Def Leppard, Definitely: The Official Story of Def Leppard : Book Review

Def Leppard, Definitely: The Official Story of Def Leppard

“Definitely” is a harmonious blend of memoir and scrapbook, encapsulating Def Leppard’s illustrious career. It’s a visual feast with hundreds of photographs that take fans on a nostalgic ride through the band’s evolution from 1978 to the present. Experience their journey from the recording studios to promo shoots, extensive tours, candid backstage moments, and most prominently, their electrifying live performances that have captivated audiences worldwide.

Voices from the Past and Present
This book is made even more special by the rich textual contributions. It captures the voices of every band member, including Joe Elliott, Rick Savage, Rick Allen, Phil Collen, Vivian Campbell, Tony Kenning, Pete Willis, and Steve Clark, through new writings and historical interviews.

Adding gravitas to the book, Queen’s founder and guitar virtuoso Brian May, and esteemed journalist David Fricke of Rolling Stone, both offer introductions. Brian May, a long-time supporter of the band, had the honor of inducting Def Leppard into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2019.

Brian May encapsulates the essence of Def Leppard with his words, “Def Leppard are original, inimitable and, well, I’m gonna say immortal.”

An Exclusive Look into the Def Leppard Vault
The book grants unparalleled access to the Def Leppard Vault, showcasing an astonishing array of over 1,300 memorabilia and photographs that span four decades. Handwritten letters, rare vinyl pressings, tour memorabilia, set lists, lyrics, stage outfits, music video storyboards, draft album art, and press cuttings are just some of the treasures to be discovered. A notable inclusion is a scrapbook compiled by Joe Elliott’s mother, Cindy Elliott, containing press cuttings from the band’s early days.

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