Def Leppard

11/06/2022 08:44
Rick Savage (bass) / Joe Elliott (vocals) / Rick Allen (drums) / Phil Collen (guitar) / Vivian Campbell (guitar) other members Pete Willis (guitar) / Steve Clarke RIP (guitar)

A rock band formed in 1977 in Sheffield as part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement. Since the untimely death of Steve Clarke, the band has had a stable lineup. 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 (10x platinum). In 2003, the album ranked number 384 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.