Get Updates/News. Updates/News by RSS Feed. Updates/News by Email. Get The Community Toolbar. Get The Community Toolbar.
Def Leppard Tour History Fan Archive.
Classic Joe Elliott Interview On The Pyromania Album In 2009

Friday, 4th December 2015

Joe Elliott 2009.
Pic by cogguk7

Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott was interviewed by Classic Rock magazine in 2009 about the Pyromania album.

The interview has now been published online by Teamrock.

The interview was originally published in Issue 134 of the magazine in 2009.

A seen in the above screenshot (from eBay) the original article was titled 'Flaming Leps'.

Joe talks about the making of the (now 32 years old) album, working with Mutt Lange, the 1983/1984 world tour and the sudden rise to fame they enjoyed in that year - especially in North America.

As you can see via the linked story below the album re-entered the US charts just over a year ago.

Related Story - Pyromania Back On The Billboard Top 200 Album Chart

Related Story - 32 Years Ago Pyromania Album Hits Number 18 In UK Chart

Classic Rock Magazine 2009 - Joe Elliott Interview Quotes

Mutt Lange

"Mutt needed a band that was prepared to go with him, and we needed somebody that was prepared to take the responsibility. It was perfect for Mutt. He had a band that wasn’t full of ego. We hadn’t had any previous success to fight him with. Foreigner had had triple-platinum records. You can imagine them thinking, ‘Who does this guy think he is?’ But with us he could try anything."

His Vocals

"We went to a lot of effort to make me better than I was. It was hard work, but you got something unique. I was right on the peak of my performance, and there was no better man than Mutt to push me. Sometimes I’d be thinking, ‘Jesus, how many times have I gotta do this? I’m gonna lose it!’ What Mutt got was a great performance from someone who isn’t a great singer."