In honor of the release of “Viva Hysteria,” Def Leppard’s concert performance of its 1987 landmark “Hysteria” album in its entirety, lead guitarist Phil Collen shares these behind-the-scenes tidbits with Goldmine.
The previous Pink Floyd Immersion editions were geared toward the audio geek. The Immersion edition of “The Wall” is more for the rarities geek.
With “News Of The World,” released in 1977, Queen left behind the fey foppery of the band’s earlier releases in favor of unabashed arena rock.
Considered by many to be the godfather of New Wave, Nick Lowe’s reputation as a slightly off-kilter, melodically stimulating singer-songwriter was made with 1978′s “Pure Pop For Now People” and its 1979 follow-up, “Labour of Lust.”
No troupe has done more to preserve the glories of early doo-wop than the staunchly a cappella Persuasions.