Happy 33rd birthday, Hysteria!

Celebrate Hysteria’s 33rd anniversary with this album facts video 🤘

Today’s celebrations don’t stop there — tune in at 9am PST / 12pm EST / 5pm BST HERE for a Hysteria listening party and live chat with Phil Collen! 

Follow along with the hashtag #Hysteria33 on our Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to celebrate the anniversary all week long 💥

 

Celebrating 33 Years of Hysteria all week long! 🤘

Can you feel it? Do you believe it? Celebrating 33 Years of Hysteria all week long! 🤘

Kick off the week’s Hysteria celebrations with a listening party and live chat with Phil Collen TOMORROW [Monday 9AM PST], as well as a 33% off discount store-wide for the whole week!

Follow along the Def Leppard social channels all week long as we celebrate the Hysteria anniversary with Hysteria artifacts, commentary, music videos, merch, a contest giveaway, and more! 💥

All week, we’ll be celebrating the 33rd Hysteria anniversary by sharing album content across our different social media channels. We’ve got new artifacts from the Def Leppard vault, merch and giveaways, album facts and commentary, and more Follow along on the official Def Leppard Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube for all the content 🤘

Def Leppard Featured In Guitarist Magazine

Before it stormed to 25 million sales, 1987’s Hysteria cost Def Leppard three years, $5

million and a drummer’s arm. Guitarist Phil Collen remembers the mayhem, tragedy and

skyscraping ambition of one of the era’s classic albums.

Read more below and get the magazine HERE


Phil Collen on My Favorite Riff with Nikki Sixx

Phil Collen takes apart some of the band’s most iconic songs on Nikki Sixx’ show My Favorite Riff, a video series where some of the world’s greatest guitar and bass players, along with future stars, talk about music, gear, and most importantly, riffs. Read more HERE.

“The Hysteria Files with Phil Collen” Premiere

Introducing the new series: “The Hysteria Files with Phil Collen”

Via Ultimate Classic Rock: Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen takes fans on a trip back in time to the genesis of some of the biggest hits from the group’s Hysteria album in a new video interview conducted to commemorate the recent deluxe edition reissue of the classic LP.

Shot at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles, California, Phil Collen takes a walk down memory lane as he re-visits the making of Hysteria 30 years later. Stay tuned for more videos coming soon!

In this clip, which is making its exclusive premiere above, Collen — toting a guitar outfitted with a GoPro camera so you can see exactly what he’s doing — looks back on a handful of the songs Def Leppard slaved over during the years it took to finish Hysteria. His comments shed a light on everything from the influences they absorbed while writing the songs — like “Armageddon It,” which Collen says was inspired by T. Rex, and “Love Bites,” which he recalls initially sounding like an Eagles song — to the incredible lengths they pursued to achieve sonic perfection.
Read More: Phil Collen Looks Back on Def Leppard’s ‘Hysteria’: Exclusive Video Premiere

Def Leppard Rock In Rio 32 Years Later

32 years after the originally scheduled Rock In Rio performance, Def Leppard’s triumphant return last night was one for the books! Fans tuned in worldwide to watch the guys deliver an epic performance with hits including the #1 single “Love Bites” and “Pour Some Sugar On Me” in addition to songs from their 2015 self-titled release “Let’s Go” and “Man Enough”

Check out all of the awesome photos on our Instagram page HERE