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The Def Leppard EP

Album: ''The Def Leppard EP'' (1979 EP)
1. Ride into the Sun
2. Getcha Rocks Off
3. The Overture


Album: ''Wasted'' (1979 Single)
1. Wasted
2. Hello America

On Through the Night

Album: ''On Through the Night'' (1980)
1. Rock Brigade
2. Hello America
3. Sorrow Is a Woman
4. It Could Be You
5. Satellite
6. When the Walls Come Tumblin' Down
7. Wasted
8. Rocks Off
9. It Don't Matter
10. Answer to the Master
11. Overture

Hello America

Album: ''Hello America'' (1980 Single)
1. Hello America
2. Good Morning Freedom

Rock Brigade

Album: ''Rock Brigade'' (1980 Single)
1. Rock Brigade
2. When the Walls Come Tumblin' Down


Album: ''High 'n' Dry'' (1981)
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


Album: ''Bringin' On The Heartbreak'' (1981 Single)
1. Bringin' on the Heartbreak
2. Me & My Wine

Let It Go

Album: ''Let It Go'' (1981 Single)
1. Let It Go
2. Switch 625


Album: ''Pyromania'' (1983)
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


Album: ''Foolin''' (1983 Single)
1. Foolin'
2. Comin' under Fire


Album: ''Photograph'' (1983 Single)
1. Photograph
2. Action! Not Words

Rock Of Ages

Album: ''Rock Of Ages'' (1983 Single)
1. Rock of Ages
2. Action! Not Words

Too Late For Love

Album: ''Too Late For Love'' (1983 Single)
1. Too Late for Love
2. Foolin'


Album: ''Hysteria'' (1987)
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


Album: ''Animal'' (1987 Single)
1. Animal
2. Tear It Down


Album: ''Women'' (1987 Single)
1. Women
2. Tear It Down

Armageddon It

Album: ''Armageddon It'' (1988 Single)
1. Armageddon It
2. Release Me

Love Bites

Album: ''Love Bites'' (1988 Single)
1. Love Bites
2. Billy's Got a Gun (live)

Pour Some Sugar On Me

Album: ''Pour Some Sugar On Me'' (1988 Single)
1. Pour Some Sugar on Me
2. Ring of Fire


Album: ''Historia'' (1988 Video/VHS)
1. Hello America
2. Let It Go
3. High 'n' Dry (Saturday Night)
4. Bringin' on the Heartbreak (with Pete Willis)
5. Photograph
6. Rock of Ages
7. Foolin'
8. Too Late for Love
9. Rock ! Rock ! (Till You Drop)
10. Bringin' on the Heartbreak (with Phil Collen)
11. Me and My Wine
12. Women
13. Animal
14. Pour Some Sugar on Me (UK version)
15. Hysteria
16. Armageddon It (live)
17. Pour Some Sugar on Me (US version, live)
18. Love Bites


Album: ''Rocket'' (1989 Single)
1. Rocket
2. Women (live)

In the Round in Your Face

Album: ''In the Round in Your Face'' (1989 Video/VHS)
1. Stagefright
2. Rock ! Rock ! (Till You Drop)
3. Women
4. Too Late for Love
5. Hysteria
6. Gods of War (including Steamin' Intro)
7. Die Hard the Hunter
8. Bringin' on the Heartbreak
9. Foolin'
10. Armageddon It
11. Animal
12. Pour Some Sugar on Me
13. Rock of Ages
14. Photograph


Album: ''Adrenalize'' (1992)
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 You
10. Tear It Down

Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad

Album: ''Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad'' (1992 Single)
1. Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad
2. From the Inside
3. You Can't Always Get What You Want
4. Little Wing


Album: ''Let's Get Rocked'' (1992 Single)
1. Let's Get Rocked
2. Only After Dark
3. Women (live)

Make Love Like A Man

Album: ''Make Love Like A Man'' (1992 Single)
1. Make Love Like a Man
2. Two Steps Behind
3. Action
4. Miss You in a Heartbeat

