Tag: Def Leppard

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 . . .

Thursday 5/6/21 2pm ET: Sounds of 2000

Featuring music from 2000 – 2009. This week music from AC/DC, Rob Thomas, Clay Aiken, Def Leppard, Five For Fighting, Elton John, Eminem, Korn, John Fogerty, Green Day, Brad Paisley and more . . .

Sunday 4/25/21 1am ET: Feature LP: Def Leppard – High ‘n’ Dry (1981)

High ‘n’ Dry is the second studio album by the English rock band Def Leppard, released on July 11, 1981. High ‘n’ Dry was Pete Willis’ last full-time album with Def Leppard. It charted at No. 38 on the Billboard 200 and No. 26 on the UK Albums Chart. “High ‘n’ Dry (Saturday Night)”, ranked No. 33 on VH1’s 40 Greatest Metal Songs. Following the success of Pyromania, the album re-entered in the US chart and reached No. 72 in 1983.

  1. “Let It Go” 4:43
  2. “Another Hit and Run” 4:59
  3. “High ‘n’ Dry (Saturday Night)” 3:27
  4. “Bringin’ On the Heartbreak” 4:34
  5. “Switch 625” 3:03
  6. “You Got Me Runnin'” 4:23
  7. “Lady Strange” 4:39
  8. “On Through the Night” 5:06
  9. “Mirror, Mirror (Look into My Eyes)” 4:08
  10. “No No No” 3:13
  11. “Bringin’ On the Heartbreak” (remix) 4:34
  12. “Me & My Wine” (remix) 3:40

Joe Elliott – lead vocals, backing vocals
Steve Clark – lead and rhythm guitars, backing vocals
Pete Willis – lead and rhythm guitars, backing vocals
Rick Savage – bass guitar, backing vocals
Rick Allen – drums, backing vocals

Sunday 2/28/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Def Leppard – Slang (1996 / 2014)

Slang is the sixth studio album by English rock band Def Leppard, released on May 14, 1996. The album marked a musical departure from their signature sound; it was produced by the band with Pete Woodroffe and was their first album since 1980 not to be produced by Robert John “Mutt” Lange. Slang is the first album with new material to feature new guitarist Vivian Campbell (Campbell had previously played on the B-side collection Retro Active in 1993 and on the new song on Vault a year earlier). It charted at #14 on the Billboard 200 and #5 on the UK Albums Chart. It is also the only Def Leppard album that does not feature their recognizable font logo on the album cover.

1. “Truth?” 3:00
2. “Turn to Dust” 4:21
3. “Slang” 2:37
4. “All I Want Is Everything” 5:20
5. “Work It Out” 4:49
6. “Breathe a Sigh” 4:06
7. “Deliver Me” 3:04
8. “Gift of Flesh” 3:48
9. “Blood Runs Cold” 4:26
10. “Where Does Love Go When It Dies” 4:04
11. “Pearl of Euphoria” 6:21
12. “Move with Me Slowly” 6:19
13. “Truth?” 5:09
14. “Burn Out” 4:10
15. “Worlds Collide” 3:43
16. “Can’t Keep Away from the Flame” 2:36

1. “Turn to Dust” (Phil verse vocal) 4:03
2. “Raise Your Love” (version of “Slang”) 3:01
3. “All I Want Is Everything” (1st draft) 5:19
4. “Work It Out” (1st draft) 5:19
5. “Breathe a Sigh” (Feb ’96 rough mix) 4:08
6. “Deliver Me” (Feb ’96 rough mix) 3:17
7. “Black Train” (version of “Gift of Flesh”) 4:06
8. “Blood Runs Cold” (Feb ’96 rough mix) 4:12
9. “Where Does Love Go When It Dies” (1st draft) 4:36
10. “Pearl of Euphoria” (Feb ’96 rough mix) 5:49
11. “All on Your Touch” (2012 revisit) 3:58
12. “Anger” (“Deliver Me” 1st draft) 3:15
13. “Move on Up” (Vivian demo) 3:31
14. “Gift of Flesh” (Phil vocal) 4:03

Rick Allen – drums, percussion
Vivian Campbell – electric guitars, acoustic guitars, dulcimer, vocals
Phil Collen – electric guitars, acoustic guitars, mandolin, vocals
Joe Elliott – lead vocals, additional guitar & bass on “Pearl of Euphoria”
Rick Savage – bass guitar, acoustic guitars, synth bass, vocals

Gloria Flores – Spanish voice on “Slang”
Ram Narayan – intro sarangi sample on “Turn to Dust”
Craig Pruess – string and percussion arranging and conducting on “Turn to Dust”
Av Singh – dohl on “Turn to Dust”
Shyam Vatish – outro sarangi sample on “Turn to Dust”
Pete Woodroffe – piano on “Blood Runs Cold”, keyboard strings on “Where Does Love Go When It Dies”
Gavyn Wright – string leader on “Turn to Dust”

Monday 11/23/2020 2:15am ET: Feature LP: Def Leppard – London to Vegas (2020)

The English hard rock band Def Leppard have released 11 original studio albums, two live albums, four compilation albums, one cover album, and three extended plays.

Def Leppard was formed in 1977 by vocalist Joe Elliott, bass player Rick “Sav” Savage, guitarist Pete Willis, and drummer Tony Kenning. They later released the EP The Def Leppard E.P. in 1979. The band signed with Mercury Records and released their debut full-length album On Through the Night. The band’s follow up was High ‘n’ Dry, which reached number 26 in the UK and was certified platinum two times in the United States. Their next album, titled Pyromania, would be their big breakthrough album and would later sell more than 10 million copies in the United States alone.

