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Joe Elliott Says One New Album Song Sounds Like Thin Lizzy - Interview

Tuesday, 17th March 2015

Joe Elliott Sheffield 2008.
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Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott has been interviewed by about Thin Lizzy and said one of the new album songs sounds similar to them.

Joe talk about his history with the band as a fan, meeting Phil Lynott during the 'Pyromania era' and becoming friends with guitarist Scott Gorham.

The end of the interview mentions Joe telling them that one of the new album songs has a similar sound to Thin Lizzy.

Vivian was briefly a touring guitarist for the band in 2010/2011 before they changed their name to Black Star Riders and made new music.

Visit the Album News section. For more news on new music (based on band member quotes) dating back to January 2011. - Joe Elliott Interview Quotes

Early Memories

"But the next time I heard them was when the next time everybody heard it, which was when 'The Boys Are Back In Town' became a huge hit. And a huge hit for a rock band was Top 20 because you were fighting 'Tie A Yellow Ribbon' and the likes of."

Meeting Phil Lynott In 1983

"Phil, don't mean to interrupt I just wanted to introduce myself, I'm Joe from the band called Def Leppard." And he just looked at me and shook my hand very vigorously and said, "I heard your album, and it's the reason I'm splitting the band up."

"I was gobsmacked. I wish I had the balls then that I have now, I would've slammed him up against the wall and said, "Well why don't you go back home, tear up the blueprint, and try and f**king make a better record.

New Def Leppard Song

"Def Leppard is planning to release a new album sometime soon. Joe tells us there's a song that really sounds like Thin Lizzy on it."