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JOE ELLIOTT On DEF LEPPARD's Rock Hall Nomination And Influence

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Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott has commented on the band's Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame nomination.

The induction ceremony takes place on 29th March 2019 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

The 2019 nominees list was published earlier today with Def Leppard included for the first time having been eligible since 2005.

Joe phoned in to the Feedback show on SiriusXM Volume radio in the USA earlier today. A short 2 minute clip is available via a Twitter post. Listen below.

Joe talked about whether Def Leppard were a big influence on other bands and the reasons why he thinks they've been nominated for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

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In other SiriusXM news Joe appears to have been a guest on a new show called In The Light a few days ago. View a studio photo of him below with the DJ.

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SiriusXM Volume/Feedback - 9th October 2018 Joe Elliott Interview Quotes

"We're a very standalone band in that respect in the fact that we survived Steve's passing and we stuck by Rick Allen after his accident. So loyalty for me would be another big reason on why this band is kind of liked by the audience and stuff like that. Although those kind of things aren't really a big issue as for why you get in you know."

"So again it's, you can only judge it then on the music we've made at this moment in time. But it does go a lot deeper than that. Maybe in the 80s what you ended up with was actually too many Def Leppards. Which is quite probably why Kurt Cobain did what Kurt Cobain did when he formed Nirvana. You know get rid of some of them, but the influences that we've, that we seemed to have passed across and down if you like. Have not been so much to other bands that pick up the baton and run off like with our sound and be the next Def Leppard."

"Our influences have been shone through on artists like Lady Gaga and on Pink and Taylor Swift. And also Shania Twain when she first changed the way country music sounded. And we were blatantly trying to be a kind of a hybrid of AC/DC and Queen. We weren't trying to be a hybrid of two single artists."

"But it's these single artists that seem to have taken the baton and you know this because you've read about it. I mean we worked with Taylor Swift ten years ago on Crossroads. And I've seen how Gaga talks about us a lot when it comes to melody and stuff like that. And so has Pink. So it's a strange thing how our influence has kind of had a 360 degree change from what maybe people would expect it to."

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