Eligible since: 2004 (The 2005 Induction Ceremony)
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Inducted into Rock Hall Projected in 2011 (ranked #207) .
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WHat can we, as fans, do to get this band in the hall of fame? It is the least we can do to thank them for the many years of music they have given us. If any band has influenced the music industry, Def Leppard, with all of their trials and tribulations, are still rocking as hard as ever.
Posted by Dawn on Monday, 10.9.06 @ 22:43pm
Hey Future Rock Hall. I'm happy to see that Def Leppard is elegible to be inducted. That means it probably won't be too long until they get in. I'm sure they will be inducted. They released one of the five top-selling records of all time. As wikipedia puts it: "Hysteria is one of only a handful of albums (and the third in rock history) that has charted seven singles or more on the US Hot 100." "Def Leppard is one of only five 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, and Van Halen." -www.wikipedia.org
Posted by Nathan Caldwell on Friday, 10.27.06 @ 07:39am
I like the solo albums the drummer's arm put out after it left.
Posted by Kit on Friday, 10.27.06 @ 10:40am
def leppard should be nominated ASAP!!!! seriousl what do we hafta do start a petition...cuz ill gladly start it!
Posted by Ashley on Saturday, 11.4.06 @ 10:28am
Rock of ages ring a bell?? What do you want? I WANT ROCK AND ROLL!!! They shouldve been on the first ballot!! The Hall is turning into a joke
Posted by Marc on Saturday, 12.30.06 @ 05:46am
I used to be a big Def Leppard fan. I made a Def Leppard pin in metal shop. Pyromania was my favorite album the year it came out. I even got the tee-shirt. I now know them for what they are... the gate through which the great corporate spandex butt rock hair band conspiracy was led through.
Posted by lightninli on Sunday, 01.7.07 @ 01:33am
Hey lightninli - Thank you for your uninformed comment. Grunge music! Yeah, I love hearing about Mommy and Daddy not loving me - please! Your taste may not be 80's hard rock, but do not take away the credit that is due Def Leppard. And never put them in the same category as Warrant and Stryper. Def Leppard deserve the honor - end of converstaion!
Posted by Dameon on Wednesday, 01.10.07 @ 03:32am
Hard rock? Hard like clay. They made metal safe for Soccer Moms everywhere. You can hear "Pour Some Sugar On Me" on "Pop Hits of the 80's" stations everywhere. Def Leppard scares very few parents out there.
Posted by lightninli on Friday, 01.12.07 @ 14:06pm
Lightninli, while I agree with most of what you said, I disagree with the idea that grunge saved rock. I love '80s grunge as much as anyone can, but '90s grunge (everything post-Nirvana) quickly turned into boring alternative pop and post-grunge was as bad or worse than hair metal.
Posted by William on Friday, 01.12.07 @ 20:17pm
sign the def leppard 4 rock hall petition. remember theres oly 3 months till i send it in
Posted by Martin on Sunday, 01.14.07 @ 02:37am
Def Leppard sure are legends and deserve to be in the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.
Posted by DL on Thursday, 01.18.07 @ 15:31pm
You put in the dells and traffic ahead of def leppard .Just shows you how watered down the selection process is.Growing up in the 80's the mtv decade.I remember when photograph came on for the first time it change times.i didn't grow up in the 60's so i don't know about the hysteria of the beatles.But when def leppard hit the scene i bet it was the closest experience we witness.They are IMMORTAL.
Posted by james damico on Thursday, 01.18.07 @ 22:05pm
Awful glam-metal like Def Leppard should not be in the same town as the Hall of Fame. They should be made to stop at Akron and take the long way around. Just a terrible terrible band.
Posted by Kit on Thursday, 01.18.07 @ 22:54pm
Def Leppard wrote fantastic hard rock music. Talented performers, flawless production, and hit after hit after hit. High 'N' Dry was an amazing album, but they (and Mutt Lange) took it to another level with Pyromania, the album that every other hair band in the 80's tried to copy. After Rick Allen lost his arm, their comeback LP Hysteria was nothing short of a masterpiece, truly "Star Wars for the ears."
Posted by Ken on Tuesday, 01.23.07 @ 13:32pm
Finally, I agree with Kit!! Total corporate rock with no influence except on "How to be played on the radion non stop with watered down meaningless music." Not worthy in my mind
Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, 02.10.07 @ 18:10pm
I totally agree with the comment above. Bands like Def Leppard, Ratt, etc. - - was probably the worst era of rock music during the 80's. My friends and I used to refer to those bands as "cheese" metal with all the makeup and talentless crap that they produced. When Pearl Jam, etc. came to be, what a relief! Bottom line, I think it was corporate rock with no substance at all.
Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, 02.10.07 @ 18:14pm
The rock & roll HOF is the biggest joke on the planet. They let in way too many one hit wonders. Legitimate bands that deserve getting in have to fight to get in. Sometimes they don't even get in. (Sabbath,Maiden,Priest,Purple). The HOF doesn't deserve the attention it gets.
Posted by RicSark on Tuesday, 03.27.07 @ 07:34am
Yo Ric!!! Black Sabbath was put in the Hall last year.
Posted by Joe-Skee on Tuesday, 03.27.07 @ 09:58am
The number of hits a band has don't always have much to do with their influence, and never has anything to do with their innovation.
Posted by William on Tuesday, 03.27.07 @ 10:23am
Def Leppard deserves to be on TOP!! They are a band that has stuck together through hard times and still came out ahead!! These guys have fans everywhere!! THEY DESERVE TO BE RECOGNIZED FOR ALL THEIR HARD WORK!!
Posted by Cindy on Saturday, 03.31.07 @ 19:50pm
Def Leppard should be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, they have been an art insparation for me, no to mention everthing that has happened to the band, from Rick Allen loosing an arm to Steve Clark loosing his life, and they haven't quit. For that alone they deserve it.
Posted by Donna on Sunday, 04.1.07 @ 12:51pm
They should have been first ballot hall of famers. Hard rock bands usually have to wait awhile though while lesser bands get in. I know that there is a back log of fine artists waiting to get in. That does keep some bands out for awhile. But they only seem to use these bands that have been waiting to get in for years, as an excuse to make hard rock bands wait. Seriously. If the Police or R.E.M. are eligible you won't hear about rockers from the early days that are still waiting to get in. But if a hard rock group comes up for induction they wan't to make them wait so some guy that your grandpa used to listen to can get in. That's the truth. I could see if someone is better than you. I could even see if someone isn't as good as you getting in before you, if they have had an extended wait to get in. But why don't they use these golden oldies to keep the critics darlings from getting in? By the way I'm tired of hearing about influential. There's a difference between being influential and good. Influential music is critics garbage. The reason why the hall uses it as a factor, is so sucky bands that the critics love and the public doesn't can get in. Sorry for the ran't. This band has been eligible for at least three years and hasn't gotten in. What a joke. The were the biggest band of their time. Yes they are one of the greatest bands of alltime. So why the wait so sucky alterative rockers can get in?
Posted by Mike Cox on Wednesday, 04.4.07 @ 20:54pm
Mike, Def Leppard is:
Posted by Casper on Wednesday, 04.4.07 @ 21:10pm
"It took Grunge to rescue rock and roll from itself. Spandex bands forgot how to rock."
Posted by Creepozoid on Tuesday, 04.10.07 @ 03:12am
All you hair metal haters need to STFU. D-Lep is easily one of the five best bands of all time. They were the bridge between arena rock and hair metal (the two best musical styles ever) and knew how to rock like no one else.
Posted by Creepozoid on Tuesday, 04.10.07 @ 03:25am
I have read all of these posts and I have to reiterate that I think that these 80's commercial so called "metal" bands was music manufactured for the masses and just was not that good.
Posted by ANON on Wednesday, 04.11.07 @ 15:17pm
OK, why the hell is everyone lumping D-Lep with the rest of the hair bands (who knew how to rock unlike those gay grunge bands) when they are the ones who birthed hair metal to begin with. It's easy for you to say that they "weren't innovative" when you don't even give them credit for the fact that all the hair bands were basically trying to copy them in some way or another.
Posted by Creepozoid on Sunday, 04.15.07 @ 10:35am
Hair metal was influenced by glam and '70s hard rock, the latter of which featured a lot more artists than Def Leppard (who didn't come along until '77 anyway).
Posted by William on Sunday, 04.15.07 @ 15:18pm
"So there goes that bright idea."
Posted by Creepozoid on Thursday, 04.19.07 @ 09:51am
Oh my God....
Posted by shawn on Saturday, 05.5.07 @ 15:00pm
What, is the Rock Hall broken? Batteries run out? Someone shake it. There must be a bug or defect... Surely some rational explanation as to why Def Leppard is not in this institution.
Posted by Moni3 on Saturday, 05.5.07 @ 20:22pm
"Kit! Please come back."
Posted by Creepozoid on Monday, 05.7.07 @ 12:33pm
Yeah, making fun of someone losing an arm is really quite funny (note sarcasm)....
Posted by Anon on Monday, 05.7.07 @ 12:34pm
I'd find it quite funny if someone would make a joke about Anon/Secret Boy losing his head.
Posted by shawn on Monday, 05.7.07 @ 13:13pm
Def leppard is the best band ever hands down end of discussion. Its better to burn out than fade away and they have done neither.
Posted by Pyromaniac502 on Tuesday, 05.15.07 @ 07:14am
I too used to be a big DL fan. Now I think their music sounds really, really dated. That said, lumping them into a group with Poison and Motley Crue is like lumping Pearl Jam into a group with Candlebox and Fuel. Unfortunately for Def Leppard, being better than Poison isn't enough to make a case for the Hall. Good band, very popular for a while, falls a little short.
