Origin: Sheffield, England
Genres: 80's Metal
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Def Leppard  


In 1980, just before the impact of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) was truly felt, an unknown band by the name of Def Leppard released its debut album. On Through The Night has an accessible, undeniably British sound, yet was still had a rough metal style, unlike most of their future works, with tracks such as "Rock Brigade" and "Rocks Off" getting some good radio play. It's truly a great album, and is recommended even to those who aren't fans of the later DL albums. By the time of their next album, High And Dry, they had shifted producers and started developing the commercialized, pop-metal sound that would become their trademark for years to come. The rest of the eighties was owned by Def Leppard, with albums such as Pyromania and Hysteria proving massively successful while at the same time drawing the ire from "real" metal fans who found their work far too polished and poppy. Though they have had more of their share of ups and downs (drummer Rick Allen losing his arm in a car accident, the loss of Steve Clark), they have stayed the course, continuing to tour and release albums with that classic DL sound (1996's Slang an exception to this, an attempt to toughen and broaden their sound that wasn't well received).

Current Members

Joe Elliott

vocals

Phil Collen

guitars (Girl)

Vivian Campbell

guitars (Dio, Sweet Savage, Thin Lizzy)

Rick Savage

bass

Rick Allen

drums

Former Members/Guests

Pete Willis

guitars

Steve Clark

guitars RIP: January 8, 1991, respiratory failure

Frank Noon

drums


Discography



(EP) The Def Leppard EP 
1979 Bludgeon Riff.
  1. Ride Into The Sun
  2. Getcha Rocks Off
  3. The Overture
  • Joe Elliott
  • Pete Willis
  • Steve Clark
  • Rick Savage
  • Frank Noon




On Through The Night 
1980 Polygram
  1. Rock Brigade
  2. Hello America
  3. Sorrow Is A Woman
  4. It Could Be You
  5. Satellite
  6. When The Walls Came Tumbling Down
  7. Wasted
  8. Rocks Off
  9. It Don't Matter
  10. Answer To The Master
  11. Overture
  • Joe Elliott
  • Pete Willis
  • Steve Clark
  • Rick Savage
  • Rick Allen
1980 BNR and Internet Top Ten album




High And Dry 
1981 Polygram
  1. Let It Go
  2. Another Hit And Run
  3. High 'N' Dry (Saturday Night)
  4. Bringin' On The Heartbreak
  5. Switch 625
  6. You Got Me Runnin'
  7. Lady Strange
  8. On Through The Night
  9. Mirror, Mirror (Look Into My Eyes)
  10. No No No
  • Joe Elliott
  • Pete Willis
  • Steve Clark
  • Rick Savage
  • Rick Allen




Pyromania 
1983 Polygram
  1. Rock Rock (Till You Drop)
  2. Photograph
  3. Stagefright
  4. Too Late For Love
  5. Die Hard The Hunter
  6. Foolin'
  7. Rock Of Ages
  8. Comin' Under Fire
  9. Action! Not Words
  10. Billy's Got A Gun
  • Joe Elliott
  • Phil Collen
  • Steve Clark
  • Rick Savage
  • Rick Allen
1983 Internet Top Ten album




Hysteria 
1987 Polygram
  1. Women
  2. Rocket
  3. Animal
  4. Love Bites
  5. Pour Some Sugar On Me
  6. Armageddon It
  7. Gods Of War
  8. Don't Shoot Shotgun
  9. Run Riot
  10. Hysteria
  11. Excitable
  12. Love And Affection
  • Joe Elliott
  • Phil Collen
  • Steve Clark
  • Rick Savage
  • Rick Allen

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Adrenalize 
1992 Polygram
  1. Let's Get Rocked
  2. Heaven Is
  3. Make Love Like A Man
  4. Tonight
  5. White Lightning
  6. Stand Up (Kick Love Into Motion)
  7. Personal Property
  8. Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad
  9. I Wanna Touch U
  10. Tear It Down
  • Joe Elliott
  • Phil Collen
  • Rick Savage
  • Rick Allen




