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JOE ELLIOTT On DEF LEPPARD's Working Class Background (Rock & Roll Road Trip Video)

Def Leppard 2020. AXS TV

Def Leppard's appearance on Sammy Hagar's Rock & Roll Road Trip show will premiere 19th April and a new clip is available.

Sammy attended the 4th September 2019 show at Zappos Theater in Las Vegas during the Sin City Residency.

Joe later revealed on his weekly Planet Rock show that they had filmed for an episode of 'Rock & Roll Road Trip'.

AXS TV have announced last week that the fifth season of the show will premiere with the Def Leppard episode titled "Viva Def Vegas" on Sunday, 19th April 2020.

They have now posted a short preview clip of the show on YouTube with Joe and Sammy talking about Def Leppard's band loyalty.

Watch the video below which includes footage of them playing during the soundcheck of the 4th September 2019 show.

The 30 minute 'Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar' show started in 2016 and 44 episodes have aired over four seasons.

During the day he interviewed Joe for the show and also jammed with the band at their soundcheck on a cover of the Montrose classic 'Bad Motor Scooter'.

The show features Sammy interviewing his rock and roll friends and often jamming on classic songs with them.

September 2019 marked 40 years since the band opened for Sammy on his 1979 UK tour for four shows including their public debut in London.

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Rock & Roll Road Trip - Video Quotes - (Transcribed by dltourhistory)

Sammy Hagar - Seeing you guys then and sitting here with you now it seems that with all that you've been through and went through and everything. The fact that you guys stuck together and did all that and you're still here today and doing better than ever or as good as ever. How did that happen for you?.

Joe Elliott - "Well the sticking together part was kinda simple really. We came from a real Northern English working class background. Where you just know that you're either gonna become a soccer player, a musician or a bank robber."

"You know that it. Or it's factory life, but if you want something outside of a factory they're your three options."

"The sticking together part just comes from that working class background of like you've got this possibly only one chance to do something with your life that's so extraordinary compared to what everybody else in your kind of locale is doing. That we were scared to do anything but you know. And when Rick lost his arm the way that we'd become even then only five years as a band. We were so tight that it's like well you don't kick your brother out of your family if he has an accident. So if he can't do this it's up to him to tell us. And that gave him the confidence to give it a go."

Sammy Hagar - It's so coo.. I mean so unheard of in rock. I mean I've been thrown out of so many bands. You go all the way with these people to the top. sell a gazillion records and do all this stuff and then all of a sudden they throw you out because, for some ego trip or something.

Joe Elliott - "I never got that, especially those two bands. Two of my favourites."

Sammy Hagar - Yeah I've been through a lot, thrown out of two. But it's OK. I'm happy.

Rock & Roll Road Trip/AXS TV - News Quotes

PREMIERE - Sun, Apr 19th - 8:30 PM ET

Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar - Viva Def Vegas

Sammy heads back to Sin City for a stop at the Cabo Wabo and the key to the city. He sits down with Shaquille O'Neal at his Big Chicken restaurant then talks with Joe Elliot of Def Leppard. Sammy caps off the day with a jam during rehearsals of Def Leppard's residency at Planet Hollywood.

Air Times on AXS TV:

  • Sunday, 19th April - 8:30pm ET - (Premiere)
  • Monday, 20th April - 12:35am ET - (r)
  • Tuesday, 21st April - 10:30pm ET - (r)
  • Wednesday, 22nd April - 8;30am ET - (r)

Def Leppard

When we think 80s music, we think Def Leppard. Their videos dominated MTV, their songs rocked the airwaves, and their albums were flying off the shelves throughout the 80s. Their biggest, Pyromania, has been certified diamond (10x platinum), and Hysteria has now been certified 12x platinum. On the season premiere of Rock & Roll Road Trip, Sammy heads to Vegas to meet up with the band and hear all about their newest venture; a residency at Planet Hollywood.

Who will Sammy Hagar be stopping by to visit on his road trip?

We’re gearing up for a brand new season of Rock & Roll Road Trip starting on April 19th. For this season, we’ve lined up an all-star lineup of guests featuring 80s music’s finest, country music superstars, NBA legends, and everything in between. Get acquainted with a few of the people you’ll be meeting this season!

The Joe Elliott Show - 7th September 2019 Quotes

"Now just this Thursday gone had the great pleasure of being interviewed for a TV show by the legendary Sammy Hagar who Def Leppard toured with 40 years ago this month. In the UK when we played shows in Newcastle, Manchester, Birmingham and London. We also had the fantastic pleasure of jamming out with him during soundcheck on one classic Montrose song."

"And before that we heard Montrose from 1973 their debut album. One of the best rock albums of all time. And the song, something that we got to play with Sammy Hagar during one of our soundchecks which is definitely bucket list time for me. The fantastic Bad Motor Scooter."

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