavy metal category was added to the awards show.^ Tracks such as "Rock Brigade" and "Rocks Off" received a decent amount of radio play on rock radio, as well as the metal specialty shows at the time.
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^ Their first two albums and to a lesser extent "Pyromania," were huge heavy metal platters.
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^ Once upon a time, Def Leppard weren't a glossy pop band, they were a real New Wave of British Heavy Metal band.
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(The category has since been deleted.) .By the end of the decade, although Guns N' Roses, Mötley Crüe, and Bon Jovi had garnered more mainstream exposure, Def Leppard had sold more records than any rock band in the US during the 1980s.^ Def Leppard 5 Awesome band.
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^ Def Leppard still rocks harder than most current bands.
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^ Def Leppard: Arena Rock Band (Rebels of Rock) $21.54 .
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The Rock Survivors (1990–1999)

.Following Hysteria, the band quickly set out to work on their fifth album, hoping to avoid another lengthy gap.^ The band supported the album with 227 shows and in 1989 began working on his next album.
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^ As the band persevered with their new album another unexpected cover version came to prominence as Country & Western band MALIBU STORM tackled 'Photograph'.
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^ DEF LEPPARD 2 For 1 (2009 UK issue 36-track 2-CD album set [released as part of the 'Universal 2 for 1' series] comprising the classic albums 'Hysteria' & 'Adrenalize'.
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.However, Steve Clark's alcoholism worsened to the point that he was constantly in and out of rehab.^ In 1992, guitarist Steve Clark died from a mix of drugs and alcohol, so the guys recruited Vivian Campbell and kept on rocking.
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.Recording sessions suffered from this distraction, and in mid-1990, Steve was granted a six-month leave of absence from the band.^ In January of 1978 Steve Clark joined as second guitarist and the band rehearsed almost everyday for six months until Clark threatened to quit the band if they didn't play live.
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^ METALLICA TO SPEND SIX MONTHS WRITING BEFORE RECORDING .
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.Clark never reached the end of his leave, dying from an accidental mix of prescription drugs and alcohol on January 8, 1991 in his London home.^ During the recording, Steve Clark died from an overdose of alcohol and drugs.
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^ In 1992, guitarist Steve Clark died from a mix of drugs and alcohol, so the guys recruited Vivian Campbell and kept on rocking.
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^ On January 8, 1991 founding member Steve Clark died of respiratory failure due to a mixture of anti-depressants, painkillers and alcohol with no evidence of suicidal intent.
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.The remaining band members decided to carry on and recorded the album as a four-piece, with Collen mimicking Clark's style on his intended guitar parts.^ In 1982 they began recording their new album with Lange again and after experiencing a lot of incidents with Pete Willis alcohol problems, which included a walk out of the stage in the middle of a show, the band replaced him with Phil Collen.
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^ Returning to the studio with Mutt Lange to begin recording the band's third album, it became clearly obvious within the inner sanctum that a parting of the ways was about to occur with Pete Willis.
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^ Band members participated in a world record breaker with an act of charity later that year.
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.Def Leppard's fifth album, Adrenalize, was finally released on 31 March 1992. The album simultaneously entered at Number One on both the UK and US album charts, staying on the latter for 5 weeks.^ Def Leppard album .
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^ Def Leppard albums: .