Posted by A-Killa on Monday, 05.21.07 @ 10:06am
Earlier, someone posted a comment about "awful glam metal bands like Def Leppard". Proving on two counts that they know nothing about the band in question as Def Leppard is neither glam, nor metal. Two of Def Leppard's albums are consistently ranked on the larger versions of "best/greatest albums since X" lists. They are the only band out of the hair metal era that gets such consideration. If you were truly going to object to Def Leppard stylistically for some reason, there would be a lot of artists in the hall right now who in my estimation, wouldn't belong. The first class inducted included ten bands/artists, and of them only four were what would be considered straight rock.
Posted by Strangef8 on Friday, 07.13.07 @ 19:58pm
Obviously, the people who are Leppard haters, are probably focusing on the Hysteria and Adrenalize era.. they were commercial then, albeit I still think Hysteria is brilliant mix of pop and hard rock.. Adrenalize sucked a**
Posted by Ken on Tuesday, 07.24.07 @ 21:37pm
I also don't understand how some people don't think of DL as being creative
Posted by Ken on Tuesday, 07.24.07 @ 21:42pm
One more for Casper the friendly ghost or other music snobs... I am so sick of hearing music snobs telling me what is original, authentic, pioneering... whatever the term..
Posted by Ken on Tuesday, 07.24.07 @ 21:47pm
It's not us being snobbish, we just listen to a ton of stuff, and therefore are very OPEN minded for branching out. You can't argue against what we like because you've never listened to most of it. We, however, are certainly more informed because people like Kit and myself down albums by the bucket load and we can tell you that Def Leppard is exactly the 14,448th greatest band of all time. Sorry, but the hall isn't big enough to include them or their hair.
Posted by Casper on Wednesday, 07.25.07 @ 22:57pm
Posted by Ken on Friday, 07.27.07 @ 22:50pm
<rant> If you want deep lyrics, read a fucking poem. 80's metal was all about the sound and much less about the lyrics. Most 80's bands will admit that much. Any Che Guevara t-shirt wearing art school nutsack can write drivel about how his mommy and daddy didn't love him/her and how they want to repaint the walls with their brains. Hell, since for most grunge bands the melody of the song seems to be a very brief afterthought (to let the listener know it's more than just simple bitching and whining,) most of them could bang out three or four albums worth of that crap in one night. I doubt one of those pseudo intellectual grunge assholes would have the patience (4 years in the studio), much less the skill, to make an album with the complex melodic sound of pyromania or hysteria even if they wanted to.</rant>
Posted by Justin on Monday, 10.1.07 @ 14:14pm
So you're basically whining because we're judging your band by standards that aren't low enough for it?
Posted by William on Monday, 10.1.07 @ 14:44pm
RIGHT ON JUSTIN -I could'nt have said it any better-down with these artsy-fartsy chablis drinking abstract art loving lonely wimpy whiny creeps who are really just jealous of metal bands and hid behind thier psuedo-intellectualism and their many shortcomings to put down hard-working blue collar rock and roll-they are nothing but pathetic lonely arrogant upper class snobs-they are everything that rock and roll stands up against!!
Posted by Tecumseh91 on Monday, 10.1.07 @ 17:46pm
Def Leppard is pansy metal. Is that "intellectual" enough for you?
Posted by William on Monday, 10.1.07 @ 19:40pm
Let's get this right once and for all. DL wrote songs; not noise. They recorded music, not whiny poems. I am sorry that Warrant and Europe and the rest of those useless bands tried to rip them off. But Def Lep should not be punished for those other bands failures. If the most over-rated, over-hyped, no talent Patti Smith can get inducted, then surely the band that opened up the radio airwaves to guitar rock surely belongs in it. Def Lep and Van Halen slapped that New Wave crap right off the radio stations. Thank G*d for that.
Posted by Dameon on Friday, 10.26.07 @ 06:42am
Despite my urgency to argue wih almost every point you made there, why did you put an asterix in God?
Posted by liam on Friday, 10.26.07 @ 06:52am
Dedicated to Kit and Casper - You both have the combined knowledge of music as my pinky. I had the pleasure of being raised in the 60's and my first record was "I Want to Hold Your Hand". I own over 100,000 pieces of music and "music" was one of my minors in college. But I still don't know everything and never will. Casper - your posting on 4/4/07 clearly shows your complete lack of knowledge. I will say this one more time; having seen P. Smith on stage at CBGB's more times than I care to remember; she was about as innovative as *****. She was a nothing and needed Bruce to finally get some name recognition. So please stop with her. D.L. never was and never will be a "metal band", they were a great Rock and Roll guitar band who knew how to construct a song. They never claimed that they were metal. And they certainly were not one of the LA Hair Bands. They are one of only a handful of bands that released consecutive "Diamond" albums. Why don't your google that and see what recording artists show up on the list. Yeah, they lost something when Steve Clark died, but Pyromania alone should put them into the HoF. And let's all remember, D.L. was one of the first bands that the PMRC went after. Just for the fact that they pissed Tipper Gore off is reason enough to put them in. The only thing Grunge brought back were hairy under-armed chicks. Don't get me wrong, I loved the music, especially Alice and Soundgarden, but the scene lasted a whole 5 years. The Seattle bands deserve their musical credit, but if anything, Grunge killed Rock; look what followed (Creed, Nickelback, Korn, etc.). It certainly did not save it! The last 10 years in rock have been the least inspiring period in Rock and Roll since Fabian and Paul Anka. Def Lep deserves the honor. Whether you like it or not, Pyromania did create a formula that other bands followed. Now whether you liked that formula or not, the fact is that it must have been innovative for other bands to want to copy it. Hate D.L. if you like, but give them their props!
Posted by Dameon on Monday, 11.5.07 @ 13:18pm
Posted by shawn on Monday, 11.5.07 @ 13:44pm
The whole post reeks of BS. Tip #1 when claiming to have extensive musical knowledge is to not to state facts that are demonstrably wrong, such as "grunge lasted five years." Even if you don't count Malfunkshun (and I do), who formed at about 1980, and only start with Green River's '84 release, and then assume that it DIDN'T carry on after Cobain's death in '94 (which it did, as two notable first-wave grunge bands, The Melvins and Mudhoney, are still playing to this day) you're still half a decade off. Congratulations.
Posted by William on Monday, 11.5.07 @ 19:42pm
To me it all comes down to two factors: commercial success vs. substance. In order to be inducted, you must have substance (which presumably leads to innvoation and influence). The first category is not necessarily a requirement for induction. That being said, like I have said before, the bands with both substance AND commercial success are the true giants of rock music (i.e. see U2, Police, Zeppelin, Rush (yes, I had to throw Rush in there :-), Smiths, Black Sabbath, Metallica, etc.
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, 11.6.07 @ 13:38pm
Disagree with you Anon.
Posted by shawn on Tuesday, 11.6.07 @ 14:26pm
Don't use the Smiths as an example of a band with commercial success
Posted by liam on Tuesday, 11.6.07 @ 15:44pm
Shawn, you disagree, that is real surprising. You are so verbose, what the fuck are you talkin' about...
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, 11.6.07 @ 19:09pm
"Shawn, you disagree, that is real surprising. You are so verbose, what the fuck are you talkin' about..." -Anon (off his PMS meds)
Posted by shawn on Tuesday, 11.6.07 @ 19:25pm
My response was a comment to Casper and Kit who stated how Patti Smith was deserving, but not bands such as D.L. And you are correct, I did go off subject a bit. But what I was attempting to say is that D.L. has certainly met, IMO, the criteria for a band to make the HoF. So do tell us Shawn, what criteria should we use when deciding who should and who should not get into the HoF? And Grunge, whether real or perceived did in fact die after 5 years and its death had nothing to do with that pathetic anti-hero Cobain. The music itself was just good Rock and Roll. The term Grunge, IMO had to do more with the fashion and sense of angst that may have been felt at the time by the listening audience. Personally, I never appreciated all these terms which were created to categorize Rock and Roll. So, I guess my question to all those who have wanted to deny D.L.; what do you all consider substantial?
Posted by Dameon on Tuesday, 11.6.07 @ 20:03pm
Mad, that is funny. No Shawn, when you say shit like: "no Bridge of the Questioner" - it makes me wonder. But, in reading your post, it really does not seem that you are in fact disagreeing. Do you think you cannot assess a band based upon commerical success and substance?
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, 11.6.07 @ 21:11pm
"And Grunge, whether real or perceived did in fact die after 5 years"-Dameon
Posted by William on Tuesday, 11.6.07 @ 22:19pm
Of course grunge did not "die", but if I am deciphering correctly, I think what he meant by "died" was that for a number of years grunge was mainstream and was all over the radio during much of the 90's as the music that was "it." It no longer occupies that status, for whatever that is worth.
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, 11.7.07 @ 05:51am
Thank you Anon, that is exactly what I was saying. People take things a bit too literal around here. "Grunge" is no longer the popular RnR of today and has not been for quite sometime. My apologies for such a broad term as "Died". Again, this has to do with the fact that I really do not like terms as Grunge, Hair Metal, etc. My point in defense of D.L. is that IMO, they were not sell-outs because they did really introduce a different perspective on their type of musical style. Whether you liked it or not does not come into the equation. One of the reasons that "harder" rock started getting played on the radio in the early 81 and 82 was because of some of D.L.'s songs. And whether we feel it should be counted or not, they also were one of the first "guitar" bands to get heavy play on MTV. They helped push bands like Human League, Dexie's Midnite Runner's and Flock of Seagulls to the side. So again, I ask this question; what should we consider "substantial" when discussing whether a band has what it takes to be inducted into this museum (RnRHoF)? Where do we draw the line in the sand? When the time comes, will a band like "Guided by Voices" deserve any such honors? My mind is open and I am just waiting for one of the D.L. bashers to explain it to me.
