DEF LEPPARD – Electric Warriors [curated by Joe Elliott] (2021)
Inviting further immersion into their dynamic catalog, legendary British icons and Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees DEF LEPPARD have introduced a weekly series of thematic artist compilations, launching across platforms today and continuing every Friday through April 9.
Bandmembers Joe Elliott, Rick Allen, Rick Savage, Phil Collen and Vivian Campbell personally curated these ten playlists by theme. Each weekly playlist showcases yet another side of the group through their music.
It just kicked off today with the hyper-charged “Electric Warriors” assembled by Elliott.
Stay tuned for a very special playlist courtesy of Allen next week.
Additionally, DEF LEPPARD recently opened up the “Def Leppard Vault” at LeppardVault.com. The “First Ever Digital Rock & Roll Museum” saw a flurry of activity upon announcement. Not only did fans flock to the site, but it also received major looks from Rolling Stone, Classic Rock and more.
The band has uploaded this innovative living and breathing digital museum with a treasure trove of history, including exclusive never-before-seen photos, products, video, audio commentary, interviews, and more.
They will continue to personally curate and regularly update this online destination as a hub for their past, present, and future. It will grow with their career as they consistently add new artifacts and content throughout the next weeks, months, and years.
At the onset of the global pandemic, the quintessential musicians found themselves at home much like everyone else. For DEF LEPPARD, this pause allowed for a moment of individual and collective reflection. Soon, the band members began rummaging through their closets, basements, attics, garages, rehearsal space, storage units, and spare rooms.
In the process, they uncovered countless artifacts collected over the course of 44 years since their 1977 formation. These items tell the story of the band from their perspective, so they decided to put them on display in a groundbreaking manner.
Together, DEF LEPPARD built the vault as a way to pull back the curtain behind their monumental, yet intriguing rise to rock superstardom.
About the “Def Leppard Vault”, frontman Joe Elliott commented: “After months of digging through our personal rock and roll closets (and warehouses, no less!), we present you our history! Our historic vault will continually be updated with installments you may have seen with some gems I promise you’ve never heard or seen! It’s a true backstage pass for any DEF LEPPARD or rock and roll fan! Please…step inside and walk this way!”
01 – Getcha Rocks Off (Single Version)
02 – Good Morning Freedom
03 – On Through The Night (Remastered 2018)
04 – Desert Song
05 – Paper Sun
06 – Bad Actress
Joe Elliott: lead vocals, guitar
Rick Savage: bass guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
Rick Allen: drums, percussion, backing vocals
Phil Collen: guitars, backing vocals
Vivian Campbell: guitars, backing vocals
Pete Willis: guitars, backing vocals
Steve Clark: guitars, backing vocals