Def Leppard Celebrate Hysteria Sweet Moments After 30 Years
It was 29 years ago that Def Leppard wrapped up their epic tour Hysteria promoting the album with the same name. After three years of agony and a car crash that cost their guitarist Rick Allen his arm, the tour was struggling to attract attention and the concert venues had plenty of vacant seats.
It was pretty much depressing for a star band that had been rocking three years before with Pyromania.
But all of a sudden it was some kind of miracle that changed the course of play when Pour Some Sugar On Me hit No 2 on Billboard chart and skyrocketed the album sales to 25 million copies.
It was only the fourth single on the album's setlist and was adopted as a pole-dancing anthem by the strippers.
"I think it is the best thing we ever did. It was our commercial and creative zenith", Phil Collen, Def Leppard's guitarist, was quoted as saying in his the recent interview with Guitarist magazine.
"The melody was king. Hysteria does sound like an 80s album, but it was trying to cross over, and hard rock bands did really do that", he added.