Posted by Dameon on Wednesday, 11.7.07 @ 11:41am
"People take things a bit too literal around here." - Dameon
Posted by shawn on Wednesday, 11.7.07 @ 13:22pm
What is with you Shawn? I made my apology and now be done with it. The issue is not Grunge or my writing style anyway. The issue is whether D.L. meets the criteria to make the Hall. I stated why I think they deserve the honor and I asked those who feel they do not belong the simple question of why? I have read here that they were sell-outs, part of the hair band scene, that they had no substance, etc. And none of these answers make any sense to me. All I ask is one of the Lep bashers elaborate a little more. I have never understood the hostility that some have towards this band.
Posted by Dameon on Wednesday, 11.7.07 @ 15:32pm
Dameon - you are dead on whether Shawn agrees or not. These guys here are quite literal. I knew right away what you meant when you said grunge was dead - it was not rocket science. But, with them, they tend to be, as we say in my profession, "concrete."
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, 11.7.07 @ 17:43pm
"I have read here that they were sell-outs, part of the hair band scene, that they had no substance, etc. And none of these answers make any sense to me." -Dameon
Posted by shawn on Wednesday, 11.7.07 @ 23:38pm
"Shawn, you disagree, that is real surprising. You are so verbose, what the fuck are you talkin' about..." -Anon
Posted by shawn on Wednesday, 11.7.07 @ 23:51pm
Thank you Shawn. You have clearly explained everything to me. You enjoyed Lep when you were a teenager and when you matured, you no longer liked them. What happened, did the chicks in their tight spandex mini-skirts and leather boots give you the brush off? Now that would make all the sense in the world to me! So now you hate them; therefore they do not belong. And now that you are a mature gentleman, you feel it is the right thing to come onto these websites and spew your arrogant b.s. at anyone who disagrees with you. Good for you. I am sorry that bands like Europe, Warrant and Stryper came onto the scene - they were f'n horrible. I would listen to Patti Smith before I listened to them. And because of these bands, good time rock and roll fell by the wayside and deservingly so. Enjoy the music and bands that you like Shawn. I am sure we probably share similiar opinions on some of these bands. But get off your high horse; it looks and reads "Stupid" when you are hidden behind a computer monitor. Anon - thanks for your thoughtful opinion. It is always good to agree to disagree. And to all Lep fans, keep screaming for their induction. Or maybe don't scream for it. This Hall of Fame is clearly turning into a Hall of Shame. By the way - Shawn - I am 49 y.o., successful in life and career and my hair is still half way down my back. I haven't sold out yet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Dameon on Thursday, 11.8.07 @ 05:29am
LMFAO! It's Better To Burn Out then Fade Away. Rock and Roll exists for the purpose of having fun and Def Leppard provided a hell of a lot of fun for millions of people. There is no reason why middle-aged should mean the end of fun. I guess you have not grown up yet Dameon. Good for you.
Posted by Jesseyeric on Thursday, 11.8.07 @ 06:27am
"..and I asked those who feel they do not belong the simple question of why?"
Posted by shawn on Thursday, 11.8.07 @ 08:33am
You still don't get it. Music is different for each individual. But trying to have an intelligent conversation with you is something that could never happen, so I will end this little give and take. It is not worth the effort. For those who like Lep, keep pushing for them to get in. For those who hate Lep, go to the blogs of the bands that you do enjoy and push for them to get in. Ultimately, it will not matter because the nominating committee could care less what we think.
Posted by Dameon on Thursday, 11.8.07 @ 09:40am
"You still don't get it. Music is different for each individual." - Dameon
Posted by shawn on Thursday, 11.8.07 @ 11:01am
"Anon - thanks for your thoughtful opinion." -D
Posted by Anon on Thursday, 11.8.07 @ 14:51pm
"But, that is my opinion only and Dameon is free to disagree. The difference between you and me is that you say DL should not be in as if it is a fact, but I say it as merely my opinion...we "come off" quite differently" - anonynony
Posted by shawn on Thursday, 11.8.07 @ 18:45pm
What hypocrisy??? - I said back then they should not be in and the same thing now - so what the fuck you talkin about?
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, 11.8.07 @ 19:05pm
" Shawn, please get a new hobby or at least drop this one..." -anon
Posted by shawn on Thursday, 11.8.07 @ 19:15pm
And Anon, regarding not sucking Dameon's toes: Bullshit. (hint: "Hey,.."
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, 11.8.07 @ 19:22pm
Def Leppard belongs. You may not like them, but music is a choice and we all like and dislike different styles. I agree that after Hysteria, the music got a bit too lazy for me. I thought there attempt to blend into the grunge era with 'Slang' was not the best of moves, although I did like some of the songs. It just was not their style! However, High and Dry, Pyromania and Hysteria were all excellent albums that reached out to millions of people and influenced a genre, whether we like it or not. Even Def Leppard hates the fact that they may have spawned Warrant and some of the others. Here is a question, why do you people get so bloody nasty with each other. Kit and Anon, this is just a comments page on band selections to a museum that truly has no place in Rock and Roll to begin with. The Hall was created to put money in the pockets of "what's his face" from that rag "Rolling Stone". I am just sorry that the musicians that we love and grew up with accepted it as some sort of badge of honor.
Posted by Frankie on Saturday, 11.24.07 @ 08:17am
There are from Blade country. They define arena rock. Hall of Fames are an American thing and they conquered America back in the early eighties. they deserve to be there even if they probably don't give a crap as long as The Blades beat Wednesday this any season.
Posted by Alex The Charleston Blade on Wednesday, 12.12.07 @ 18:24pm
Who really cares how deep and meaningful some artists lyrics are? Is that an excuse to keep a really great band out, but induct an artist who writes serious lyrics but sucks. Yes Patty Smith sucks.
Posted by mike on Sunday, 12.16.07 @ 07:11am
I'd be hard pressed to listen to DL's first four albums and hear any T.Rex influence, well maybe a couple songs on Hysteria..lyric-wise
Posted by Joe on Sunday, 12.16.07 @ 15:22pm
R.E.M. did more for rock's sound than VH/DL combined...geniuses create new sounds rather than string together forty chords in a solo. Anybody that argues against the importance of R.E.M. has never listened to Murmur.
Posted by Casper on Sunday, 12.16.07 @ 21:02pm
Briefly (since this isn't really the proper place for an extended discussion of REM) could you please explain just how REM and its songs of "Murmur" were "new sounds" created by "geniuses?"
Posted by interviewer on Monday, 12.17.07 @ 01:02am
Um, because there was no band that sounded as mysterious...like four woods spirits came out of the trees after a century of hiding away in somber. Show me someone before them with a sound so organic, a singer so mumbley and lyrics so vague, yet powerful. Do that, then I might balk. Most likely, you'll put on a track like "Harborcoat" and agree with me.
Posted by Casper on Monday, 12.17.07 @ 02:14am
"those albums are brilliant and Liam you are a tool"
Posted by liam on Monday, 12.17.07 @ 11:25am
Posted by interviewer on Monday, 12.17.07 @ 23:24pm
Fine choice....but I still have no solid reasoning as to why an act like R.E.M. could be used in a paragraph bemoaning the hall's recent inductees list...if anything, only U2 stands on reasonable footing from the last few years. And Def Leppard anywhere the equal of those two? Nah. Maybe Mellencamp, Sledge or Dave Clark.
Posted by Casper on Tuesday, 12.18.07 @ 17:43pm
REM is already in the HoF. Why are they even in this discussion? What does one band's selection have to do with another's consideration? REM was a great, great band, there is no questioning that and they received their just accolades, but it is not like every song they did was a masterpiece. Everytime I hear "Losing my Religion", I lose my lunch. But I still love REM and that won't change. D.L. wrote and recorded some great straight up rock and roll. Photograph is one of the great songs of the 80's! Every band cannot be deep. We need some bands that make us smile and tap our foot. D.L. did that better than most bands in the 80's and I see nothing wrong with it. If you hate this genre, that is fine and when bands like Nelson, Europe and Warrant are up for consideration, go ahead and bash away. I will be standing right next to you bashing away as well. But D.L. deserves their due, although personally, I don't see them ever getting it from this disaster called the Hall of Fame.
Posted by Dameon on Thursday, 12.20.07 @ 10:29am
I was just looking at some of the comments for other bands like Nirvana and The Cure and I find it interesting that D.L. is brought up in conversations regarding these other bands. I am not quite sure why. I wonder if it is because D.L. is blamed for the likes of Warrant, Winger,and all those other late 80's bands which were horrible. Or perhaps D.L. disappointed many with their post Steve Clark albums and made what many would consider a poor attempt into the realm of Grunge with the Slang release. But I dare to say that any band which brings out such fan appreciation or such repulsion must have done something right.
Posted by Dameon on Sunday, 12.23.07 @ 07:55am
is it possible to water down water? once again, a big fat NO for Def Leppard, who have brought nothing new to music. At all. Ever. Except for the one-armed drummer circus sideshow.
Posted by gary on Wednesday, 12.26.07 @ 14:30pm
I don't think it is possible for every band to bring something new to the table. No matter what you listen to that you think is new, I guarantee it has been done before in some form or another and this includes the Beatles. We all agree that after Steve Clark died the music lost its bite. And I would guess that HoF will probably agree with you and not induct them, but for a 4 year period, they were the biggest band in the world and that says something whether you like them or not. I enjoyed them; to me D.L. and V.H. brought fun back to music.
Posted by Dameon on Wednesday, 12.26.07 @ 15:27pm
"for a 4 year period, they were the biggest band in the world and that says something whether you like them or not." - Dameon
Posted by l i a m on Wednesday, 12.26.07 @ 15:37pm
DL had two albums in the Rolling Stone Top 200 ALL-TIME albums, and the people who voted aren't just fans..