^ Lyrics of the songs from the album Adrenalize By def leppard .
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.The first single, "Let's Get Rocked", was an instant smash hit, and its video was later nominated for Best Video of the Year at the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards.^ Photograph was a huge hit video on MTV .
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^ The Pyromania single "Photograph" reached the top of the Rock Tracks chart, and is considered one of the best hard rock songs of all time.
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^ Let's Get Rocked [US Cassette Single] Label: Polygram Released: 03.30.92 .
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.In April 1992, guitarist Vivian Campbell, formerly of Dio and Whitesnake, joined Def Leppard, making his "official" live debut with his band at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert (although they had done a short "warm-up" tour of the UK and Europe to work out any kinks of playing to a live audience with a new member and new material after almost 3 years off).^ Def Leppard is still making music?
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^ Def Leppard 5 def leppard was THE band in the 80's .
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^ Join the new unofficial Def Leppard E-Team/Street team!
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.Adrenalize yielded six hit singles and sold 7 million copies worldwide.^ It had six hit singles.
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^ Each sold more than 10 million copies in the United States and established Def Leppard as a defining band of the '80s.
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^ The group sold over 65 million albums worldwide, including the over 35 million units in the U.S. alone.
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.Another world tour followed, but the band's fortunes began to be affected by the rise of grunge and alternative rock.^ From Rolling Stone - "More than 25 years since the seminal British hard rock band took the world by storm (selling upwards of 100 million albums), Joe Elliott and crew are back for another U.S. tour this summer"- Read More » .
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^ Blues / Folk st Country st Dance st Electronic st Hip-hop / Rap st Indie / Alternative st Jazz st Latin st Pop st R&B / Soul st Reggae st Rock st World st Blues / Folk st Country st Dance st Electronic st Hip-hop / Rap st Indie / Alternative st Jazz st Latin st Pop st R&B / Soul st Reggae st Rock st World st Blues / Folk st Country st Dance st Electronic st Hip-hop / Rap st Indie / Alternative st Jazz st Latin st Pop st R&B / Soul st Reggae st Rock st World st Blues / Folk st Country st Dance st Electronic st Hip-hop / Rap st Indie / Alternative st Jazz st Latin st Pop st R&B / Soul st Reggae st Rock st World st Blues / Folk st Country st Dance st Electronic st Hip-hop / Rap st Indie / Alternative st Jazz st Latin st Pop st R&B / Soul st Reggae st Rock st World st Blues / Folk st Country st Dance st Electronic st Hip-hop / Rap st Indie / Alternative st Jazz st Latin st Pop st R&B / Soul st Reggae st Rock st World st Blues / Folk st Country st Dance st Electronic st Hip-hop / Rap st Indie / Alternative st Jazz st Latin st Pop st R&B / Soul st Reggae st Rock st World st Blues / Folk st Country st Dance st Electronic st Hip-hop / Rap st Indie / Alternative st Jazz st Latin st Pop st R&B / Soul st Reggae st Rock st World st Blues / Folk st Country st Dance st Electronic st Hip-hop / Rap st Indie / Alternative st Jazz st Latin st Pop st R&B / Soul st Reggae st Rock st World st Blues / Folk st Country st Dance st Electronic st Hip-hop / Rap st Indie / Alternative st Jazz st Latin st Pop st R&B / Soul st Reggae st Rock st World st Blues / Folk st Country st Dance st Electronic st Hip-hop / Rap st Indie / Alternative st Jazz st Latin st Pop st R&B / Soul st Reggae st Rock st World st Blues / Folk st Country st Dance st Electronic st Hip-hop / Rap st Indie / Alternative st Jazz st Latin st Pop st R&B / Soul st Reggae st Rock st World st Blues / Folk st Country st Dance st Electronic st Hip-hop / Rap st Indie / Alternative st Jazz st Latin st Pop st R&B / Soul st Reggae st Rock st World .
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^ I’ve never had a better time on tour with a rock and roll band.
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.A collection of b-sides and unreleased tracks recorded between 1984 and 1993, called Retro Active, was released in October 1993, preceded by the success of "Two Steps Behind" (from the Arnold Schwarzenegger film Last Action Hero).^ At least until_ Retro Active _ was released in 1993, which is a collection of b-sides and unreleased material.
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^ Two Steps Behind lyrics .

^ The success of 'Two Steps Behind' saw DEF LEPPARD's enthusing over the release of 'Retroactive', a collection of former single B sides and rarities.
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.Another single, "Miss You In A Heartbeat", hit the Top 5 in Canada, becoming one of their biggest hits there.^ "Miss You in a Heartbeat" 15.
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^ Adrenalize was greeted with mixed reviews, and even though the album debuted at number one and contained several successful singles, including the Top 20 hits "Let's Get Rocked" and "Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad," the record was a commercial disappointment in the wake of Pyromania and Hysteria.
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^ The Pyromania single "Photograph" reached the top of the Rock Tracks chart, and is considered one of the best hard rock songs of all time.
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.Retro Active has sold 3 million copies worldwide to date.^ Each sold more than 10 million copies in the United States and established Def Leppard as a defining band of the '80s.
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^ It is the band's best-selling album to date, selling over 20 million copies worldwide .
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^ Although a stop gap release 'Retroactive' still sold over two million copies after its release in October '93.
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.Two years later, Def Leppard issued their first greatest hits collection, Vault: Def Leppard Greatest Hits (1980–1995), which has sold 8 million copies worldwide.^ VAULT-GREATEST HITS (1995) song list .
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^ Vault: Def Leppard Greatest Hits 1980-1995 (Cass, Comp) .
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^ Lyrics of the songs from the album VAULT-GREATEST HITS (1995) By def leppard .
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.Alternate track listings of the album were issued for North America, the UK, and Japan.^ DEF LEPPARD 2 For 1 (2009 UK issue 36-track 2-CD album set [released as part of the 'Universal 2 for 1' series] comprising the classic albums 'Hysteria' & 'Adrenalize'.
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^ SEVENDUST to release 'Alpha' in March Billboard.com has revealed the track listing for the sixth SEVENDUST album, "Alpha", due on March ...
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^ The album is now scheduled to come out on MAY 5 in the UK and MAY 6 in North America (international dates have not been confirmed yet, but it will probably be May 6 as well).
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The compilation included a new track, the ballad "When Love & Hate Collide", which became their biggest ever hit in the UK, hitting #2. It peaked at #58 in the U.S.
.On October 23, 1995, the band entered the Guinness Book of World Records by performing three concerts in three continents in one day (Tangiers, Morocco; London, England; and Vancouver, Canada).^ On October 23, 1995, Def Leppard set a world record for performing shows on three continents in one day.
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^ The band undertook a hugely ambitious feat on October 23rd 1995, scoring a coveted entry in the Guinness Book Of World Records.
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^ Initial proceedings kickstarted at 12.23am in Morocco, then a jet flight to honour the London commitment, eventually concluding in Vancouver, Canada on the very same day at 11.33pm.
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.Slang, released in May 1996, marked a drastic musical departure for the band by featuring darker lyrics and a stripped-down alternative rock edge.^ Their next studio album, Slang , was released in 1996 and marked a shift in style with darker lyrics and a stripped back sound, however they returned to classic Leppard with the release of 1999's Euphoria .
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^ It could be Def Leppard...but would a Guitar Hero or Rock Band featuring the group be considered "unusual?"
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^ Blender's list of most GRUESOME rock lyrics SLAYER, SLIPKNOT, CANNIBAL CORPSE and MAYHEM are among the bands featured in Blender magazine's ...
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.The US audience reception for Slang and its subsequent tour was a major dropoff from a decade earlier, but Q Magazine would nonetheless list Slang as one of the Top Ten Albums of 1996. This album was the first recorded performance of Rick Allen playing a semi-acoustic drum kit since his accident, and not his electronic set as was first used with Hysteria.^ However, the band continues to record and tour with Rick behind the kit.
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^ Adapting a Simmons electronic drum-kit, Allen learned to drum one-armed and in early 1987 Def Leppard completed its fourth effort, "Hysteria"; the record went straight to #1 on The Billboard Top 200 Albums chart selling 12 million copies plus other 4 million outside the States; it generated a string of hit singles: "Animal", "Women", "Armageddon It", "Hysteria", "Love Bites" and "Rocket", all of which rose to the top 10 of The Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, "Love Bites" also topped The Billboard Hot 100 and "Pour Some Sugar On Me" reached the #2 in the same chart.
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^ High sales of the albums Pyromania and Hysteria made Def Leppard one of the top selling rock bands of the 1980's, having sold 70 million albums worldwide.

