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Like a team, Def Leppard perseveres

Originally Published: June 20, 2011
By Roger Lotring | Special to ESPN.com

If any band can be classified as undefeated, it's Def Leppard. Coming together in Sheffield in 1977, the working class English kids with the lofty goal of becoming the biggest band in the world have weathered every setback that would have derailed most groups.

After winning with 1983's "Pyromania" album, Def Leppard spent an exhausting four years trying to repeat that success with a series of false starts, compounded by drummer Rick Allen losing his left arm in an auto accident ...

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