Def Leppard

Def Leppard
Played at Graspop Metal Meeting
2008 / 2019


Hard Rock


United Kingdom


Def Leppard formed in 1977 as part of the NWBHM movement. Four decades into their career, Def Leppard have no intention of retiring just yet: as we’re writing this the release of their compilation album ‘The Story So Far’ is just weeks away. The quintet forced a breakthrough in the 80s with ‘High ‘n’ Dry’ and the subsequent albums ‘Pyromania’ (1983), ‘Hysteria’ (1987) and ‘Adrenalize’ (1992) catapulted them into absolute stardom as one of the most successful hard rock bands ever. With a unique combination of classic metal and poppy melodies, catchy hooks and vocal harmonies – dubbed ‘glam metal’ by some – the band not only racked up 100 million album sales but they also inspired scores of other bands. In the new millennium they put out fewer new albums but thanks to their first-rate concerts Def Leppard are still a popular favourite at festivals across the globe. (#GMM19)