Leppard, heavy metal was associated with leather, studs, and
motorcycles. After a pair of mega-platinum albums in the '80s,
Def Leppard proved that pop hooks, hard
rock, and good looks could
equal massive success, hatching a slew of imitators in the
process. Despite numerous setbacks such as drummer
losing an arm in an accident, followed by the death of guitarist
Steve Clark, the band persevered, achieving even more popularity.
Though they inspired legions of hair metal bands, their longevity
is a testament to their enduring musical legacy.