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Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott was interviewed yesterday in New York and mentioned the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

Joe spoke to for the Debatable show on SiriusXM radio.

He was in New York for Ian Hunter's 80th birthday celebrations and also appeared on stage with Billy Joel.

Joe talked about New York/Media Appearances, guesting with Billy Idol at Madison Square Garden, Sin City Residency In Las Vegas, 2013 VIVIA! Hysteria/Setlists/Ded Flatbird, Las Vegas Setlist, Rolling Stones/Setlists, playing new songs live, Time Off In Las Vegas/Family time, Writing New Songs In Las Vegas, Collection Volume 2 Box Set/The 90s Era/Slang/Euphoria, Career Difficulties/90s Albums, life issues, Playing Stadiums In 2018, Keith Urban/Country Artists, Taylor Swift, Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Rick Allen Moment and the release of the third Down 'n' Outz album.

He commented briefly on playing with Billy Joel and the emotion of the RRHOF speech plus a little news snippet about the Down 'n' Outz.

Listen to the full 24 minute interview via the radio link below.

A few media photos of Joe at the SiriusXM studios in New York were also posted by Gettyimages.

SiriusXM/Debatable - Joe Elliott Interview Quotes - (Transcribed by dltourhistory)

Writing New Songs In Las Vegas

"But the fact that you can actually settle can write. You know that's another great thing on days off people can get together and write songs. We did some stuff for the last Def Leppard album which came out in 2015. Some of that was written when we did the Vegas residency in 2013."

"So you know you just enjoy the fact that you're not having to pack up and move. You've got one load in and one load out and it's a month apart."

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Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Rick Allen Moment

"Well we knew. We could feel it. As soon as that first ripple went. I knew I'm not starting my speech for at least another two minutes. I just knew that that...I just knew. I hadn't really planned it. But I kinda at the back of my head I thought it's quite possible that this might actually happen."

"And when it did it was like a rip tide coming in. it was like wow, you know."

"I think the important thing about that whole area of the speech was that it transcended music. It was nothing to do with what we were really there for."

"But what we really were there for and what we've always stood for is that brotherhood thing. We are like, as I said at the end of my speech. I'm an only child and these guys are the closeest thing I have to blood brothers you know."

"And it is that. You know we're musicians. Fine. But most of all we're mates. We're friends and for 42 years, mostly, we have managed to not beat each other up."

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