Tag: Def Leppard

Wednesday 6/22/22 1am ET: Live Track Show

Tonight we feature:

Elton John, Roy Orbison, Cheap Trick, Eric Clapton, Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets, Jimmy Buffett, Paul McCartney & Wings, Ike & Tina Turner, Alanis Morissette, Jason Mraz, Pat Benatar, Bon Jovi, Michael Stanley Band, Supertramp, Who, Pink Floyd, Rolling Stones, Blondie, David Byrne, Phil Collins, Def Leppard, Foreigner, Jimi Hendrix and Creedence Clearwater Revival.


Friday 6/17/22 10pm ET: Feature LP: Def Leppard – Retro Active (1993)

Retro Active is a compilation album by the English rock band Def Leppard, released October 5, 1993. The album features touched-up versions of B-sides and previously unreleased recordings from the band’s recording sessions from 1984 to 1993. The album charted at number 9 on the Billboard 200 and No. 6 on the UK Albums Chart.

  1. “Desert Song” 5:19
  2. “Fractured Love” 5:08
  3. “Action” 3:41
  4. “Two Steps Behind” (acoustic version) 4:16
  5. “She’s Too Tough” 3:41
  6. “Miss You in a Heartbeat” 4:04
  7. “Only After Dark” 3:52
  8. “Ride into the Sun” 3:12
  9. “From the Inside” 4:13
  10. “Ring of Fire” 4:42
  11. “I Wanna Be Your Hero” 4:29
  12. “Miss You in a Heartbeat” 4:58
  13. “Two Steps Behind” 4:29

Rick Allen – drums
Vivian Campbell – electric guitars, acoustic guitars, backing vocals
Steve Clark – electric guitars
Phil Collen – electric guitars, acoustic guitars, backing vocals
Joe Elliott – lead vocals, backing vocals, rhythm guitar, piano, jungle orchestra on “Fractured Love”
Rick Savage – bass guitar, keyboards, backing vocals, rhythm guitar on “Ring of Fire”
Ian Hunter – honky tonk messiah on “Ride into the Sun”
Michael Kamen – string arrangement on “Two Steps Behind” (acoustic version)
Robert John “Mutt” Lange – backing vocals on “Ring of Fire”
Fiachna Ó Braonáin – tin whistle on “From the Inside”
Liam Ó Maonlaí – grand piano on “From the Inside”
Peter O’Toole – mandolin on “From the Inside”
P.J. Smith – backing vocals on “Action”
Pete Woodroffe – piano on “Miss You in a Heartbeat” (acoustic version)

Sunday 5/29/22 1pm ET: Feature LP: Def Leppard – Diamond Star Halos (2022)

Diamond Star Halos is the 12th studio album from Def Leppard released May 27, 2022.

1 Take What You Want 4:15
2 Kick 3:42
3 Fire It Up 3:19
4 This Guitar 3:50
5 SOS Emergency 3:25
6 Liquid Dust 4:01
7 U Rok Mi 3:33
8 Goodbye for Good This Time 4:27
9 All We Need 4:46
10 Open Your Eyes 4:19
11 Gimme a Kiss 3:12
12 Angels (Can’t Help You Now) 4:57
13 Lifeless 4:19
14 Unbreakable 3:46
15 From Here to Eternity 5:39

Joe Elliott – lead vocals, occasional rhythm guitar, keyboards, piano (1977–present)
Rick Savage – bass guitar, keyboards, backing vocals (1977–present)
Rick Allen – drums, percussion, backing vocals (1978–present)
Phil Collen – guitars, backing vocals (1982–present)
Vivian Campbell – guitars, backing vocals (1992–present)

Sunday 5/1/22 11pm ET: Feature LP: Def Leppard – Vault: Def Leppard Greatest Hits (1980 – 1995)

Vault: Def Leppard Greatest Hits (1980–1995) is the first greatest hits album and the second compilation album by English hard rock band Def Leppard. The album was originally released in the band’s home country on 23 October 1995 by Mercury Records. It was released in North America a few days later on 31 October by the same label. Vault went on to be certified gold in four countries, platinum in three and multi-platinum in two. In the US, the album is currently certified 5× platinum by the RIAA, and in June 2011 it topped the five million mark in sales there. It won Metal Edge magazine’s 1995 Readers’ Choice Award for “Best Hits or Compilation Album.”

The collection’s track listing varied by region, although none of the releases had any songs from the band’s 1980 debut album, On Through the Night on the track listings.

On October 23, 1995, to promote the release of Vault, the band played acoustic shows on three continents in one day: Tangiers, Morocco in Africa, London, England, UK in Europe, and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in North America. The feat also made the Guinness Book of World Records.