.VH1 revived the band's fortunes in the US in 1998 by featuring them on one of the first episodes of Behind The Music.^ CD 8/11/01 US BACKTRAXX USA! 8-11-01 Radio Show hosted by Kidd Kelly 80's retro music featuring Def Leppard.

^ DEF LEPPARD Visualize/Video Archive (2001 US Region 1 NTSC DVD featuring live footage, promo videos plus interviews and behind the scenes footage!
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^ ARMY OF ANYONE's Halloween Treat: Special Three-In-One EP The much-anticipated self-titled debut album by ARMY OF ANYONE the band featuring former members ...
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.Reruns of the episode yielded some of the series' highest ratings and brought the band's music back into the public consciousness (following years of burial by the alternative rock climate).^ Def Leppard was one of the biggest bands in the 80's, and I truly believe that they deserve the right to be inducted into the Rock Hall.
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^ All stars in their own right, but none of them belongs to an internationally famous rock band that has sold 65 million records over the course of its 30-year career.
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^ In the 12 years since their first album, the band had turned their sound into pop metal, with almost no signs of heavy riffs.
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.The episode was even parodied on Saturday Night Live.^ Saturday Night Live 's Leon Pendarvis will also play with them.
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^ High 'N' Dry (Saturday Night) (Live) .
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.In an effort to capitalise on this new momentum, Def Leppard returned to its classic sound with the 1999 album Euphoria.^ Def Leppard album .
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^ DEF LEPPARD coming full circle with the 'Euphoria' album.
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^ Def Leppard – Euphoria (Mercury) 1999 1.
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.The first single, "Promises", reunited the band with Mutt Lange and hit the US Mainstream Rock charts at #1 for 3 weeks.^ Billboard Country Singles Sales chart in its first week of release.
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^ Why can't a rock band have six hit singles off of an album.
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^ The band’s 1989 follow-up record, Save Yourself , yielded an actual quasi-hit single (#69 Hot 100, #5 Mainstream Rock) in “ Anytime,” a plea for reconciliation, understanding, and maybe even graphic bondage, wrapped in a warm blanket of melodic rock production.
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.The album was certified gold in the US and Canada.^ August of 2004 saw the Recording Industry Association of America certifying the 1983 'Pyromania' album with Diamond status in recognition of 10 million US sales.
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Later years (2000–2007)

