Def Leppard

Live @ Merriweather Post Pavilion | 7/1012

Member of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Def Leppard has taken a tortuous path that would shatter the psyche of normal folk. Drinking, debauchery, drugs and rock-and-roll, that was Def Leppard's mantra. Former guitarist Steve ClarkOD’d on painkillers and alcohol; drummer Rick Allen lost his arm in a car wreck; other members have all had demons to overcome. But overcome they have and 35 years later they sound as good as ever. Vocalist Joe Elliot's range is incredible and guitarist Phil Collin plays like he has ten fingers on each hand. They rocked the stage and pounded out hits like, "Rock of Ages", "Pour Some Sugar On Me", and "Photograph". An unbelievable time was had by all and their legend is sure to grow.

Def Leppard played with Lita Ford and Poison during this show, known as Metal Week.