LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) – Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Def Leppard have signed a global administration deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Billboard is reporting.
Brian J. Monaco, president, global chief marketing officer, Sony/ATV, said: “For decades, Def Leppard has sold out stadium after stadium across the globe while continuing to reach a new generation of fans. We are proud to welcome Def Leppard to the Sony/ATV family and look forward to collaborating on opportunities within film, television and advertising that will expose Def Leppard’s rich catalog of music in new and exciting ways.”
Jon Platt, Sony/ATV chairman and CEO, added: “Def Leppard stands atop the titans of rock. Their cutting-edge sound and ferocious stage performances defined a generation like no other band. With timeless songs from ‘Rock of Ages’ to “Pour Some Sugar on Me”, Def Leppard extends its pop culture relevance to today. Working closely with Brian Monaco and the Sony/ATV team, we are thrilled to take their powerhouse catalog into the next millennium and beyond.”
Over the course of their 40 plus year career, Def Leppard has secured a whopping 19 Billboard Hot 100 hits and clocked 29 songs on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock chart. Their albums Pyromania and Hysteria, have both sold more than 10 million copies each.
Fans can catch Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, Poison, and Joan Jett when they hit the road together across North America this upcoming summer on their recently announced ‘The Stadium Tour.’