.On 5 September 2000, Def Leppard were inducted into the Rock Walk of Fame on Hollywood's Sunset Boulevard by their friend Brian May of Queen.^ Def Leppard Tickets - September 2009 .
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^ Def Leppard is hall of fame material.
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^ VH1 paid tribute to Def Leppard, Queen, Kiss , and Judas Priest during the first VH1 Rock Honors event in 2006.
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.In 2001, VH1 produced and aired Hysteria - The Def Leppard Story, a biopic that included Anthony Michael Hall as Mutt Lange and Amber Valletta as Lorelei Shellist (Steve Clark's girlfriend).^ Hysteria was a big hit Def Leppard!
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^ Def Leppard is hall of fame material.
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^ Over the course of the year, Def Leppard relentlessly toured Britain and America, including opening slots for Ozzy Osbourne, Sammy Hagar, and Judas Priest.
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.The docudrama covered the band's history between 1977 through 1986, recounting the trials and triumphs of Rick Allen and Steve Clark.^ At this point drummer Rick Allen was literally in his mid-teens, having joined the band as its full-time drummer aged just 15 the previous year.
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^ The band formed in 1977 in Sheffield, UK, and early members included Pete Willis, Rick Savage, and Joe Elliot.
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^ A dramatization of the early years of the hard rock band, Def Leppard, the group faces both success and personal tragedies such as drummer, Rick Allen losing his arm in a car accident and guitarist Steve Clark's alcohol addiction.
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The 18 July broadcast still produced some of the channel's highest-ever ratings and is available on DVD.
.Def Leppard's tenth album, simply titled X, was released in July 2002. It saw the band's musical direction moving more towards pop and further away from the band's hard rock roots.^ Def Leppard, in many ways, was the definitive hard rock band of the '80s.
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^ Def Leppard is still making music?
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^ Def Leppard: Arena Rock Band (Rebels of Rock) $21.54 .
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.Although greeted with generally positive reviews, X quickly disappeared from the charts, ultimately becoming the band's least successful release.^ Following the huge momentum generated by "Pour Some Sugar On Me", the song was released in August of 1988 and quickly shot to the top of the U.S. charts, dethroning Bobby McFerrin's "Don't Worry Be Happy".
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^ DEF LEPPARD's rousing cover of the SWEET track 'Action', from the band's collective 'best of' release 'Vault', charted world-wide.
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^ With DEF LEPPARD being in the position where they needed to capitalise on the enormous success of 'Pyromania' the band's determination to stick with Allen showed they were made of stern stuff.
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.However, the accompanying tour played to the band's strongest audiences since Adrenalize.^ However, the band continues to record and tour with Rick behind the kit.
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.An expanded and updated best-of collection, Best Of, was released internationally in October 2004. The North America-only version, Rock Of Ages - The Definitive Collection, was released the following May.^ Rock of Ages: The Definitive Collection Label: Mercury Released: 05.17.05 .
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^ DEF LEPPARD's rousing cover of the SWEET track 'Action', from the band's collective 'best of' release 'Vault', charted world-wide.
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^ Released beforehand would be the compilation 'Rock Of Ages: The Definitive Collection', this release including the cover of BADFINGER 's 'No Matter What'.
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.Def Leppard would participate at the Live 8 show in Philadelphia and toured in the summer with Bryan Adams.^ Rather, Def Leppard have more in common with Bryan Adams on this album.
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^ Def Leppard 5 Just saw a live show last night.
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^ That is probably why Def Leppard didnt opt to go the Rock Band route, the drumming parts would be way easy for us 2-armed folks.
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.2005 also saw the band leave their longtime management team, Q-Prime, and sign with HK Management.^ A major change behind the scenes saw DEF LEPPARD notably parting ways with Q-Prime Management, the partnership of Peter Mensch and Cliff Bernstein that had represented the band for over two decades, moving over to Trudy Green at HK Management.
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On 23 May 2006, Def Leppard released an all-covers album titled Yeah!. .The disc pays homage to classic rock songs of their childhood, originally recorded by Blondie, The Kinks, Sweet, ELO, and Badfinger among others.^ Full Length Recordings by other artists, with Def Leppard ties or songs .

.It debuted at #16 in the US, their tenth consecutive Top 20 album, and has scanned more than 140,000 copies to date.^ We now have more than $5,000, which is amazing.
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^ I mean if the album was really, really more popular than it is, we'd love to play that song live.

^ It fared considerably better in the USA where the album sold over 42,000 copies in its first week of sale to land at number 16.
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.The band, along with Queen, Kiss, and Judas Priest, were the inaugural inductees of "VH1 Rock Honors" on 31 May 2006. During the show, The All-American Rejects paid homage to the band with a cover of "Photograph". Soon afterwards, they embarked on a successful US tour with Journey.^ Reporting for May 31, 2006 .
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^ VH1 paid tribute to Def Leppard, Queen, Kiss , and Judas Priest during the first VH1 Rock Honors event in 2006.
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^ The band performed at the first annual VH1 'Rock Honors' televised show, to "salute the groundbreaking bands of rock, the once-in-a-lifetime events and the influential people who made a lasting mark on the history of hard rock", held on May 26th at the Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Events Center to pay tribute to the achievements of KISS , QUEEN , DEF LEPPARD and JUDAS PRIEST .
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.That October, Hysteria was re-released in a two-disc deluxe edition format, which combined the original album, remastered for the first time, with b-sides, remixes, and bonus tracks from single releases.^ Disc One features the original album digitally remastered pl...
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^ [This Limited Edition version includes a 17-track bonus disc.
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^ [Universal Japan's 2008 edition included two bonus tracks.
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.Def Leppard began their "Downstage Thrust Tour", on 29 June, which took them across the US and into Canada.^ Def Leppard Tickets - June 2009 .
  • Def Leppard Tickets - Def Leppard Dates, Def Leppard Events 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.ticketnetwork.com [Source type: General]

^ Originally Posted by GuessWho Def Leppard will perform on "Dancing with the Stars" on April 29 .
  • Def Leppard - "Songs from the Sparkle Lounge" - March 18 - DVD Talk Forum 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC forum.dvdtalk.com [Source type: General]

^ That is probably why Def Leppard didnt opt to go the Rock Band route, the drumming parts would be way easy for us 2-armed folks.
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Support bands were Foreigner and Styx.