  1. “Pour Some Sugar on Me 4:52
  2. “Photograph” 4:08
  3. “Love Bites” 5:47
  4. “Let’s Get Rocked” 4:56
  5. “Two Steps Behind” (acoustic version) 4:05
  6. “Foolin'” 4:34
  7. “Rocket” 4:07
  8. “When Love & Hate Collide” 4:18
  9. “Armageddon It” 5:22
  10. “Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad” 5:19
  11. “Rock of Ages” 4:02
  12. “Hysteria” 5:56
  13. “Miss You in a Heartbeat” (acoustic version) 4:05
  14. “Bringin’ On the Heartbreak” 4:32

Joe Elliott – lead vocals, backing vocals, producer, piano on “Miss You in a Heartbeat”
Steve Clark – guitars, backing vocals
Phil Collen – guitars, backing vocals, producer
Rick Savage – bass, backing vocals, producer
Rick Allen – drums, backing vocals, producer
Robert John “Mutt” Lange – producer, backing vocals
Nigel Green – engineer
Pete Willis – guitars, backing vocals
Mike Shipley – mixing, producer, engineer
Vivian Campbell – guitars, backing vocals, producer
Pete Woodroffe – producer, engineer, piano on “Miss You in a Heartbeat”
Michael Kamen – string arrangements on “Two Steps Behind” and “When Love & Hate Collide”
Stevie Vann – backing vocals on “When Love & Hate Collide”
Randy Kerber – piano on “When Love & Hate Collide”

Sunday 4/10/22 1pm ET: Feature LP: Def Leppard – Adrenalize (1992)

Adrenalize is the fifth studio album by English rock band Def Leppard, released on March 31, 1992 through Mercury Records. The album was the first by the band following the death of guitarist Steve Clark in 1991. Instead of replacing him with a new member, the band recorded the album as a four-piece. “We had recorded demos on multitrack,” recalled fellow guitarist Phil Collen. “I was sitting there with him when he played the original parts. I could relay that. But it was like playing along to a ghost.”

This was also the band’s first album recorded without their longtime producer “Mutt” Lange. Instead, the band took matters in their own hands and produced the album themselves, along with the longtime engineer Mike Shipley; “Mutt” Lange was credited as Executive Producer. The album spawned seven singles, three of which – “Let’s Get Rocked”, “Make Love Like a Man” and “Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad” – were major hits. One of the tracks on the album, “White Lightning”, is dedicated to the memory of Steve Clark, who has writing credits on six of the album’s 10 tracks.

  1. “Let’s Get Rocked” 4:56
  2. “Heaven Is” 3:33
  3. “Make Love Like a Man” 4:15
  4. “Tonight” 4:03
  5. “White Lightning” 7:03
  6. “Stand Up (Kick Love into Motion)” 4:32
  7. “Personal Property” 4:21
  8. “Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad” 5:24
  9. “I Wanna Touch U” 3:37
  10. “Tear It Down” 3:38

Joe Elliott – lead vocals, backing vocals
Phil Collen – lead and rhythm guitars (except acoustic guitar on “Tonight”), backing vocals, Cockney rhyming rap on “Make Love Like a Man”
Rick Savage – bass guitar, backing vocals, acoustic guitar on “Tonight”
Rick Allen – drums, backing vocals
The Sideways Mob – backing vocals
Robert John “Mutt” Lange, John Sykes – backing vocals
Phil “Crash” Nicholas – keyboards on “Stand Up (Kick Love into Motion)”

Tuesday 3/22/22 9pm ET: Feature LP: Def Leppard – Euphoria (1999)

Euphoria is the seventh studio album by English rock band Def Leppard, released on June 8, 1999 in the United States and on June 14, 1999 in the United Kingdom by Mercury Records. The album aimed to return to their signature sound made famous by the band in the 1980s. It was produced by the band with Pete Woodroffe. The album charted at No. 11 on the Billboard 200 and No. 11 on the UK Albums Chart. It includes the song “Promises”, which hit the number one spot on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock chart.

  1. “Demolition Man” 3:24
  2. “Promises” 4:00
  3. “Back in Your Face” 3:20
  4. “Goodbye” 3:36
  5. “All Night” 3:38
  6. Paper Sun” 5:27
  7. “It’s Only Love” 4:06
  8. “21st Century Sha La La La Girl” 4:07
  9. “To Be Alive” 3:53
  10. “Disintegrate” 2:51
  11. “Guilty” 3:47
  12. “Day After Day” 4:36
  13. “Kings of Oblivion” 4:22

Joe Elliott – lead vocals
Phil Collen – guitar, vocals
Vivian Campbell – guitar, vocals
Rick Savage – bass guitar, vocals
Rick Allen – drums
Robert John “Mutt” Lange – additional vocals (on “Promises” and “All Night”), additional guitars (on “All Night”)
Damon “Demon” Hill – end guitar solo (on “Demolition Man”)
Ciaran McGoldrick – hey’s & claps (on “Back in Your Face”)
Gary Sullivan – hey’s & claps (on “Back in Your Face”)
Ricky Warwick – hey’s & claps (on “Back in Your Face”)

Tuesday 12/28/21 8pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1980 A to Z – Part 23

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1980 A2Z.

