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Name: Def Leppard                                                                     
Origin: Sheffield, England                                                             
Def Leppard Sheffield who formed in 1977 as part of the New Wave of British           
Heavy Metal movement. Largely on the strength of their two albums, Pyromania and       
Hysteria, Def Leppard became one of the top-selling rock bands throughout the         
Def Leppard ranked #31 on VH1's "Greatest Artists of Hard Rock"                       
The music of Def Leppard is a mixture of hard rock, album-oriented rock (AOR),         
and heavy metal elements, and has been associated more with the glam metal             
movement of the 1980s than with the NWOBHM of the late 1970s, in large part due       
to their mainstream success and production. However, Def Leppard have expressed       
dislike of the "pop metal" label                                                       
By the release of the Hysteria album, the band had developed a distinctive sound       
featuring heavy drums and effects-laden guitar sounds, overlaid with a multi-layered   
wall of husky, harmonised vocals. Def Leppard is one of only five rock bands           
with two original albums selling over 10 million copies each in the U.S. The           
others are The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and Van Halen.