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DEF LEPPARD's JOE ELLIOTT Discusses His 13 Favourite Records

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Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott was interviewed by the UK press earlier this year and talked about his favourite albums.

Joe spoke to Harry Sword of The Quietus.

Joe talked about the digital streaming news and tour announcement in January.

He also talked about his 13 favourite albums including those by David Bowie and Ian Hunter.

The interview was conducted in London in January.

Read the full interview via he link.

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

The Quietus - Joe Elliott Interview Quotes

January 2018 Tour Announcement

"We wanted an earthquake! If only for one day.… So: we thought we'd announce the US tour, the UK tour and the digital news all at the same time. It makes 2018 an 'event year' instead of just another year. And we sold out the 02 in one morning, which was mad. So we're adding Wembley now."

David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars

"We played at the Freddie Mercury tribute at Wembley in 1992. The best part was doing 'All The Young Dudes' with Bowie and Mick Ronson and Brian May. That was the best three minutes – musically – of my career, from an emotional point of view. It was the last time Mick Ronson played on stage and it was celebrating the life of a phenomenal musician that we all miss to this day. Brian May is a career long friend of mine. I remember Phil Collen (guitar) was really nervous. I said to him: 'You're bloody doing it. You'll regret it you're entire life if you don't' I literally had to drag him on stage by the collar. We were looking across and there was Ronson and Bowie and May. And it's my glam anthem, you know? It's my funeral tune and there we were doing it with everyone who ever meant anything to me all on one stage. Bolan would have made it even better I suppose, but he was dead."

Ian Hunter - Ian Hunter

"This was the same year as the Roxy record. Mott has split up by that point. They splintered: Mott the Hoople became simply Mott and Mick Ronson and Ian Hunter went off doing their own thing. You could follow them both. I saw Mott at the Top Rank and I saw Ian Hunter and Mick Ronson at Sheffield City Hall. This still sounds fresh today: it was raw, done in a month. His guitar playing here is as good as it was on any record. There was a solo on a song called 'The Truth The Whole Truth And Nothing But The Truth' - it's one of those things you'd play to a kid whose learning how to play the guitar."

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