deflep2Here at rushonrock we’ve never been afraid to nail our colours to the mast when it comes to bigging up the music we love most. And Def Leppard are and always have been one of the best bands on the planet in our very humble opinion.

To celebrate their return to Donington and their prestigious closing set at Download 2009 we’ve lined up a week of Leppard mania including exclusive interviews, archive reviews and a full festival preview.

Kicking off with a look at the re-released and repackaged versions of Pyromania and Adrenalize we’ll also be talking to axe hero Phil Collen ahead of a busy week for the former Girl man. There’s a special edition of The Vinyl Word featuring our favourite slabs of Lepp plastic and we roll back the years to Sheffield Don Valley Stadium 1993 – a phenomenal event which relaunched the Steel City stars almost 16 years ago to the day.

But if the NWOBHM pioneers aren’t your cup of tea then don’t fear. There’s more, much more…

We take a look behind the scenes with Great White frontman Jack Russell as he finally succumbs to the pressure and bares all in our latest rushonrock Rider. And we look forward to Tesla‘s Download appearance as the US stars take their bow on The Vinyl Countdown.

Rising stars Serpico play the North East tonight and you can read the first review right here. Plus we round up all the latest news and views right across the week before heading to Derbyshire for Classic Rock Sunday. What a way to end a crazy week: Def Leppard Week.