Posted by Joe on Wednesday, 12.26.07 @ 19:29pm
I cannot believe I will do this, but I will use the adapted version of the Keltner List which is listed on this site to see if D.L. meets the basic criteria (excuse any and all typos):
Posted by Dameon on Wednesday, 12.26.07 @ 19:32pm
Wooh, wooh!!!! Hold up man....I'm not reading all that shit....Keep it simple...and short.
Posted by Joe-Skee on Thursday, 12.27.07 @ 12:54pm
Sorry Joe - usually I do, but I have been catching hell for my believing D.L. has earned consideration. I used the a criteria list that has been used by this site.
Posted by Dameon on Thursday, 12.27.07 @ 15:24pm
F**k grunge, who the he** wants to sit & listen to bunch of whinny, boring a**, I'm gonna kill myself bunch of losers. In fact, one lead singer did manage to blow his pathetic little brains out. Music is supposed to make you forget about life's problems, kick back, let your hair down so to speak, especially with the way the world is today. That's what the music of the 80's did, yeah it may have been a bit cheesy, but so what, and sure, most of those bands weren't revolutionary, but I'd sure as he** rather listen to that than all the crying in my beer (Babbling Prozac) crap that came along in the 90's & even on to this day. Music today isn't music, it's just a bunch of lame useless noise.
Posted by Greg on Tuesday, 03.11.08 @ 08:35am
"Music today isn't music, it's just a bunch of lame useless noise."
Posted by Liam on Tuesday, 03.11.08 @ 11:35am
Shut the hell up, kid.
Posted by Dameon on Tuesday, 03.11.08 @ 11:42am
"What did he say that was so wrong?"
Posted by Liam on Tuesday, 03.11.08 @ 11:48am
He said "Music today isn't music, it's just a bunch of lame useless noise," which is a load of small minded bullsh*t. Unless, ofcourse, you agree with him?
Posted by Dameon on Tuesday, 03.11.08 @ 12:33pm
I don't know whether you got it last time, but could you please start using something to separate the quote from your speech?
Posted by Liam on Tuesday, 03.11.08 @ 12:53pm
Liam - enjoy your life.
Posted by Dameon on Tuesday, 03.11.08 @ 13:14pm
plain and simple def leppard is truely one of the best bands ever and in mine and many peoples opinions the absoulute best of the 80s seriously, how many other bands are still alive from that period? hysteria and pyromania havent hardly left my tape player cdplayer and ipod in years there still selling out concerts and still going on strong long live them and they deffinately deserve to have the rock and roll hall of fame honor
Posted by kimberly on Saturday, 03.15.08 @ 10:43am
I honestly believe that DL should be in the hall of fame. Wether you like them or not this is a little info for everyone. When Adrenilze came out in the spring of 1992 it ended up selling about 405 million records. This is one of the few "hair" bands (if that is what you want to refer to them as) that still could compete during the early grunge era. This says alot about the band. Hey now...everyone ejoy the music ya like!!
Posted by Dano on Sunday, 03.23.08 @ 03:25am
When Adrenilze came out in the spring of 1992 it ended up selling about 405 million records. Dano
Posted by Dameon on Sunday, 03.23.08 @ 05:32am
Dameon I meant 4-5 million which I still believe is a very good total for the time of which it came out. And if I am not mistaken isn't adrenalzie the last "new" album that had any input from Steve Clark? (except for Retro-Active whcih was all older songs not used on previous albums) I have been a Lep fan since Pyromania came out when I was 10.I just think it's funny how well Adrenalize did during the "i hate everyting including myself" grunge phase. I aslo agree that DL is not a hairband because they were a hard rock band when they came out (and never used any makeup I believe). But it seems to me that some of these people on this forum believe that in order to be a HOF band you must sign about how life sucks or be a poet (then blow your freaking brains out cause life sucks and you don't want to be a spokesman for your geration). By the way White Lighting is a sad song because it's about Steve Clarks life going south.
Posted by dano on Sunday, 03.23.08 @ 05:53am
"why do the catalogs of critic's favorite artists like a Patti Smith or Joy Division for example sell a tiny fraction of what Def Leppard catalog sells today? who is influencing who, in sheer #'s??"
Posted by Liam on Sunday, 03.30.08 @ 13:42pm
Because there's very little correlation between the people who buy records and the people who make music. If Band X sells N-million records, we don't assume that 100% of those N-million people were in a band. Similarly, a band that doesn't have much going for it in terms of originality is going to have a hard time winning converts when competing against other potential influences who did what they did earlier. Conversely, a band with a very distinct and original sound isn't going to be "competing" for followers; everyone who comes after wanting to copy that sound will end up drawing inspiration from them either directly or indirectly. Def Leppard's own influences might have been innovative, but they were not, so their importance is diminished greatly. They are a redundancy in the musical timeline, furthering the evolution of sound by exactly nothing. Thumbs down.
Posted by William on Sunday, 03.30.08 @ 15:56pm
I know I know number of albums sold or hits or even concert attendence has nothing to do with how good a band is. Def Leppard was the first of the so called hair bands and others copied them. Just like the grunge artists. You are one of those people who say if they are popular and became "commercialized" the band gets no merit.
Posted by dano on Monday, 03.31.08 @ 00:41am
"Def Leppard was the first of the so called hair bands and others copied them."
Posted by Liam on Monday, 03.31.08 @ 02:07am
Liam your a freaking grunger!!! And yes dano is right Def Leppard was the first so called hair band. I don't believe Van Halen fits that. And by the way this will really piss you off Def Leppard is one of what four or five rock acts that has two lbums that sold 10 million plus copies. Def Leppard not an influence tell that to the dozens of hair bands that followed in thier footsteps. If you don't like their music thats fine but don't lower their significance in music. Oh wait it only counts if your a freaking Nirvana grunge freak!!
Posted by morterfly on Monday, 03.31.08 @ 04:44am
You know what would be really good, Moterfly? If you started using English properly.
Posted by Liam on Monday, 03.31.08 @ 05:42am
Posted by moterfly on Monday, 03.31.08 @ 06:28am
What, are you 10 years old or something?
Posted by Liam on Monday, 03.31.08 @ 06:31am
Also, you're not nearly as interesting as you seem to think you are. Normally, I would follow this up with insults to people's mothers, but I seem to have developed a bit of maturity, so I won't.
Posted by Liam on Monday, 03.31.08 @ 06:35am
After hearing the album, Hysteria, I have loved Def Leppard. They deserve to get in. To all those who don't agree, get a life, get off your butt and listen to some good music.
Posted by Robert on Monday, 03.31.08 @ 08:07am
Hey Robert! I'm listening to "Hex Enduction Hour" by The Fall right now: surely that counts as good music, and I don't think DL should come anywhere near the HoF?
Posted by Liam on Monday, 03.31.08 @ 08:18am
As I've said, the number of hits do not matter either way. Black Sabbath had a good number of hits, but the difference between them and Def Leppard is that they were both original and actually good. You couldn't go back five years and find other bands doing more or less the same thing, which is where the Van Halen comment came in, I assume.
Posted by William on Monday, 03.31.08 @ 11:07am
Posted by moterfly on Tuesday, 04.1.08 @ 04:46am
Motorfly - Liam is not much of a Cobain fan either.
Posted by Dameon on Tuesday, 04.1.08 @ 04:49am
I believe that Liam is one of those people that so badly wants to be in a band that is sucessfull. He is jeolous of any that have any commercial sucess that he must be negative. Oh to be the great know all Liam! Wow the Fall is the best group ever they are so rad!!! Did one of the band memebers give you an autograph or something?
Posted by dano on Tuesday, 04.1.08 @ 05:39am
It's funny how I can be more literate when I have a hang-over than you D.L. fans are on a good day.
Posted by Liam on Tuesday, 04.1.08 @ 05:51am
It's funny how I can be more literate when I have a hang-over than you D.L. fans are on a good day. - Liam
Posted by Dameon on Tuesday, 04.1.08 @ 06:07am
I'm actually not, Dameon. Read more carefully, and you'll see.
Posted by Liam on Tuesday, 04.1.08 @ 06:17am
Posted by dano on Sunday, 04.6.08 @ 03:33am
Hold a grudge why don't you...
Posted by William on Sunday, 04.6.08 @ 04:15am
It's not a grudge its just my opinion. I've read both of your opinions on several bands on this site. It just seems to me (and others who have posted to you) that if someone likes a band/musician that you do not like you are rude. I can tell that I do not listen/enjoy the dame kind of music that you two do. But I do not think that your opinion is useless and that you are lesser people. All I am saying is that is how you two come across.
Posted by dano on Sunday, 04.6.08 @ 05:07am
"It just seems to me (and others who have posted to you) that if someone likes a band/musician that you do not like you are rude."-dano
Posted by William on Sunday, 04.6.08 @ 07:24am
Clarification: What I meant was, if you think I'm wrong about a particular artist's influence and innovation, feel free to argue.
Posted by William on Sunday, 04.6.08 @ 07:26am
Dano - thnx, but let me comment on your point. I believe William to be a purist when it comes to the HoF. He doesn't base his comments on his likes or dislikes. If I have read him correctly these past few months, he feels inclusion should be based on objective understanding of the criteria which the Hall has supposedly set forth (not that they always do). Since this site/forum is mostly visited by the fans which tend not to be objective in their viewpoints, there will always be points of contention with William's observations. William and I rarely agree on many points, but he does expect the arguement presented here to be more than just "They sold millions of albums" and I agree with him on that. If that was the only criteria, then the Hall will be opening their doors to the likes of Mariah, Britney, Backstreet Boys, Bon Jovi and other garbage. He can be gruff, but when you have a good, solid foundation for your arguement, it can be an interesting dialogue with him. He has pointed a couple of things out to me.
