Pete Willis

English musician, songwriter

Peter Andrew Willis (born 16 February 1960) is a retired English musician and songwriter. He is best known as a founding member of the band Def Leppard. He co-wrote many tracks and played guitar on the band's first three albums: On Through the Night, High 'n' Dry, and Pyromania.[1] He was fired from Def Leppard in 1982 and replaced by Phil Collen.

Pete Willis
Birth namePeter Andrew Willis
Born (1960-02-16) 16 February 1960 (age 61)
Sheffield, England
GenresHeavy metal, hard rock
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
InstrumentsGuitar, vocals
Years active1977–1991, 2003
Associated actsAtomic Mass, Def Leppard, Gogmagog, Nightrun, Roadhouse

In 2019, Willis was added into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Def Leppard.[2]