Def Leppard band members


Def Leppard band members
Def Leppard

Def Leppard performing live in 2007.
L–R: Vivian Campbell, Rick Savage, Joe Elliott, Phil Collen.
Photo by Matt Becker.
Background information
Also known as Deaf Leopard, Atomic Mass
Years active 1977–present
Members
Rick Savage
Joe Elliott
Rick Allen
Phil Collen
Vivian Campbell
Past members
Steve Clark
Pete Willis
Tony Kenning
Frank Noon

The following is a chronology of the various band members of Def Leppard from the group's inception in 1977 to the present.

Def Leppard line-ups
(November 1977-January 1978)
  • Joe Elliott - lead vocals
  • Pete Willis - guitar, backing vocals
  • Rick Savage - bass, backing vocals
  • Tony Kenning - drums
(January 1978-November 1978)
  • Joe Elliott - lead vocals
  • Pete Willis - guitar, backing vocals
  • Steve Clark - guitar, backing vocals
  • Rick Savage - bass, backing vocals
  • Tony Kenning - drums
(November 1978)
  • Joe Elliott - lead vocals
  • Pete Willis - guitar, backing vocals
  • Steve Clark - guitar, backing vocals
  • Rick Savage - bass, backing vocals
  • Frank Noon - drums
(November 1978-July 1982)
  • Joe Elliott - lead vocals
  • Pete Willis - guitar, backing vocals
  • Steve Clark - guitar, backing vocals
  • Rick Savage - bass, backing vocals
  • Rick Allen - drums
(July 1982-January 1991)
  • Joe Elliott - lead vocals
  • Phil Collen - guitar, backing vocals
  • Steve Clark - guitar, backing vocals
  • Rick Savage - bass, backing vocals
  • Rick Allen - drums
(January 1991-March/April 1992)
  • Joe Elliott - lead vocals
  • Phil Collen - guitar, backing vocals
  • Rick Savage - bass, backing vocals
  • Rick Allen - drums
(April 1992 – present)
  • Joe Elliott - lead vocals
  • Phil Collen - guitar, backing vocals
  • Vivian Campbell - guitar, backing vocals
  • Rick Savage - bass, backing vocals
  • Rick Allen - drums

Note: Jeff Rich, aka Merle Hudson, briefly played drums with Def Leppard in August 1986 to supplement Rick Allen.


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