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Def Leppard

March 4th, 2015

Formed:
1977 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England

Genre:
Rock

Years Active:
'70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s




Def Leppard

Biography

In many ways, Def Leppard were the definitive hard rock band of the '80s. There were many bands that rocked harder (and were more dangerous) than the Sheffield-based quintet, but few others captured the spirit of the times quite as well. Emerging in the late '70s as part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Def Leppard actually owed more to the glam rock and metal of the early '70s, as their sound was equal parts T. Rex, Mott the Hoople, Queen, and Led Zeppelin. By toning down their heavy riffs and emphasizing melody, Def Leppard were poised for crossover success by 1983's Pyromania, and skillfully used the fledgling MTV network to their advantage. The musicians were already blessed with photogenic good looks, but they also crafted a series of innovative, exciting videos that made them into stars. They intended to follow Pyromania quickly but were derailed when their drummer lost an arm in a car accident, the first of many problems that plagued the group's career. They managed to pull through such tragedies, and even expanded their large audience with 1987's blockbuster Hysteria. As the '90s began, mainstream hard rock shifted away from their signature pop-metal and toward edgier, louder bands, yet they maintained a sizable audience into the late '90s and were one of only a handful of '80s metal groups to survive the decade more or less intact.

Top Albums


1. Mirror Ball ..

2. Mirror Ball ..

3. Slang (Delux..

4. Slang Video ..

5. Hysteria 201..

6. Acoustic Med..

7. Pour Some Su..

8. Undefeated -..

9. Songs For th..

10. X Video Coll..

11. Euphoria Vid..

12. When Love &a..

13. Retro Active..

14. Adrenalize V..

15. Hysteria Vid..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.
Pour Some Sugar On Me (2012 Re-Recor.. Pour Some Sugar On Me / Roc.. 4:23 $1.29
2.
Rock of Ages (2012 Re-Recorded Versi.. Pour Some Sugar On Me / Roc.. 4:08 $1.29
3.
Hysteria (2013 Re-Recorded Version) Hysteria 2013 (Re-Recorded .. 5:52 $1.29
4.
Love Bites (Live) Mirror Ball – Live & Mo.. 7:28 $1.29
5.
Photograph (Live) Mirror Ball – Live & Mo.. 4:35 $1.29
6.
Pour Some Sugar On Me (Live) Mirror Ball – Live & Mo.. 5:05 $1.29
7.
Bringin' On the Heartbreak (Live.. Mirror Ball – Live & Mo.. 5:08 $1.29
8.
Animal (Live) Mirror Ball – Live & Mo.. 4:02 $1.29
9.
Foolin' (Live) Mirror Ball – Live & Mo.. 5:06 $1.29
10.
Pour Some Sugar On Me (Live) Mirror Ball – Live & Mo.. 5:05 $1.29
11.
When Love & Hate Collide When Love & Hate Collid.. 4:19 $1.29
12.
Too Late for Love (Live) Mirror Ball – Live & Mo.. 5:17 $1.29
13.
Love Bites (Live) Mirror Ball – Live & Mo.. 7:28 $1.29
14.
Let's Get Rocked (Live) Mirror Ball – Live & Mo.. 6:11 $1.29
15.
Two Steps Behind (Live) Mirror Ball – Live & Mo.. 4:29 $1.29
16.
Rock of Ages (Live) Mirror Ball – Live & Mo.. 6:11 $1.29
17.
Armageddon It (Live) Mirror Ball – Live & Mo.. 5:19 $1.29
18.
Hysteria (Live) Mirror Ball – Live & Mo.. 6:20 $1.29
19.
Photograph (Live) Mirror Ball – Live & Mo.. 4:35 $1.29
20.
Rocket (Live) Mirror Ball – Live & Mo.. 4:29 $1.29
21.
Acoustic Medley 2012: Where Does Lov.. Acoustic Medley 2012: Where.. 7:32 $1.29
22.
Hysteria (Live) Mirror Ball – Live & Mo.. 6:20 $1.29
23.
Bringin' On the Heartbreak (Live.. Mirror Ball – Live & Mo.. 5:08 $1.29
24.
Make Love Like a Man (Live) Mirror Ball – Live & Mo.. 5:56 $1.29
25.
Undefeated Undefeated – Single 4:40 $1.29

Top Music Videos


1. Women

2. Pour Some Suga..

3. Love Bites

4. Hysteria

5. Animal

6. Pour Some Suga..

7. Armageddon It

8. Rocket

9. Have You Ever ..

10. Let's Get Rock..

11. Promises

12. Stand Up (Kick..

13. Two Steps Behi..

14. Miss You In A ..

15. Long Long Way ..

16. I Wanna Touch ..

17. Now

18. Action

19. Heaven Is

20. When Love And ..


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