Def Leppard Releases “Diamond Star Halos”

Def Leppard: Diamond Star HalosSeven years after their self-titled album, Def Leppard has returned with Diamond Star Halos. The iconic English rock band’s twelfth studio album delivers their unmistakable sound with special guests Allison Krauss and Mike Garson making appearances.

Rick Savage sat down with France’s Music Waves to discuss his writing process.

“I always start writing a song with a riff. It’s very easy for me. The hardest part is finishing the job. But writing lyrics, writing melodies, it’s complicated. Joe finishes the job in general (laughs),” he said. “‘From Here To Eternity’ is a song that I composed, and there is indeed an inspiration that comes from Led Zeppelin, but also from the Beatles and Queen. I wanted to write a song with a 1940s black and white film in mind about murders, gangsters, etc. (laughs). Visually, I saw it in my head.”

Watch Savage and company throw down on “Fire It Up”:

Diamond Star Halos is available now on CD, vinyl, cassette, and as a digital download (iTunes and Amazon MP3).

Diamond Star Halos Track List:

  1. Take What You Want
  2. Kick
  3. Fire It Up
  4. This Guitar [feat. Alison Krauss]
  5. SOS Emergency
  6. Liquid Dust
  7. U Rok Mi
  8. Goodbye For Good This Time
  9. All We Need
  10. Open Your Eyes
  11. Gimme A Kiss
  12. Angels (Can’t Help You Now)
  13. Lifeless [feat. Alison Krauss]
  14. Unbreakable
  15. From Here To Eternity

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  1. Misty Batson

    Awesome album. The boys still have it. Love Def Leppard