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Joe Elliott Excited By Quality Of New Lep Material

Thursday, 18th September 2014

Joe Elliott Sheffield 2008.
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Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott was interviewed on Tuesday by 105.7 WAPL and talked about his excitement for the new studio songs.

Joe talked about the Down 'n' Outz, the history of Def Leppard, the Summer Tour 2014 with KISS, new songs, staying together as a band, the NFL appearance and the next album.

Listen to/download the full 14 minute interview via the link below.

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105.7 WAPL - Joe Elliott Interview Quotes

Making New Music

"And at the same time be making a new album which keeps us fresh. I think we all realise in this day and age new music is a very difficult sell for any band. For any artist nobody really seems to wanna get involved in new music and it's all about the nostalgia. But for us to keep it fresh if we can't write new songs and we just become an act that just plays the old hits and nothing but the old hits. It's gonna start getting a bit old you know and as much as we're very aware of the fact when in a live environment of course we're never gonna a show that Photograph and PSSOM doesn't get played in unless there's some specific reason why we don't like a club where we play the entire new album in front of 400 fans or something. On a general tour we're always gonna play the hits because that's why people come. But at the same time I think an audience is always gonna indulge you one or two songs that they maybe are not that familiar with just because it's what helps keep the artist alive is breathing fresh air into the system. And it just needs to be done every now and again."

"So we're really excited that after all this time that we are still in a position to be able to write new songs and we're really excited with the quality of what we've been writing. So they'll be a new album coming out next spring with a bit of luck. And we'll be back out on the road again so it's like just like a never ending - it is like a soap opera almost."

Upcoming Events

"Other than four or five shows in October/November that we committed to so we're going to honour them. We're just straight back in the studio to finish our new album for next year. So I mean it's really just non stop plus I've got a Down 'n' Outz tour of the UK in December for 14 days. So there's no rest for the wicked as they say."

NFL Appearance

"If somebody had said to me when I was 17 you'll be more busy when you're 55 than you are when you're 25 I'd have laughed at them you know. But we've got the NFL on the 28th September."