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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

CELEBRATE HYSTERIA’S 30TH ANNIVERSARY

Oh can you feel it, do you believe it? On this day 30 years ago we released the album HYSTERIA. Celebrate with us on social media with the hashtag #Hysteria30 and check out all of the action below!

Watch the new documentary

Order Hysteria 30th Anniversary Editions out tomorrow

Join the Hysteria Sweepstakes for your chance to win a Super Deluxe Box Set

Tune in later today for a live Facebook Q&A with Joe Elliott at 7:15 GMT / 2:15 EST HERE

Step Inside: Hysteria at 30 Pt. 2

Watch part two of the new documentary Step Inside: Hysteria At 30 HERE

PRE-ORDER HYSTERIA 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITIONS HERE

Did you miss part one? Check it out here

Legendary British rock ‘n’ roll icons Def Leppard celebrate the 30th anniversary of their seminal album Hysteria, one of the best-selling and most influential releases in music history, with mini documentary, Step Inside: Hysteria at 30. The documentary gives Def Leppard fans a behind the scenes look into the making of the iconic record, thirty years later.

In conjunction with the documentary series, Def Leppard is releasing Hysteria (Remastered 2017) this Friday, August 4th. The remastered anniversary edition will be released in various formats via Bludgeon Riffola/Mercury/UMeSuper Deluxe Edition, Deluxe Version, 1-CD Standard Version, 2-LP Black Vinyl Version, & limited edition 2-LP Colored Vinyl Version. The reissue boasts B-sides and live tracks, and additionally the audio for “In The Round In Your Face (Live)” on CD for the first time. Details for each respective version can be found below. Order your copy HERE, and view the unboxing video HERE.

 “It’s hard to believe that it’s been thirty years since the release of Hysteria…” said frontman Joe Elliott, “In some respects it really does seem like only yesterday. So, to mark this milestone, we wanted to do something very special for our fans and give them the definitive version of the album, one that incorporates all of the memories and milestones that we caught on tape and some of the madness that we got up to on the road. We hope it means as much to you as it does to us.” Added Phil Collen, “I look back at the whole Hysteria experience with excitement along with fond and tragic memories. It was our commercial zenith thanks to Mutt Lange’s insistence that we create an artistic hybrid between hard rock and pop top 40 music using every genre available as an inspiration. It was a rock album that would garner seven hit singles. Mission accomplished.”

Essential listening for fans across the board, Hysteria indisputably ranks as one of the most decorated and revered rock albums of all time. As the group’s second consecutive RIAA Diamond-certified record (10 million sales in the U.S.), it would go on to sell over 30 million copies worldwide and 12 million albums sold in the U.S. alone. Moreover, the record staked a spot in the U.S. Top 40 for 96 weeks matched only by Born in the U.S.A. Rolling Stone touted it on the prestigious 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list, and a poll in Q placed it among the 100 Greatest Albums of All Time. Dominating multiple charts, it captured No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 and U.K. album charts, bolstered by immortal Top-5 anthems such as “Pour Some Sugar On Me,” “Animal,” “Love Bites,” “Hysteria,” “Rocket” and “Armageddon It.

 Hysteria left an indelible mark on rock ‘n’ roll. Powered by stadium-filling drums, rapturous guitars, and unshakable choruses, the record saw Def Leppard rightfully claim their place among rock’s divinities forever. As a result, its influence now reverberates through three generations of artists to follow. It also historically marked their third straight collaboration with producer Robert John “Mutt” Lange. Among the new versions, the Super Deluxe Edition boasts 5-CD/2-DVDs including four books—Story Of; a Ross Halfin photo book; Discography; Hysteria Tour Program and Tour Poster. The Deluxe Version features 3 CDs, the Standard Version is 1-CD, and the Vinyl Version is 2 Black LPs.  In addition, there will be a limited-edition, 2-LP Colored Vinyl available via D2C channels for the first time.

Formats Available

5-CD / 2-DVD Super Deluxe Edition inc 4 books (Story Of / Ross Halfin Photo Book / Discography / Hysteria Tour Programme) Tour Poster
3-CD Deluxe Version
1-CD Standard Version
2-LP Black Vinyl version
2-LP Direct to Consumer Version – Colored Vinyl (SOLD OUT)

Step Inside: Hysteria at 30 (Pt. 1)

Introducing the brand new documentary Step Inside: Hysteria At 30

CLICK HERE TO WATCH

Step Inside: Hysteria at 30 This Monday

Step Inside: Hysteria At 30
Part one of the brand new online mini-documentary is premiering this Monday, July 24th!

Pre-Order → Click HERE

PTSD Awareness w/ Rick Allen & Wounded Warriors

Please help support Rick Allen & the Wounded Warrior Project as they aim to raise awareness for PTSD.

“Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD) can affect anyone. I have incredible respect for the wounded warriors out there who are suffering from this, but know that its reach stretches to many others also. For me personally, I now know that I waited much longer than I should have to finally ask for help and begin recovery. I hope if you are suffering, you will find the courage to also reach out and ask for help. You can find hope. You can find that courage. You can get through anything.” – Rick Allen

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Rick Allen To Visit Wentworth Gallery 12/10

Rick Allen is visiting Wentworth Gallery this Saturday, December 10th! Rick will be featuring his “Angels and Icons” and “Art to Wear” exhibits.

Details:
Saturday, December 10th
5-8PM

Wentworth Gallery
The Mall at Short Hills
Short Hills, NJ 07078

Website
973-564-9776
shorthills@wentworthgallery.com