Joe Elliott (Def Leppard): “First of all, a massive thanks to all our fans and past inductees who voted for us. Congratulations to all our fellow inductees, we stand alongside some amazing artists, past and present. What an absolute honor.”
Phil Collen (Def Leppard): “We started 2018 off at the Royal Albert Hall and to now cap it all off with a nod into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is brilliant.”
Rick Savage (Def Leppard): “Being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame puts Def Leppard in a class of peers that we’ve always appreciated and admired. We’re looking forward to the ceremony.”
Vivian Campbell (Def Leppard): “Coming into Def Leppard after stints with other bands, it was immediately apparent to me that Leppard had ambition far beyond most. As a fan from the early years, I'd heard that ambition in the music, blending genres to craft the unique Leppard sound. After 26 years as the new guy, I can assure you that the work ethic and the collective focus of this band is just as strong to this day."
Rick Allen (Def Leppard): “What an honor for Def Leppard to be included in this year’s induction with so many other talented and deserving artists.”
Also being honored from Def Leppard are original guitarists Pete Willis and the late Steve Clark.