Def Leppard Announce Two New Gins

Def Leppard have joined forces with Brands For Fans for some new bottles of gin. The two beverages, which are called “Animal” and “Rocket,” were created by master blender Daniel Henriksson.

Here’s a description of the drinks:

“Def Leppard ‘Animal’ is a classic London Dry Gin with a high intensity of flavors. The grain-based distillate is heavy with juniper, lemon, and botanicals. It is spicy, big, and bold and has all the classic gin characters you should expect in a London Dry Gin. This gin’s label design is inspired by the hit single ‘Animal”‘ from the album ‘Hysteria.'”

“Def Leppard ‘Rocket’ is a premium distilled gin with a high intensity of flavors. Also, with this gin, the grain-based distillate is bold with juniper and herbaceous tones. Taking inspiration from the lavender labyrinths in Sheffield (Manor Lodge), and to get an even more developed experience of botanical character, additional flavors of lavender and lemon are macerated and blended with the distillate. There are no added sweeteners, ensuring the purest quality of liquid. The label design is based off the hit single ‘Rocket’ from the album ‘Hysteria.'”

Watch Def Leppard Play Three-Song Set For “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

Last night (May 25), Def Leppard played a three-song set for “Jimmy Kimmel Live!.” You can see footage of the band performing “Rock Of Ages,” “Hysteria,” and “Pour Some Sugar On Me” below:

Def Leppard To Celebrate 33rd Anniversary Of “Hysteria” All Week Long

Def Leppard will be commemorating the 33rd anniversary of “Hysteria” with special content all week long. The celebration will launch today (August 3) with a listening party and live chat with Phil Collen at 9 a.m. PST. You can check that out via umusic.digital. The group commented:

“Follow along with the Def Leppard social channels all week long as we celebrate the album anniversary with ‘Hysteria’ artifacts, commentary, music videos, merch, a contest giveaway, and more!”

Vio-lence, Fuel, Etc. Members Team Up For Cover Of Muse’s “Hysteria”

Phil Buckman (Fuel, ex-Filter), Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head), Brian Tichy (Silverthorne, ex-Whitesnake, etc.), and Lukas Rossi (ex-Rock Star Supernova, The Halo Method) recently teamed up for a quarantine cover of Muse’s “Hysteria.” You can see footage of that below:

Def Leppard Cover Depeche Mode’s “Personal Jesus” For “Spotify Singles”

Def Leppard recorded two songs for Spotify’s “Spotify Singles” series, including their track “Hysteria” and a cover of Depeche Mode’s “Personal Jesus.” The tracks were recorded live at the Spotify studio in New York on May 16.

Def Leppard Share New Lyric Video For “Hysteria”

Def Leppard have premiered a new lyric video for their song “Hysteria.” The band shared the clip as a way to promote the first volume of their four-volume career-spanning box set series, which is set to be released on June 1. That set is simply called “The Collection: Volume One” and it will come with “On Through the Night,” “High ‘n’ Dry,” “Pyromania.” and “Hysteria,” along with a replica 7″ single, a 3″ CD of their original self-titled EP, a rarities collection, and a hardback book. It will be available on CD and imited-edition 180-gram heavyweight vinyl.

Def Leppard To Perform “Hysteria” In Full On Australian/New Zealand Tour With Scorpions

Def Leppard have announced that they will be performing “Hysteria” in full on an Australian/New Zealand tour with Scorpions. Here’s the dates:

11/02 Perth, Australia – Perth Arena
11/04 Adelaide, Australia – Adelaide Entertainment Centre
11/06 Brisbane, Australia – Brisbane Entertainment Centre
11/08 Melbourne, Australia – Rod Laver Arena
11/10 Sydney, Australia – Sydney Theatre
11/12 Auckland, New Zealand – Spark Arena

Def Leppard Planning “Hysteria” 30th Anniversary Tour

Def Leppard recently commemorated the 30th anniversary of “Hysteria” with an extensive reissue, and it appears they aren’t done celebrating yet. Phil Collen appeared on Steve Jones’s (Sex Pistols) radio show, “Jonesy’s Jukebox”, on the 95.5 KLOS station in Los Angeles, and said the following about a potential “Hysteria” 30th anniversary tour:

“We are. I know it’ll be next year we’re gonna go on tour… We’re getting some offers to play the whole album all the way through. So yeah we’ll be doing that.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Def Leppard Post Part Two Of “Step Inside: Hysteria At 30” Mini-Documentary

Def Leppard have posted part two their “Step Inside: Hysteria At 30” mini-documentary. You can check that out below. The band will release their 30th anniversary edition of “Hysteria” on August 4. The effort was remastered and it will be available as a super deluxe edition, a deluxe version, a 1 CD vanilla version, a 2 LP black vinyl version, and a limited- edition 2 LP colored vinyl version with b-sides, live tracks, and more.