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DEF LEPPARD's JOE ELLIOTT Appears On Good Morning Britain (Video)

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Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott appeared on UK TV yesterday morning and video/photos are available.

Joe was a guest on ITV show Good Morning Britain.

He was interviewed by Susanna Reid and Richard Madeley.

Joe talked about the Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall show, the band's longevity, the UK tour, history of rock and he played a bit of guitar at the end.

He also presented the hosts with a copy of the CD Collection Volume 1 box set.

Watch the full 5 minute interview on the ITV website.

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Good Morning Britain - Joe Elliott Interview Transcript

Teenage Cancer Trust Show

"Considering it's five hours since we left the building."

You played the Royal Albert Hall last night. First time ever.

"We did yeah. First time Def Leppard's played there. We were there for the Brit Awards in 1989. Which doesn't really count, one song and an award we didn't win."

But you were there for charity last night?

"Yeah it's the 18th year of the Teenage Cancer Trust. We did a show with The Who in October and Roger said please come do it and we said can't wait."

You should look, after 41 years in a heavy rock band you should look dissolute. You look great.

"Well we do our best. The thing is everybody wants you to still be 21 when you get up there. So we do our best but it just gets harder every year you know."

We've been talking this morning about what's best North or South?. Our Twitter poll is completely divided but when you're on tour who are the best audiences?.

"That's kind of an unfair question. I would have to say Montreal in Canada OK?."

Because you go on tour in December don't you. And you cover.

"Everywhere. We start in Ireland in Dublin then up to Belfast and then into Wales and then all the way round. We're playing The O2 in London on the 12th."

And do you still get a thrill out of it?.

"I do actually because to be quite honest you kind of can't believe you're still doing it after all this amount of time. And the crowds seem to be getting bigger."

Do you feel young when you do it?

"You know what I think this business it can keep you young if you want it to. I mean if you wanna be Leonard Cohen then you're gonna be old. I think with this, I watch Mick Jagger and I watch the way that, even Roger Daltrey, there's a teenager inside still there really is."

Where did heavy rock come from?. I mean I'm thinking of you had Chuck Berry, The Beatles, The Stones, but when did heavy rock really enter?.

"Probably about '68 when Sabbath and Led Zeppelin came along and then there's you know some people will call them heavy metal and some people call them heavy rock or hard rock and then it starts getting all pigeon holed."

But you're different. I was looking at some of your tracks last night on Google and it's interesting you do a lot of close harmonies. You don't get that with a lot of heavy rock bands.

"No you don't. Basically our mantra when we started out is like the power of a band like AC/DC but the harmonies and the variation of a band like Queen."

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