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DEF LEPPARD To Release ‘Definitely: The Official Story Of Def Leppard’

Based on Foyles, Ebook Depository, Goal and several other different retailers, Genesis Publications will launch a brand new e book titled “Positively: The Official Story Of Def Leppard” on November 25, 2022.

Providing followers probably the most private and complete report of DEF LEPPARD‘s historical past up to now, “Positively: The Official Story Of Def Leppard” is narrated by the bandmembers in their very own phrases, illustrated with pictures and memorabilia from the DEF LEPPARD archives.

Regardless of a median age of solely 18, DEF LEPPARD burst on to the laborious rock scene in 1980 like a gaggle of seasoned veterans. Considering massive from the very begin, the blueprint for his or her music was, as singer Joe Elliott states, “QUEEN meets AC/DC.” DEF LEPPARD‘s story is certainly one of stratospheric highs and crashing lows, of conquer adversity. Whereas changing into one of many world’s best-selling music artists with blockbuster albums “Pyromania” and “Hysteria”, the band overcame drummer Rick Allen‘s accident and the loss of life of bandmate Steve Clark. Throughout their 45-year historical past, DEF LEPPARD have continued to make new music — with 12 studio albums to their title, together with their 2022 launch “Diamond Star Halos” — discovering success with each report and tour.

In a wide-ranging account from the band and archive textual content from previous members, “Positively” chronicles DEF LEPPARD‘s unimaginable story, from their humble beginnings rehearsing in a spoon manufacturing facility in Sheffield, to recording ground-breaking multi-platinum albums and touring sold-out stadiums around the globe.

Alongside the e book’s textual content are tons of of things from the band’s mixed and private archives, presenting over 4 a long time of DEF LEPPARD historical past. Granted limitless entry to the DEF LEPPARD vault, the e book contains handwritten correspondence, uncommon vinyl pressings, tour memorabilia, music video storyboards, draft album art work, press cuttings, beforehand unpublished pictures and far more.

Half memoir, half scrapbook, “Positively: The Story Of Def Leppard” is the final word report of DEF LEPPARD‘s legendary profession.

“Diamond Star Halos” offered 34,000 equal album items within the U.S. in its first week of launch to land at place No. 10 on the Billboard 200 chart. It marked the band’s eighth high 10 LP.

DEF LEPPARD‘s earlier Prime 10 albums embody “Pyromania” (which peaked at No. 2 in 1983),“Hysteria” (No. 1 for six weeks in 1988),“Adrenalize” (No. 1 for 5 weeks in 1992),“Retro Energetic” (No. 9; 1983),“Rock Of Ages: The Definitive Assortment” (No. 10; 2005),“Songs From The Sparkle Lounge” (No. 5; 2008) and “Def Leppard” (No. 10; 2015).

This previous Thursday (June 16),DEF LEPPARD launched “The Stadium Tour” with MÖTLEY CRÜE and visitors POISON and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS in Atlanta, Georgia. The 36-date trek, which is because of wrap September 9 in Las Vegas, 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 disaster.

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