JOE ELLIOTT/RICK SAVAGE On How DEF LEPPARD's DIAMOND STAR HALOS Album Started
Def Leppard members Joe Elliott and Rick Savage were recently interviewed about the new Diamond Star Halos album.
'Diamond Star Halos' is the band's 12th studio album.
it will be released on Friday 27th May 2022.
Joe and Sav (along with Phil) spoke to Billboard and discussed the making of the album over the last two years, the single 'Kick' and much more.
Diamond Star Halos Recording
Joe desribed how work on the album started and progressed through the pandemic.
The process was similar to the last album except for the band working remotely in different locations on either side of the Atlantic.
Fire It Up Co-Writer
The first part of the article reveals that upcoming single 'Fire It Up' was co-written by Sam Hollander.
Sam'sdescribes him as "one of the most renowned songwriters and producers in the game".
He has worked with the likes of Panic! At The Disco, One Direction, Fitz and the Tantrums, Weezer, Katy Perry, Train, blink-182, Jewel, with "22 US Top 40 Hits, as well as 10 Number 1's, 10 top fives".
Given he is based in the USA it's likely this was another song co-written by Phil with an outside writer following 'Kick'.
Album Track Descriptions
The article features a few interesting descriptions of some of the new songs which along with news that it is 61 mins in length sounds very promising.
'Kick', 'Fire It Up', 'Take What You Want', 'Gimme A Kiss', 'U Rok Mi' are all said to be very classic sounding anthemic Leppard rock tracks.
The Alison Krauss featured songs 'This Guitar' and 'Lifeless' are described as being 'ventures into Americana'.
'Angels (Can’t Help You Now)' is described as being orchestral with the rest said to be exploring different moods and textures and closing track 'From Here To Eternity', as expected from its title, possibly an epic style closer.
Listen to 'Kick' below.
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Joe Elliott/Rick Savage - 17th March 2022 Interview Quotes
Diamond Star Halos Name/Glam Rock Era
Rick Savage - "We were all really influenced by an era that was somewhere between 1971 and 1974, where you were just learning."
Rick Savage - "And the way we’re presenting the songs, it’s not just the rock of that era."
Joe Elliott - "It was joyful to do - As Sav says, at any one time there were possibly four songs getting worked on at once."
Joe Elliott - "We were in three different countries, but we were all on the same page."
Album Finished in Early/Mid 2021
Joe Elliott - "We didn’t want to drop the record and then not be able to promote it properly."
Kick/The 15th Song
Joe Elliott - "Phil rang me up and said, ‘I’ve got this other song…but we’re done,'"
Joe Elliott - "It’s a stadium anthem, and we were about to go into stadiums."
The Stadium Tour With New Music
Joe Elliott - "Now we’re doing it with a new album to promote, which puts a totally different slant on it."
Band Longevity/45th Anniversary
Joe Elliott - "We might as well start planning for 50. And then 55. And then 60.’ Who knows!"
Read the full interview via the link below.
Buy 'Diamond Star Halos' Online
- - Regular CD
- - Deluxe CD
- - Vinyl
- - MP3
Diamond Star Halos - Tracklisting
01 - Take What You Want - 4:14
02 - Kick - 3:42 - (Collen) -
- Producer - Def Leppard
- Producer - Ronan McHugh
- Total Time - 61mins
- Release Date - 27th May 2022
Diamond Star Halos (Deluxe) - Tracklisting01 - Take What You Want - 4:14
02 - Kick - 3:42 - (Collen) -
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