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DEF LEPPARD's HYSTERIA Classic Albums Episode To Air On AXS TV

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Def Leppard's Classic Albums Hysteria episode from 2002 is due to air on AXS TV this October.

The original 49 minute long episode is due to be shown by AXS TV in the USA on 2nd October.

The show was originally released on DVD in the UK in May 2002 before airing on UK channel ITV.

It was then issued in North America in August 2002 and has been repeated on various TV channels since then.

The full band are interviewed about the making of band's most successful album along with archive footage of Steve and producer Mutt Lange.

Other gusts on the show include the band's ex managers Peter Mensch and Cliff Burnstein plus photographer Ross Halfin.

The DVD was included in August 2017 as part of the Super Deluxe box set released with the 'Hysteria 30th Anniversary' edition.

A short preview video (for those who haven't already seen it) can be viewed below.

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Classic Albums Hysteria On AXS TV - October 2019

  • Wednesday, 2nd October 2019 - AXS TV @ 9pm / 11pm ET
  • Thursday, 3rd October 2019 - AXS TV @ 1am ET

Classic Albums Hysteria - Show Description

Def Leppard's album Hysteria sold over 17 million copies, produced seven hit singles and brought worldwide superstardom to the band in 1987.

After the success in America of the 1983 album Pyromania, Def Leppard went into 'exile' in Dublin to begin writing and production of their fourth album. It would be four years in the making. During this time they would try three different record producers, three different recording studios, Producer Robert 'Mutt' Lange would suffer leg injuries in a car accident, drummer Rick Allen would narrowly survive a terrible car crash but lose his left arm in the accident, and the band would be taken to the limits of their physical and emotional endurance.

This programme takes a track by track look at the making of the album. We speak to Joe Elliott, Rick Allen, Phil Collen, and Rick Savage who lead us through the original multitrack tapes. Joe and Phil play acoustic versions of 'Pour Some Sugar On Me' and 'Hysteria', and Sav and Phil demonstrate riffs and licks from the songs, and explain the genesis of the songwriting. Rick talks of the impact of the car accident on his life and on the band, of his determination to re-learn the drums, and of his triumphant return to performing live at the 1986 Donington Festival.

Featured songs include 'Animal', 'Rocket', 'Love Bites', 'Hysteria', 'Women', 'Armageddon It', and 'Pour Some Sugar On Me'. The programme is illustrated by archive footage from Def Leppard in concert, TV performances and promotional videos, and provides a unique insight into the making of a record which dominated the charts for two years, a true Classic Album.

Buy 'The Story So Far...The Best Of Def Leppard' Online

  • Amazon - (1CD Regular Edition - 17 Tracks)
  • Amazon - (2CD Deluxe Edition - 35 Tracks)
  • Amazon - (2LP Vinyl Edition)
  • Amazon - (MP3 Regular Edition - 17 Tracks)
  • Amazon - (MP3 Deluxe Edition - 35 Tracks)

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