Def Leppard Turns It up With ‘Diamond Star Halos’ – Billboard

In a musical landscape swamped with pop, hip-hop and EDM, Def Leppard is a regular blast from the past.

The British band has powered through a Rock Hall career by dishing up no-nonsense rock, shifting more than 110 million albums along the way, and nabbing two RIAA Diamond Awards in the U.S. for 10 million-plus sales for their ‘80s classics Pyromania and Hysteria.

Def Leppard — Joe Elliott (vocals), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick Savage (bass), Vivian Campbell (guitar) and Rick Allen (drums) – keep the rock rolling along with Diamond Star Halos, their 12th studio album.

Arriving at midnight, the new LP features “Kick,” a Top 40 debutant on Billboard‘s Mainstream Rock Airplay chart last month, the rockers’ first ranking on that tally since March 2003.



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To celebrate the new release, Def Leppard this week performed on SiriusXM’s Small Stage Series and Jimmy Kimmel Live, a warm-up for The Stadium Tour with Mötley Crüe, Poison and Joan Jett, which is scheduled to kick off June 16.

The Small Stage performance premieres this afternoon (May 27) at 5:00 pm ET on SiriusXM’s Def Leppard Radio and Howard 101, while Def Leppard Radio launches today (May 27) and runs through Saturday, June 25 on the SXM App.

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