After touring in support of Pyromania, the band released Hysteria which topped the American and British album charts and is their best-selling album worldwide, selling more than 12 million copies in the United States alone and over 25 million worldwide. Adrenalize, released in 1992, debuted at number one on the UK Album Chart and the US Billboard 200 and launched several successful singles, including “Let’s Get Rocked” and “Make Love Like a Man” and went on to sell 8 million albums worldwide. In 1996, the band released its sixth studio album, Slang; while successful, the album could not reach the precedent set by Def Leppard’s previous albums and was certified gold in the United States. After three years, Def Leppard released Euphoria, which is the band’s last certified album by the RIAA, CRIA, and BPI.

At the start of the 21st century, the band released X. Four years later, Def Leppard released the studio/cover album, Yeah!, which included covers by Thin Lizzy and The Kinks. On 25 April 2008, the band released Songs from the Sparkle Lounge, which included the single “Nine Lives” featuring country singer Tim McGraw. The band released Mirrorball, its first live album, in 2011, which would be followed by another live album in 2013, Viva! Hysteria, featuring the Hysteria album played live in its entirety, from their Las Vegas residency at the Hard Rock Hotel. The band released a self-titled studio album on 30 October 2015.

01 Die Hard The Hunter 6:11
02 Animal 4:06
03 Excitable 4:28
04 Foolin’ 4:49
05 Too Late For Love 5:33
06 Billy’s Got A Gun 5:24
07 Slang 2:52
08 Promises 4:17
09 Paper Sun 5:26
10 Let It Go 6:05
11 Mirror, Mirror (Look Into My Eyes) 4:21
12 Bringin’ On The Heartbreak 4:38
13 Switch 625 (Instrumental) 6:11
14 Let Me Be The One (acoustic) 3:29
15 We Belong (acoustic) 6:02
16 Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad (acoustic) 4:48
17 Two Steps Behind (acoustic) 4:58
18 Now 4:04
19 Rocket (Album Version) 6:34
20 Let’s Get Rocked 4:40
21 Hysteria 6:11
22 Love Bites 5:56
23 Armageddon It 5:21
24 Pour Some Sugar On Me 4:43
25 Action 5:20
26 Let’s Go 4:44
27 Rock Of Ages 5:02
28 Photograph 5:47

Thursday 10pm ET: Feature Artist – Def Leppard

Def Leppard are an English rock band formed in 1977 in Sheffield as part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement. 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), which has been the band’s most stable line-up.

The band’s strongest commercial success came between the early 1980s and the early 1990s. Their 1981 album, High ‘n’ Dry, was produced by Robert John “Mutt” Lange, who helped them begin to define their style, and the album’s main track “Bringin’ On the Heartbreak” became one of the first rock videos played on MTV in 1982. The band’s next studio album, Pyromania, was released in January 1983, with “Photograph” and “Rock of Ages” as the lead singles. In the U.S., Pyromania was certified diamond (10× platinum), making Def Leppard among the most popular music groups at the time. In 2003, the album ranked number 384 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

Def Leppard’s fourth album Hysteria, released in 1987, topped the UK and U.S. album charts. As of 2009, it has reached beyond the success of Pyromania, having been certified 12× platinum for sales of over 12 million in the U.S. and has gone on to sell over 25 million copies worldwide. The album spawned seven hit singles, including the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number one “Love Bites”, alongside “Pour Some Sugar on Me”, “Hysteria”, “Armageddon It”, “Animal”, “Rocket”, and “Women”. Their next studio album, Adrenalize (the first following the death of guitarist Steve Clark), reached number one in UK and U.S. charts in 1992, and contained several hits, including “Let’s Get Rocked” and “Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad”. Their 1993 album, Retro Active, contained the acoustic hit song “Two Steps Behind”. Their greatest-hits album Vault, released in 1995, featured the UK hit “When Love & Hate Collide”.

As one of the world’s best-selling music artists, Def Leppard have sold more than 100 million records worldwide, and have two albums with RIAA diamond certification, Pyromania and Hysteria. They are one of only five rock bands with two original studio albums selling over 10 million copies in the U.S. The band were ranked No. 31 in VH1’s “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock” and ranked No. 70 in “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”. Def Leppard were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019.

Tuesday 6pm ET: Sounds of The 80s

This week on the Sounds of The 80s we feature music from:  DeBarge, Def Leppard, Journey, Beach Boys, Limahl, Johnny Lee, Billy Joel, Rolling Stones, Van Halen, Culture Club, Icehouse and more . . . 

Tuesday 4pm ET: Sounds of The 80s

This week on the Sounds of The 80s:  Naked Eyes, Ramones, Hooters, Electric Light Orchestra, Van Halen, Def Leppard, Who, Rolling Stones, Juice Newton, Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band, Bauhaus, Lou Gramm and more. . . 

Tuesday 2pm: Sounds of The 80’s

In this installment of Sounds of The 80s.  Tina Turner, Rolling Stones, Phil Collins, Neil Young, 38 Special, AC/DC, Def Leppard, Rosanne Cash, Cyndi Lauper, Tom Petty, Bon Jovi, Greg Kihn and more. . .