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DEF LEPPARD


BIO:
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 Rick Savage (bass, backing vocals), Joe Elliott (lead vocals), Rick Allen (drums, backing vocals), Phil Collen (guitar, backing vocals), and Vivian Campbell (guitar, backing vocals). Therefore, 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 stand out track "Bringin' On the Heartbreak" became one of the first metal videos played on MTV in 1982. The band's next studio album Pyromania in 1983, with the lead single "Photograph", turned Def Leppard into a household name. In 2004, the album ranked number 384 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.[8] Def Leppard's fourth album Hysteria, released in 1987, topped the U.S and UK album charts. As of 2009 it has 12x platinum sales in the United States, and has gone on to sell over 20 million copies worldwide.[9] The album spawned six hit singles, including the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number one "Love Bites", alongside "Pour Some Sugar on Me", "Hysteria", "Armageddon It", "Animal" and "Rocket". Their next studio album Adrenalize (the first following the death of guitarist Steve Clark) reached number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 and UK Album Chart 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", while their greatest hits album Vault released in 1995 featured the new track "When Love & Hate Collide".

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Band Of Silver Release New Single 'Machine' Photo Band Of Silver Release New Single 'Machine'
by Michael Major - August 08, 2022

Nashville's Band Of Silver (made up of siblings Avery Silvernagel and her younger brothers Alex and Evan) has released a new single 'Machine.' Band Of Silver will be direct support on Echosmith's upcoming fall tour (Oct 13-Nov 18). Listen to the new single and check out upcoming tour dates now!...
Quinton Griggs Unveils Heartfelt Single “Gemstone” Photo Quinton Griggs Unveils Heartfelt Single “Gemstone”
by A.A. Cristi - July 29, 2022

Quinton Griggs has unveiled a new track 'Gemstone.' The track was a favorite of Quinton's late friend, Cooper, and dedicated to his memory. Stalling his other upcoming releases, Quinton decided the only track he wanted to share with the world was the one that meant the most to Cooper. ...
Reservoir Announces New Deal With Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Drummer Matt Sorum Photo Reservoir Announces New Deal With Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Drummer Matt Sorum
by Michael Major - July 26, 2022

Throughout his decades-long career, Sorum has been revered as the drummer providing the driving beat for countless legendary rock bands, including Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver, and The Cult. In 1990, Guns N’ Roses’ lead guitarist Slash asked Sorum to take over as drummer for the band from then to ...
Lauren Monroe Announces Fall Tour Dates Photo Lauren Monroe Announces Fall Tour Dates
by Michael Major - July 14, 2022

Lauren Monroe - singer, songwriter, and healing artist - announces a September tour in support of Messages from Aphrodite with the premiere of a new video, “Sparrow.” This is the latest offering from the upcoming album, which Monroe co-produced with the legendary Jim Scott. Watch the new music video...
VIDEO: Karine Hannah Releases Music Video of Def Leppard's 'Hysteria' Photo VIDEO: Karine Hannah Releases Music Video of Def Leppard's 'Hysteria'
by Michael Major - July 06, 2022

New York-based recording artist releases a stunning music video of Def Leppard's 'Hysteria.' Karine Hannah’s “Hysteria” music video is the perfect accompaniment to a vocally powerful track. Hannah stands tall at the microphone and sings her heart out. The muted blue and orange lighting add a certain...
Singer-Songwriter Lauren Monroe Announces Album, Releases New Single and Video Photo Singer-Songwriter Lauren Monroe Announces Album, Releases New Single and Video
by Marissa Tomeo - May 15, 2022

Lauren Monroe - singer, songwriter, and healing artist - announces her third album, Messages from Aphrodite, with the release of the new single, “If You Want.” Co-produced by Monroe with the renowned Jim Scott, “If You Want” features a guest performance from the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Rick Alle...
Karine Hannah Releases Cover Of Def Leppard's 'Hysteria' Photo Karine Hannah Releases Cover Of Def Leppard's 'Hysteria'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022

The Queen of Pop cover songs, Karine Hannah is back with another reimagined classic rock hit, 'Hysteria' by Def Leppard. Karine's cover for Def Leppard's title track from their 1987 album 'Hysteria' is classic and ethereal. ...
Lauren Monroe Releases New Single 'Kiss Me Now' Photo Lauren Monroe Releases New Single 'Kiss Me Now'
by Michael Major - March 18, 2022

Bassist Bob Glaub (Jackson Browne/Linda Ronstadt/Bonnie Raitt), guitarist and back-up vocalist Brian Whelan (Jim Lauderdale/Chris Shiftlett/Dwight Yoakam), keyboardist John Ginty (The Dixie Chicks/The Allman Betts Band/Citizen Cope), and pedal steel guitarist Doug Pettibone (John Mayer/Tracy Chapman...
Blues Rock Band XANDER AND THE PEACE PIRATES Release New Single Photo Blues Rock Band XANDER AND THE PEACE PIRATES Release New Single
by Marissa Tomeo - March 05, 2022

Unique and much lauded classic soulful blues-rock band Xander and the Peace Pirates announce their hotly anticipated new album Order Out Of Chaos for release May 6th, 2022. This is preceded by their explosive single “Leave The Light On” released today, with an amazing video giving a tantalizing tast...
Bomber Alley Releases Cover of Def Leppard's 'Lady Strange' Photo Bomber Alley Releases Cover of Def Leppard's 'Lady Strange'
by Michael Major - February 21, 2022

The song was produced by Dee Snider’s solo band drummer & producer, Nicky Bellmore at Dexters Lab Recording in Milford, CT, (recording home for Hatebreed, Jasta, Dee Snider, Dead By Wednesday & many more). Listen to the new single now!...
Evan Rachel Wood, Def Lepard & More Join A BOWIE CELEBRATION Photo Evan Rachel Wood, Def Lepard & More Join A BOWIE CELEBRATION
by Michael Major - December 08, 2021

