Def Leppard Unleash ‘Let’s Go’ Video
"Do you really want to do this now," asks Def Leppard repeatedly in their latest single, "Let's Go," and the answer is definitely "Yes." What better time than the present to unveil the brand new video for the single?!
The group just unleashed the clip, which is part futuristic civilization and part performance piece. In the video, seen above, a robot appears to be holed up in a lair where he has access to multiple screens not only monitoring the dilapidated city surrounding him, but also the playback of Def Leppard performing "Let's Go" live. See how it plays out above.
As for the song itself, it smacks of some of the big guitar licks and stomp-your-foot goodness of the band's '80s heyday. Frontman Joe Elliott recently told Rolling Stone, "It's a call to arms, you know? Rick Savage [bass] wrote 80 percent of the song. I wrote the verses, he wrote all the music and the choruses. He came in with it, and we knew it was a classic Def Leppard song. It's that three-minute pop-rock stuff with big chunky guitars and a big chorus. And it has that swaggering, mid-tempo rhythm, like 'Sugar' and 'Rock of Ages.' The idea was, we wanted something familiar. I mean, when AC/DC comes back after years away, you're not going to get 'Bohemian Rhapsody' from 'em, you know? And you don't want it, either -- you want 'Back In Black,' or something like it. For us, this is what we do. And it's something we enjoy doing."
See Where Vivian Campbell Ranks on Our List of the Top 50 Hard Rock + Metal Guitarists
Watch Def Leppard and Others in Our 'Monsters of Rock' 8-Bit Video Game Trailer