On August 3, 1987, exactly 33 years ago, hard rock legends Def Leppard released their fourth studio album titled Hysteria. The album was the result of dreadful hours in the studio, record-producer Mutt Lange's perfectionism, the never-ending debt of making the album, and drummer Rick Allen's determination to be the best f*cking one-armed drummer in the... Continue Reading →
Bringin’ On the Heartbreak – ‘High ‘n’ Dry’ Turns 39!
In July of 1981, Def Leppard released their sophomore studio album titled, High 'n' Dry. It was released in the U.K. on July 6 and in the U.S. on July 11. That was 39 years ago, what the heck?!?!? This album not only helped the group establish their musical roots, but it also marked the first... Continue Reading →
All I Want Is Everything – ‘Slang’ Turns 24!
On May 14, 1996 (exactly 24 years ago), Def Leppard released their sixth studio album titled Slang. Honestly, I was terrified of how I'd feel about this album because I've heard mixed reviews on it. Def Leppard is known for their big production, catchy melodies, and tight harmonies, but for Slang, the band decided to try something... Continue Reading →
Let’s Get Rocked – ‘Adrenalize’ Turns 28!
On March 31, 1992, Def Leppard's Adrenalize album was released to the public, 28 years ago! After Hysteria (1987) came out, the band wanted to release the next album as soon as possible, or at least after the Hysteria tour ended. However, those plans got scrapped after guitarist Steve Clark's death on January 8th, 1991. Clark died due to... Continue Reading →
No Serenade, No Fire Brigade, Just Pyromania!!!
On January 20th, 1983 (exactly 37 years ago), Def Leppard's Pyromania album was released to the public and made Def Leppard one of the biggest bands in the world. This album means a lot to me because it was the first Def Leppard album I ever listened to from start to finish. It was also the first... Continue Reading →