Def Leppard Remembers 30 Years of "Hysteria"
Mon, 07 Aug 2017 12:37:39
It's been 30 years since Hysteria hit the shelves and launched Def Leppard into super stardom. It wasn't an immediate hit however, it took 49 weeks for the album to reach number one on the charts. Nonetheless, it made it there and left such an impression on the music community that it's celebrated seemingly almost every 10 years. There's good reason for that. Hysteria tracklist reads like a greatest hits record, with "Love Bites" and "Pour Some Sugar on Me" lying right next to one another. The creation of the LP wasn't an easy one either. Drummer Rick Allen lost his arm, Mutt Lange dropped out then came back in, and it took almost three years in total for the record to be made. Sometimes though, it's the hardest things that end up being the most worthwhile. ARTISTdirect's Christopher Friedmann caught up with lead singer Joe Elliott to discuss the album's 30th anniversary, find out the tale behind some of the decade's biggest hit songs, and learn about the moments that still ground a band that has been to the top of the mountain.
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