Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott hosted another edition of his weekly radio show last night on Planet Rock.
DEF LEPPARD News Round Up (16th-22nd March 2020)
A round up of Def Leppard News with links to stories and updates from this week in the band's history.
A week where nothing much happened...and a new Def Leppard release took place.
The Early Years 79-81 Box Set
The 64 track/five disc box set was released this week covering the years 1979 to 1981.
Included were reissues of the band's first two studio albums 'On Through The Night' and 'High 'n' Dry'.
A further three discs feature B-Sides, radio sessions and the first ever release of the Oxford show from April 1980 which was recorded on the band's first ever major UK headline tour.
Digital Live Albums
The three bonus discs within the box set were released separately as individual digital live albums.
'When The Walls Came Tumbling Down: Live In Oxford', 'Too Many Jitterbugs' and 'RAW: Early BBC Recordings' can be streamed and purchased on their own.
All three albums feature previously unreleased material.
Joe Elliott On Coronavirus
During his 21st March Planet Rock radio show Joe commented on the ongoing crisis:
"My job for the next 60 minutes and every week is to take your mind away from such things and entertain you."
"A week that has been a very strange one indeed. This is the new now. And we carry on as best we can until we can't. It's as simple as that. Escapism is something that I've traded in for over 40 years. That's what our music is in the band that I perform with."
Def Leppard History
The 7th anniversary of the opening night of the 'VIVA! Hysteria' residency took place this week.
View the various stories from this week below.
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The latest edition of Joe Elliott's weekly radio show on Planet Rock.
The 7th anniversary of the start of the VIVA! Hysteria residency in Las Vegas, NV.
The 37th anniversary of the 'Pyromania' album being certified Gold in the USA.
The 3rd anniversary of the 2017 Record Store Day announcement and reissue of The Def Leppard E.P. as a 12 inch vinyl.
The 64 tracks 'The Early Years 79-81' box set was released worldwide including reissues of the band's first two studio albums and 3 discs of rarities and live material.
The 5th anniversary of the announcement of the 'Hysteria On The High Seas' cruise for January 2016...which in the end did not turn out so well.
A video interview with Vivian was posted online recorded in early 2019 as his Last In Line II album was released.
The 7th anniversary of the re-recorded version of 'Hysteria' being released as a digital single.
The 37th anniversary of the first North American 'Pyromania' tour show in Atlanta, GA supporting Billy Squier.
Last In Line postponed all of their March tour dates until May/June.
The 6th anniversary of Def Leppard and KISS announcing their Summer Tor 2014 with a press conference in Los Angeles, CA.
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