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DEF LEPPARD's JOE ELLIOTT/GHOST Pledge To Perform Spillways Live/Make New Music

Def Leppard 2023. Ghost/Joe Elliott 2023

Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott has been interviewed alongside Ghost singer Tobias Forge to promote the recent Spillways single.

Joe appeared on a new version of their song 'Spillways' which is available to be downloaded and streamed.

The song and lyric video were both released on 26th January.

The single artwork features the familiar Def Leppard triangle in red/yellow with the Ghost logo over the top and the title written in Def Leppard pyrite font.

The original song was released in March 2022 on their fifth studio album 'Impera' and was also released as a single in July 2022.

Joe has taken part in another joint interview with Ghost frontman Tobias Forge.

This time with the Rolling Stone (UK) website.

Joe and Tobias talked about starting out in music, being a Def Leppard fan, Joe being a fan of Ghost, the song Spillways, music industry changes, playing Spillways together live and possible writing and recording original material together.

Read some quotes below.

Writing/Recording New Music

Joe talks again about himself and Tobias writing new music together in the future.

Spillways Live

The interviewer says the pair have "pledged to" perform Spillways live possibly at a festival if they are on at the same time.

Both bands are scheduled to play Sweden Rock this year but Def Leppard are on 7th June with Ghost on the 19th. Joe will be with Def Leppard in Finland on the 9th and then in Norway on 11th June.

If any performance takes place this year at a festival then Sweden Rock is the most likely with Joe having to do a bit of extra travel.

Ghost also play in the USA in August but no dates are near any of The World Tour stadium locations.

No word on whether Joe will be in character for any performance they might do.

Def Leppard Fan

Tobias talked about being a fan of the band in the 80s and how he's influenced by their songwriting.

Listen to the full song below via Spotify.

Visit the Tour News section. For more news on future tour plans.

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

Def Leppard 2023.

Ghost - Spillways Single 2023

  • 01 - Spillways (Ft. Joe Elliott of Def Leppard) - 3:20
  • 02 - Spillways (Original Version) - 3:17

  • Record Label - Loma Vista
  • Total Time - 6:37
  • Release Date - 26th January 2023

Buy 'Spillways' Online

Joe Elliott/Rolling Stone (UK) - March 2023 Interview Quotes

Spillways Live

Joe Elliott - "If we’re on at the same festival."

Writing Music Together

Joe Elliott - "If we write something together in the future. It will be very interesting to see how it turns out."

Spillways Single

Joe Elliott - "I think I’d actually recorded it before he’d even given me the heads up to do it!."

Being A Def Leppard Fan

Tobias Forge - "I grew up in the ‘80s, so Def Leppard was part of my DNA."

Read the full interview on the Rolling Stone (UK) website.

The Joe Elliott Show - 28th January 2023 Quotes

Show Intro

"This song that we're about to hear has been out for a while."

"But not this particular version. Featuring yours truly, this is Ghost."

Ghost Spillways

"So how did that collaboration come about I hear you ask."

"Well turns out that about probably 9 months ago now I was pointed towards an interview that Tobias had done saying he was a bit of a Def Leppard fan."

"And of course as you all know if you've been listening to my show regularly."

"That I am a fan of the band Ghost. And I guess we both heard about each other's mutual love for each other."

"And it just became a very organic get together. And he said would I like to sing on a re-recording of the song Spillways."

"In actual fact the backing track's the same, but I added my parts to it. And there you have it."

"And we had such fun just a couple of weeks ago doing a kind of a webisode I think he calls them. A mini video for the song which was shot in pretty much my local."

"At a place called the Blue Light in Dublin. And great fun was had. Always up for a bit of a laugh."

"And it was great to meet Tobias. A lovely guy and a great artist. And there is the re-recording, if you like, or the additional version of the song Spillways."

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