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Def Leppard

Formed: 1977 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
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Genre: Pop/Rock
Group Members: Richard Allen, Vivian Campbell, Steve Clark, Phil Collen, Joe Elliott, Rick Savage, Pete Willis, Tony Kenning, Rick Allen
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 ...Read full biography
Pyromania
Released: 1983
Label: Island Def Jam
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While Def Leppard had obviously wanted to write big-sounding anthems on their previous records, Pyromania was where the band's vision coalesced and gelled into something more. More than ever before, the ...Read full review
Hysteria
Released: 1987
Label: Island Def Jam
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Where Pyromania had set the standard for polished, catchy pop-metal, Hysteria only upped the ante. Pyromania's slick, layered Mutt Lange production turned into a painstaking obsession with dense sonic ...Read full review