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Hysteria: Def Leppard’s landmark pop-rock statement turns 30 years old

The anniversaries of historical albums keep pouring in, and I can’t help but feeling how old I am getting. This time around is the turn for a monolithic pop-metal record that defined the latter part of the Eighties: Def Leppard’s “Hysteria”. The fourth studio album by the Sheffield fivesome was released a day like today after a four-year gap since their mainstream breakthrough record “Pyromania”, and became their best-selling album to date, with over 25 million copies sold worldwide, including 12 million in the US alone, and spawning seven hit singles – including “Pour Some Sugar on Me,” “Hysteria” and…

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Interview with Paul Nelson

Paul Nelson is recognized as one of today’s most talented guitarists and live performers. Nelson not only has the distinction of being the hand-picked guitar protégé, bandmate and producer to…