Today marks the official UK publication of the bookstore edition of Definitely: The Official Story of Def Leppard. Available now in all good bookshops. Published on June 13th for the rest of the world – pre-order now at DefLeppardBook.com
‘We’ve been around each other’s pain and suffering, as well as the wonderful stuff like kids and marriage. And then when we make music together it’s amazing.’ – Phil Collen
‘We’ve grown up together. We’ve all been through a lot and had enough setbacks to realise that we’re really strong as a team.’ – Rick Allen
“My long-time hero & now mate Ian Hunter just released his incredible new album #DefiancePart1! I’m honored to be featured on the tracks “Guernica” and “This Is What I’m Here For.” Go give it a listen it’s an awesome bit of work! I’m off to listen to it …. AGAIN !!! – Joe
IAN HUNTER’S DEFIANCE PART 1RELEASED ON THE LEGENDARY SUN RECORDS LABEL SEES COLLABORATIONS FROM LATE, GREAT JEFF BECK, JOHNNY DEPP, JOE ELLIOTT (DEF LEPPARD), BILLY F GIBBONS (ZZ TOP), TAYLOR HAWKINS (FOO FIGHTERS), DUFF McKAGAN (GUNS N’ ROSES), TODD RUNDGREN, SLASH (GUNS N’ROSES), JEFF TWEEDY (WILCO), ROBERT TRUJILLO (METALLICA), WADDY WACHTEL (STEVIE NICKS, KEITH RICHARDS), BRAD WHITFORD (AEROSMITH), DANE CLARK (JOHN MELLENCAMP), BILLY BOB THORNTON & J.D. ANDREW (THE BOXMASTERS) and DEAN DELEO, ROBERT DE LEO & ERIC KRETZ (STONE TEMPLE PILOTS)
Rock N Roll Hall of Fame – Available Saturday 8/29 at participating U.S. Record Store Day stores 🤘
The 5 track vinyl EP features the entire performance from Def Leppard’s Hall Of Fame inauguration. Featuring guest stars Brian May and Ian Hunter on “All the Young Dudes”. Mastered by Ronan McHugh and Joe Elliott.
Are you ready, rock brigade?🤘 London To Vegas is out 29th May. Exclusive bundles (including signed prints and 10″ Picture Disc) are available to pre-order HERE 💥
Filmed in December 2018, Hysteria At The O2 captures Def Leppard celebrating the ground-breaking Hysteria, one of their two diamond-certified 10x platinum albums (the other being Pyromania). Performed in its entirety before a ravenous sold-out crowd, this momentous homecoming event is made all the more powerful as it was their long-awaited debut at the iconic O2 Arena in London. Featuring electrifying performances of “Pour Some Sugar On Me,” “Animal,” “Women,” and “Love Bites,” band members Joe Elliott (vocals), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick “Sav” Savage (bass), Vivian Campbell (guitar), and Rick Allen (drums), conclude the set with a host of extra hits including “Let’s Get Rocked,” “When Love and Hate Collide,” and “Photograph.”
Six months later, just after their induction in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Def Leppard undertook a residency in Las Vegas at Zappos Theatre in Planet Hollywood. Hits Vegas, Live At Planet Hollywood is a 28-song deep dive into not only their greatest hits, but rarities such as “Too Late For Love,” “Billy’s Got A Gun,” and “Slang,” and “Promises.” Highlighting Def Leppard’s versatility, Hits Vegas presents a livewire stage show with two stages and video walls, punctuated with intimate, acoustic renditions of rarely performed songs “Let Me Be The One,” “We Belong,” “Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad,” and “Two Steps Behind.”
Hits Vegas offers a behind-the-scenes bonus feature, while Hysteria At The O2 is rounded out with the bonus “Hysteria: Then And Now” mini-documentary. As a whole, Def Leppard: London To Vegas encapsulates the prestige of one of rock’s most iconic bands
‘The Early Years 79-81’ boxset represents the band’s first two albums, ‘On Through The Night’ (1980) and ‘High ‘N’ Dry’ (1981), and has been prepared in conjunction with singer Joe Elliott who has acted as executive producer on the set. The mastering has been done by the band’s long serving sound engineer Ronan McHugh.
This deluxe set comes with 5-CDs consisting of the original album remastered, B-sides, rarities and re-mix versions, Radio One sessions, Live from Reading and the first ever appearance of an unreleased and newly mixed show from Oxford in 1980. These remasters have been highly anticipated, and much requested, by Def Leppard fans globally.