Def Leppard’s new book is definitely the official story due out in November
Genesis Publications is about to publish a new book titled Definitely: The Official Def Leppard History November 25.
To provide fans with the most personal and complete recording of Def Leppard history to date, Definitely: The Official Def Leppard History is told by the band members in their own words, illustrated with photographs and memorabilia from the Def Leppard archives.
Despite an average age of just 18, Def Leppard burst onto the hard rock scene in 1980 as a group of seasoned veterans. Thinking big from the start, the blueprint for their music was, as vocalist Joe Elliott states, “Queen AC/DC meets. Def Leppard’s story is one of stratospheric highs and shattering lows, of triumph over adversity.
While becoming one of the world’s best-selling musical artists with hit albums Pyromania and Hysteria, the band overcame the accident of drummer Rick Allen and the death of bandmate Steve Clark. Over their 45-year history, Def Leppard have continued to make new music – with 12 studio albums to their name, including their 2022 release. Diamond Star Halos – find success with each record and tour.
In a wide-ranging account of the group and an archival text of former members, Absolutely tells the incredible story of Def Leppard, from humble beginnings rehearsing in a spoon factory in Sheffield, to recording groundbreaking multi-platinum albums and touring sold-out stadiums around the world.
Alongside the text of the book are hundreds of items from the band’s combined and personal archives, showcasing more than four decades of Def Leppard history. Boasting unlimited access to the Def Leppard Vault, the book includes handwritten correspondence, rare vinyl pressings, tour memorabilia, music video storyboards, album artwork drafts, press clippings , unpublished photographs and much more.
Last Thursday, June 16, Def Leppard launched “The Stadium Tour” with Mötley Crüe and guests Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts in Atlanta, Georgia. The 36-date trek, which is due to end on September 9 in Las Vegas, was originally scheduled to take place in the summer of 2020 but ended up being pushed back to 2021 and then 2022 due to the coronavirus crisis.