This year’s A Bowie Celebration will also celebrate the 35th anniversary of Labyrinth, the classic fantasy film and Jim Henson/David Bowie collaboration, with a special performance from actress Evan Rachel Wood, and an appearance by Brian Henson....
VIDEO: Bliss My Heart & Eric Jayk Release 'Drive Fast' Music Video Photo VIDEO: Bliss My Heart & Eric Jayk Release 'Drive Fast' Music Video
by Michael Major - November 19, 2021

Influenced by Bauhaus and Sister Of Mercy, Bliss My Heart sent Eric Jayk an 8 year old demo of 'Drive Fast” in July immediately following the release of 'Reason To Dust'. After the two completed the track in September, the music video was released in October. Watch the new visual for the single now!...
Marvel Releases New GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Soundtrack Photo Marvel Releases New GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Soundtrack
by Michael Major - October 26, 2021

The new soundtracks feature original music written for the game. Additionally, the Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy playlist features 30 iconic licensed tracks from legendary artists such as Mötley Crüe, Bonnie Tyler, Billy Idol, Pat Benatar, Def Leppard, BLONDIE, and many more. All songs on the pla...
Bat Fangs Release New Single 'Action' From Upcoming Album Photo Bat Fangs Release New Single 'Action' From Upcoming Album
by Michael Major - September 27, 2021

Betsy Wright (of Ex Hex) on guitar and vocals, and drummer Laura King (of Mac McCaughn and Speed Stick) bridge the gap between their respective Washington DC and Carrboro NC scenes, in their unified love of good-time shredding hard rock....
Def Leppard to Host 40th Anniversary Livestream Event This Weekend Photo Def Leppard to Host 40th Anniversary Livestream Event This Weekend
by TV News Desk - August 24, 2021

The August 28th event builds on the band’s recent livestream entitled “All I’ve Got is a Photograph” with Joe Elliott, Phil Collen, and photographer Ross Halfin....
At 1980 Releases New 'Late Night Calls' LP Photo At 1980 Releases New 'Late Night Calls' LP
by Sarah Jae Leiber - August 06, 2021

The producer was also featured on California-based band FM-84's single 'Let's Talk'....
Journey Share New Song 'The Way We Used To Be' Photo Journey Share New Song 'The Way We Used To Be'
by TV News Desk - June 24, 2021

Their Greatest Hits album is certified 15 times-Platinum, making Journey one of the few bands to ever have been Diamond-certified and their song “Don’t Stop Believin’” has been streamed over one billion times alone....
Justin Courtney Pierre Announces 'The Price of Salt' EP Photo Justin Courtney Pierre Announces 'The Price of Salt' EP
by Sarah Jae Leiber - May 24, 2021

The Price of Salt follows An Anthropologist on Mars (released in March) which New Noise Magazine called “the best batch of songs Justin Courtney Pierre has ever released.” ...
The Stadium Tour, Featuring Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison, and Joan Jett, Postpone Photo The Stadium Tour, Featuring Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison, and Joan Jett, Postponed to 2022
by Stephi Wild - May 15, 2021

The Stadium Tour, featuring Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison, and Joan Jett, has been postponed to 2022....
Band Of Silver Releases New Single 'Caught in the Headlights' Photo Band Of Silver Releases New Single 'Caught in the Headlights'
by Sarah Jae Leiber - May 14, 2021

Band Of Silver—made up of Avery Silvernagel (vocals), Alex Silvernagel (guitar and vocals), and Evan Silvernagel (drums)—are an alternative pop trio out of Nashville. Their music blurs the lines between alternative rock, 80’s new wave, and modern pop....
The Neverlutionaries Release 'Save Yourself' From Self-Titled LP Photo The Neverlutionaries Release 'Save Yourself' From Self-Titled LP
by Sarah Jae Leiber - May 06, 2021

A sludgy dirge with deeply affecting lyrics about self-preservation interjected with screaming guitar licks, 'Save Yourself' is a psychedelic, visceral smash that grew out of evocative words that Wells wrote to himself trying to empathize....
The Struts Release Video for 'Low Key In Love' Photo The Struts Release Video for 'Low Key In Love'
by Sarah Jae Leiber - April 21, 2021

Produced by Tommy English, 'Low Key in Love' delivers everything you could ask for in an iconic rock-and-roll duet....
Band Of Silver Release New Music Video For 'Looking For A Friend' Photo Band Of Silver Release New Music Video For 'Looking For A Friend'
by Sarah Jae Leiber - April 09, 2021

Band Of Silver—made up of Avery Silvernagel (vocals), Alex Silvernagel (guitar and vocals), and Evan Silvernagel (drums)—are an alternative pop trio out of Nashville....
Band Of Silver Premiere New Single 'Looking for a Friend' Photo Band Of Silver Premiere New Single 'Looking for a Friend'
by Sarah Jae Leiber - April 01, 2021

Band Of Silver—made up of Avery Silvernagel (vocals), Alex Silvernagel (guitar and vocals), and Evan Silvernagel (drums)—are an alternative pop trio out of Nashville....
Band Of Silver Release Lyric Video for New Single 'Are We Are We Not' Photo Band Of Silver Release Lyric Video for New Single 'Are We Are We Not'
by Sarah Jae Leiber - February 19, 2021

“This song is essentially a prequel to our track ‘Closure,’ despite being written after that relationship ended. It’s the words you wish you could cut loose and tell your crush, but you’re both too uncertain to say.  Now you have a song you can play for that person instead.” ...