Posted by Dameon on Sunday, 04.6.08 @ 08:35am
hmmm the definition of influence. Power to sway or affect based on prestige, weath, ability or position. William you lose this arguement. Def leppard definatly influenced several bands after them because they all wanted to play how they were playing. And if you really look at it they SWAYED people to buy thier album with their ability to play rock n roll. And seriously if Blondie is in the HOF Def leppard certainly should be as with other groups. heck there are powers that be on the voting commettee that want bands that they helped get in the HOF and ones that dissed them kept out.
Posted by dano on Monday, 04.7.08 @ 06:49am
"hmmm the definition of influence. Power to sway or affect based on prestige, weath, ability or position."
Posted by Liam on Monday, 04.7.08 @ 07:34am
i love def lepard their my nimber one idol rock and roll love you guys always katie
Posted by katie on Monday, 04.7.08 @ 21:31pm
Liam that was for William. And if you don't like my opinion on the influence part that's fine. We don't agree, period.You act like making records that sell millions along with many hits is something that anyone can do. Actually Def Leppard worst commercial album (yet most critically aclaimed) was SLANG. That was when they threw their hats into trying to make an alternative record.I agree with dameon..they influenced the hair metal scene.
Posted by dano on Tuesday, 04.8.08 @ 00:10am
Sadly, I must pull all my support for Def Leppard from possible induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Having found out that they performed on the hit television show "Dancing With The Stars", I can no longer find it in my heart to back them. Although I understand the need for a musical artist to promote their new work; this is wrong on so many levels. Steve Clark must be rolling in his grave.
Posted by Dameon on Wednesday, 04.30.08 @ 14:32pm
Dameon... oh Dameon - I actually feel sorry for you. This is a tragic day. It could have been worse - they could have played American Idol.
Posted by shawn on Wednesday, 04.30.08 @ 22:37pm
It was probably Joe Elliot's idea. What a wuss! I always wanted to beat the crap out of him. But I thank you for your condolences.
Posted by Dameon on Thursday, 05.1.08 @ 03:14am
Liam - if you say one negative thing about Mott, I am getting on a plane and coming to look for you.
Posted by Dameon on Thursday, 05.1.08 @ 13:01pm
One of few "hair bands"(don't deny it) with cred. They should get in.
Posted by Patrick on Thursday, 06.5.08 @ 22:25pm
Posted by Dameon on Friday, 06.6.08 @ 06:43am
I admit to being caught off guard by how the Kiss conversation turned to the Beatles. There are plenty of pros/cons over the Beatles early work. While it was interesting, no one seems to have followed up with any real answer to my contention about instrumental technology as a leveller in the I&I debate. I have switched over to the Def Lep page to make a point. Follow me there if you will.
Posted by Cheesecrop on Tuesday, 06.17.08 @ 04:42am
Without getting into the arguement as to whether they are deserving of induction one day, I don't recall ever reading Def Lep getting trashed because they made use of hi-tech studio equipment. They were basically kids who went along with their producer (Mutt Lange)who had quite a successful track record. Who wouldn't? Maybe critics blasted them a bit for having released a technically perfect album (Hysteria), but who really cares what the critics have to say?
Posted by Dameon on Tuesday, 06.17.08 @ 06:13am
Does anyone know the history behind the "Top 40"? Why did they pick that number and not 50?
Posted by Dameon on Tuesday, 06.17.08 @ 06:52am
I think DL are/were lambasted because their actual output sucked wholly.
Posted by Liam on Tuesday, 06.17.08 @ 09:41am
Hey Dameon, go to Wikipedia and type in "Top 40". That will tell you how it all began.
Posted by Brian on Tuesday, 06.17.08 @ 11:33am
Tsk, Tsk, Liam... you're disappointing me here. You're falling into the fanboy column you so seem to despise. That's not so bad though, when you think about it. We're all allowed to be fanboy's (& fangirl's I suppose) from time to time.
Posted by Cheesecrop on Tuesday, 06.17.08 @ 18:46pm
Liam a fanboy - Noooooooooo! He is the most objective person on this board.
Posted by Dameon on Wednesday, 06.18.08 @ 02:51am
From Liam "hair metal wasn't otaly crap.!' All is now good in hollywood! I will fight to the death for DL to be in the HOF. IMO they were influenced alot of music. And with what Dameom said they were not a hair band. Hey Liam I am still waitng for your help on Danger Danger and Ratt being inducted.
Posted by dano on Thursday, 06.19.08 @ 02:22am
Sorry about my spelling!!! A hard night of drinking after softball!!! oh well!
Posted by dano on Thursday, 06.19.08 @ 02:24am
Dano - I am glad someone will carry the D.L. flag because after they appeared on "Dancing With The Stars" a couple of months ago, I had to withdraw my support for now. That being said, I still believe that they have met most of the stated criteria to enter the Hall. But as far as I am concerned, Def Leppard ended when Steve Clark died.
Posted by Dameon on Thursday, 06.19.08 @ 05:18am
Seriously, Dameon? One appearance on a silly reality show is going to change your commitment to Def Leppard? Artists and record labels are flipping out about the decline of album sales. They don't know what to do, so they try to get as much publicity as they possibly can. Would DL have done this 10 years ago? No way. But things have changed and sometimes you sacrifice a little dignity, but was DL ever known for their integrity anyway?
Posted by mel on Thursday, 06.19.08 @ 09:17am
but was DL ever known for their integrity anyway? - Mel
Posted by Dameon on Thursday, 06.19.08 @ 09:37am
"Everyone hates them for influencing the 80's scene."
Posted by Liam on Thursday, 06.19.08 @ 11:13am
Posted by Dameon on Thursday, 06.19.08 @ 11:27am
Hahahaha, I could have written your response perfectly before you'd even read my previous comment!
Posted by Liam on Thursday, 06.19.08 @ 11:31am
Then you should have saved me those 30 seconds which I will now never get back and wrote it yourself.
Posted by Dameon on Thursday, 06.19.08 @ 12:15pm
yes yes YES<3
Posted by trixxie on Wednesday, 07.9.08 @ 00:41am
One last point on D.L. and what they did prior to Steve Clark's death. For those of you who have access to a hi-fi system that can actually break down the song instrumentation on a record, listen to Hysteria. Listen to the guitar harmonizing in the melody. What they were doing was fantastic. It was not completely original, but it was something we had not heard in a long time and they did it amazingly well.
Posted by Dameon on Wednesday, 07.30.08 @ 05:27am
You hit the nail on the head, Big D!
Posted by Cheesecrop on Wednesday, 07.30.08 @ 06:03am
Correction - "Threw"
Posted by Dameon on Wednesday, 07.30.08 @ 06:31am
Ooops - one more thing of note.
Posted by Dameon on Friday, 08.22.08 @ 08:05am
O.K what's been going on here??!!! I've been missing a lot over the last week.
Posted by Cheesecrop on Saturday, 08.23.08 @ 05:04am
Def Leppard Suck. The only thing that could make someone stay awake at one of their concerts is that it's too loud. Seriously, if you could tattoo a shit it would say Def Leppard on it.
Posted by D. Stroy on Tuesday, 09.9.08 @ 20:52pm
Another "informed" critique by D. Stroy!!! I'll bet it took you WEEKS to think that up!!! Is there a full moon or something???
Posted by Gitarzan on Tuesday, 09.9.08 @ 21:07pm
Def Leppard was considered Heavy Metal in the UK not in the U.S.A. Therefore, a slow song every now and then was not a bad thing. They deserve to be in the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame for being able to understand the lyerics if nothing else.
Posted by ShortShot on Friday, 09.19.08 @ 21:18pm
come on 65 million records sold....countless hit singles....and most of all whether you liked 80's rock music or not , they not only influenced it they started a whole era of rock music. Just because you didn't like it doesn't mean it wasn't infuential. and as for you grunge lovers...where is it now??? gone because in the end grunge became exactly what it rebeled against.A bunch of lesser bands copying a few talented originals..
Posted by deflep71 on Monday, 09.22.08 @ 18:29pm
so funny...I have "wasted" an afternoon reading about this Def Leppard debate. The D.L. haters are non-conformists and hate them because they are were so popular....what? did you have to sit at lunch all by yourself in high school and scribble Iron Maiden logos on your text book and dream of the day they would get the recognition Def leppard gets.....so sad....so you developed a life-long opinion that any thing popular is not worthy. That is why you identfy with loser loners like Patti Smith that hide outside popular culture. I am sure that is why you consistenly dog down album sales as a criteria. Patti Smith as sold 5 cds in 30 years...I guess that is a badge of honor to you.Bottom line....I think Def Leppard belongs in the Hall for a lot of reasons....heck, if the Hall can let Blondie in, then shit, my 12-yrd son's garage band should be in the Hall. Rock! Rock! Til You Drop!
Posted by bquest on Tuesday, 09.23.08 @ 15:44pm
Heck, I liked metal & grunge equally. It was possible to be a non-conformist and still like commercial metal. As a matter of fact, when I was in high school the metalheads were not the issue. The real problem came from the cool kids, who ironically enough were into mostly dance & techno music, w/the odd rock song thrown in (some B-52's, "Love Shack" and what have you). When grunge hit I was more happy to see the jocks and cheerleaders sweat it out as opposed to the metal folk, minus a few general jerks who would've been that way no matter what they listened to. You can like Def Lep & Nirvana equally and get away w/it. Those who are ridiculously pigeon-holed are the worse for not trying it this way.
