Vivian Campbell guitar goes to auction for save the music foundation

Bid now on this custom Gibson guitar Liz Tran designed for Vivian Campbell! Proceeds from the Julien’s Auctions event on 11/4 will go to the VH1 Save The Music Foundation! CLICK HERE


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”

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New #Hysteria30 Spotify Playlist

Crank up the brand new #Hysteria30 Spotify playlist with us and celebrate the weekend.

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JOE ELLIOTT & RICK SAVAGE on “In The Studio”

It is like a Greatest Hits package all on its own: Def Leppard‘s July 1987 Hysteria  album, one of the most popular albums ever at an estimated twenty-five million copies, yet as Joe Elliott and Rick Savage remind us, it is a miracle that it ever was finished. You can’t make this stuff up. The epic saga revealed behind “Pour Some Sugar on Me”,”Love Bites”,”Animal”,”Women”,”Armageddon It“, and “Hysteria” on the album’s 30th anniversary. After World War II the worldwide success of The Beatles, Rolling Stones, The Who, The Kinks, Cream, and a bit later Led Zeppelin all had a profoundly positive effect on the British self-esteem. All of these predecessors of Def Leppard were almost entirely influenced musically by the blues, rhythm and blues, and soul music of African-Americans, yet it is most telling that when the Sheffield England quintet compiled an all-covers tribute album a few years ago made up of their most-loved  formative impressions, all but one were by white British musicians….

Read the full band interview and listen to Rick Savage & Joe Elliott discuss the album HERE

Def Leppard Featured in Forbes

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