Def Leppard for a long while now has struggled to get its entire back catalog of hard rock melodies and hair metal anthems onto streaming services. Unfortunately when dealing with multiple record labels it can become quite difficult to get them all to play nice and allow streaming of every last title.
Fortunately though, Def Leppard has managed to get every label they have been on the past few decades to cooperate, hammer out a fair deal with Universal Music Group, and get every last album in their discography from their four decade career available across all major streaming services.
Singer Joe Elliot recently gave a statement about his excitement regarding the release of the Def Leppard catalog to streaming services, saying:
“It is with a mixture of relief and euphoria that we now see our entire catalog finally getting a digital release. Having embraced every other format with open arms, especially and more recently the reemergence of vinyl, we’re now going to be available to everyone everywhere and honestly, it’s as exciting as the original releases were.”
Guitarist Phil Collen added onto Elliot’s statement, saying:
“We felt we’d been left out of the digital party but it’s a thrill to us to finally accept the invitation and to be able to say, ‘Yeah, you can stream us, download us and get us great on all of these digital outlets.'”
Fans will now be able to experience albums from Def Leppard that they may not have even known existed, such as On Through the Night, High N’ Dry, and The Def Leppard EP which came out before they started making a monstrous commercial impact with hit albums like Pyromania and Hysteria.
Def Leppard will be continuing their Hysteria 30th anniversary celebration tour with Journey this summer.
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