Retro Active 
1993 Polygram
  1. Desert Song
  2. Fractured Love
  3. Action
  4. Two Steps Behind (Acoustic)
  5. She's Too Tough
  6. Miss You In A Heartbeat
  7. Only After Dark
  8. Ride Into The Sun
  9. From The Inside
  10. Ring Of Fire
  11. I Wanna Be Your Hero
  12. Miss You In A Heartbeat (Electric)
  13. Two Steps Behind (Electric)
  14. Miss You In A Heartbeat (Unlisted Piano Version)
  • Joe Elliott
  • Phil Collen
  • Vivian Campbell
  • Rick Savage
  • Rick Allen




Vault (compilation) 
1995 Polygram
  1. Pour Some Sugar On Me
  2. Photograph
  3. Love Bites
  4. Let's Get Rocked
  5. Two Steps Behind
  6. Animal
  7. Heaven Is
  8. Rocket
  9. When Love & Hate Collide
  10. Action
  11. Make Love Like A Man
  12. Armageddon It
  13. Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad
  14. Rock Of Ages
  15. Hysteria
  16. Bringin' On The Heartbreak




Slang 
1996 Polygram
  1. Truth?
  2. Turn To Dust
  3. Slang
  4. All I Want Is Everything
  5. Work It Out
  6. Breathe A Sigh
  7. Deliver Me
  8. Gift Of Flesh
  9. Blood Runs Cold
  10. Where Does Love Go When It Dies
  11. Pearl Of Euphoria
  • Joe Elliott
  • Phil Collen
  • Vivian Campbell
  • Rick Savage
  • Rick Allen




Euphoria 
1999 Polygram
  1. Demolition Man
  2. Promises
  3. Back In Your Face
  4. Goodbye
  5. All Night
  6. Paper Sun
  7. It's Only Love
  8. 21st Century Sha La La La Girl
  9. To Be Alive
  10. Disintegrate
  11. Guilty
  12. Day After Day
  13. Kings Of Oblivion
  • Joe Elliott
  • Phil Collen
  • Vivian Campbell
  • Rick Savage
  • Rick Allen




Hysteria: The Def Leppard Story 
2001 Paramount




Classic ALbums - Hysteria 
2002 Eagle Vision




X 
2002 Polygram
  1. Now
  2. Unbelievable
  3. You're So Beautiful
  4. Everyday
  5. Long Long Way to Go
  6. Four Letter Word
  7. Torn to Shreds
  8. Love Don't Lie
  9. Gravity
  10. Cry
  11. Girl Like You
  12. Let Me Be the One
  13. Scar
  • Joe Elliott
  • Phil Collen
  • Vivian Campbell
  • Rick Savage
  • Rick Allen

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 



Best Of The Videos 
2004




Rock Of Ages: The DVD Collection 
2005




Yeah! 
2006 Island
  1. 20th Century Boy
  2. Rock On
  3. Hanging on the Telephone
  4. Waterloo Sunset
  5. Hell Raiser
  6. 10538 Overture
  7. Street Life
  8. Drive-In Saturday
  9. Golden Age of Rock 'n' Roll
  10. No Matter What
  11. He's Gonna Step on You Again
  12. Don't Believe a Word
  13. Stay with Me
  • Joe Elliott
  • Phil Collen
  • Vivian Campbell
  • Rick Savage
  • Rick Allen

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility 



Songs From The Sparkle Lounge 
2008 Island
  1. Go
  2. Nine Lives
  3. C'mon C'mon
  4. Love
  5. Tomorrow
  6. Cruise Control
  7. Hallucinate
  8. Only The Good Die Young
  9. Bad Actress
  10. Come Undone
  11. Gotta Let It Go
  • Joe Elliott
  • Phil Collen
  • Vivian Campbell
  • Rick Savage
  • Rick Allen

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Metal Observer 



Mirrorball  LIVE
2011 Bludgeon Riff.


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