Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott told us that the genesis of the band’s new single, “Kick,” is not that far off from how the band stumbled upon its classic “Pour Some Sugar On Me” from 1987’s Hysteria.

Def Leppard hits the road with Motley Crue, Poison, and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts on June 16th at Atlanta’s SunTrust Park


  • Hysteria, Def Leppard‘s followup to 1983’s Pyromania, was released on August 3rd, 1987 and finally hit Number One nearly a year later on July 23rd, 1988.
  • The album was the first to feature Rick Allen drumming after his 1984 car accident, which severed his left arm.
  • Hysteria also marks the last album to be released prior to the 1991 death of guitarist Steve Clarke from a lethal combination of alcohol and prescription drugs. Clark went on to write and perform on the posthumously released 1992 album, Adrenalize.
  • Hysteria included six Top 20 hits — including the chart-topping “Love Bites,” “Animal” (#19), “Hysteria” (#10), “Pour Some Sugar On Me (#2), “Armageddon It” (#3), and “Rocket” (#12).

CHECK IT OUT: Def Leppard’s 2022 single “Kick”: