Def Leppard announce first new studio album in seven years, Diamond Star Halos, premiere catchy lead single, Kick

Vivian Campbell (left) and Phil Collen of Def Leppard perform onstage at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the T-Mobile Arena on September 21, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada
(Image credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images/iHeartMedia)

British stadium rock legends Def Leppard have announced a new studio album, Diamond Star Halos.

The first new studio LP from the quintet since their self-titled 2015 effort, Diamond Star Halos was recorded remotely over the course of the last two years, in three different countries. It also features a pair of guest appearances from bluegrass/country legend Alison Krauss (on the tracks This Guitar and Lifeless) and is set for a May 27 release via UMe.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.