Album: ''Promo 1992'' (1992 Single)
1. Photograph
2. Too Late for Love
3. Pour Some Sugar on Me (edit)
4. Love Bites

Stand Up (Kick Love Into Motion)

Album: ''Stand Up (Kick Love Into Motion)'' (1992 Single)
1. Stand Up (Kick Love into Motion)
2. From the Inside

Retro Active

Album: ''Retro Active'' (1993 Best of/Compilation)
1. Desert Song
2. Fractured Love
3. Action (Sweet cover)
4. Two Steps Behind (acoustic)
5. She's Too Tough
6. Miss You in a Heartbeat
7. Only After Dark (Mick Ronson cover)
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 (piano)

Heaven Is

Album: ''Heaven Is'' (1993 Single)
1. Heaven Is
2. She's Too Tough
3. Elected (live)
4. Let's Get Rocked (live)

Miss You In A Heartbeat

Album: ''Miss You In A Heartbeat'' (1993 Single)
1. Miss You in a Heartbeat
2. Two Steps Behind (Joe's Demo)
3. She's Too Tough (Joe's Demo)
4. Miss You in a Heartbeat (Acoustic, Acoustic)


Album: ''Tonight'' (1993 Single)
1. Tonight
2. Pour Some Sugar on Me (live)
3. Tonight (demo)

Two Steps Behind

Album: ''Two Steps Behind'' (1993 Single)
1. Two Steps Behind
2. Tonight (Warts & all acoustic)
3. S.M.C. (instrumental)


Album: ''Visualize'' (1993 Video/VHS)
1. Opening Statements and Titles
2. Rocket
3. Switch 625 (Steve Clark Tribute)
4. Solo Projects / Making Videos
5. Let's Get Rocked
6. Vivian Campbell Joins Def Leppard
7. Make Love Like a Man
8. I Wanna Touch You
9. Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad
10. Interviews
11. Tonight
12. Heaven Is
13. Fans / Off Stage Life
14. Stand Up (Kick Love into Motion)
15. Return to Sheffield
16. Two Steps Behind (Live from Sheffield)
17. Love Bites (Live from Sheffield)
18. Photograph (Live from Sheffield)
19. The Future of Def Leppard / End Credits


Album: ''Action'' (1994 Single)
1. Action (Sweet cover)
2. She's Too Tough (Joe's Demo)
3. Miss You in a Heartbeat (Phil's Demo)


Album: ''Vault'' (1995 Best of/Compilation)
1. Pour Some Sugar on Me (US video mix)
2. Photograph
3. Love Bites
4. Let's Get Rocked
5. Two Steps Behind
6. Animal
7. Heaven Is
8. Rocket (video edit)
9. When Love & Hate Collide
10. Action (Sweet cover)
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

When Love And Hate Collide

Album: ''When Love And Hate Collide'' (1995 Single)
1. When Love and Hate Collide

Video Archive

Album: ''Video Archive'' (1995 Video/VHS)
1. <B>Live:</B> Let's Get Rocked
2. Foolin'
3. Rocket
4. Two Steps Behind
5. Armageddon It
6. Pour Some Sugar on Me
7. Rock of Ages
8. Love Bites
9. <B>Videos:</B> When Love & Hate Collide
10. Two Steps Behind
11. Action
12. Miss You In a Heartbeat
13. When Love & Hate Collide (epic version)
14. <B>Acoustic:</B> Two Steps Behind
15. Armageddon It
16. When Love & Hate Collide
17. Animal
18. Pour Some Sugar on Me
19. Ziggy Stardust


Album: ''Slang'' (1996)
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

All I Want Is Everything

Album: ''All I Want Is Everything'' (1996 Single)
1. All I Want Is Everything
2. When Saturday Comes
3. Jimmy's Theme
4. All I Want Is Everything (edit)

Breathe A Sigh

Album: ''Breathe A Sigh'' (1996 Single)
1. Breathe A Sigh
2. Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop) (live)
3. Deliver Me (live)
4. Slang (live)

