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Hard Rock Bands - Def Leppard


Def Leppard
Def Leppard are an English rock band formed in 1977 in Sheffield as part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement. Since 1992, the band has consisted of Rick Savage (bass, backing vocals), Joe Elliott (lead vocals), Rick Allen (drums, backing vocals), Phil Collen (guitar, backing vocals), and Vivian Campbell (guitar, backing vocals).

This is the band's longest-standing line-up. The band's strongest commercial success came between the early 1980s and the early 1990s. Their 1981 album High 'n' Dry was produced by Robert John "Mutt" Lange, who helped them begin to define their style, and the album's stand out track "Bringin' On the Heartbreak" became one of the first metal videos played on MTV in 1982. The band's next studio album Pyromania in 1983, with the lead single "Photograph", turned Def Leppard into a household name. In 2003, the album ranked number 384 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Def Leppard's fourth album Hysteria, released in 1987, topped the U.S. and UK album charts. As of 2009 it has 12x platinum sales in the United States, and has gone on to sell over 20 million copies worldwide.The album spawned seven singles, including the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number one "Love Bites", alongside "Pour Some Sugar on Me", "Hysteria", "Armageddon It", "Animal","Rocket", and "Women" Their next studio album Adrenalize (the first following the death of guitarist Steve Clark) reached number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 and UK Album Chart in 1992, and contained several hits including, "Let's Get Rocked" and "Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad". Their 1993 album Retro Active contained the acoustic hit song "Two Steps Behind", while their greatest hits album Vault released in 1995 featured the new track "When Love & Hate Collide". As one of the world's best-selling music artists, Def Leppard have sold more than 100 million albums worldwide, and have two albums with RIAA diamond certification, Pyromania and Hysteria. They are one of only five rock bands with two original studio albums selling over 10 million copies in the U.S. The band were ranked No. 31 in VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock" and ranked No. 70 in "100 Greatest Artists of All Time".
 
Current members
Joe Elliott – lead vocals, additional guitar, additional keyboards
Rick Savage – bass guitar, backing vocals, additional guitar, additional keyboards
Rick Allen – drums, percussion, backing vocals
Phil Collen – guitar, backing vocals
Vivian Campbell – guitar, backing vocals

Former members
Tony Kenning – drums, percussion
Pete Willis – guitar, backing vocals
Steve Clark – guitar, backing vocals
Frank Noon – drums, percussion

Discography
On Through the Night (1980)
High 'n' Dry (1981)
Pyromania (1983)
Hysteria (1987)
Adrenalize (1992)
Slang  (1996)
Euphoria (1999)
X  (2002)
Songs from the Sparkle Lounge (2008)

Compilation albums
Retro Active (1993)
Vault: Def Leppard Greatest Hits (1980–1995) (1995)
Best of Def Leppard (2004)
Rock of Ages: The Definitive Collection (2005)
Hysteria Deluxe Edition (2006)

Live albums
Mirror Ball (Live & More) (2011)
 
Def Leppard
Def Leppard es una banda británica de hard rock originaria de Sheffield, Reino Unido, que inició su carrera a finales de los años setenta, y que alcanzó su éxito en la década de los ochenta, acercando el heavy metal a las emisoras de radio y al gran público en general, gracias a la mezcla de hard rock melódico con un gran trabajo vocal.
Def Leppard ha vendido más de 100 millones de álbumes en todo el mundo, y dos de sus producciones alcanzaron certificación de Diamante de la RIAA (Pyromania e Hysteria). Se trata de uno de los cinco grupos de rock con dos álbumes de estudio originales vendiendo más de 10 millones de copias en los Estados Unidos. La banda ocupa el número 31 el ranking de VH1 Los 100 mejores artistas de Hard Rock y el puesto número 70 en Los 100 artistas más grandes de todos los tiempos

Integrantes actuales
Joe Elliott - Voz, Guitarra, Teclado
Phil Collen – Guitarra solista, Guitarra rítmica, Coros
Vivian Campbell - Guitarra rítmica, Guitarra solista, Coros
Rick Savage - Bajo eléctrico , Teclado, Coros
Rick Allen - Batería, Percusión

Ex integrantes
Steve Clark - Guitarra rítmica, Guitarra principal, Coros
Pete Willis - Guitarra solista, Guitarra rítmica, Coros
Tony Kenning- Batería, Percusión
Frank Noon - Batería, Percusión

Discografía
On Through the Night (1980)
High 'n' Dry (1981)
Pyromania (1983)
Hysteria (1987)
Adrenalize (1992)
Slang (1996)
Euphoria (1999)
X (2002)
Songs from the Sparkle Lounge (2008)

Recopilaciones
Retro Active (1993)
Vault: Def Leppard Greatest Hits (1980–1995) (1995)
Best of Def Leppard (2004)
Rock of Ages: The Definitive Collection (2005)
Hysteria Deluxe Edition (2006)

Álbumes en vivo
Mirror Ball (Live & More) (2011)

References: Wikipedia
Referencias: Wikipedia