August 2021 marks the 34th anniversary of HYSTERIA, our hit-packed, genre-shattering, trailblazing fourth studio album. We’re celebrating with never-before-seen artifacts from the HYSTERIA era on the Leppard Vault 🤘
Head to the ‘Rock of Ages’ collection in the Vault to explore 💥
In July 1982, Phil Collen walked into Battery Studios to audition for Def Leppard. He plugged in his Ibanez Destroyer and nailed “Stagefright” in the first take. He had similar results with “Foolin’,” “Photograph,” and “Rock of Ages,” and then impressed the band even further with his singing chops. Next thing he knew, Phil was on the Pyromania tour and the album was catching fire all around the world. “Okay,” Phil thought, “I guess I’m in the band.” 🎸
In July 1982, Phil Collen joined Def Leppard and helped boost the band to superstardom. In the latest Leppard Vault collection, we celebrate Phil’s earliest days with the band. Explore NOW at LeppardVault.com 🤘
Join Joe Elliott, Phil Collen, and photographer Ross Halfin on the Leppard Vault for a video livestream event discussing Def Leppard’s incredible history of photographs. Be ready for a candid conversation between old friends and fan Q&A about the most iconic, wild, heartbreaking, and hilarious photos in the Def Leppard collection.
Digital Event Tickets and Limited-Edition Event Bundles on sale NOW! PLUS – New Def Leppard Vault merchandise on sale during the event.
Have a favorite Ross Halfin / Def Leppard photograph? Maybe you took a Leppard photo of your own that you’d like to share with the band? Send your questions (written or as a video) along with your photos to email@example.com for a chance at a live response from Joe, Phil, and Ross! We will also be taking questions from the chat during the livestream.
All I want is EVERYTHING 💥 On May 14, 1996 in Def Leppard History – SLANG album was released! Celebrate 25 years with an all new Slang collection on the Def Leppard Vault 🔥 Crank it up and explore at LeppardVault.com 🤘