Posted by Cheesecrop on Tuesday, 09.23.08 @ 17:21pm
def leppard deserves to be in. people say they dont because of their genre of rock. they say it is the least liked, if it is then how do they sell millions of albums every album. they sell more than some types of music and people say it is the most disliked genre of rock? thats kinda funny. to me it should go by album sells and history not by how they influenced other bands or how they were pioneers to types of rock
Posted by mike on Tuesday, 09.23.08 @ 19:49pm
No one has defended D.L. here as much as me and I do believe they will be inducted one day. The music they recorded with Steve Clark is top notch and very influential. And I did enjoy Slang, but it seemed too calculated in the sound change. But before they get in, some others from the Hard Rock/Pop Metal scene need to get in first: Deep Purple, Alice Cooper, Cheap Trick and a few others. But I think D.L. will have their day.
Posted by Dameon on Wednesday, 09.24.08 @ 02:59am
To Lilth and Carla(from the Coven page)-
Posted by Cheesecrop on Wednesday, 09.24.08 @ 06:17am
Def Leppard should be inducted.
Posted by Phil on Friday, 09.26.08 @ 19:57pm
They have just blown any chance of making it into the American Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. Here's why:
Posted by prognosticator on Friday, 10.10.08 @ 14:06pm
That is too f'n funny! What do you want from a bunch of lads from Sheffield? Is Wenner a hockey fan?
Posted by blah-blah-blah on Friday, 10.10.08 @ 14:20pm
Def Lepoard will eat your soul!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Mike on Sunday, 10.12.08 @ 05:43am
Has DL been a nominee since becoming eligible, or just been discussed by the Hall as a possible nominee? The band hasa couple decently acclaimed albums, and singles. Not as much as, say, Metallica, but enough that you'd think it would at least be considered more seriously than a Bon Jovi, Journey, Foreigner, etc. etc.
Posted by JR on Monday, 02.2.09 @ 09:53am
I want to get a ping pong paddle that says DEF LEPPARD on it.
Posted by Mike on Wednesday, 02.4.09 @ 14:31pm
Some favorites (no order):
Posted by Cheesecrop on Saturday, 03.28.09 @ 14:04pm
Def Leppard not getting inducted into the R&R HOF is like Babe Ruth not getting inducted into the baseball's HOF. Make it happen and do the right thing! Show me any band that'd stick with their drummer even after he loses an arm. Show me a band who's non-greatest hits records are better than most greatest-hits records out there. Tons of hits, tons of records sold, still rockin' hard... influenced all the pop metal bands of the 80's and 90s. They rules the universe during the 80's... Pyromania almost unseated Michael Jackson's "Thriller" from #1. Adrenalized debuted at #1, the same week Bruce Spingsteen released his album.
Posted by Patrick Gwon on Monday, 04.13.09 @ 11:29am
Show me any band that'd stick with their drummer even after he loses an arm. Show me a band who's non-greatest hits records are better than most greatest-hits records out there. Tons of hits, tons of records sold, still rockin' hard.
Posted by mrxyz on Monday, 04.13.09 @ 11:43am
mrxyz - I do not believe that the point Patrick was making had anything to do with what other bands did. His comment was regarding one specific band who had everything to lose by sticking with their drummer, but did it anyway.
Posted by Dameon on Monday, 04.13.09 @ 13:46pm
mrxyz - I do not believe that the point Patrick was making had anything to do with what other bands did. His comment was regarding one specific band who had everything to lose by sticking with their drummer, but did it anyway.
Posted by mrxyz on Monday, 04.13.09 @ 17:05pm
Since the drummer could still drum what did they have to lose..?...mrxyz
Posted by Dameon on Monday, 04.13.09 @ 18:31pm
Dameon his point was
Posted by mrxyz on Tuesday, 04.14.09 @ 16:51pm
said Sandy Nelson lost a Leg and His biggest it was after the loss...Leg or arm are both mportant when drumming.. Also Name any drummer that has had his own BIG HIT...?
Posted by mrxyz on Tuesday, 04.14.09 @ 16:59pm
Being a drummer allow me to chime in here. Depending on your style of play, a one legged drummer can achieve much more than a one armed drummer can. If you don't count the high hat or double bass the left foot of a right handed drummer does nothing. Don't get me wrong, the high hat is important, but if you leave it closed a one legged drummer can do anything a two handed drummer can, more or less.
Posted by SpaceTrucker on Tuesday, 04.14.09 @ 21:52pm
Well said Spacetrucker. having a one-armed drummer is not a free pass into the movie theater, much less a Hall of Fame. As far as Rick Allen's drumming being nothing but average, I will say that he was only in his early 20's when he had the accident. Drummers get better and he was getting much better. You can here it from the first DL album to Pyromania.
Posted by Dameon on Wednesday, 04.15.09 @ 05:37am
but can you imagine Neil Peart or Keith Moon or Carl Palmer or John Bonham and so on losing an arm, it would be over for them to play the drums at any level even close to what they could do before.Posted by SpaceTrucker on Tuesday, 04.14.09 @ 21:52pm
Posted by mrxyz on Wednesday, 04.15.09 @ 05:42am
mrxyz - first off Sandy's biggest hit was in 1959 with "Teen Beat"; he also charted with a couple of other songs but this was also before his 1973 Motorcycle accident.
Posted by Dameon on Wednesday, 04.15.09 @ 08:17am
mrxyz - first off Sandy's biggest hit was in 1959 with "Teen Beat"; he also charted with a couple of other songs but this was also before his 1973 Motorcycle accident.
Posted by mrxyz on Wednesday, 04.15.09 @ 12:11pm
mrxyz - first off Sandy's biggest hit was in 1959 with "Teen Beat"; he also charted with a couple of other songs but this was also before his 1973 Motorcycle accident.
Posted by mrxyz on Wednesday, 04.15.09 @ 12:20pm
You guys need to stop bitching...shit. There are so many different opinions on who is the best band ever and who had "talent". How can you say one band sucks and one is the best? You can't because it is a metter of OPINION. But grunge def did not save rock and roll....I always though it killed rock and roll. 80's rock that was actaully enjoyable to listen to vs. 90's depressing, grunge music...I think the winner is obvious.
Posted by Gage on Thursday, 04.30.09 @ 08:10am
Agreed, Def Lepppard were never a hair metal, but like Van Halen, they were one of the first pop-metal bands. There is a difference. I also agree that Def Leppard should not just be inducted because of Rick Allen. Instead they should be inducted for being one of the most important, rock acts of the 1980s. They start out as one of the last major bands of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, also known as the NWOBHM, and were one of the few who translated really well into getting huge, top 40 hits in America. They sold roughly 35 million albums in the U.S alone, about 65 million worldwide, and still get radio play. Truly an injustice that the Hall of Shame has denied this band thier place like so many others.
Posted by Dude Man on Thursday, 04.30.09 @ 13:28pm
"Truly an injustice that the Hall of Shame has denied this band thier place like so many others."
Posted by Reveinstein on Thursday, 04.30.09 @ 13:34pm
Oh, come on Reveinstein. If you actually don't think the Hall of Shame fails to reconize certain band because of thier bias opinion , then you are an idiot. This Hall clearly only reconizes whom they feel is "cool", not caring about what fans want or if the band has left an important mark on rock music or if the bands/people they induct are actual rock artists. It is essentially an elitist, dictatorship. It has all the same qualities and... I bascially had this same speech on the Madonna page, so I don't need to go on and on. Bottom line, in the immortal lines of The Sex Pistols the hall is a "piss stain" on rock music.
Posted by Dude Man on Thursday, 04.30.09 @ 13:50pm
Reveinstein..do you have some kind of a hobby do come on this site, copy and paste someone's comment, and then write "no its not?"
Posted by Keebord on Thursday, 04.30.09 @ 14:23pm
Just realized this was my first time commenting on Def Leppard, so I'll list some songs I like:
Posted by Keebord on Thursday, 04.30.09 @ 14:26pm
"Bottom line, in the immortal lines of The Sex Pistols the hall is a "piss stain" on rock music."
Posted by Reveinstein on Thursday, 04.30.09 @ 15:07pm
I'm not a Sex Pistols fan and really don't enjoy any of thier music myself, but they were right about the hall of shame. And Reveinstein, like Keebord said, everytime you post a comment are you just going to quote me and put no you're wrong or something like that at the end of every single one.
Posted by Dude Man on Thursday, 04.30.09 @ 17:46pm
Listen I think that Def belongs in the hall but No metal band should be getting in as long as they keep snubing Judas priest. For God's sake they have been making amazing heavy metal since the early 70's. The voters don't like them because most of their carrer in the 70's was not mainstream and in the 80's when they got mainstream with British Steel they didn't kiss MTV's a** by making crappy videos so they would get cheap advertisment they just kept putting out kick a** metal and aren't appreciated for it by the voters.
Posted by Bob on Monday, 06.15.09 @ 20:45pm
I feel like making a favorite list:
Posted by Dameon on Tuesday, 06.23.09 @ 05:57am
I screwed up my own list - forgot Cinderella
Posted by Dameon on Tuesday, 06.23.09 @ 07:03am
Daemon, I think it's fair to say, by your list of "hair bands," that you don't understand metal.
Posted by MetalUpYerAzz! on Tuesday, 06.23.09 @ 07:32am
Thank you so much for your diatribe. Let me just make a few points regarding your opinion on the issue. Did you even read my f'n comment? Look at the sentense that follows the word disclaimer. I used the terminology "Hair Bands" in this comment as to differentiate how the scene in the late 80's was labeled. Do you see the words "Distinct difference" in my previous comment?
Posted by Dameon on Tuesday, 06.23.09 @ 08:34am
You can't put Guns N' Roses, Enuff Z' Enuff, Queensryche, Tesla, and Def Leppard on a hair metal list!
Posted by Dude Man on Tuesday, 06.23.09 @ 08:40am
And only Skid Row's first album counts as hair metal. After that they got much heavier.
