Mass 'Hysteria': Def Leppard celebrates '80s success on current tour

Twenty years ago this month, British rock band Def Leppard created a little mass hysteria across the world, especially in the United States.

In August of 1987, the band released its fourth studio album, "Hysteria." Def Leppard hoped the new album would ride the success of 1983's multi-platinum-selling "Pyromania." It did that, and more.

"Hysteria" charted six hits — "Love Bites," "Pour Some Sugar On Me," "Armageddon It," "Rocket," "Animal" and the title track — and has gone on to sell more than 18 million albums worldwide. Its success, said guitarist Phil Collen, has been unbelievable.

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