Thursday, 1st September 2022
Prev  |  Next

The JOE ELLIOTT Show 27th August 2022 Playlist/Transcript

Joe Elliott 2022. The Joe Elliott Show

Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott hosted another edition of his weekly radio show on 27th August on Planet Rock.

This week's show included songs by DIO, T. Rex and Def Leppard.

The full playlist is shown below and a full transcript.

The show is available until next Saturday using the On Demand feature. It is also repeated on Tuesdays at 9pm.

The Joe Elliott Show - 27th August 2022 Playlist

  • 01 - UFO - Hot 'n' Ready
  • 02 - DIO - Rainbow In The Dark
  • 03 - Def Leppard - Work It Out
  • 04 - Thin Lizzy - Emerald
  • 05 - T. Rex - Jeepster
  • 06 - Pat Travers - Medley, Part 1 & 2
  • 07 - Deep Purple - Never Before
  • 08 - Von Hertzen Brothers - New Day Rising
  • 09 - Hawkwind - Hurry On Sundown
  • 10 - Sensational Alex Harvey Band - St Anthony

Show Intro

"Greetings everyone and welcome once again to The Joe Elliott Show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. This week it is coming to you all the way from LA Man. Los Angeles, California. Arguably the rock and roll capital of the world. And it certainly was in the 60s and the 70s and the 80s. It's where everybody gravitated to. If they didn't base themselves in New York or London of course. So we can argue that one all night long."

"Now what have we got lined up for tonight?. There's no arguing that the next 60 minutes has got some fantastic music. Starting off with a band I saw live in LA in 1995 with their classic line-up reformed. This is UFO."


"Yeah that was some gig. Just about everybody in the audience was in a band. Wonderful stuff to see Schenker back in the line-up back then in 1995. And there we just heard him when he was originally in the band back in 1978. The album is Obsession. The song we heard Hot 'n' Ready."


"Now within the ranks of Def Leppard this week we've had what you might call a significant birthday. So happy happy birthday Vivian Campbell."

"And before that, and unless you were a fan of Sweet Savage, who really only kind of made a bit of a head way a little bit in Ireland. You wouldn't have known who he was until he joined DIO. And then wow did we know who he was. And there we just heard him, and the first song that I ever heard Vivian play on. Rainbow In The Dark."

Def Leppard

"Two major contributions to different bands right there from Mr. Vivian Campbell. Who earlier this week celebrated a significant birthday. What did we just heard there. Def Leppard from 1996. The Slang album. The first thing that Vivian ever wrote for Def Leppard. the song Work It Out."

Thin Lizzy

"And staying with Vivian's birthday celebrations just a little bit longer. Here's a couple of artists that were a big influence on Vivian both musically and visually. Starting off with Thin Lizzy."

"And before that Thin Lizzy with a song that Vivian played many times when he joined for a brief period in 2011. The original 1876 release of the album Jailbreak didn't feature what you just heard. It's the 2011 remix that I did with Scott Gorham and Ronan McHugh. the song is Emerald."

T. Rex

"Now listeners of a certain age will remember the impact that Marc Bolan had on the generation that we grew up in. 1970 to '74 may be. He was such an enormous success and a massive influence on Def Leppard generally. But specifically on Vivian Campbell. Anybody that owns the YEAH! album will see that Vivian actually mimicked the cover of Electric Warrior for the artwork of that record. And there from said album we just heard T. Rex with Jeepster."

"You are listening to The Joe Elliott Show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. This week coming to you all the way from Los Angeles in California. Coming up an artist that Def Leppard opened for on our first ever American tour 42 years ago just down the road from here at the legendary Santa Monica Civic Hall."

Pat Travers

"And before that Pat Travers who Def Leppard opened for 42 years ago. 20th of May 1980 was the first ever gig that we played in America opening for Pat Travers at the Santa Monica Civic. Which was a legendary place for me because it's where David Bowie launched the Ziggy Stardust tour just 8 years previously in 1972. There Pat Travers from his debut album in 1976 we just heard the song Medley, Part 1 & 2."

Deep Purple

"About 7 or 8 years ago I actually sang a version of that song with a band called the Kings Of Chaos. Which featured Matt Sorum and Duff McKagan of Guns N' Roses fame. And Steve Stevens from the Billy Idol band. It wasn't too bad but it's really really difficult to top the original isn't it. It is Deep Purple there from that album Machine Head. Never Before is the song."

Von Hertzen Brothers

"Right from LA to Finland. This is the Von Hertzen Brothers."

"And before that the Von Hertzen Brothers. Title track of their amazing album New Day Rising."


"They were ecclectic. they were noisy. They were quiet. They were all sorts of mad things weren't they. Mad being probably the prominent one. That's Hawkwind with Hurry On Sundown. Wonderful bit of work."

Show Outro

"And that my friends, all the way from Los Angeles in California, is about it for this week. It's been a real pleasure as always. I shall be back with you next week at exactly the same time from Edmonton in Canada."

"So until then I shall leave you with this. And I really did miss a trick last week didn't I. Yes I played the Sensational Alex Harvey Band as I have a want to do because I love them to death. But didn't play this next song. Which I should have done because the show came last week from San Antonio in Texas. And as we all know San Antonio is Spanish for St Anthony. Until next week see ya!."

Def Leppard 2022.

Def Leppard / Latest Release

Def Leppard / Latest Tour

Def Leppard World Tour 2022

share this story:

get def leppard news

Stay in touch with the latest updates.

explore def leppard tour history
All News
Tour News
Album News
All Tours