We’re thrilled to announce the Def Leppard Vault — the first ever collection of the band’s artifacts and related stories, curated from and told by Joe, Sav, Rick, Phil and Viv.
The Def Leppard Vault will serve as a constantly curated museum, including special installations where fans can gather to see the band’s history from 1977 to now.
Sign up now for a special message at LeppardVault.com , and stay tuned for an email in which you will receive the date and a special code that will “unlock” the Vault!
Back on October 23, 1995, the band embarked on a record-breaking 24 hour tour of 3 continents; playing acoustic shows in Morocco, England, and Canada in support of their first greatest hits album release ‘Vault: Def Leppard Greatest Hits (1980–1995)’. This rare TV special, which was broadcast on 17th November 1995, contains interviews and live music performances from the tour.
Watch on the Def Leppard Youtube channel:
Today we celebrate 25 years of ⚙️ THE VAULT ⚙️ – Def Leppard’s first greatest hits album, released in 1995🤘🎶
Here’s a special message from the guys as they reflect on their greatest hits.
Click HERE to Stream THE VAULT
You got it — But are you gettin’ it?
2 unique shows, “Hits Vegas, Live At Planet Hollywood” and “Hysteria at the O2” are both available on standalone platforms today! 🤘
Click HERE to order now 💥
⚠️ Just announced ⚠️
This interactive live session will be done on Zoom and hosted by Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp.
Click HERE for tickets and more information.
This Halloween, we’re teaming up with Primary Wave for a little treat. 💥
Listen to Primary Wave’s new Hard Rock Halloween playlist and you could win a prize package featuring merchandise from Def Leppard, Alice Cooper, Godsmack and Scorpions! No trick. We promise.
A song and a message from Joe for John Lennon‘s 80th birthday:
“80 ?? … hmmm … dead at 40 …. Imagine …. what he might have done if he hadn’t so cruelly been taken away from us all. We recorded our 1st album in his old house back in 1979 … you don’t forget things like that, you don’t forget people like John Lennon …”
A song and a message from Joe for John Lennon's 80th birthday:"80 ?? … hmmm … dead at 40 …. Imagine …. what he might have done if he hadn’t so cruelly been taken away from us all. We recorded our 1st album in his old house back in 1979 … you don’t forget things like that, you don’t forget people like John Lennon …" -Joe Elliott#LENNON80
Posted by Def Leppard on Friday, October 9, 2020
Very sad to hear about the passing of the legendary Eddie Van Halen. You will be missed.
“I saw Van Halen destroy Sabbath at the Sheffield City Hall in 1977 … Eddie was a big part of that, having essentially reinvented guitar playing just like Jimi Hendrix had done a generation earlier …. I had the pleasure of being on the same bill as Van Halen 7 years ago when Kings Of Chaos were on the same bill at the Stone Music Festival in Australia. I’m happy to say that his playing that night was as good as it’s ever been, he certainly shook things up when he came on the scene …. Rest In Peace Eddie” – Joe Elliott
“I distinctly remember the first moment I heard Eddie play. A good friend, also a guitarist, had just bought the first Van Halen album and came by my house and told me that I urgently needed to hear this. He wasn’t wrong; it was a moment that redefined everything that I thought was possible about playing the guitar. The goalposts had just been moved. I stayed up all that night trying to learn from Eddie. Many, many decades later, and I’m still learning from Eddie.” – Vivian Campbell
“Eddie had a profound impact and influence on generations of musicians and music fans including myself and literally wrote a brand new chapter on how a guitar should sound, look and feel. I met Eddie on Van Halen’s first headline U.K. tour at London’s Rainbow theatre and he said to me “you know you’re never going to get that sound you’re after until you change that pickup, right?”so I promptly went and got it fixed. The master had spoken and my Fender Strat had never sounded so good. It was the main guitar used on the Hysteria album. He was absolutely right.” – Phil Collen
Photo Credit: Mark Weiss