DEF LEPPARD wrapped up an extensive summer and fall tour with JOURNEY and is now finishing up the year with stops in Japan, Australia and the U.K. At one of the band's sold-out stateside stops, the Jackson team caught up with DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen to get another look at his extensive live guitar Jackson arsenal, which includes his black-and-silver Crackle Jack Dinky from the video for "Woman" and the crowd favorite "Bela" Dracula glow-in-the-dark axe.
On November 30, DEF LEPPARD will release a new greatest-hits compilation, "The Story So Far - The Best Of", as well as "Hysteria: The Singles", a new limited-edition, 10-disc vinyl box set featuring all of the seven-inch singles from the band's multi-platinum 1987 album "Hysteria".
DEF LEPPARD is among the nominees for induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame next year. The top vote-getters will be announced in December and inducted March 29, 2019 at a ceremony at Brooklyn, New York's Barclays Center. HBO will broadcast the event later next year.
To be eligible for this year's ballot, each nominee's first single or album had to released in 1993 or earlier.
The current lineup of DEF LEPPARD is listed along with the late Steve Clark original guitarist Pete Willis.
One of the top-selling rock acts of of all time, DEF LEPPARD has been eligible for the Rock Hall since 2004.