Recent Events (2008-present)

Def Leppard at the 2008 Sweden Rock Festival
.The band's new album, entitled Songs from the Sparkle Lounge, was released worldwide on 28 April 2008 and on 30 April 2008 in Japan.^ Released on April 25, 2008 in Europe and April 29 in North America, it is the band's first album of brand new material since their 2002 album X. Songs From The Sparkle Lounge .
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^ Tim McGraw has teamed up with rockers Def Leppard for "Nine Lives," the first single off the band's new studio album, Songs From The Sparkle Lounge, which will be in stores in late April.
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^ Recorded last year during month-long stints at lead singer Joe Elliott's Dublin studio, the album's title refers to a backstage area called "The Sparkle Lounge" on Def Leppard's 2006 tour where the band would go to write songs.
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.The album debuted at #5 on The Billboard 200 in America.^ Candlebox Debut at #32 on Billboard Top 200 With "Into The Sun" .
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.The first single is entitled "Nine Lives" and features country singer Tim McGraw, who co-wrote the song with Joe Elliott, Phil Collen, and Rick Savage.^ Furthermore, the first single off the album will be called "NINE LIVES" and will feature a guest appearance by country star TIM MCGRAW. .
  • Def Leppard - "Songs from the Sparkle Lounge" - March 18 - DVD Talk Forum 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC forum.dvdtalk.com [Source type: General]

^ McGraw enters the 'Lives' of Def Leppard Tim McGraw joins Def Leppard on Nine Lives, the first single from the band's Songs From the Sparkle Lounge album.
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^ Joe Elliott - singer, Def Leppard .
  • KAOS2000 Magazine interview with Joe Elliott of Def Leppard 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.kaos2000.net [Source type: General]

.A tour in support of the album began on 27 March 2008 in Greensboro, NC,[6] with Styx and REO Speedwagon joining the band on US dates.^ McGraw enters the 'Lives' of Def Leppard Tim McGraw joins Def Leppard on Nine Lives, the first single from the band's Songs From the Sparkle Lounge album.
  • Def Leppard - "Songs from the Sparkle Lounge" - March 18 - DVD Talk Forum 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC forum.dvdtalk.com [Source type: General]

^ With March 27 being the start date of the band's World Tour to support their upcoming album "SONGS FROM THE SPARKLE, LOUNGE", many of you have been wondering if the album will actually be released before the kickoff show.
  • Def Leppard - "Songs from the Sparkle Lounge" - March 18 - DVD Talk Forum 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC forum.dvdtalk.com [Source type: General]

^ Sparkle Lounge is out March 18, nine days before the band starts its tour with Styx and REO Speedwagon.
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.The band also played several European rock festivals.^ As work continued on 'Hysteria' the band opted to return to live work in 1986 having already agreed to play at the European 'Monsters Of Rock' festivals.
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^ I enjoy playing Guitar Hero and Rock Band, just like I enjoy playing both my PS3 and my 360 (though my Wii is just a bit dusty...
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^ Ha, if there were a Rock Band DLC for Def Leppard, the drum track would be really easy to play.
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.An arena tour of the UK took place in June in which the band co-headlined with Whitesnake and was supported by US southern rockers Black Stone Cherry.^ Further US gigging into June witnessed dates supported by TESLA .
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^ Summer US shows witnessed a co-headliner with JOURNEY .
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^ BLACK FLOOD DIESEL added to MUSHROOMHEAD's December tours Minneapolis, Minnesota rockers BLACK FLOOD DIESEL, whose forthcoming CD, titled "Chaos Saves", was ...
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.The band then returned to Europe before coming back for a second leg of the UK tour in June.^ The band soldiered on by touring Europe before lining up another British tour for later in the year.
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^ Sparkle Lounge is out March 18, nine days before the band starts its tour with Styx and REO Speedwagon.
  • Def Leppard - "Songs from the Sparkle Lounge" - March 18 - DVD Talk Forum 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC forum.dvdtalk.com [Source type: General]

^ If Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young get back together, it's like the second coming of Christ.
  • KAOS2000 Magazine interview with Joe Elliott of Def Leppard 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.kaos2000.net [Source type: General]

The first of these dates was at the Glasgow SECC on 17 June. .Again they were be joined by Whitesnake; however hard rock band Thunder supported at some of these shows.^ The band supported the album with 227 shows and in 1989 began working on his next album.
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^ Def Leppard, in many ways, was the definitive hard rock band of the '80s.
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^ For the encore performance of 'Pour Some Sugar On Me' that night they would be joined by Country & Western star TIM McGRAW. .
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.Black Stone Cherry continued to support most of the dates, including some of the Thunder ones.^ It is one of my most solid theories that everyone hates GH3 because they can't pass some songs on expert.
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^ After one or two more listens, it kicked in to be your most adventurous album to date.

