Black Stone Cherry continued to support most of the dates, including some of the Thunder ones. Fueled by "Photograph", "Rock of Ages", and the third single "Foolin'", Pyromania went on to sell six million copies in 1983 (more than 100,000 copies every week in that year) and was held from the top of the US charts only by Michael Jackson's Thriller. [47] The remaining band members decided to carry on and recorded the album as a four-piece, with Collen mimicking Clark's style on his intended guitar parts. [125] Their hugely popular later albums, such as Hysteria (1987), were different due to their perfectionism in the studio, but appealed to a broad range of music fans. Six shows which were cancelled during the USA/Canada leg of their world tour due to illnesses affecting Joe Elliott and Phil Collen were rescheduled and played in August of that year. [10], Elliott proposed the name "Deaf Leopard" which was originally a band name he thought of while designing band posters in art class. Hysteria: The Def Leppard Story Cast and Crew. [39] Aside from "Women", these same songs all made the Top 25 on the UK Singles chart. They established themselves as part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement of the early 1980s. Steve Clark's alcoholism worsened to the point that he was constantly in and out of rehab. The song hit No. [7] Def Leppard were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019. The North America-only version, Rock of Ages—The Definitive Collection, was released the following May. A young man's peculiar upbringing renders him unable to competently cope with the struggle of growing up. 6) and Germany (No. [91], In December 2014, the band announced a 13-date Canadian tour in April and May 2015. [21], The band had by then caught the attention of AC/DC producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange, who agreed to work on their second album, High 'n' Dry, released on 6 July 1981. [68] The release was the best-selling DVD of the week, and the 10th best selling Wal-Mart music release. They have released two studio albums of covers and one live album since their incarnation in 2009. On 11 June, Def Leppard announced further dates for their 2008 World Tour. 2 on the UK Singles Chart,[56] while also hitting No. 6 on the UK Singles Chart. A promotional video was issued for the song as well. Black Stone Cherry continued to support most of the dates, including some of the Thunder ones. The band rehearsed and played the songs together in the studio instead of recording parts separately, resulting in a much more live-sounding album. 3), Australia (No. This was released as a DVD on 16 June 2009 exclusively at Wal-Mart. Another single, the mid-temp "Stand Up (Kick Love into Motion)", was a hit in Canada, peaking at No. 6 on the US Rock Tracks chart, neither it or any of the other singles released off the album charted on the Hot 100. It's cliched stuff too.But-the music is good, the band was good and important in their day, for a TV flick of the week it's alright. Iron Pages Books (3 ed.).–_The_Def_Leppard_Story Just confirm how you got your ticket. For the first time, a Def Leppard studio album peaked higher in the UK than in the US as it hit No.