Since 1977, when dates the emergence of the English hard rock band, until the year 2014 Def Leppard recorded fourteen albums. The first regular album released in 1980 under the name of Him Through The Night. In the 1980s, they released three more albums. Definitely worth mentioning is the Hysteria, which is only in the USA sold 12 million copies. In the history of the group, however, are not just giddy sales records and sold out performances, but even tragic moments. The first is an accident Rick Allen, in which he lost his left arm. The second is the death of guitarist Steve Clark.
Def Leppard, however, with all the tragedies could cope admirably, as evidenced by the fact that Rick never did pay as a drummer, but he tried to help as much as possible. According to lead singer Joe Elliott, thanks to the electronic system became Rick "a better drummer than ever before. Rick’s Kit has been completely electronic since 1986 to 1995, then Rick slowly back to acoustic drums.
Def Leppard are among eight English bands/artists who received awards Diamond Award in the USA. In the Hall of Fame are doing company such giants, such as The Beatles, Elton John, Pink Floyd, George Michael, Eric Clapton and the Bee Gees.