Bunim/Murray Productions, AEG Live/AEG Network Live, and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas today announced a new documentary series, Living with Def Leppard. The multi-episode project will take viewers into the world of iconic rock band Def Leppard, capturing the VIVA Hysteria! concerts which took place earlier this year at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel.
The series follows the band, one that has been together since 1977 and continues to perform to fans in sold out arenas and stadiums worldwide, both on and off the stage throughout their stay in Las Vegas. Viewers will witness the band’s camaraderie and spirit, which have kept them together for 35 years despite many challenges and temptations.
Bunim-Murray Productions and AEG Network Live filmed performances and documentary-style moments from the artists’ own point of view, showing a side to the band, and its members, unlike any ever seen before. It is the band’s story told by the band. The series also incorporates interviews with Def Leppard fans, giving them the chance to tell their story of why they hold this band in such high regard and how the songs take them back to where the memories began. The docu-series has the potential to become a signature series, which will showcase multiple bands, all experienced through a similar format and storytelling technique.
“The bands performing at Hard Rocket Hotel boast a huge following with dedicated fans, and it’s appropriate that we’re kicking off this series with Def Leppard, a band that boasts a long list of songs that continue to resonate with multiple generations of fans,” said Jonathan Murray, Chairman of Bunim/Murray Productions. “By taking viewers inside the performance we will capture the music and the personal stories of the band members, juxtaposed with the memories of their devoted followers. By bringing together these bands, AEG and Hard Rock Hotel, we’ve built a team that will deliver music documentary at its best.”
“AEG Live is excited to be a part of this groundbreaking documentary series featuring the legendary Def Leppard at one of the greatest and most intimate rock venues, The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino,” said John Meglen, President & Co-CEO of Concerts West/AEG Live. “This is sure to set a precedent for a new genre of TV custom made for the ultimate rock fans.” www.defleppard.com