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Joe Elliott Says He's About To Give His Vocals A Shout Again

Tuesday, 5th April 2016

Sunrise, FL 2016.
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Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott has been interviewed by Johnny Garbutt and mentioned his vocals and the new album.

Joe talked about playing live in Toronto, recording at his home studio Joe's Garage, the new Def Leppard studio album, his Louder beer, his vocal issues/recovery, where he'd like to play live (China/Cuba), crazy crowds they've played to and Canadian audiences.

Joe says he is now ready to give his vocals a try out again after the tour rest.

The interview was conducted to promote the 16th July Toronto, ON show.

Listen to the full 5 minute interview below.

Johnny Garbutt/Q107 - Joe Elliott Interview Quotes

The Current Def Leppard Album

"14 tracks. Two of which have already been heavily exposed to radio. Let's Go and Dangerous. There's some great stuff on there though. There's buried treasures on that record that will hopefully see the light of day down the road you know."

"But it's a record we're really proud of because it's different. The two songs I just mentioned are classic Def Leppard. Absolutely the second you hear them you go that's Def Leppard. And that's exactly why we did them. But there are other songs that go a lot deeper in different directions on the album but still tie in."

"So you know for us it was a joy to do. It mostly came out of the fact the we didn't really know we were making an album when we made it. So as daft as that sounds we were only gonna do a three track EP. But we kept writing and writing and then when we thought well which three do we pick?. You know it was just kind of brought up well why do we have to pick three?. Why don't we put them all out. And then we'd accidentally made an album."

"So we didn't have that pressure of A&R men or worrying about what direction we were going in. It just kind of came out naturally which is the best way to do an album."

His Vocal Issues

"As far as I'm aware it's fine. You know I got a really bad cough over Christmas and New Year and that's what did the damage. It wasn't singing. It was just an injury. It was like a footballer getting kicked very hard on the shin and not being able to play for a few weeks. Or a couple of months or whatever. It was nothing to do with his ability to play. It's just an injury that he picked up. And it was the same thing with me."

"I just got a really, really bad cough, couldn't clear it up, and I was warned having seen a couple of throat doctors that I needed to take four to six weeks off. So it's about now that I start giving it a shout again. But other than that everything else is fine you know. It's just - it just needed a rest."

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