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Def Leppard

Post  misery guts on Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:55 am

Sheffield's premier heavy metal gods, who hit mega-million-selling paydirt in the 1980s, but never quite so impressive since, though they released a new self-titled album just last year. Here's a handful of their highlights:

Rock Of Ages

Rocket

Pour Some Sugar On Me

Let's Get Rocked

Dangerous

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Post  misery guts on Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:04 am

Behind the Music: Def Leppard
The familiar format checks out the Sheffield rockers, their triumphs and tragedies. It does feel that they've been treading water for nearly 20 years, though, even if the previous 10-15 were of such high success.

Def Leppard: Viva Hysteria
From the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, a live performance of their classic 1987 monster album, from start to finish, with an encore of 'Rock of Ages' and 'Photograph'. Despite the oft-stated hype that they were trying to make an all-new Greatest Hits, or Rock's answer to 'Thriller', the quality does tail off badly during the second half.
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Post  misery guts on Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:34 am

Video Killed The Radio Star: Def Leppard
Rick Savage & Joe Elliott chatted with director David Mallet about some of their very early videos, and why they took to it so willingly, even with the occasional danger and silliness involved. Rarity Me & My Wine was an intriguing one to discuss.

Classic Albums - Hysteria - Def Leppard
The saga of how it took almost half a decade to concoct their finest hour, from mistaken sessions with Jim "not a producer" Steadman, to the infamous coach crash, to their mega-singles huge stateside success. Likeable guys, and some classic rock songs.
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Post  misery guts on Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:56 am

Brian Johnson's A Life on the Road: Joe Elliott
Brian went to a Dublin pub, as Joe has lived there for 30 years (Dublin that is, not just the pub). He even has his own 11% proof beer. Was always obsessed with music from a young age, wrote his first song at 8. The band were formed in August 1977. They were motivated by being better than punks. The NWoBHM movement led to finding tour venues, and they signed to Phonogram in August 1979. They toured with Sammy Hagar and the Bon Scott-era AC/DC. USA was always their target to escape their humdrum lives, and thanks to MTV and singing in an American style, it paid off. They had good times and bad times in the 80s, more bad than good in the 90s, but they've survived. They did a Las Vegas residency in 2013, including being their own support act, Ded Flatbird, singing the less familiar parts of their back catalogue. They tried a Rock Cruise but it was a disaster. They're happy to play the hits live, and feel that that is their responsibility. He's a good lad for a Yorkshireman, is Joe.
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