Work It Out

Album: ''Work It Out'' (1996 Single)
1. Work It Out
2. Move with Me Slowly
3. Work It Out (demo)
4. Truth (original version)


Album: ''Euphoria'' (1999)
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

Album: ''Rock Vault'' (1999 Best of/Compilation)
1. Rock Rock (Till You Drop)
2. Let It Go
3. Too Late For Love
4. Women
5. Tear It Down
6. Another Hit And Run
7. High 'N' dry (Saturday Night)
8. Run Riot
9. Wasted
10. Comin' Under Fire
11. Stagefright
12. Rock Brigade
13. Ring Of Fire
14. Mirror, Mirror (Look Into My Eyes)
15. Switch 625 (instrumental)
16. Action (Sweet cover)

Back In Your Face

Album: ''Back In Your Face'' (1999 Single)
1. Back In Your Face
2. Promises
3. World Collide


Album: ''Goodbye'' (1999 Single)
1. Goodbye
2. Burnout
3. Immortal


Album: ''Promises'' (1999 Single)
1. Promises
2. Back In Your Face
3. Album snippets


Album: ''X'' (2002)
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

Classic Albums - Hysteria

Album: ''Classic Albums - Hysteria'' (2002 DVD)
1. Introduction
2. Animal
3. Hysteria
4. Rocket
5. Love Bites
6. Pour Some Sugar On Me
7. Initial Recordings of Animal
8. Rick Gets Hysterical
9. Hysteria (Acoustic)
10. Drumming - Return To The Status Quo
11. The Album According To Joe
12. Sugar Stripped Down
13. Pour Some Sugar On Me (Acoustic)
14. Guitars, Guitars, Guitars
15. Windmill II And The Gods Of War
16. Mutt's Vocals In The Mix
17. The Album Is Finally Released


Album: ''Now'' (2002 Single)
1. Now
2. Love Don't Lie (demo)
3. Let Me Be The One (demo)
4. Let Me Be The One (acoustic)
5. Rebel Rebel
6. Stay With Me

Long Long Way To Go

Album: ''Long Long Way To Go'' (2003 Single)
1. Long Long Way To Go
2. Gimme A Job
3. 10 X Bigger Than Love
4. Now (live)
5. Long Long Way To Go (live)
6. Now (live acoustic)
7. Hysteria (live acoustic)

The Best of Def Leppard

Album: ''The Best of Def Leppard'' (2004 Best of/Compilation)
1. Pour Some Sugar on Me
2. Photograph
3. Love Bites
4. Lets Get Rocked
5. Two Steps Behind
6. Animal
7. Heaven Is
8. Rocket
9. When Love & Hate Collide
10. Action
11. Long, Long Way to Go
12. Make Love Like a Man
13. Armageddon It
14. Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad
15. Rock of Ages
16. Hysteria
17. Bringin' on the Heartbreak

Album: ''The Best of Def Leppard: The Videos'' (2004 DVD)
1. Photograph
2. Rock of Ages
3. Foolin'
4. Bringin' on the Heartbreak (version 2)
5. Animal
6. Women
7. Pour Some Sugar on Me (USA live version)
8. Armaggedon It
9. Hysteria
10. Love Bites
11. Rocket
12. Let's Get Rocked
13. Make Love Like a Man
14. Heaven Is
15. Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad
16. Stand Up (Kick Love Into Motion)
17. Tonight
18. I Wanna Touch U
19. Two Steps Behind
20. Miss You in a Heartbeat
21. Action
22. When Love and Hate Collide (edit)
23. Slang
24. Work it Out
25. All I Want is Everything
26. Promises
27. Goodbye
28. Now
29. Long Long Way to Go
30. When Love and Hate Collide (long version)

