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Joe Elliott On The Art Of McCartney Tribute Album - Audio

Saturday, 15th November 2014

The Art Of McCartney 2014.
The Art of McCartney

Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott was interviewed yesterday by Trudi And Jim of 94.7 WCSX radio and he talked about The Art Of McCartney album.

Joe talked along with producer Ralph Sall about The Art Of McCartney tribute album, both songs 'Helen Wheels' and 'Hi Hi Hi' were discussed, which song Joe would cover for a Bob Seger tribute album, a random question of Bono's recent plane incident, the 2015 studio/tour, his appearance with The Who in London, their favourite drum intros, (Led Zeppelin) John Bonham's drumming and some of the other artists on the tribute album.

Joe had already talked to this show in early October.

You can stream The Art of McCartney album now via various news sites.

Listen to the full 11 minute interview via the link below. The station also posted an excerpt from this interview about Bob Seger.

Trudi And Jim - Joe Elliott Interview Quotes

The Art Of McCartney Album

"There was about two or three weeks in between. I think you're better off asking Ralph that particular question but as far as I'm aware I know that we were asked if Def Leppard would perform a song and then I was asked if I would do one. I kind of got the impression it might've been through the fact that I'd been hanging out a little bit with McCartney's band at a couple of the concerts and they may have just dropped my name into the hat, I don't know. But either way it was such an honour to be involved - in both of those songs because they're songs that we would've chosen to do. It's not like we got the kind of back end of the pot if you like - this is all that's left."

"These are the songs that we wanted and they were the songs that I think matched us as a band and me as a singer. The best really for the kind of songs that they are. I certainly wanted to do the rockier side of his stuff and with Hi Hi Hi you've got that. With Helen Wheels you've got the band giving it a real, a real go you know."