WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 06: Def Leppard's Joe Elliott and Phil Collen perform at YouTube Presents Def Leppard At The House Of Blues at House of Blues Sunset Strip on June 6, 2012 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Def Leppard’s ‘Hysteria’ was released 30 years ago today (August 3, 1987). The album sold over 25 million copies & produced some adrenaline pumping performance videos that received a lot of play on MTV. Check’em out.

 

This one was on MTV non-stop. It has all of the elements of an iconic hard rock music video – band members jumping in the air, beautiful women in the crowd singing, shots of the road crew setting up the stage, rehearsal shots.

 

 

Can’t stop this feelin’, can’t stop this fight. Dancing, driving and performing in this video.

 

 

 

The circus is in town….

 

 

 

More performance shots, plenty of backstage hijinx & the crowd in the palm of their hands. Are you gettin’ it?

 

 

 

Love Bites, Love Bleeds. It’s bringin’ me to my knees!

 

 

 

It’s time to Rocket!

 

Def Leppard - Rocket Music Video

Def Leppard - Rocket Music Video. © 1989 Bludgeon Riffola Ltd. http://www.defleppard.com/ This music video is also included in the dvd-video compilation: DEF LEPPARD - BEST OF THE VIDEOS. ℗ 2004 Bludgeon Riffola Limited Under Exclusive Licence To Mercury Records Limited. A Universal Music Company. © 2004 Mercury Records Limited.