North American syndicated rock radio show “In The Studio: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands” celebrates the 25th anniversary of DEF LEPPARD‘s twenty million-seller “Hysteria” album with lead singer Joe Elliott and bassist Rick Savage.
Attempting to follow-up the seven-times-platinum “Pyromania”, DEF LEPPARD were hard at work recording their next album by Christmas of 1984 when a tragic car accident would leave drummer Rick Allen without his left arm. It would be another two and a half years of intense work in the studio before “Hysteria” would finally be released to a long-awaiting fanbase.
Joe Elliott tells “In The Studio” host Redbeard about a comical encounter with legendary THE ROLLING STONES singer Mick Jagger that drove home the four-and-ahalf-year gap between albums.
“We had Mick Jagger come in and do two solo albums in the same studio complex when we were doing [‘Hysteria’]. [Elliott imitating Mick] ‘Bloody hell, you guys are still here? Weren’t you here doing that album when I was doing ‘She’s The Boss’? Well, I’ve done that one, I’ve toured. I’ve had two kids, done a STONES album and toured, and now I’m back doing my next solo album and you’re still here!”
The DEF LEPPARD “Hysteria” “In The Studio” program will air on radio this weekend on over 50 radio stations across North America.
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