Def Leppard is an English hard rock band from Sheffield who formed in 1977 as part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal.
Thanks to their classic albums, Pyromania and Hysteria, Def Leppard became one of the most popular and influential rock bands of its time.
The music of Def Leppard is a mixture of hard rock, glam rock, AOR, and heavy metal elements. The band has occasionally been associated with the pop metal movement of the 1980s, although its sound is more accurately associated with the contemporary NWOBHM genre of the late 1970s. The band's songs generally feature simple guitar hooks and catchy, melodic choruses. The Def Leppard sound is also characterized by its combination of hard rock and polished melodic backing vocals.
By the release of the Hysteria record, it was apparent that the band had developed a distinctive, futuristic sound featuring heavily processed drums and effects-laden "space-aged" guitar sounds, overlaid with a multi-layered wall of husky, harmonized vocals. Def Leppard is one of only five rock bands with two original albums selling over 10 million copies each in the U.S. The others...
|music genre||Hard Rock|
|current members|| Joe Elliott|
Rick Allen (drummer)