According to Foyles, Book Depository, Target and several other retailers, Genesis Publications will be releasing a new book called “Definitely: The Official History of Def Leppard” on November 25, 2022.
To provide fans with the most personal and comprehensive recording of DEF LEPPARDthe story so far, “Definitely: The Official History of Def Leppard” is told by the band members in their own words, illustrated with photographs and memories of the DEF LEPPARD archives.
Despite an average age of only 18, DEF LEPPARD burst onto the hard rock scene in 1980 as a group of seasoned veterans. Thinking big from the start, the master plan for their music was, as a singer Joe Elliot states,”QUEEN meets AC DC.” DEF LEPPARDThe story of is a story of stratospheric ups and downs, of triumph over adversity. While becoming one of the world’s best-selling musical artists with hit albums “Pyromania” and “Hysteria”the band defeated the drummer Rick AllenThe accident of and the death of a member of the group Steve Clark. During their 45 year history, DEF LEPPARD 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” chronicles DEF LEPPARDThe incredible story of, from their 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 group’s combined and personal archives, showcasing more than four decades of DEF LEPPARD the story. Enjoy unlimited access to DEF LEPPARD Safe, the book includes handwritten correspondence, rare vinyl pressings, tour memorabilia, music video storyboards, draft album artwork, press clippings, previously unseen photography and more.
Part memory, part album, “Definitely: The Story of Def Leppard” is the ultimate record of DEF LEPPARDlegendary career.
“Diamond Star Halos” sold 34,000 equivalent album units in the United States in its first week of release to land at number 10 on the Billboard 200 chart. It was the band’s eighth top 10 album.
DEF LEPPARDPrevious Top 10 albums include “Pyromania” (which peaked at No. 2 in 1983),“Hysteria” (#1 for six weeks in 1988),“Adrenalize” (#1 for five weeks in 1992),“Retro Active” (No. 9; 1983),“Rock Of Ages: The Definitive Collection” (No. 10; 2005),“Songs from the Sparkle Lounge” (No. 5; 2008) and “Def Leppard” (No. 10; 2015).
Last Thursday (June 16),DEF LEPPARD spear “The Stadium Tour” with MOTLEY CRUE and guests POISON and JOAN JETT AND THE BLACK HEARTS 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.