Album: ''Rock Of Ages - The Definitive Collection'' (2005 Best of/Compilation)
1. Pour Some Sugar On Me (Historia video edit)
2. Photograph
3. Love Bites
4. Let's Get Rocked
5. Two Steps Behind (Acoustic)
6. Animal
7. Heaven Is
8. Foolin'
9. Rocket (Visualize Video Edit)
10. When Love & Hate Collide
11. Armageddon It
12. Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad
13. Rock Of Ages
14. Hysteria
15. Miss You In A Heartbeat
16. Bringin' On the Heartbreak
17. Switch 625
18. Billy's Got A Gun


Album: ''Yeah!'' (2006)
1. 20th Century Boy (T-Rex)
2. Rock On (David Essex)
3. Hanging on the Telephone (Blondie)
4. Waterloo Sunset (The Kinks)
5. Hell Raiser (Sweet)
6. 10538 Overture (ELO)
7. Street Life (Roxy Music)
8. Drive-In Saturday (David Bowie)
9. Little Bit Of Love (Free)
10. The Golden Age of Rock 'n' Roll (Mott the Hoople)
11. No Matter What (Badfinger)
12. He's Gonna Step on You Again (John Kongos)
13. Don't Believe a Word (Thin Lizzy)
14. Stay with Me (The Faces)

def leppard


Def Leppard, in many ways, were the definitive hard rock band of the '80s. There were many bands that rocked harder, and were more dangerous, than the Sheffield 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, the group actually owed more to the glam rock and metal of the early '70s -- 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, but skillfully used the fledgling MTV network to their advantage. The group was 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. Def Leppard managed to pull through such tragedies, and they even expanded their large audience with 1987's blockbuster Hysteria. As the '90s began, mainstream hard rock shifted away from Leppard's signature pop-metal and toward edgier, louder bands, yet the group 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.

Def Leppard had their origins in a Sheffield-based group Rick Savage (bass) and Pete Willis (guitar) formed in their late teens in 1977. A few months later, vocalist Joe Elliott, a fanatic follower of Mott the Hoople and T. Rex, joined the band, bringing the name Deaf Leopard. After a spelling change, the trio, augmented by Tony Kenning (drummer), began playing local Sheffield pubs, and within a year they had added guitarist Steve Clark, as well as a new drummer. Later in 1978, they recorded their debut EP, Getcha Rocks Off, and released it on their own label, Bludgeon Riffola. The EP became a word-of-mouth success, earning airplay on the BBC. The group members were still in their teens.

Following the release of Getcha Rocks Off, Rick Allen was added as the band's permanent drummer, and Def Leppard quickly became the subject of the British music weeklies. Soon, they signed with AC/DC's manager, Petter Mensch, who helped them secure a contract with Mercury. On Through the Night, the band's full-length debut, was released in 1980 and instantly became a hit in the U.K., also earning significant airplay in the U.S., where it reached number 51 on the charts. Over the course of the year, Def Leppard relentlessly toured Britain and America, including opening slots for Ozzy Osbourne, Sammy Hagar, and Judas Priest. High 'n' Dry followed in 1981, and it became the group's first platinum album in the U.S., thanks to MTV's strong rotation of "Bringin' on the Heartbreak." MTV would be vital to the band's success in the '80s.

As the band recorded the follow-up to High 'n' Dry with producer Mutt Lange, Pete Willis was fired from the band for alcoholism, and Phil Collen, a former guitarist for Girl, was hired to replace him. The resulting album, 1983's Pyromania, became an unexpected blockbuster, due not only to Def Leppard's skillful, melodic metal, but also to MTV's relentless airing of "Photograph" and "Rock of Ages." Pyromania went on to sell ten million copies, establishing Def Leppard as one of the most popular bands in the world. Despite their success, the band was about to enter a trying time for their career. Following an extensive international tour, the group re-entered the studio to record the follow-up, but producer Lange was unavailable, so they began sessions with Jim Steinman, the man responsible for Meat Loaf's Bat Out of Hell. The pairing turned out to be ill-advised, so the group turned to its former engineer, Nigel Green. One month into recording, Allen lost his left arm in a New Year's Eve car accident. The arm was reattached, but it had to be amputated once an infection set in.

