When Def Leppard and the Number ‘13’ Collide

When Def Leppard and the Number ‘13’ Collide 

Posted: 2:42 pm Thursday, October 11th, 2018

By Pete Rizzo

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Sometimes “13” can be a lucky number after all. Ask the guys in Def Leppard!

13 years after they were first deemed eligible for induction in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Joe, Rick, Sav, Phil and Viv finally made the ballot for the Class of 2019.

I’d say it’s a safe bet they get in alongside Stevie Nicks (a more than deserving HOF two-timer).

As a lifelong fan, it’s especially gratifying for Rick Allen, already author of the one of the greatest comebacks in rock history following his horrible accident that robbed him of his left arm. I say he gets the loudest ovation of the night.

It’s also equally bittersweet since Steve Clark will be not there to accept his due honor.

Nonetheless, it’s a great week to be a Def Leppard fan. And just another of the many reasons why they remain among my all-time favorite bands!