^ BLACK STONE CHERRY TO PERFORM SPECIAL ACOUSTIC SET .
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.Six shows which were cancelled during the USA/Canada leg of their world tour due to illnesses affecting Joe Elliott and Phil Collen would be rescheduled and played in August of that year.^ Def Leppard autographed Retro Active CD (Rick Allen, Vivian Campbell, Phil Collen, Joe Elliott & Rick Savage) $270.00 .
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^ NOT many bands can say they've played to more than two million people across the world in the last year a ' but The Answer can!
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^ We [Phil Collen and Joe] were having dinner while we were making "Slang" and he said, "You know, it's a real shame that songwriting has gone out of fashion.
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.On 11 June, Def Leppard announced further dates for their 2008 World Tour.^ Def Leppard cancels fall tour .
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^ Def Leppard tickets, concerts and tour dates.
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^ ET) -- Def Leppard s latest album, X, debuted at Number 11 on the Billboard 200 album chart with sales of more than 70,000.
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The extension would see them visit India, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. .Whitesnake continued to support Def Leppard for their Indian and Japanese dates.^ It is Def Leppard's only number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100 to date.
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^ DEF LEPPARD.com The official site, providing confirmed news, updates from the band, multimedia files, lyrics, discography, tour dates, and an active forum.
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^ MySpace music profile for Def Leppard with tour dates, songs, videos, pictures, blogs, band information, downloads and more.
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.Def Leppard toured 41 US cities plus Toronto, Canada, during summer 2009 and also played the Download Festival with Whitesnake and ZZ Top.^ Def Leppard cancels fall tour .
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^ Def Leppard Top 5 lyrics: .

^ Def Leppard front man Joe Elliott is calling it the “rock tour of the summer,” and Poison singer Bret Michaels says each stop will be “a night of a 1000 hits.” Something tells us that there are tons of hard rock fans who are going to agree.
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.In October 2009 the band announced that they would be cancelling the last leg of the 2009 North American tour, a total of 23 shows.^ The news comes with a hard hitting double whammy, too--Cheap Trick, who was scheduled to open, has announced that they won't play the show alone.
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^ AXL takes the heat for cancelling shows Just as soon as Guns 'n Roses started their tour ...
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^ METALLICA ANNOUNCE JAPANESE TOUR DATES "When do they plan on recording this new album with all these tour dates.
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.The band cited, "unforeseen personal matters," as the reason for the cancellations.^ The band said in a statement on its Web site that it canceled 23 shows in the U.S. and Canada due to unforeseen personal matters...
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^ More » Def Leppard cancels North American tour dates Reuters - Oct 19, 2009 British rock band Def Leppard has canceled the third leg of its North American tour due to unspecified personal matters, the group said on its website.
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The band had been earning nearly $700,000 a show, placing them in the top 20 shows on tour.[7]

Musical style and legacy

.Def Leppard's music is a mixture of hard rock, album-oriented rock (AOR), and heavy metal elements, with its multi-layered, harmonic vocals and its melodic guitar riffs.^ Def Leppard is still making music?
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^ Lyrics of the songs from the album X By def leppard .
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^ Def Leppard albums: .

.However, even though they were often considered one of the top bands of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal movement of the late 1970s, in the mid-1980s the band were falsely associated with the growing glam metal scene, mainly due to their mainstream success and glossy production.^ The band was born during the beginnings of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) movement.
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^ Once upon a time, Def Leppard weren't a glossy pop band, they were a real New Wave of British Heavy Metal band.
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^ Def Leppard is a British rock band from Sheffield who formed in 1977 as part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal.

.To their defense, Def Leppard have expressed dislike of the "glam metal" label as it did not accurately describe their look or musical style.^ However, Def Leppard have expressed dislike of the "pop metal" label.
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^ Def Leppard is a British rock band from Sheffield who formed in 1977 as part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal.

^ Def Leppard's music is a mixture of hard rock, album-oriented rock, heavy metal, elements, and has been associated more with the glam metal movement of the 1980s than with the New Wave of British Heavy Metal of the late 1970s, in large part due to their mainstream success and production.
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[8]
.By the release of the Hysteria album, the band had developed a distinctive sound featuring electronic drums and effects-laden guitar sounds overlaid with a multi-layered wall of husky, harmonised vocals.^ Rick Savage (bass), Pete Willis (guitars) and Tony Kenning (drums) formed the band "Atomic Mass" in 1977 as students at Tapton School in Sheffield.
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^ Fake as can be, overproduced layered vocals, electronic sounding drums, and way to much attention paid to detail that stripped the rock 'n' roll right out of the NWOBHM band, compliments of Mutt Lange.
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^ Don't get the idea that this album is a solid release though as much of the material is leftover tracks from the 'Hysteria' sessions.
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.Def Leppard is one of only five rock bands with two original studio albums selling over 10 million copies each in the US. The others are The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and Van Halen.^ Def Leppard album .
  • Def Leppard Album - Ask.com 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]

^ Lyrics of the songs from the album X By def leppard .
  • Lyrics - def leppard All songs, words of songs FREE, At lyrics and songs - deaf leppard def lepard deaf lepard DEF LEPARD : Lyrics And Songs 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.lyricsandsongs.com [Source type: General]

^ Def Leppard albums: .

