Watch Def Leppard play classic tracks live on The Howard Stern Show

Def Leppard

Def Leppard were special guests on The Howard Stern Show on SiriusXM yesterday ahead of their induction into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame this weekend.

The group chatted about several subjects, including topping the fan ballot for the Rock Hall (opens in new tab), coming up with the idea behind Pour Some Sugar On Me, and playing onstage with David Bowie, Ian Hunter and Queen at the Freddie Mercury tribute concert at Wembley Stadium in 1992.

Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott also spoke about the first time he met Bowie at a barbecue at Bono’s house back in 1990 – and how he was roped into leaving the bash early to visit a restaurant to sing Happy Birthday to U2 guitarist The Edge.

While Def Lep were in the studio, they also performed Pour Some Sugar On Me, along with covers of Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust and the Bowie/Mott The Hoople classic All The Young Dudes.

Watch the videos below.

Def Leppard will be inducted into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame by Queen’s Brian May on Friday night (opens in new tab) at the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn.

They’ll be enshrined along with Stevie Nicks, The Cure, Radiohead, Roxy Music, The Zombies and Janet Jackson.

Scott Munro
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Scott has spent more than 30 years in newspapers and magazines as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. After initially joining our news desk in the summer of 2014, he moved to the e-commerce team full-time in 2020. He maintains Louder’s buyer’s guides, scouts out the best deals for music fans and reviews headphones, speakers, books and more. He's written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog and has previous written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to video games, travel and whisky. Scott grew up listening to rock and prog, cutting his teeth on bands such as Marillion and Magnum before his focus shifted to alternative and post-punk in the late 80s. His favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Ned's Atomic Dustbin and Drab Majesty, but he also still has a deep love of Rush.