We are moving into the final segments of 1980 music. This installment features music from Diana Ross, AC/DC, Pat Benatar, Gatlin Brothers, Blondie, Donna Summer, Def Leppard, Black Sabbath, Squeeze, Cars, Harry Chapin, Donna Fargo, Police and much more.

8pm – 12am ET

Friday 12/10/21 10pm ET: Feature LP: Def Leppard – Hysteria (1987)

Hysteria is the fourth studio album by English rock band Def Leppard, released on August 3, 1987 through Mercury Records. It is Def Leppard’s best-selling album to date, selling over 20 million copies worldwide, including 12 million in the US, and spawning seven hit singles. The album charted at number one on both the Billboard 200 and the UK Albums Chart.

Hysteria was produced by Robert John “Mutt” Lange. The title of the album was thought up by drummer Rick Allen, referring to his 1984 car accident, the amputation of his arm, and the ensuing worldwide media coverage surrounding it. It is the last album to feature guitarist Steve Clark before his death, although songs co-written by him would appear on the band’s next album, Adrenalize.

The album is the follow-up to the band’s 1983 breakthrough Pyromania. Hysteria’s creation took over three years and was plagued by delays, including the aftermath of drummer Rick Allen’s accident that cost him his left arm on December 31, 1984. Subsequent to the album’s release, Def Leppard published a book entitled Animal Instinct: The Def Leppard Story, written by Rolling Stone magazine senior editor David Fricke, on the three-year recording process of Hysteria and the tough times the band endured through the mid-1980s.

  1. “Women” 5:42
  2. “Rocket” 6:35
  3. “Animal” 4:04
  4. “Love Bites” 5:47
  5. “Pour Some Sugar on Me” 4:27
  6. “Armageddon It” 5:22
  7. “Gods of War” 6:37
  8. “Don’t Shoot Shotgun” 4:27
  9. “Run Riot” 4:39
  10. “Hysteria” 5:55
  11. “Excitable” 4:19
  12. “Love and Affection” 4:35

Joe Elliott – lead vocals, background vocals
Steve Clark – guitars, background vocals
Phil Collen – guitars, background vocals
Rick Savage – bass, background vocals
Rick Allen – drums, background vocals
The Bankrupt Brothers (Def Leppard, Robert John “Mutt” Lange, Rocky Newton) – backing vocals

Sunday 8/8/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Def Leppard – Yeah! (2005)

Yeah! is the ninth studio album by English rock band Def Leppard. It is the first cover album by the band. It was originally to be released on September 20, 2005, but it was announced on 31 March 2006 that the album would be released on May 23, 2006. The album charted at No. 16 on the Billboard 200 and No. 52 on the UK Albums Chart.

  1. “20th Century Boy” 3:41
  2. “Rock On” 2:53
  3. “Hanging on the Telephone” 2:23
  4. “Waterloo Sunset” 3:38
  5. “Hell Raiser” 3:20
  6. “10538 Overture” 4:31
  7. “Street Life” 3:26
  8. “Drive-In Saturday” 4:07
  9. “Little Bit of Love” 2:34
  10. “The Golden Age of Rock ‘n’ Roll” 3:28
  11. “No Matter What” 2:57
  12. “He’s Gonna Step on You Again” 4:05
  13. “Don’t Believe a Word” 2:19
  14. “Stay with Me” 4:30

Joe Elliott – lead vocals, piano, all instruments “Space Oddity”, art direction on inner sleeve
Phil Collen – guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals on “Stay with Me” and “Search and Destroy”, all instruments on “Search and Destroy”
Vivian Campbell – guitar, backing vocals
Rick Savage – bass, backing vocals, lead vocals and all instruments on “Dear Friends”
Rick Allen – drums, percussion
Emm Gryner—backing vocals, piano on “The Golden Age Of Rock ‘N’ Roll”
Ian Hunter—spoken intro on “The Golden Age of Rock ‘N’ Roll”
Justin Hawkins – backing vocals on “Hell Raiser”
Marc Danzeisen – drums and harmony/backing vocals on “American Girl”

Sunday 6/27/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Def Leppard – Pyromania (1983)

Pyromania is the third studio album by English rock band Def Leppard, released on January 20, 1983 through Vertigo Records in UK and Europe and through Mercury Records in the US. The first album to feature guitarist Phil Collen who replaced founding member Pete Willis, Pyromania was produced by Robert John “Mutt” Lange. The album was a shift away from the band’s traditional heavy metal roots toward a more radio-friendly sound, finding massive mainstream success. Pyromania charted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 (kept from the top by Michael Jackson’s Thriller), No. 4 on the Canadian RPM Album chart and No. 18 on the UK Albums Chart. Selling over ten million copies in the US, it has been certified diamond by the RIAA.

