17 Aug Def Leppard – Hysterical Pyromaniac
Hysterical Pyromaniac reveals through many in-depth rare interviews why Def Leppard have cemented their place in hard rock history. Formed in Sheffield UK in 1977 as part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Def Leppard became one of the top-selling rock bands of the 1980s (on the strength of their albums, Pyromania and Hysteria). Their music is a mixture of hard rock, AOR, and heavy metal elements, and has been associated more with the pop metal movement of the 1980s than with the NWOBHM of the late 1970s, in large part due to their mainstream success and production. However, the band expressed dislike of the “pop metal” and by the release of the Hysteria album, they had developed a distinctive sound featuring heavily processed drums and effects-laden guitar sounds, overlaid with a multi-layered wall of husky, harmonized vocals. They are one of only six rock bands with two original albums selling over 10 million copies each in the U.S. The others are The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Eagles and Van Halen. This DVD will bring fans closer to the band than ever before!