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Band members

Current members

Former members

Touring musicians

  • Jeff Rich – drums, percussion (August 1986 – supplement to Rick Allen)

Side projects

.Phil Collen played guitar, uncredited, on Sam Kinison's "Wild Thing" from 1988. The video featured members of Poison, Bon Jovi, Mötley Crüe, Guns N' Roses, Ratt, and Aerosmith.^ AXL wants to listen to Hip Hop and rides mechanical bull When the DJ played GUNS N' ROSES' "Welcome to the Jungle", he sent someone over to turn the song ...
  • 93X ROCKS! Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC 93x.com [Source type: General]

^ "We're gonna have like three songs on Guitar Hero IV ," said guitarist Phil Collen, before specifying "Photograph," "Animal" and "Rock of Ages."
  • Def Leppard in Guitar Hero IV confirmed 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.joystiq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Phil (Collen) went over and played him a few guitar parts to show him how we thought it should go; and they worked it out right there on the spot.

.Collen also produced and played on the 1991 album On The Edge from Australian band BB Steal.^ The band decided to try different producers for this album...
  • Def Leppard on Yahoo! Music 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC new.music.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The band kicked guitarist Pete Willis out of the band after the High 'n' Dry album and eventually replaced him with Phil Collen before the Pyromania album.
  • Albums by Def Leppard - Rate Your Music 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC rateyourmusic.com [Source type: General]

^ Over the course of their career, the band has produced a series of classic groundbreaking albums that set the sound for generations of music fans and artists.
  • Def Leppard - "Songs from the Sparkle Lounge" - March 18 - DVD Talk Forum 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC forum.dvdtalk.com [Source type: General]

.Joe Elliott sang lead vocals on two tracks on Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood's 1992 solo album, Slide On This.^ In 1991, I sang half lead vocals and backing vocals on Ronnie Wood's solo album, "Slide On This."
  • KAOS2000 Magazine interview with Joe Elliott of Def Leppard 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.kaos2000.net [Source type: General]

^ Joe Elliott started as lead singer.

^ We recently had a chance to speak with Joe Elliott, lead screamer for the band, about his career with the group, some background catching up, and also about his collaboration with ex-British Lions guitarist Ray Majors on Ray's new album - which features Joe's vocals on one track.
  • KAOS2000 Magazine interview with Joe Elliott of Def Leppard 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.kaos2000.net [Source type: General]

His then-wife Karla appeared in the videos for "Always Wanted More" and "Somebody Else Might".
.Various members of Def Leppard have played on tribute records for Jeff Beck, AC/DC and Alice Cooper.^ Def Leppard recordings, among other items.

^ Non-Def Leppard recordings with current or former members .

^ Current and former members of Def Leppard  .
  • Def Leppard Music Videos and Band Information 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Joe Elliott performed on two tracks to the soundtrack of the 1996 Sheffield-set motion picture, When Saturday Comes, the title track and an instrumental, "Jimmy's Theme".
.Cybernauts was a side project consisting of Joe Elliott and Phil Collen teamed with members of the Spiders From Mars (David Bowie's former band), minus the late Mick Ronson.^ Current members of Def Leppard * Joe Elliott - lead vocals, additional guitars, keyboards (1977-present) * Phil Collen - guitars, backing vocals (1982-present) * Vivian Campbell - guitars, backing vocals (1992-present) * Rick Savage - bass, keyboards, additional guitars, backing vocals (1977-present) * Rick Allen - drums, percussion, backing vocals (1978-present) Former members of Def Leppard * Steve Clark - guitars, backing vocals (1978-1991) * Pete Willis - guitars, backing vocals (1977-1982) * Tony Kenning - drums, percussion (1977-1978) * Frank Noon - drums, percussion (1978) .
  • Def Leppard Music Videos and Band Information 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As the band recorded the follow-up to High 'n' Dry with producer Mutt Lange, Pete Willis was fired from the band for alcoholism, and Phil Collen, a former guitarist for Girl, was hired to replace him.
  • Def Leppard Booking Agent - Available for Concerts and Events Worldwide 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.bookingentertainment.com [Source type: General]

^ A few months later, vocalist Joe Elliott, a fanatic follower of Mott the Hoople and T. Rex, joined the band, bringing the name Deaf Leopard.
  • Def Leppard Booking Agent - Available for Concerts and Events Worldwide 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.bookingentertainment.com [Source type: General]

.The group played several shows, covering Bowie's Ziggy Stardust-era songs and released one internet only album (since deleted).^ This album was released following the death of of guitarist and founder Steve Clarke, marking the end of an era for Def Leppard.
  • No Life Til Metal - CD Gallery - Def Leppard 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.nolifetilmetal.com [Source type: General]

^ More » Members Release David Bowie Cover CD USRN - Jun 11, 2001 (6/11/01, 3 p.m.
  • Def Leppard on Yahoo! Music 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC new.music.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Since many releases in the rest of Europe contain the same songs, to list all releases for all countries would probably require another box just to hold the listings.

