DEF LEPPARD Releases new single ‘Fire It Up’

DEF LEPPARD‘s new single, “Hearth It Up”, will be streamed beneath. It’s the third single from the band’s upcoming album, “Diamond Star Halos”, which can arrive on Could 27 by way of UMe. The follow-up to 2015’s self-titled LP is offered for pre-order now in a number of configurations, together with a deluxe version, 2-LP vinyl, digital codecs and extra. Unique bundles together with newly designed album merch have additionally launched.

In a current interview with Germany’s Rockland Radio, DEF LEPPARD singer Joe Elliott was requested why followers of his band ought to hearken to “Diamond Star Halos”. He responded: “Should you’re a DEF LEPPARD fan, I’d think about there’s at all times a must hearken to some new music, as a result of as a lot because it’s nice to have this huge again catalog of music, new music is what retains a band alive, so we wanna share that with our followers.

“Why would they wanna hearken to it?” he continued. “Effectively, I consider that this can be a career-defining album. For a band that is been round now for 45 years, to make an album that is this sturdy, I consider, at this level of our profession is definitely fairly an achievement.

“I have been evaluating the scenario — not the album, however I have been evaluating the scenario — ‘Diamond Star Halos’ for DEF LEPPARD, I believe, is able to being what ‘Lodge California’ was for THE EAGLES or ‘Rumours’ was for FLEETWOOD MAC. And what I imply by that’s what got here earlier than was nice; there was nothing fallacious with it. In reality, THE EAGLES‘Biggest Hits’, which was their earlier album to ‘Lodge California’ is among the biggest-selling information of all time; it speaks for itself. And the FLEETWOOD MAC situation — the Peter Inexperienced years, the Jeremy Spencer years — it was all sensible stuff. However then they put out ‘Rumours’ and THE EAGLES put out ‘Lodge California’, and it was a quantum leap.”

Circling again to “Diamond Star Halos”, Elliott added: “I consider that this album is a quantum leap. It is not a rehash of ‘Pyromania’ or ‘Hysteria’ or any of our albums. It is received all of the flavors that DEF LEPPARD have had previously, nevertheless it’s received some new explorations that we have by no means finished that I believe our viewers are prepared for this journey. As a result of it is 35 years since ‘Hysteria’ is launched, it is 39 since ‘Pyromania’ got here out, and our viewers are additionally older, like we’re. So I believe they’re prepared to listen to one thing somewhat totally different. It is nonetheless received loads of DEF LEPPARD stuff — ‘Gimme A Kiss’, ‘SOS Emergency’, ‘Hearth It Up’ [and] ‘Kick’; they’re all traditional DEF LEPPARD — however there’s some stuff that, like our heroes QUEEN, it simply goes off on tangents which can be somewhat totally different to the stuff that they’d finished previously.”

The paintings for “Diamond Star Halos” follows pedigree with DEF LEPPARD‘s immediately recognizable album covers from their celebrated previous. With photographs by world famend photographer and director Anton Corbijn, styling ideas by Maryam Malakpour and graphics by the U.Ok.-based Munden Brothers, the design actually follows the band’s affect by way of their eyes right this moment.

Over the previous two years, DEF LEPPARD recorded “Diamond Star Halos” concurrently in three totally different nations with Elliott in Eire, Rick Savage (bass) in England, and Phil Collen (guitar),Vivian Campbell (guitar) and Rick Allen (drums) in america. With out the stress of timelines or a hard and fast schedule, they poured all of their vitality into crafting 15 significant tracks with a combination of traditional spirit meets trendy hearth. Thematically, they nodded to their earliest collective influences corresponding to David Bowie, T.REX and MOTT THE HOOPLE, amongst others. The title itself notably references T.REX‘s “Bang a Gong (Get It On)”. Nonetheless, they did not embark on this journey alone. The multi-Grammy Award-winning and legendary artist Alison Krauss lent her immediately recognizable and angelic voice to “This Guitar” and “Lifeless”, whereas David Bowie pianist Mike Garson performs on “Goodbye For Good This Time” and “Angels (Cannot Assist You Now)”.

In March, DEF LEPPARD launched “Diamond Star Halos”‘s first single, “Kick”. The track thrusts into an anthemic stadium-ready frenzy kickstarted with driving guitars and bombastic drums woven into its musical cloth. In the meantime, the refrain has all of the makings of one other iconic LEPPARD hit with its skyscraping vocals and melodies the band has turn out to be synonymous for.

DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen, who got here up with “Kick” as an extra observe after the primary 14 songs had been already accomplished, informed Billboard that “‘Kick’ represented the place we had been at as properly. It is received that glam rock really feel, that hand-clap groove, huge vocals. It was only a no-brainer. It was not solely that it is received to be on the album, it is received to be the primary single as properly.”

“It is a stadium anthem, and we had been about to enter stadiums,” Elliott mentioned. “We did not write it for that motive, however Phil‘s at all times making an attempt to put in writing the following ‘Sugar’ or ‘We Will Rock You’ or ‘I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll’. All of us are, however he truly got here up with one, and it is, like, ‘Yeah, we have to do this,’ so now it’s a 15-song file.”

“Diamond Star Halos” observe itemizing:

01. Take What You Need
02. Kick
03. Hearth It Up
04. This Guitar (feat. Alison Krauss]
05. Sos Emergency
06. Liquid Mud
07. U Rok Mi
08. Goodbye For Good This Time
09. All We Want
10. Open Your Eyes
11. Gimme A Kiss
12. Angels (Cannot Assist You Now)
13. Lifeless (feat. Alison Krauss)
14. Unbreakable
15. From Right here To Eternity

DEF LEPPARD‘s “The Stadium Tour” with MÖTLEY CRÜE, POISON and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS was initially scheduled to happen in the summertime of 2020 however ended up being pushed again to 2021, after which to 2022, as a result of coronavirus pandemic.

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