Def Leppard Celebrate Thirty Years Of ‘Hysteria’
Def Leppard are in select company, alongside such acts as Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and the Beatles, as one of the few rock bands to have multiple diamond record certifications, for 10 million albums sold. The British hard rock band scored back to back smashes in the ‘80s with 1983’s Pyromania and 1987’s Hysteria.
Ask frontman Joe Elliott and it is the latter that defined the band’s first decade unquestionably. To commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of Hysteria, the band is releasing multiple deluxe editions of the set, including a five-CD box set.
I spoke with Elliott about the new edition of Hysteria, revisiting the album after three decades, why it’s endured as long as it has and why he doesn’t offer advice to other artists after four decades in rock…..
Read the full interview with Joe Elliott on Forbes HERE