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Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott has been interviewed and picked one of his favourite Paul McCartney song to mark his recent 80th birthday.

'Diamond Star Halos' is the band's 12th studio album.

Announced on 17th March and then released on Friday 27th May 2022.

Joe was recently interviewed by Stereogum and asked to pick his favourite Paul McCartney song.

79 other artists were also asked to choose a song to mark Paul's 80th birthday which took place on 18th June.

Joe chose a song from the Wings album 'Red Rose Speedway' released in 1973.

Read his comments about the song 'Little Lamb Dragonfly'.

View the full list of songs and comments via the link below.

Joe also marked Paul's birthday in Miami, FL on The Stadium Tour getting the crowd to sing to him.

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The Joe Elliott/Stereogum - June 2022 Quotes

Little Lamb Dragonfly

Joe Elliott - "When punk kicked in, I wasn’t listening to McCartney anymore. London Town and all that stuff wasn’t exactly “Anarchy In The UK.” When I was 16, that’s what I wanted to hear. But with hindsight, you go back and listen to these albums. I love Back To The Egg, that “Rock Orchestra” thing where everyone and their grandmother played on it. John Bonham, Pete Townshend, you name it. It’s a fantastic piece of rock. It goes to show how much variety he has, he’s so versatile in what he wants to do."

Joe Elliott - "But I’ll always harp back to things I remember, when I was a 13 year old, where I was the first time I heard it. You know a song has made an impression if you can rewind to a place and a smell and the weather and you get these phantom images of where you think he played the song. For an acoustic type of song, it has everything. When you don’t want to hear “Live And Let Die” and “Band On The Run,” it’s an awesome alternative."

View the full article/interviews on the Stereogum website.

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