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The JOE ELLIOTT Show 24th September 2022 Playlist/Transcript

Joe Elliott 2022. The Joe Elliott Show

Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott hosted another edition of his weekly radio show on 24th September on Planet Rock.

This week's show included songs by David Bowie, Van Halen and AC/DC.

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 - 24th September 2022 Playlist

  • 01 - David Bowie - Hang On To Yourself
  • 02 - James Gang - Walk Away
  • 03 - The Pretenders - Tattooed Love Boys
  • 04 - Van Halen - Panama
  • 05 - AC/DC - Down Payment Blues
  • 06 - Rush - Red Barchetta
  • 07 - Mountain - Mississippi Queen
  • 08 - Heavy Metal Kids - She's No Angel
  • 09 - Cheap Trick - If You Want My Love
  • 10 - KISS - Great Expectations
  • 11 - The Kinks - Death Of A Clown
  • 12 - UFO - Doctor Doctor

Show Intro

"Evening all and welcome once again to The Joe Elliott Show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. Coming to you once again this week all the way from California. Where myself and Phil Collen have been heavily in the rehearsals for the second Taylor Hawkins memorial show which is taking place on the 27th at the LA Forum. Hanging out at the Foo Fighters 606 studio complex. What a vibe. Absolutely great."

"Great to hang out with those guys. What a brilliant unit they are. Wonderfully accepting of all these different artists coming and going. Rehearsing all the songs and all manner of things going on. Absolutely superb. Tell you all about it next week. I'm not about to blab what's going to happen because it's a little different to the UK version. And it's not my place to tell you what they're gonna do."

"We are gonna feature some of the bands though that played in the UK and are gonna do the American one. But we're gonna start off with somebody who just got unveiled in Camden on the rock walk of fame. By Woody Woodmansey of The Spiders From Mars. There's your big clue. This is David Bowie."

David Bowie

"Spoke to Woody just a couple of days ago actually. He had the great grace to gift me one of his paintings a couple of years ago and I wanted to show him where I'd hung it. Right underneath a picture of his old boss actually as it happens. And there he was this week unveiling David Bowie in the rock walk of fame down in Camden. And we just heard Bowie featuring Woody on drums from 1972. the album The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars. The song that we heard Hang On To Yourself."

James Gang

"Now here's a band that did play at the Taylor tribute show in the UK and fingers crossed they will do the US one as well because when I read that they'd reformed to do this I was absolutely jaw on the ground. Loved this band since I first heard them back when I was probably ten years old. Featuring the incredibly talented Joe Walsh. This is the James Gang."

"And before that the James Gang reformed for the Taylor gig. Now I'm not sure if it's a permanent thing or they just did it for Taylor. I'm praying that it's permanent and we may hear some new music from them. But there from the album Thirds we heard the immortal Walk Away."

The Pretenders

"Featuring the wonderfully talented Miss Chrissie Hynde who duetted with Sir Paul McCartney on Oh Darling at the Taylor Hawkins memorial show at Wembley. There from the debut album is The Pretenders with Tattooed Love Boys."

Van Halen

"Now pottering around at Studio 606 there was all sorts of people coming and going. And I was introduced to a very nice young man who happens to be a great guitarist. And I said to him I saw your Dad play guitar, he wasn't too bad either."

"And before that Van Halen. Unbelievable player wasn't he. And his son following in his footsteps. I met Wolfgang Van Halen. Lovely lovely guy. But that's the band 1984. The song we heard of course Panama."


"Seems to be all quiet on the AC/DC front recently unless I've missed something. Of course Brian Johnson did perform at the Taylor gig but there's AC/DC with their previous singer Mr. Bon Scott. Who we toured with in 1979 on the Highway To Hell tour. From my favourite ever AC/DC album that is Down Payment Blues. The album of course Powerage."

"You are listening to The Joe Elliott Show on the wonderful Planet Rock. Coming to you this week once again all the way from California where I am just passing time until the Taylor Hawkins Tribute Show at the LA Forum on the 27th. Coming up next another band that played at the UK show. And hopefully will also play in LA."


"Before that we heard Rush. Wonderful stuff. Really really did a great job in the UK and fingers crossed that they're playing in LA as well. From the album Moving Pictures we heard Red Barchetta."


"Wonderful stuff there from Mountain featuring the legendary Leslie West on guitar. A huge influence on Mick Ralphs of Mott The Hoople/Bad Company fame. There from an album called Rock Various. It's a compilation sadly. We heard Mississippi Queen. Once covered of course by Lenny Kravitz."

Heavy Metal Kids

"Right stepping away from all things Taylor Hawkins for just a couple of minutes. All the way back to the UK for one of those bands that nearly were. This is the Heavy Metal Kids."

"And before that the Heavy Metal Kids. I absolutely adore this band. I only ever saw them the once back in 1976 at the Sheffield Top Rank. Until I actually got up to sing the song that we just heard with them at the Fulham Greyhound about 15 years ago. Fantastic band. Such a shame they never really took off. But there from the 1976 album Kitsch we just heard She's No Angel."

Cheap Trick

"Now as we all know they are one of my favourite bands of all time. Ans as we all know, specifically if you listen often enough to the show, you'll know that that is one of my favourite songs that they ever did. They are Cheap Trick from the album One On One we just heard If You Want My Love."


"Now regarding the Taylor Hawkins memorial show once again. I wonder are any members of KISS gonna take part. Well we'll have to wait and see won't we."

"And before that we heard KISS from the resurrected version of Destroyer from 2012 with possibly Gene Simmons' greatest moment. It is Great Expectations."

The Kinks

"Rumour has it that there is new Kinks music on the way. And that rumour has been kind of spreading for about 18 months, even longer. But then it goes silent and then there's a little kind of hint and then it goes silent again. So it's like come on please either do it or don't. But I'd rather they did. Until then though let's just enjoy what we heard. Dave Davies taking the lead on that particular song. It's from the album Picture Book. It was originally released as a Dave Davies solo single but became kind of absorbed as a Kinks song. It's a wonderful bit of work called Death Of A Clown."

Show Outro

"And that my friends, all the way from California once again, is about it for this week. It's been a real pleasure as always. I shall be back with you next week at exactly the same time with hopefully some tales about what went on at the Taylor Hawkins memorial show at the LA Forum on the 27th.

"So until then I'm gonna leave you with this. Now I know this is old news, but it's definitely worth mentioning once again. Let's all wish Phil Mogg a full and speedy recovery from his heart attack. He was a huge on the likes of Def Leppard, and specifically Harry (Steve Harris) from Maiden. And many other musicians out there and lots and lots of fans. So we wish him well. And let's go out with one of his finest moments. From 1974. The album Phenomenon. This is UFO and Doctor Doctor. Till next week see ya!."

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