Pete Way, UFO bass guitarist, was one of rock’s most admired and celebrated performers as well as a big influence on Joe, Phil and Sav.
Halfin and Rufus Publications are pleased are pleased to announce the publication of Pete Way by Ross Halfin, a 320-page celebration of UFO’s iconic bass player, containing classic and unseen images by music photographer Ross Halfin, and exclusive new interviews and with Joe Elliott, Rick Savage, Phil Collen, Phil Mogg – Andy Parker – Neil Carter – Ozzy Osbourne – Geddy Lee, Slash, Steve Harris, Rick Neilsen, Michael Schenker, Phil Lewis, Gerry Laffy and more, compiled by Mojo writer and author Mark Blake.
Pete Way, UFO’s bass guitarist, was one of rock’s most admired and celebrated performers. The co-writer of some of the band’s greatest songs, including Lights Out, Only You Can Rock Me and Too Hot To Handle, Way’s powerful playing and dynamic stage act captured the imagination of UFO audiences worldwide. Up until his death in August 2020, Way’s energy and style had made him an unforgettable rock star and an inspiration to both his contemporaries and future generations of musicians.
Halloween in style
With less than a week to Halloween, carve your pumpkins in style with these Def Leppard stencils – available for free with the form below!
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!
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 💥
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
Happy Def Leppard day!
On this day in 1995, the City of Sheffield honored the band with the key to the city and a plaque commemorating October 5th as ‘Def Leppard Day’. Also on this day in 1993, album ‘Visualize’ was released. Def Leppard day indeed! 🤘
Listen to Sav reflecting on the day HERE, and check out some gems from the Leppard Vault:
New interview with Rick Allen with Modern Drummer talking drums, art, music collaboration with wife Lauren Monroe, show rituals, playing in the moment, and much more…
On October 16th, Eagle Rock Entertainment are releasing standalone audio versions of Hysteria At The O2 and Hits Vegas, Live At Planet Hollywood. Initially paired in an audiovisual boxed set this past May (London To Vegas), these will be available as limited edition 2CDS. Additionally, Hits Vegas will also be released as a limited edition transparent blue vinyl LP on December 11.
To preorder, click HERE
Watch: Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad from Hits Vegas: