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JOE ELLIOTT Recalls DEF LEPPARD/Taylor Swift CMT Crossroads Show

Def Leppard 2008. Screenshot

Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott was interviewed for the Music Now podcast in June and discussed the 2008 CMT Crossroads show.

Joe spoke to Rolling Stone magazine for their Music Now podcast in June.

The interview was done many months before the 2018 tour started but only published in June.

Joe talked about Journey's line-up, AC/DC/Brian Johnson, Arnel Pineda, Taylor Swift/Crossroads, reacting to a Drake song, being fans of different music, Excitable, Depeche Mode, selling records, musical influences, 2018 tour setlists, opening with a new song, writing/recording Animal, Let It Go, Foolin' recording, Love Bites, Armageddon It, Two Steps Behind/Last Action Hero, Rocket, Bringin' On The Heartbreak and Switch 625.

Rolling Stone have now published the part about working with Taylor Swift in text form on their website.

Listen to the full 43 minute interview via the links below.

The 6th October marked exactly ten years since this show was filmed in Nashville, TN during a break in the Songs From The Sparkle Lounge touring schedule.

Visit the Album News section for more news on new music (based on band member quotes).

Def Leppard 2018.

Music Now Podcast - Joe Elliott Interview Quotes

Taylor Swift

"Well, she was already pretty big, so the conquer the world was something that was either gonna happen or wasn’t. In fairness, she really did go out, full bore, and conquer the world. Good luck to her for doing that, you know?."

CMT Crossroads Performance

"The whole thing came together because somebody walked into our dressing room with a laptop… He goes, “It’s Taylor Swift, she’s doing this interview, and she said there was only band that she would ever do a Crossroads with, and it was Def Leppard.” We went, “Wow, OK, get in touch with her, see what she thinks.” Lo and behold, couple of months go by and, all of a sudden, we’re doing this show."

Def Leppard 2008. By Krista Lee/CMT 2008

"Getting hooked in with Taylor was great. She was 17 years old. We were more than willing to do this. We got a new record just out. It was a bit of fun. It was a four-day project."

Buy 'The Story So Far...The Best Of Def Leppard' Online

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Buy 'Personal Jesus / We All Need Christmas' Online

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Buy 'Hysteria The Singles' Online

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