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Joe Elliott On 2014 KISS Tour/Vivian's Health - Audio

Saturday, 2nd August 2014

Joe Elliott Sheffield 2008.
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Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott was interviewed on 31st July by Steve Raymond on 100.7 WZXL radio and he talked about the KISS tour/Vivian's health.

Joe talked about the Summer Tour 2014, introducing KISS on stage, Vivian's health, the 2014 setlist, the Down 'n' Outz and having his family out on tour.

Listen to the full 11 minute interview below.

Steve Raymond - Joe Elliott Interview Quote

Touring With KISS/Introducing Them

"You know what I'd been threatening to do it the whole tour and it got to the last night before a five day break and I thought if this is one of them things that's gonna rip my throat out I've got five days recover. I was so aware of what KISS Alive II was. I'm gonna introduce you guys tonight. So I went over to their - normally one of their techs does it and he just gave me the mike and of course - but it's so I heard somebody downloaded it off some radio station yesterday. They played my intro and then Detroit Rock City. Yeah that was me as you can see I punched the air after I did it"

Vivian's Health

"Well you know it's an ongoing situation. I won't say every single day of his life is comfortable but what's making him mentally comfortable is being out on the road with the band and doing this rather than sitting at home twiddling his thumbs going 'I've got cancer, I've got cancer' So he's out there working. It's as mental as it is physical for Vivian. He was having treatment yesterday but he's - I spoke to his wife this morning and she said he's feeling a lot better today. We don't do a gig until tomorrow night. So he should be in good shape. He's only really had one bad night here and that was in LA following an enormous bout of chemo. And it was really hard for him but he still got up on stage and did his job you know and most nights he's been amazing and he gets stronger and stronger each time. And he's working his way through this specific treatment that he's got which is all thumbs up from his doctors so he could do this tour so that in September he goes in for Stem Cell surgery. Which hopefully will put this thing to bed once and for all."