Without a drummer, Def Leppard's future looked cloudy, but by the spring of 1985 -- just a few months after his accident -- Allen began learning to play a custom-made electronic kit assembled for him by Simmons. Soon, the band resumed recording, and within a few months Lange was back on board, but once he joined the team, he judged the existing tapes inferior and had the band begin work all over again. The recording continued throughout 1986, and that summer, the group returned to the stage for the European Monsters of Rock tour. Def Leppard finally completed their fourth album, now titled Hysteria, early in 1987, releasing it that spring to lukewarm reviews; many critics felt that the album compromised Leppard's metal roots for sweet pop flourishes. The record was slow out of the starting gates -- "Women," the first single, failed to really take hold. But with the second single, "Animal," Hysteria began to take off. It became the group's first Top 40 hit in the U.K., but more importantly, it began a string of six straight Top 20 hits in the U.S., which also included "Hysteria," "Pour Some Sugar on Me," "Love Bites," "Armageddon It," and "Rocket," the latter of which arrived in 1989, a full two years after the release of Hysteria. During those two years, Def Leppard was unavoidable -- they were the kings of high-school metal, ruling the pop charts and MTV, and teenagers and bands alike replicated their teased hair and ripped jeans, even when the grimy hard rock of Guns N' Roses took hold in 1988.

Hysteria proved to be the peak of Leppard's popularity, yet their follow-up remained eagerly awaited in the early '90s as the band set to work on the record. During the recording, Steve Clark died from an overdose of alcohol and painkillers combined (whilst recovering from an injury). Clark had long had a problem with alcohol, and following the Hysteria heyday, the band forced him to take a sabbatical; he did enter rehab, but to no apparent effect. In fact, his abuse was so crippling that Collen had to play the majority of the guitar leads on Hysteria. Following Clark's death, Def Leppard resolved to finish their forthcoming album as a quartet, releasing Adrenalize in the spring of 1992. Adrenalize was greeted with mixed reviews, and even though the album debuted at number one and contained several hit singles, including "Let's Get Rocked," "Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad," and "Make Love Like a Man," the record was a commercial disappointment in the wake of Pyromania and Hysteria. After the release of Adrenalize, the group added former Whitesnake guitarist Vivian Campbell.

In 1993, Def Leppard released the rarities collection Retro Active, featuring a new single, "Miss You in a Heartbeat," which scraped the lower reaches of the Top 40. Two years later, the group released the greatest-hits collection Vault while preparing their sixth album. Slang arrived in the spring of 1996, and while it was more adventurous than its predecessor, it was greeted with indifference, proving that Leppard's heyday had indeed passed, and they were now simply a very popular cult band. Undaunted, Leppard soldiered on, returning to their patented pop-metal sound for Euphoria, which was released in June of 1999. Despite a hard push from both band and label, the record failed to produce a hit, resulting in a return to adult pop balladry on 2002's X. The two-disc Rock of Ages: The Definitive Collection arrived in 2005, followed in 2006 by Yeah!, a collection of covers.

Def Leppard has recently toured with Journey, on VH1's Legends Tour.

NWOBHM (old), Hard Rock, Pop Rock

Love, Relationships, Women

United Kingdom (Sheffield, Yorkshire, England), formed in 1977



Joe Elliott - Vocals
Phil Collen - Guitar (ex-Girl, Man-Raze)
Vivian Campbell - Guitar (Sweet Savage, ex-Dio, Whitesnake, Riverdogs, Shadow King, Clock, Trinity, Lou Gramm, Dudes Of Wrath)
Rick Savage - Bass
Rick Allen - Drums

Steve Clark - Guitar (R.I.P. 1960-1991, alcoholism)
Peter Willis - Guitar (ex-Gogmagog (UK))
Tony Kenning - Drums
Frank Noon - Drums (The Next Band, Wild Horses, Lionheart, Waysted, Stampede (UK))


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