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Def Leppard

Cover Album

Def Leppard has released an album that is entirely comprised of cover songs from their childhood. The album is called “Yeah!” and it pays homage to musicians like Blondie, The Kinks, ELO, and others. 1)


Def Leppard's fifth album, 'Adrenelize,' was released on March 31, 1992, and became a huge smash in both the UK and the US. 2)

Guinness World Record

On October 23rd, 1995, Def Leppard broke into the Guinness Book of World Records by doing three 45-minute concerts on three separate continents. 3)

American Music Awards

Def Leppard won the American Music Awards in 1989 for “Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Artist” and “Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Album” for Hysteria. 4)

Union Jack

Allen was reportedly chastised by Queen Elizabeth for wearing Union Jack boxers onstage. The Union Jack is the flag of the United Kingdom. 5)

Debut Perfomance

Their debut performance was at a high school gymnasium in their hometown of Sheffield, England, in 1978. 6)

Love Bites

“Love Bites” (from Hysteria, 1987) is a well-known power ballad from the 1980s. 7)

Steve Clark

Steve Clark was called “The Riff-Master” for his ability to create a large number of memorable riffs for the band, many of which were never recorded to tunes.8)

Alcohol Issue

Former guitarist Phill Collen replaced Pete Wills with a glam band female in July 1982, after he was dismissed the day before for excessive alcohol use on the job. 9)

Rock Of Ages Beginning

The first lines of the song “Rock of Ages” are “Gunter glieben glauten globen,” and many people have tried to figure out what they imply. In fact, the words have no significance. The words were just nonsensical babble that was used instead of the standard “One two three four” that started a band performing. 10)

Joe Elliot

Joe met Wills when he was 18 and chose to join the band as a guitarist. Wills, on the other hand, chose him as the main singer. Vivian Campbell was a member of Dio and Whitesnake before joining Def Leppard. 11)

Steve Clark

The album “Adrenalize” by Def Leppard was dedicated to Steve Clark and released a year after his death, in 1992. 12)


The ultimate smash song “Bringin' on the Heartbreak” by Def Leppard from their second album “High 'n' Dry” was one of the first rock videos to be shown on MTV in 1982. 13)


Wills (guitarist), Kenning (guitarist and bassist), and Savage were the original members of the band (drummer). Joe Elliott offered the moniker “Deaf Leopard,” which was originally a band name he came up with when writing reviews for fictitious rock bands in his English class. The spelling was slightly changed at Tony Kenning's suggestion to make the name appear less like that of a punk band. 14)

Rick Allen

Rick Allen, the band's drummer, lost his left arm in a vehicle accident on December 31, 1984, while racing in his Corvette outside Sheffield. 15)

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