34 Facts About Def Leppard

1. In 1987 Def Leppard released Hysteria, which sold more than 14 million copies and generated several hit singles, among them "Pour Some Sugar on Me" and "Love Bites.

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2. Def Leppard was finding their sound, and it was a sound that people liked.

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3. In 1988 Def Leppard issued a seventeen-cut video entitled Historia providing an excellent summary of their musical career.

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4. In 1995 Def Leppard released the compilation album Vault, which included the previously unreleased ballad "When Love and Hate Collide.

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5. Def Leppard enjoyed tremendous popularity in the 1980s with their approachable brand of hard rock.

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6. In 1988 Def Leppard issued a 17-cut video entitled Historia providing an excellent summary of their musical career.

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7. Def Leppard have an album which includes only cover songs from their childhood years.

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8. Def Leppard is one of the few rock bands that have had two studio albums which sold more than 10 million copies in the USA alone.

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9. Def Leppard debuted in 1980 with their excellent album "On through the Night".

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10. On 13 December 2018, Def Leppard were named in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2019.

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11. On 9 October 2018, Def Leppard received an induction nomination from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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12. Def Leppard were among the most successful of the new wave of British heavy metal bands in the early 1980s.

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13. Def Leppard have been cited as an influence by a wide range of musical acts, from heavy metal and thrash metal bands such as Slayer, Pantera, and Metallica as part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement as well as by popular contemporary artists Matt Nathanson and Taylor Swift.

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14. Def Leppard contributed one song, "Helen Wheels", to the Paul McCartney tribute album The Art of McCartney released on 18 November 2014.

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15. Def Leppard continued performing with Def Leppard, and no shows were cancelled or rescheduled.

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16. Def Leppard toured 41 US cities plus Toronto, Canada, during mid-2009 with Poison and Cheap Trick and played the Download Festival at Donington Park, England to a sell out crowd of 83,000 with Whitesnake and ZZ Top.

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17. On 6 June 1993, Def Leppard performed the first ever rock concert at the Don Valley Stadium in their home city Sheffield before an audience of over 50,000.

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18. Def Leppard brought in Jeff Rich in August 1986 to play alongside Allen during Def Leppard's warm-up mini tour of Ireland.

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19. Def Leppard was replaced for those sessions by Frank Noon.

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20. Def Leppard will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019.

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21. Def Leppard have been announced for the Rockfest festival in Helsinki, Finland in June 2019 during their 2019 European tour.

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22. Def Leppard are really ending the year with a bang.

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23. Def Leppard played another show on the 2018 Hysteria tour earlier today in Auckland, New Zealand with 17 songs performed.

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24. Def Leppard finished off their Aussie Hysteria tour with a killer 17 song set in Sydney.

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25. Def Leppard was among the most successful of the new wave of British heavy metal bands in the early 1980s.

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26. Def Leppard has been cited as an influence by a wide range of musical acts, from heavy metal and thrash metal bands such as Slayer, Pantera, and Metallica as part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement as well as by popular contemporary artists Matt Nathanson and Taylor Swift.

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27. In January 2018, Def Leppard announced it would embark on a 58 date North American tour with Journey.

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28. Def Leppard contributed one song Helen Wheels to the Paul McCartney tribute album The Art of McCartney released on 18 November 2014.

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29. Def Leppard embarked on a two-month US tour in the summer of 2011, with Heart.

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30. On 11 June, Def Leppard announced further dates for their 2008 World Tour.

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31. On 28 April 2008, Def Leppard released their first album of new studio material in six years, Songs from the Sparkle Lounge.

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32. On 23 May 2006, Def Leppard released an all-covers album titled Yeah!.

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33. On 5 September 2000, Def Leppard were inducted into the Rock Walk of Fame on Hollywood's Sunset Boulevard by their friend Brian May of Queen.

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34. Def Leppard are an English rock band formed in 1977 in Sheffield as part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement.

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