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News - Joe Elliott Kerrang!/Planet Rock Interviews

Wednesday, 23rd February 2011 | 

Joe Elliott has commented on the return to headline this years Download Festival with UK magazine Kerrang!. He also to Planet Rock during the Breakfast With Lucio show.

Def Leppard were confirmed last night to headline the Friday night slot at the festival on 10th June.

Kerrang! - Joe Elliott Interview Quotes

"It'll be a quarter of a century since we first played at Donington [in 1986], and we're coming back to headline - twice in three years!" Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott tells Kerrang!.

"Last time we headlined Download in 2009, it was incredible," he adds. "There was a great vibe backstage and out front, too. The reaction we got from the audience was amazing. We have too much fun doing this!"

Breakfast With Lucio - Joe Elliott Interview Quotes

"I've recently been asked how it is to play Download for the second time in three years. Well, I'll be honest with you, it's a fantastic honour. How many chances do you get to headline it twice in three years. I don't think anybody's ever done it."

"I don't remember anybody doing it like twice in three years so it's beyond an honour isn't it."

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Listen to the audio interview at -

Def Leppard - Interviews 2011