Posted by Dude Man on Tuesday, 06.23.09 @ 08:42am
For the record - the list I created was not a list on "Hair Bands" or "Metal". Although, to much of the masses, they have been lumped into that category.
Posted by Dameon on Tuesday, 06.23.09 @ 09:10am
Hair metal is basically a general term for pop-metal bands that wore a large amount of makeup and/or female clothes. Originating in LA, but not all the hair metal bands were from LA.
Posted by Dude Man on Tuesday, 06.23.09 @ 09:26am
You have the years correct, but I think Angel comes first based on the fact that they released an album before QR and I don't believe QR was attempting to establish an image as unique as Angel. Angel of course being marketed as the polar opposites of KISS.
Posted by Dameon on Tuesday, 06.23.09 @ 12:13pm
Quiet Riot formed first, so as far as I'm concerned they are the first hair metal band. They did have an image in the '70s too. If you look at the cover of Quiet Riot's first two albums(sadly they were only released in Japan) or thier complilation The Randy Rhoads Years(if your a fan of Randy it's a must) they are wearing bright colorful clothes.
Posted by Dude Man on Tuesday, 06.23.09 @ 12:57pm
Dudeman - I guess the whole point of this is that the term Hair Band is just ridiculous. It has absolutely nothing to do with the music itself.
Posted by Dameon on Tuesday, 06.23.09 @ 13:11pm
Also, lets not forget that Angel had some border-line progressive tendecies in thier music too.
Posted by Dude Man on Tuesday, 06.23.09 @ 13:12pm
Maybe "Hair Band" is a ridiculous term made famous by the idiots behind MTV, but sadly it will still have to be used to describe a select group of bands that made the term popular.
Posted by Dude Man on Tuesday, 06.23.09 @ 13:16pm
You are absolutely correct DM.
Posted by Dameon on Tuesday, 06.23.09 @ 13:46pm
put the NY Dolls into the Hall.
Posted by Keebord on Wednesday, 07.8.09 @ 18:56pm
Rock & Roll Jeopardy
Posted by Cheesecrop on Thursday, 07.23.09 @ 20:00pm
Def Leppard one of the best hair metal bands.\... if not the best. Def Leppard. Def is Def up there with Motley, and Aerosmith (80's era)
Posted by Greggg on Sunday, 08.2.09 @ 12:03pm
Def Leppard are NWoBHM not hair metal!
Posted by Dude Man on Sunday, 08.2.09 @ 12:29pm
Dude Man... I'm running on no sleep right now... NWoBHM? New Wave of Big Hair Metal?
Posted by Philip on Sunday, 08.2.09 @ 12:42pm
Close Dude Man, but NWoBHM actually stands for New Wave of British Heavy Metal. Bands such as Def Leppard, Judas Priest, and Iron Maiden all fall into this category.
Posted by Steve Z on Sunday, 08.2.09 @ 12:57pm
The New Wave of British Heavy Metal or NWoBHM for short was a movement in the late '70s/early '80s. After what I suppose can be called the first wave of British metal(Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, etc.), heavy metal was being overshadowed by punk bands. It wasn't until the NWoBHM that the genre began to pick up again in the U.K. It was pushed by a club called The Bandwagon and a magazine that I believe was called Sounds.
Posted by Dude Man on Sunday, 08.2.09 @ 13:06pm
Steve Z, Philip said it stands for New Wave of Big Hair Metal not me.
Posted by Dude Man on Sunday, 08.2.09 @ 13:08pm
Ah jeez, my mistake. I looked at the wrong name.
Posted by Steve Z on Sunday, 08.2.09 @ 13:11pm
I would also recommend Budgie for anyone looking up the NWoBHM. Even though they kind of predate it, they were one of the major influences of the movement.
Posted by Dude Man on Sunday, 08.2.09 @ 13:13pm
No problem Steve.
Posted by Dude Man on Sunday, 08.2.09 @ 13:14pm
I just want to say this one last time that Def Leppard is NOT hair metal. They are a NWoBHM act.
Posted by Dude Man on Sunday, 08.2.09 @ 13:29pm
Def Leppard sucks balls, stupid hair metal fag crap for lowlife teenagers with no freinds except mtv and little metal bands and hot chickd poster laters
Posted by i'm so cool on Sunday, 08.2.09 @ 13:34pm
I'd say DL evolved into it. To me, Hysteria and Adrenalize are not quite NWoBHM like Maiden and Priest were.
Posted by Philip on Sunday, 08.2.09 @ 13:35pm
Agreed - D.L. started as part of the NWoBHM, but with the release of Hysteria, emerged as just a great Rock and Roll band who had the chops to do whatever they wanted. Sadly, the death of Steve Clark ripped the soul out of this band.
Posted by Dameon on Sunday, 08.2.09 @ 14:17pm
Posted by Mr. T on Sunday, 08.2.09 @ 16:12pm
Posted by Mr. T on Sunday, 08.2.09 @ 16:15pm
They're not a slam dunk by any means, but I think they should be inducted. No they're not really innovative, and T.Rex, Deep Purple, Thin Lizzy, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and Slade or Mott or Sweet should go in first, but look at the formula they used in the 80's. Loud but catchy riffing, big choruses, clean production, and lots of hooks. Suddenly, lots of bands started to do that, and they helped get hard rock a spot on MTV, and this is why Pyromania is considered by many to be the beginning of pop-metal. As I said, their cause is kind of shaky, but their impact on the 80's is undeniable, and they should be inducted.
Posted by Sam on Saturday, 02.6.10 @ 17:01pm
I always thought Def Lep had a unique sound, kind of Sweet or Queen meets ACDC, they definitely took big choruses to another level
Posted by Ken on Monday, 02.8.10 @ 20:22pm
Hi All I’m a Music Fan and a student of Music. First of all Music is Music. Each band Artist Era & Genre had there Fair share of the mainstream light and success. The sound Tone Pitch dynamics rhythm melody texture harmony and all music elements will have a different appeal to different people.
Posted by Steven on Monday, 03.15.10 @ 22:16pm
Hi Steven. Please stick around. You are right, Def Lep had the formula of big choruses, loud but catchy riffs and hooks, and lots of bands followed that formula to their own success. They also got hard rock going on MTV, as far as I know. They did bring harmony into pop-metal, that's true. It is true that some people view massive success as a bad thing, because they feel you have to compromise your integrity, and thus they forget about the music itself. I feel they do deserve induction, but to me there are many who deserve it first. Sorry, they are a good band, but that's just how I see it. Peace.
Posted by Sam on Tuesday, 03.16.10 @ 19:57pm
Oh shit I was in a rush when I typed that up... Gee so many mistakes anyway I aint an English teacher. I’m a Music fan ha-ha what do I know English is my 3rd language anyway.
Posted by Steven on Saturday, 03.20.10 @ 13:51pm
I'll take the hip-hop/rap artists that were original and the ones that contributed to rock getting in. With that in mind, yes to Afrika Bambitta, Sugarhill Gang (two of the first), yes to the Beastie Boys (played their own instruments, and helped get white people into hip-hop), yes to Public Enemy (helped create rap-metal with Anthrax), yes to N.W.A. (godfathers of gangster rap and let's face it, they and PE have much more of the rock 'n' roll spirit than some of the acts people clamor for, i.e. Journey, Boston, Foreigner; nothing against them, just not important in any way, and not edgy or rebellious.) No to the rest until they do something original or contribute to rock. With that said, my snubs in the exclusively "Rock" world:
Posted by Sam on Sunday, 03.21.10 @ 20:33pm
Instantly remembered The Runaways and Stevie Ray Vaughan :)
Posted by Sam on Sunday, 03.21.10 @ 20:34pm
Jerry Cantrell is a huge early Lep fan, Dave Mustaine is a big fan, System of a Down are Lep fans, to John Mayer, to Creed, to All-American Rejects, to Fuel, to Faith Hill, to Mariah Carey, to My Chemical Romance etc..) - Ken
Posted by Sam on Sunday, 04.18.10 @ 18:43pm
"Influential music is critics garbage. The reason why the hall uses it as a factor, is so sucky bands that the critics love and the public doesn't can get in. Sorry for the ran't. This band has been eligible for at least three years and hasn't gotten in. What a joke. The were the biggest band of their time. Yes they are one of the greatest bands of alltime. So why the wait so sucky alterative rockers can get in?" - Mike Cox
Posted by Sam on Sunday, 05.16.10 @ 14:44pm
Influential in the eyes of a critic usually doesn't mean popular. They seem to try to find obscure half-assed bands that nobody cares about. Then they go out of the way to hype them up.
Posted by mike on Wednesday, 07.14.10 @ 11:31am
"Influential in the eyes of a critic usually doesn't mean popular. They seem to try to find obscure half-assed bands that nobody cares about. Then they go out of the way to hype them up."
Posted by Sam on Wednesday, 07.14.10 @ 20:20pm
One good song "Rocket"
Posted by Anna-Lee on Thursday, 07.15.10 @ 07:48am
That's pretty hard, Anna-Lee. What about 'Photograph' or 'Rock of Ages' or 'Pour Some Sugar'?
Posted by Paul in KY on Thursday, 07.15.10 @ 10:52am
I've always liked "Animal" but I can understand why someone wouldn't
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Thursday, 07.15.10 @ 13:18pm
I'll give three more good songs:
Posted by Doug on Thursday, 07.15.10 @ 17:46pm
I like Paul and Tahvo's suggestions, and Doug picked out at least two more good songs. Let me add:
Posted by Sam on Thursday, 07.15.10 @ 21:07pm
Posted by James on Wednesday, 07.21.10 @ 17:28pm
this ones a toss up. i dont see their influence though, gonna say no
Posted by quota on Sunday, 08.8.10 @ 10:49am
I'm a big Def Leppard fan, well fan of High-N-Dry, Pyromania, Hysteria and Slang. However I do not believe Def Leppard should be in hall of fame. Yes they sold a lot of records, but there wasn't anything artistic about them at all. It was purely commercial. Also they put out a ton of crap in the last 15-20 yrs. to effectively destroy any legacy they had from the 80's. So, no to DL in the HOF.
