Def Leppard to launch online museum, the Def Leppard Vault

Def Leppard Vault
(Image credit: Def Leppard)

Def Leppard will open the Def Leppard Vault,  an online museum personally curated by the five band members, on January 13.

Featuring stories and guides to the Sheffield band’s history from 1977 to the present  day, the Def Leppard Vault will serve as the ultimate guide to the British rock superstars, with founding members Joe Elliott and Rick Savage, plus drummer Rick Allen and guitarists Phil Collen and Vivian Campbell, all weighing in with their memories.

Interested parties can sign up to the site now, and will subsequently receive an email including a special code to enable the unlocking of the Vault.

In a social media posting on January 1, Leppard offered a greeting to their fanbase, and noted, “2020 has been a crazy year but we got through it together!”

Leppard are set to tour US stadiums with Motley CruePoison and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts this summer, though guitarist Collen admitted last year that, due to the ongoing global pandemic, the chances of the rescheduled dates going ahead are "50/50".

Paul Brannigan
Contributing Editor, Louder

A music writer since 1993, formerly Editor of Kerrang! and Planet Rock magazine (RIP), Paul Brannigan is a Contributing Editor to Louder. Having previously written books on Lemmy, Dave Grohl (the Sunday Times best-seller This Is A Call) and Metallica (Birth School Metallica Death, co-authored with Ian Winwood), his Eddie Van Halen biography (Eruption in the UK, Unchained in the US) emerged in 2021. He has written for Rolling Stone, Mojo and Q, hung out with Fugazi at Dischord House, flown on Ozzy Osbourne's private jet, played Angus Young's Gibson SG, and interviewed everyone from Aerosmith and Beastie Boys to Young Gods and ZZ Top. Born in the North of Ireland, Brannigan lives in North London and supports The Arsenal.