Exactly 28 years ago today, Def Leppard joined Queen, Brian May, and many great musicians to honor Freddie Mercury at Wembley Stadium in 1992.
Joe’s personal highlight: “contributing backing vocals (along with Phil Collen) on “All The Young Dudes”. The remaining members of Queen, David Bowie, Ian Hunter & Mick Ronson all playing on the same song !!! outside of anything I’ve done with D.L., it’s absolutely my most favourite on stage musical moment EVER !!! ….. and for that & everything else you ever did, Freddie Mercury, I thank you !!”
WHO: With more than 100 million albums sold worldwide and two prestigious Diamond Awards in the U.S., legendary rock band and 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, Def Leppard will take over SiriusXM’s Hair Nation channel this weekend. Def Leppard continue to be one of the most important forces in rock music, and over the course of their career, the band have produced a series of classic ground-breaking albums that have set the bar for generations of music fans and artists alike.
WHAT: Def Leppard’s “Let’s Get Rocked at Home Weekend” will see the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Joe Elliott, Rick Savage, Vivian Campbell, Rick Allen and Phil Collen, spinning Def Leppard’s biggest hits and sharing the stories behind those songs. Listeners can also expect to hear exclusive SiriusXM ‘at-home’ performances from Joe and Phil. The takeover will also feature music from their tour-mates on The Stadium Tour, Motley Crue and Poison, and other bands they love.
WHEN: Friday, April 24 at 6 a.m. ET through Monday, April 26 at 3 a.m. ET.
WHERE: Def Leppard’s “Let’s Get Rocked at Home Weekend” on Hair Nation can be heard on the SiriusXM app in the Rock category and on SiriusXM radios on channel 39. The channel is available to subscribers nationwide on most SiriusXM radios, and is available to everyone – including anyone who is not already a SiriusXM subscriber – on the SiriusXM app and connected devices as part of SiriusXM’s recently announced free streaming access period. For more information and to start listening, visit: siriusxm.com/streamfree.
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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