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Def Leppard re-release Hysteria
Def Leppard
Def Leppard got together in the late 1970s
Def Leppard are re-releasing their record-breaking album Hysteria to mark its 20th anniversary.

Hysteria - Deluxe Edition, due be released next month, will include an extra bonus disc as well as a remastered version of the original.

It sold more than 18 million copies, making it among the biggest selling hard rock/metal albums of all time.

The British band also earned a Diamond Award recognising record sales of more than 10 million.

This is a rare feat, as only a handful of British artists have achieved that.

Car accident

From 24 October fans will be able to buy the original album, which has been digitally re-mastered, along with 15 bonus tracks recorded around the time of the original release.

The collection includes all five studio b-sides of the 7" singles, all five live b-sides issued on 7" and 12" (and later on CD singles), and all five extended remixes from 12" and CD singles.

The band formed in the late 1970s, fronted by Joe Elliot, and soon appealed to both British and American audiences.

Drummer Rick Allen re-taught himself to play the drums with one arm after losing the other in a car accident in 1984.

They are in the middle of a national US tour which has been so successful they have extended it.

The band are also experiencing success with their latest album, Yeah!, which debuted in the US Album charts at number 16.

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