Down-to-earth rockers

Few bands define the big hair decade like Def Leppard. Mixing heavy metal edge with catchy pop melodies, the British quintet provided the quintessential '80s soundtrack.

Arena-sized rock anthems such as Bringin' On the Heartbreak, Pour Some Sugar On Me and Animal, along with ballads such as Photograph and Love Bites, tore up the airwaves.

Twenty-three years since their debut album rocketed onto the charts, Def Leppard has survived longer than most marriages. Even some of their own. "We've experienced so much together — life, death, birth, marriages, divorces — we've been there for each other," said guitarist Phil Collen in a recent interview.

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