New in Leppard Vault: Drastic Symphonies Collection

NEW on the Leppard Vault: 🎻 A Drastic Symphonies Diary, including a Vault-exclusive documentary with the band!

Head to 👉 NOW to explore the extraordinary collaboration between Def Leppard and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra that Phil Collen calls “amazingly inspirational,” through video, words, and pictures. 🔥


Joe & Phil on Tim Burgess’s Listening Party Podcast

Joe & Phil recently joined Tim Burgess for a listening party to talk about the brand new album Drastic Symphonies, recorded with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. They go through this record of reimagined classics with the help of orchestral arranger Eric Gorfain, speaking about how they managed to take some of classic rock’s greatest songs and give them a new classical edge.

Listen HERE



“Drastic Symphonies” Charts at No 4 in UK Album Chart

New Studio Album “Drastic Symphonies” Charts at No 4 in UK Album Chart

Band’s Highest UK Chart Position in 32 Years


Def Leppard have just secured their highest UK  album chart position in 32 years with “Drastic Symphonies”. The album goes one better than 2022’s “Diamond Star Halos” that charted at No 5 in the UK album charts.

Joe Elliott says, “Wow. For us  to get to No 4 in the UK charts with “Drastic Symphonies” is just  very, very special. Especially as this album has us doing something very different in reimagining some of our biggest hits along with hidden gems with The amazing Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Add in two really special shows in our hometown of Sheffield – headlining The Leadmill for Music Venue Trust and then a sold out Bramall Lane to kick off the European leg of The World Tour with Motley Crue. It’s been an extraordinary week. Thanks to all our British fans and to all those who travelled in from around the world. We are grateful and truly humbled.”

This iconic UK band remain one of the most important, influential and loved British acts, delighting existing fans and winning over a whole new generation.

Phil Collen Interview with Music Radar


“We use backing vocals as an instrument and when you put it with strings, just sonically, it just sounds beautiful. When you hear a choir in an orchestra as well, it kind of has that thing. We’ve got our own choir – we’re Def Leppard, so it’s it really works in that context as well. We were just blown away with that.”

-Phil Collen on Drastic Symphonies


Read the full Music Radar article: HERE





Teamed with London’s iconic The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Drastic Symphonies deconstructed and rebuilt not only some of our most well known tracks but also some of the hidden gems as well. This album represents a bold new approach to Def Leppard’s most loved songs.


Rock and classical royalty unite on brand new euphoric album Drastic Symphonies – Def Leppard’s greatest produced tracks dramatically reimagined and sounding larger and more exhilarating than ever before, teamed with London’s iconic The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, and including new vocals and instrumental from the band, Drastic Symphonies is available NOW on clear and standard 2LP, limited edition 2LP picture disc, 1CD/Blu-ray, 1CD and digital formats.


𝑾𝒉𝒆𝒏 𝑳𝒐𝒗𝒆 𝑨𝒏𝒅 𝑯𝒂𝒕𝒆 𝑪𝒐𝒍𝒍𝒊𝒅𝒆 (Drastic Symphonies) – out now!

𝘊𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘐’𝘮 𝘤𝘳𝘢𝘻𝘺 ‘𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶, 𝘣𝘢𝘣𝘺 💥  The orchestral version of 𝑾𝒉𝒆𝒏 𝑳𝒐𝒗𝒆 𝑨𝒏𝒅 𝑯𝒂𝒕𝒆 𝑪𝒐𝒍𝒍𝒊𝒅𝒆 is out now!

The full album 𝘋𝘳𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘤 𝘚𝘺𝘮𝘱𝘩𝘰𝘯𝘪𝘦𝘴 is out on Friday! 🔥🎻

Listen and order now: HERE