Posted by TheTruth on Sunday, 08.22.10 @ 04:02am
I disagree about Def Leppard, they pretty much made pop metal an art, big layered choruses, melodies, hooks...
Posted by Ken on Sunday, 08.22.10 @ 05:46am
I've been going back and forth on this one, but right now I agree with Ken.
Posted by Sam on Monday, 08.23.10 @ 19:24pm
I find it ironic that in 3 years Bon Jovi and Guns N' Roses, who don't meet the hall requirements of influence and innovation, will be in while Def Leppard and Motley Crue, who did the actual influencing, while still be out. (Though DL has a legit claim to being inducted someday)
Posted by Jim on Tuesday, 11.9.10 @ 15:02pm
Yep. I'd consider Motley a bigger snub; more influential and much more badass (Scott Ian considers them the best out of all those bands, as does Lemmy.) I'd stop there as far as that style is concerned.
Posted by Sam on Thursday, 11.11.10 @ 05:24am
I think Motley's biggest problem is that critics either hated them or never took them seriously. They are kinda in the same boat as KISS, except theres beem a pretty good critical turnaround on KISS (at least enough to get a nomination) and they have a much larger influence.
Posted by Jim on Thursday, 11.11.10 @ 11:37am
There has been a huge turn-around on KISS, so I expect them to get in at some point. It'll be easier for them if Bon Jovi and Alice Cooper are both in (I expect both of them to get in on this try.) There hasn't been enough of a turn-around for Motley, so you can probably write them off. The Leps? Uh, maybe, there's still a possibility it'll happen. As for the Skid Row and Cinderella (the latter are better players than BJ, and I don't know if BJ ever topped Long Cold Winter) thing: Jon was friends with Sabo back in high school, so when he put Skid Row together he got them signed (they also rode on the coat-tails of BJ, Motley, Ozzy and Scorpions by being taken along to the Moscow Music Peace Festival in Moscow in August 1989.) Cinderella were actually at that show as well. Jon discovered them performing at a club in Philly in '85. He met them and eventually convinced Mercury (Bon Jovi's label) to sign them. There is kind of a musical similarity between 80's Bon Jovi and early Skid Row, except that Skid Row were heavier, even on the ballads. I haven't actually heard Skid Row cite them as an influence, but it's possible. No real comparison between Cinderella and Bon Jovi musically; Cinderella were definitely heavier, and much bluesier, and their 80's sound had much more to do with the Stones or 70's Aerosmith than Motley Crue or KISS or Def Leppard. If you're into this kind of music then I reccomend a copy of Long Cold Winter; some terrific songs there, and yes that's the album that has "Gyspy Road" and "Don't Know What You Got (Til It's Gone)".
Posted by Sam on Wednesday, 11.17.10 @ 14:19pm
"what? did you have to sit at lunch all by yourself in high school and scribble Iron Maiden logos on your text book and dream of the day they would get the recognition Def leppard gets" - bquest
Posted by Sam on Tuesday, 12.14.10 @ 12:48pm
I see this guy's comments all over the place and it makes me laugh at how incredibly one sided he is. But enough of observing others' comments...
Posted by Minoru on Thursday, 07.7.11 @ 15:31pm
Not here to challenge anyone regarding the bands that cae out of the NWoBHM scene. IMO, Iron Maiden, Def Leppard and Priest have all had major impacts on the music scene.
Posted by Dameon on Friday, 12.2.11 @ 10:26am
Quit ignoring our guys! Def Leppard DESERVE to be inducted. I'm 39 & I have been a fan for 30yrs. This band has gotten me through so much.
Posted by Mary Ann on Thursday, 05.10.12 @ 20:52pm
For Kit, the arm comment is quite tasteless.
Posted by Mr.Stone on Wednesday, 05.30.12 @ 19:04pm
People who call def leppard "hair metal band" shows how ignorant they are probably as the same label the voters in the HoF that everybody hate so much.
Posted by rick on Wednesday, 05.29.13 @ 21:28pm
Def Leppard, having been rocking for 36 years now.
Posted by ROWAN cAMPBELL on Sunday, 06.30.13 @ 12:37pm
Members of Deep Purple, Def Leppard and Guns N' Roses are forming a supergroup!
Posted by Roy on Monday, 10.14.13 @ 21:05pm
Def Leppard should be inducted based on the power of Pyromania & Hysteria alone.2 of the best & most popular albums of the 80's.
Posted by KING on Tuesday, 01.28.14 @ 16:44pm
Def Leppard should be in the Hall without a doubt. This Group put loyalty ahead of money by staying together but not performing until their drummer could play again despite losing his left arm in a car accident.
Posted by Cameron on Sunday, 02.2.14 @ 17:28pm
With Pyromania and Hysteria both certified Diamond by the RIAA, Def Leppard is one of only five rock bands with two original studio albums selling over 10 million copies each in the US. The others are The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and Van Halen. Both Pyromania and Hysteria feature in Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Posted by mg on Friday, 02.14.14 @ 14:41pm
Def Leppard should be inducted in 2015 RRHOF!!! Their great songs Rock of Ages,Photograph,Hysteria,Armageddon It,Bringing On The Heartbreak, have stood test of time.
Posted by KING on Saturday, 05.24.14 @ 14:39pm
Still confused as to why some cite commercial success as an argument for an act's induction. Def Leppard is similar to Bon Jovi- they may get in one day, but they were never no-brainers for first-year induction or anything close to it.
Posted by JR on Monday, 05.26.14 @ 20:35pm
Hope this is the year Def Leppard gets nominated. I think they have checked off most of the important RRHOF criteria. Everytime I play my Pyromania & Hysteria Cd's I'm still impressed by the songs & their staying power. Def Leppard going strong into their 50's & this KISS tour shows the band can still deliver.
Posted by KING on Friday, 08.15.14 @ 02:32am
Def Leppard is an interesting candidate. First time i heard or saw them was on MTV with Bringing on the Heartache. The drummer only had the Union Jack flag on, the singer had good range and they built momentum going into the chorus. Good song. Around 81-82 rock on the radio started to change. Remember Life is just a Fantasy by Aldo Nova and Turn Me Looseby Loverboy. Rock started going high energy, louder guitars and big anthums. Then Pyromania broke and took over radio and MTV. Great songs and energy, high notes and loud guitars. Every kid had tha. Record blasting from their car stereos that summer. They influenced a hell of alot of 80's bands. But i was ddisappointed with everything after that. Too much synths, too little energy and guitars.
Posted by Rock Authority on Thursday, 08.28.14 @ 22:02pm
This band should never be inducted into such a prestigious organization as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. First off, they are talentless idiots whose songs were not about substance but music I have named "Getting into as many girls pants songs" Secondly, the focus was always about their image, money and drugs/booze. Like garbage bands such as Bon Jovi there is no place for crappy, girly music such as Def Leppard and Bon Jovi.
Posted by Michele on Sunday, 02.1.15 @ 17:39pm
Def Leppard paved the way for future hard rock and metal acts in 1983 with the powerful album Pyromania. Its success with radio and video hits Photograph, Rock Of Ages, Foolin' etc made stations play this kind of music. Pyromania and Hysteria were both Diamond selling albums. Groups that have these high selling albumsare in RRHOF. Like Duran Duran, the history of 80'susic could not be told without mentioning Def Leppard. Who knows how many great albums Def Leppard could have been made tragedy struck in Rick Allen's accident, death of Steve, and other misfortune. They had to change their sound as Allen learned to use the new drumming machine. They were influential and innovative with the rock choruses and harmonies. RRHOF worthy for sure. What say you music fans? KING
Posted by KING on Friday, 05.15.15 @ 18:46pm
I think Def Leppard has a chance for nomination in 2015. The Def Leppard song catalog is an impressive one. Animal, Hysteria, Photograph, Rocket, and Rock of Ages to name a few. Two Diamond albums Pyromania and Hysteria cements the RRHOF. I think Def Leppard should have been 1st ballot but I won't complain if they are inducted 2018 or whatever. I've heard many bands over the years but the Def Leppard sound always a FAV. It should be a crowded ballot this year and Def Leppard could be squeezed out. Like to see Deep Purple and Duran Duran inducted if no Def Leppard. Simply the best. KING
Posted by KING on Saturday, 06.13.15 @ 03:38am
Def Leppard should get nominated in 2016 or 2017. I have given up this year because of Deep Purple probable nomination and induction. Could be another nomination for Bon Jovi too. Pyromania and Hysteria should place them over the top. They were popular and Diamond selling CDs. It will be an excellent day when Def Leppard receives a nomination. One of the greatest 80's bands and deserving. KING
Posted by KING on Monday, 07.20.15 @ 02:38am
Two diamond albums among all their other bestsellers and still not in the Hall?
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, 12.30.15 @ 14:53pm
On Def Leppard: They might receive a surprise nomination this year. My guess Judas Priest & Motorhead next in the pecking order. Pyromania in my Top 5 albums of all time. High-energy songs not a weak track. Foolin', Photograph, Rock of Ages classic songs. Def Leppard returned with Hysteria another Diamond selling album. I prefer Pyromania to Hysteria but both enjoyable. The title track Hysteria always resonated with me. Truly brilliant work. Animal uptempo loved that as well. Def Leppard like Duran Duran continue to make music and tour. They will be inducted sooner rather than later. KING
Posted by KING on Sunday, 10.9.16 @ 02:54am
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