Def Leppard Celebrate Pyromania's 30th Anniversary

(hennemusic) Sunday marked the 30th anniversary of the release of Def Leppard's 1983 multi-platinum album, "Pyromania."

The band's third studio album featured new guitarist Phil Collen and was produced by Robert John "Mutt" Lange. The album reached at #2 on the Billboard 200, and went on to sell over ten million copies in the US, earning Leppard a diamond album as certified by the RIAA.

"Wow ..... I can't believe it's 30 years since Pyromania came out!," wrote vocalist Joe Elliott on Sunday. "It had been a labour of love to make (little did we know in comparison to Hysteria, it was a piece of cake!).... Multiple studios in London, one guitarist out, one guitarist in, equipment breakdowns, tapes turning transparent because of the thousands of times they were rewound & fast forwarded for multiple overdubs, but we found our sound on this record with the help of a great producer in Mutt Lange, the new studio technology that we eagerly embraced (unlike many of our peers) and an incredible enthusiasm to "make a record no one else had ever made" whether we did or didn't isn't important, what is, is that we had made the record WE wanted to make, it had been percolating in our DNA for 6 years!!. we finally sounded like the "us" we wanted to be!!!" more on this story

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