Def Leppard - Sondz

Overview

Def Leppard are an English rock band formed in 1977 in Sheffield. Since 1992, the band has consisted of Joe Elliott (lead vocals), Rick Savage (bass, backing vocals), Rick Allen (drums, backing vocals), Phil Collen (guitars, backing vocals), and Vivian Campbell (guitars, backing vocals). They established themselves as part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement of the early 1980s.

The band's greatest commercial success came between the early 1980s and the early 1990s. Their first album, 1980's On Through the Night, reached the Top 15 in the UK but received little notice elsewhere. Their second album, 1981's High 'n' Dry, was produced by Mutt Lange, who helped them begin to define their melodic hard rock style, and the album's most popular track "Bringin' On the Heartbreak" became one of the first rock videos played on MTV in 1982, but the album only reached the Top 30 and 40 in the UK and US. Def Leppard's next st...

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Discography

YearTitle
Diamond Star Halos2022Diamond Star Halos
Def Leppard2015Def Leppard
Songs From the Sparkle Lounge2008Songs From the Sparkle Lounge
Yeah!2006Yeah!
X2002X
Euphoria1999Euphoria
Slang1996Slang
Adrenalize1992Adrenalize
Hysteria1987Hysteria
Pyromania1983Pyromania

Collaborators

NameRole(s)
Pete Woodroffe
Pete WoodroffeMixProducerEngineerEngineer (additional)ProgrammingProducer (co)Programming (additional)Mix (additional)PianoRemixer
Ronan McHugh
Ronan McHughEngineerProducerMixProducer (co)CelloProgrammingMix (additional)Producer (additional)ConductorMellotron
Mike Shipley
Mike ShipleyEngineerMixProducerRemixer
Robert John “Mutt” Lange
Robert John “Mutt” LangeProducerProducer (executive)MixAdditionalRemixerBackground vocalsGuitar
Nigel Green
Nigel GreenEngineerEngineer (assistant)Producer (assistant)Mix
Ger McDonnell
Ger McDonnellEngineer (additional)Engineer
Barry Ehrmann
Barry EhrmannProducer
Mark Flannery
Mark FlanneryRecording
Phil Nicholas
Phil NicholasProgramming (synthesizer)Keyboard
Louis Austin
Louis AustinEngineer