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The JOE ELLIOTT Show 7th September 2019 Playlist/Transcript

Joe Elliott 2019. By dltourhistory

Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott hosted another edition of his weekly radio show last night on Planet Rock.

This week's show included songs by Montrose, Guns N' Roses and David Bowie.

The full playlist is shown below and a full transcript.

The show is available until next Saturday using the On Demand feature. It is also repeated on Tuesdays at 9pm.

The Joe Elliott Show - 7th September 2019 Playlist

  • 01 - Phil X & The Drills - Rock 'n' Roll You All Night Long
  • 02 - Montrose - Bad Motor Scooter
  • 03 - Black Star Riders - Tonight The Moon Light
  • 04 - Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Blinded By The Light
  • 05 - Bruce Springsteen - Thunder Road
  • 06 - Guns N' Roses - Coma
  • 07 - America - Sandman
  • 08 - The Strypes - What A Shame
  • 09 - Dr. Feelgood - Roxette
  • 10 - Starz - Cherry Baby
  • 11 - David Bowie - Holy Holy
  • 12 - Generation X - King Rocker

Show Intro

"Evening all and welcome once again to The Joe Elliott Show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. This week it is coming to you for the last time for a little while, from Las Vegas. I'll explain that later on but tonight is the last show of our residency. Show number 12 of 12 and what a fantastic time we have had. If you've been following the blogs that we've been filming quite frequently you'll know exactly what I mean."

"What have we got for you tonight. Amazing music for ya. Starting off with this. This is really brilliant stuff. This is Phil X & The Drills."

Phil X & The Drills

"That my friends is Phil X & The Drills with a song called Rock 'n' Roll You All Night Long. Now for those of you that don't know Phil X is actually Phil Xenidis who replaced Richie Sambora in Bon Jovi I think around about 2012. he lives in Las Vegas and just a few days ago himself and hid good lady wife Lindy invited the whole band and the crew over to his place for a barbecue and what a fantastic night we had."

"But as we were saying goodnight I noticed this box of CDs by the front door and I said what's that then?. And he said it's this EP I've done. I said well give us one and I've been listening to it for the last couple of days and it's really really good. Six songs featuring six different drummers. The likes of Matt Chamberlain. Abe Laboriel Jr. who plays with Paul McCartney and Taylor Hawkins from the Foo Fighters. It's a great great record and there scratching I believe his inner Van Halen is Phil X & The Drills with Rock 'n' Roll You All Night Long."

Montrose/Sammy Hagar

"Now just this Thursday gone had the great pleasure of being interviewed for a TV show by the legendary Sammy Hagar who Def Leppard toured with 40 years ago this month. In the UK when we played shows in Newcastle, Manchester, Birmingham and London. We also had the fantastic pleasure of jamming out with him during soundcheck on one classic Montrose song."

"And before that we heard Montrose from 1973 their debut album. One of the best rock albums of all time. And the song, something that we got to play with Sammy Hagar during one of our soundchecks which is definitely bucket list time for me. The fantastic Bad Motor Scooter."

Black Star Riders

"As I've mentioned on previous shows this town that is Las Vegas is a very transient place. People come and go all the time. And since we were last together I have had the great pleasure of being able to host one Mr. Richard Of The Warwick and his good lady wife who drove in all the way from Los Angeles to stay with me for the night and check out one of our shows. It reminds me though that the brand new Black Star Riders album Another State Of Grace was just released only yesterday. So in honour of that I just played the second single from that album. It features Michael Monroe on saxophone. The song is called Tonight The Moon Light."

Manfred Mann's Earth Band

"OK now for a couple of Bruce tunes. In a few minutes time you will indeed hear The Boss. But right now and please do excuse the crackles because this comes direct from my original seven inch vinyl single. This is Manfred Mann's Earth Band."

"And before that another Bruce tune. But this time by Manfred Mann's Earth Band. A huge hit for them in mid 70s. The song Blinded By The Light."

Bruce Springsteen

"That is Bruce Springsteen from the album that is often regarded as his definitive studio album. It is 1975's Born To Run. The song we heard Thunder Road."

"You are listening to the Joe Elliott show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. This week coming to you once again from Las Vegas on what is the last night of the Def Leppard residency. It is time for a little break and when we come back it will be time for you to use your Illusion."

Guns N' Roses

"And before that Guns N' Roses from Use Your Illusion I. The magnificent noise fest that is Guns N' Roses. the song Coma."


"Two classic American band there back to back. But with very contrasting musical styles. That is America from their debut album also called America from 1971. Best known for their huge hit Horse With No Name. But we heard the song there Sandman."

The Strypes

"OK from America back to the UK and Ireland. Two bands here with that classic 60s R 'n' B sound. Starting off with The Strypes."

"And before that The Strypes who sadly announced that they were splitting up just a while back. I had such great hopes for them because they sounded like, well the 70s never happened, nevermind the 80s, 90s and the noughties. The album was Snapshot. The song we heard What A Shame."

Dr. Feelgood

"Two bands that are sadly no longer with us. Although there is a version of Dr. Feelgood out on the road. There isn't one original member in it. So I don't know how they get away with doing that. Answers on a postcard please. That is the original Dr. Feelgood from the box set All Through The City featuring of course Wilco Johnson. The song Roxette."


"Now what became known as Glam Rock had a massive impact in the UK in the early to mid 70s. Not so much in the US. But it did have its moments. Like this one. This is Starz."

"And before that we heard the band Starz. Based out of LA md to late 70s. Never really got anywhere but what a great song. The song is Cherry Baby."

David Bowie

"Like his best friend and nemesis Marc Bolan, David Bowie had a knack of writing some fantastic songs that never made it onto albums. That being one of them it was a B-Side. it was originally written in 1970. it is nowadays found as a bonus track on Man Who Sold the World. Its is David Bowie And The Spiders From Mars with Holy Holy."

Show Outro

"And that my friends, all the way from Las Vegas in Nevada, is about it for this week. It's been a real pleasure as always. And it's been a fantastic experience being based in Las Vegas for the best part of three and a half weeks. 12 shows. Amazing audiences. We changed up the setlist every single night and had an absolute blast doing it. And we will do this again one day. I'm out of here tomorrow but I will be back here in a couple of weeks time for a one-off show. Until then though I'm going on holiday."

"And until next week I'm gonna leave you with this. From the valley of the dolls. This is Generation X and King Rocker. Till next week see ya."

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