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DEF LEPPARD's JOE ELLIOTT Wants To Write With GHOST's Tobias Forge

Def Leppard 2023. Ghost/Joe Elliott 2023

Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott has been interviewed and mentioned a possible further collaboration with Ghost singer Tobias Forge.

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 a new interview alongside Tobias with the NME talking about the song and a possible further collaboration.

And yes, the same NME Joe once said the band used to refer to as 'the enemy'....which is now a Web only magazine.

Joe also recently made his third Instagram post talking briefly about the Spillways song and sharing the lyric video.

More Collaboration

Joe says he is open to writing new music with Tobias Forge without giving any details of when this might happen.


Joe talked once again about how the Spillways collaboration came about and the filming of the webisode video in Dublin.

The World Tour

He also briefly commented on the recent Mexico City show on The World Tour 2023 which resumes tonight in Lima, Peru.

Listen to the full song below via Spotify.

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

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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/NME - February 2023 Interview Quotes

Future Collaboration

"“Next time though, when we’ve both got some time off, I want us to actually find some neutral place where we can get together in a room with a little recorder, a couple of guitars, pen, paper, our brains, a bottle of wine and see what we come up with."


"By the time we finally got to speak, I had already recorded ‘Spillways’ because I was chomping at the bit."

Webisode Video

"He came over to Dublin and we went to my local which is about a mile and a half from my house."

"We were there for about four hours but we were only filming for maybe an hour."

The World Tour

"“I’m in Mexico City where Def Leppard just played to 56,000 people, Ghost are playing to huge crowds as well."

Read the full interview on the NME 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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