  1. “Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop)” 3:52
  2. “Photograph” 4:12
  3. “Stagefright” 3:46
  4. “Too Late for Love” 4:30
  5. “Die Hard the Hunter” 6:17
  6. “Foolin'” 4:32
  7. “Rock of Ages” 4:09
  8. “Comin’ Under Fire” 4:20
  9. “Action! Not Words” 3:49
  10. “Billy’s Got a Gun” 5:56

Joe Elliott – lead vocals
Steve Clark – guitar
Phil Collen – guitar
Rick Savage – bass
Rick Allen – drums
Pete Willis – rhythm guitar (all tracks)
“The Leppardettes” – backing vocals
John Kongos – Fairlight CMI programming
Thomas Dolby – keyboard (credited as Booker T. Boffin)
Tony Kaye – additional keyboards (uncredited)

Wednesday 6/2/21 2pm ET: Feature LP: Def Leppard – Adrenalize (1992)

Adrenalize is the fifth studio album by English rock band Def Leppard, released on March 31, 1992 through Mercury Records. The album was the first by the band following the death of guitarist Steve Clark in 1991. Instead of replacing him with a new member, the band recorded the album as a four-piece. “We had recorded demos on multitrack,” recalled fellow guitarist Phil Collen. “I was sitting there with him when he played the original parts. I could relay that. But it was like playing along to a ghost.”

This was also the band’s first album recorded without their longtime producer “Mutt” Lange. Instead, the band took matters in their own hands and produced the album themselves, along with the longtime engineer Mike Shipley; “Mutt” Lange was credited as Executive Producer. The album spawned seven singles, three of which – “Let’s Get Rocked”, “Make Love Like a Man” and “Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad” – were major hits. One of the tracks on the album, “White Lightning”, is dedicated to the memory of Steve Clark, who has writing credits on six of the album’s 10 tracks.

  1. “Let’s Get Rocked” 4:56
  2. “Heaven Is” 3:33
  3. “Make Love Like a Man” 4:15
  4. “Tonight” 4:03
  5. “White Lightning” 7:03
  6. “Stand Up (Kick Love into Motion)” 4:32
  7. “Personal Property” 4:21
  8. “Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad” 5:24
  9. “I Wanna Touch U” 3:37
  10. “Tear It Down” 3:38

Joe Elliott – lead vocals, backing vocals
Phil Collen – lead and rhythm guitars (except acoustic guitar on “Tonight”), backing vocals, Cockney rhyming rap on “Make Love Like a Man”
Rick Savage – bass guitar, backing vocals, acoustic guitar on “Tonight”
Rick Allen – drums, backing vocals
The Sideways Mob – backing vocals
Robert John “Mutt” Lange, John Sykes – backing vocals
Phil “Crash” Nicholas – keyboards on “Stand Up (Kick Love into Motion)”

Tuesday 6/1/21 2pm ET: Sounds of The 80’s

Featuring tunes from David Lee Roth, Southern Pacific, Ray Parker Junior, Kathy Mattea, Whitney Houston, Queen, Paula Abdul, Carlene Carter, Police, Ramones, Oak Ridge Boys, Honeymoon Suite, Alabama, Genesis and more. . . 2pm – 6pm ET

Tuesday 5/25/21 2pm ET: Sounds of The 80’s



Featuring tunes from Pointer Sisters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Police, Eddy Grant, Pat Benatar, INXS, Kenny Loggins, Def Leppard, Whispers, Pam Tillis, Dan Hartman, Night Ranger, Go Go’s and more . . .

Thursday 5/20/21 2pm ET: Sounds of 2000

Featuring music from 2000 – 2009. This week music from John Mellencamp, Ben’s Brother, Elton John, Shania Twain, AC/DC, Goo Goo Dolls, Martina McBride, Doobie Brothers, Poison, Jack Ingram, and more . . .

Tuesday 5/18/21 2pm ET: Sounds of The 80’s



2 – 6pm ET

Featuring tunes from Pablo Cruise, Def Leppard, Dire Straits, Little Richard, Madonna, Stevie Nicks, KT Oslin, Neil Diamond, Janet Jackson, Was (Not) Was, Fleetwood Mac, Lou Gramm, Irene Cara, Genesis, and more . . .