Phil Collen has a side band called Man-Raze, which released their debut album in June 2008.
Vivian Campbell has played with two side bands in recent years, Clock and the Riverdogs, and recorded a solo album, Two Sides of If, released in 2005.

Discography

Awards and nominations

See also

References

  1. ^ Def Leppard: Biography : Rolling Stone
  2. ^ allmusic ((( Def Leppard > Biography )))
  3. ^ (2009-02-26). Def Leppard Announces US Tour Newsroom America. Retrieved 2010-03-01.
  4. ^ According to the book "Bang Your Head: The Rise And Fall Of Heavy Metal" by David Konow.
  5. ^ Band Biography, DefLeppard.com.
  6. ^ Def Leppard.Com
  7. ^ "Def Leppard Cancels Third Leg of Tour" The Associated Press. Retrieved 2010-02-03.
  8. ^ Def Leppard craves respect in interview, heavymetalmusic.biz.
  9. ^ Cohen, Jane and Grossweiner, Bob. (2008-01-09). "Def Leppard Continues North American Tour" Ticket News. Retrieved 2010-03-01.

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Simple English

Def Leppard
Also known as Atomic Mass
Origin Sheffield, England
Genres Heavy metal,[1] hard rock,[2] pop rock[2]
Years active 1977 – present
Labels Mercury, Universal, Phonogram, Vertigo, PolyGram, Bludgeon-Riffola, Island (US)
Website Official Site
Members
Rick Savage
Joe Elliott
Rick Allen
Phil Collen
Vivian Campbell
Former members
Steve Clark
Pete Willis
Tony Kenning
Frank Noon

Def Leppard was one of the first hard rock bands in 1977. They formed in Sheffield, England in 1977. Its founding members include: lead singer Joe Elliot, bassist Rick Savage, guitarist Pete Willis, and drummer Tony Kenning. When Kenning was fired from the band in 1978, he was replaced by Frank Noon. The same year, Def Leppard had their first recording. They recorded The Def Leppard EP. Frank Noon was replaced by drummer Rick Allen the same year and guitarist Steve Clark joined the band shortly after. They played their first show at Westfield School in Sheffield in the same year.

Their first album, On Through the Night (1980), was a hit in many parts of England. In April 1980, Def Leppard signed with Leber Krebs management. In the same year they went of their first U.S. tour with Ted Nugent, AC/DC, and Judas Priest. In 1981 the band released their second album, High ‘n’ Dry. At that time, MTV aired Def Leppard for the first time. MTV aired their hit “Bringin’ on the Heartbreak.” In 1982, Pete Willis was replaced by Phil Collen. The same year, the recording with Mutt Lange for their third album takes place. In 1983, their third album Pyromania is released. The single “Photograph” was released and the album sells 100,000 copies a week for that year. In 1984, drummer Rick Allen suffers the loss of an arm due to a car accident. He soon mastered an electronic drum kit and teaches himself how to play with one arm. In 1986, Rick Allen plays his first gig out with the band since his accident. In 1987, the band’s fourth album, “Hysteria” is released. The album has 12 hit singles and sells 16 million copies. In 1991, guitarist Steve Clark passes away. His death was due to a mixture of alcohol and a drug overdose of prescription pain killers. In 1992 Vivian Campbell joins the band. Vivian Campbell was the former guitarist for Dio and Whitesnake. That year, the album “Adrenalize” is released. This album remains number one for five weeks and sells six million copies. In 1993 the band has their first expirence having their music in movies. Their song “Two Steps Behind” was used for the end credits of “Last Action Hero”. The same year the album “Retro Active” is released. In 1995 “The Vault” is released. It is a compilation of all of Def Leppard’s biggest hits. “The Vault” hits number two on the charts. In 1996, the album “Slang” is released. In 1998, Def Leppard had their first taste of tv. VH1 produced a “Behind the Music” episode on Def Leppard. Other tv exposure followed such as “Storytellers”, and “Ultimate Albums.” In 1999, they receive the Diamond Award in the U.S. Also in 1999, the album “Euphoria” is released. In the year 2000, the band is inducted into the Hollywood Rock Walk of Fame. In 2001, the band releases their first DVDs, “In the Round, In your Face” and “Historia”. The same year, VH1 broadcasts the movie “Hysteria: The Def Leppard Story.” n 2002 the album “X” is released. In 2004 the band releases a newer version of the album “The Vault”. In 2005 the album and DVD “Rock of Ages” is released. In 2006, Def Leppard releases their album “Yeah”. The album “Yeah” is a cover album. In 2008 the band’s 12th album “Songs from the Sparkle Lounge” is released. The same year the band crosses genres with the country hit “Nine Lives.”

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References

  1. Def Leppard: Biography : Rolling Stone
  2. 2.0 2.1 allmusic ((( Def Leppard > Biography )))

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