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Classic Album: Def Leppard – Hysteria

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News: Def Leppard announce Hysteria – 30th anniversary reissues

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Album Review: Def Leppard – Def Leppard

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If you lasted the full weekend at Download Festival then full marks to you, this years washout of mud and rain was unbearable for most revellers and that’s before anyone even mentions the price of the food and drinks! Having watched Slipknot absolutely annihilate the main stage headline slot on the Saturday, it would be …

Donington Park has always been the spiritual home of rock music; first we had Monsters of Rock festival which ran from 1980 to 1996, then step forward Download Festival, the newer younger model of the festival which has been a constant since 2003 at the Moto GP Racecourse grounds. This year the line-up was extremely …

With the festival gates well and truly open this by time next week, here at Backseat Mafia we’re going to look into a few bands that you should absolutely check out if you’re not too hungover from the mass hysteria of Def Leppard…. sorry, ha! If you lived under a rock last year then you …

The trials and tribulations on the road to releasing Hysteria have been well documented, and given the amount of work Def Leppard and producer Mutt Lange put into this album, it is perhaps no surprise that it sold in the eye-watering volumes that it did. What is more of a surprise is how little credit …

Hysteria, the commercial zenith of stadium straddling rockers Def Leppard, sees the 30th anniversary of its release in August this year, and to celebrate Bludgeon Riffola/UMC/Mercury are going all out on a plethora of re-release formats for it. In addition to a standard single disc reissue there will be a 3-CD Deluxe, a double version …

It’s been seven years since Def Leppard’s last album, “Songs From the Sparkle Lounge”, and the musical landscape has continued to evolve at a bewildering rate in their absence. Things have changed for Def Leppard too, as their new eponymous album is their first without the support of Mercury Records. Listening to their new album, …

As  Janie Dean showed an interior decorator around their plush London pad 22 years ago today, little did she know that her other half, Def Leppards Steve Clark was lying dead on the Sofa. She hadn’t bothered to wake him as after he rolled up drunk the night before. After all ‘nothing woke him after a …