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The JOE ELLIOTT Show 31st December 2022 Playlist/Transcript

Joe Elliott 2022. The Joe Elliott Show

Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott hosted another edition of his weekly radio show on 31st December on Planet Rock.

This week's show included songs by Def Leppard, White Lies and Eddie Vedder.

The full playlist is shown below and a full transcript.

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

The Joe Elliott Show - 31st December 2022 Playlist

  • 01 - Def Leppard - Take What You Want
  • 02 - Ghost - Spillways
  • 03 - Slash/Myles Kennedy - Fall Back To Earth
  • 04 - White Lies - I Don't Want To Go To Mars
  • 05 - Jethro Tull - The Zealot Gene
  • 06 - Ozzy Osbourne - Patient No. 9
  • 07 - Von Hertzen Brothers - The Promise
  • 08 - Demi Lovato - Freak
  • 09 - The Rolling Stones - Tumbling Dice
  • 10 - Eddie Vedder - Power Of Right

Show Intro

"Evening everyone and welcome once again to The Joe Elliott Show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. It has been a hell of a year hasn't it. 2022. We're back to normal, almost. At least we're living with what we were suffering with for the last couple of years. But we're out there doing stuff, hanging out enjoying ourselves once again. Playing shows. Going to shows. It's wonderful. We've got sixty minutes to celebrate some of the greatest music that came out in 2022. And I'm gonna start off with this one because I can."

Def Leppard

"Well of course I was gonna start my show with that. Why wouldn't I?. First new music in seven years. So happy that in actual fact that the pandemic gave us the opportunity to make that record. Otherwise when our tour with Motley Crue was gonna happen in 2020 we'd have been pretty much playing just our catalogue. But because we were postponed twice we managed to make a new album. And 100 percent remotely. Recorded in Dublin, in Sheffield, in New England and in California. And glued together in Dublin by our wonderful producer Ronan McHugh. That is Def Leppard from the latest album Diamond Star Halos with Take What You Want."


"Right this next one is quite possibly my favourite rock album of this particular year. This is Ghost."

"And before that we heard Ghost from their latest album Impera. And as I said on the introduction quite possibly my favourite rock album of this year. The song we heard Spillways."

Slash/Myles Kennedy

"What a riff writer Slash is. It's unbelievable the amount of music that he has made outside of Guns N' Roses. And you wonder sometimes would that have been a great Guns N' Roses song wouldn't it. It probably would have been because it's a great Slash song no matter who he's working with. And there he's working with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators from the album 4 with Fall Back To Earth. Fantastic tune."

White Lies

"Now here's a band that's been knocking around for a long time but I only discovered them this year and I really like what I've heard so far. This is the White Lies."

"And before that a band that's been knocking around since about 2009 I believe which I really only discovered a few months ago. They are the White Lies. The album, the latest album is As I Try Not To Fall Apart. The song that we just heard I Don't Want To Go To Mars.. Me neither mate, me neither"

Jethro Tull

"As I mentioned a couple of shows ago my love affair with Jethro Tull just goes on and on. In fact it goes all the way back to 1968 when I first heard the song Living In The Past whilst on holiday with my parents in Wales. I was what 8 years old maybe. And yes honestly I do remember that moment. And here I am still playing their music. Now this new Jethro Tull album is in essence an Ian Anderson solo album written in the spirit of a Jethro Tull record. There's no Jeffrey Hammond and there's no Martin Barre. But it is a good album. We just heard the title track of the album The Zealot Gene."

"You are listening to The Joe Elliott Show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. Wich this week is my best of 2022. Or as many as I can squeeze in in sixty minutes. Coming up we're about to revisit the psych ward once again and go see Patient No. 9."

Ozzy Osbourne

"And before that Ozzy Osbourne. Brilliant, brilliant album. And so close to the previous one. Produced by Andrew Watt. Who I first discovered when Glenn Hughes said to me. I found this guitarist, he's amazing. And he put a band together with him and Jason Bonham. the band were California Breed. they made the one album. but Andrew Watt has gone on to such wonderful success as a producer. And what a great job he's done on the latest Ozzy album. Of which we just heard the title track Patient No. 9."

Von Hertzen Brothers

"So just over a week ago I had an email in from Von Hertzen's management with a voicemail attached to it. And it was Mikko from the band, The Von Hertzen Brothers. Saying thanks for all my support for his band. Well Mikko and everybody listening there's no payola here. This is genuine support. I really like this band. I've got everything they've ever done. I'm very surprised they're not bigger than they are. And if you've never heard them check them out. They've got some really great material. It's very left field. A bit eclectic. It's not standard rock by any means. It's almost Prog but not really. It's almost Punk but not really. It's just very very different. And it's really interesting and a great listen. And so I really can't say enough about them. So go check 'em out if you've never heard them. The latest album is a wonderful bit of work. it is called Red Alert In The Blue Forest."

"And I'm very happy to know, Mikko mentioned in his voice mail, that we will be playing shows together next summer at some of these festivals that we're doing in Europe with Motley Crue. So I'm gonna really look forward to seeing them live and hopefully meeting the guys in person. As I said the album is Red Alert In The Blue Forest. The song we just heard The Promise."

Demi Lovato

"Now I am fully aware, before you start emailing me, that my next choice of music may well put a few noses out of joint. But as a friend of mine once said, difference of opinion is what makes horse racing possible. Now if the Ghost album is my favourite rock album of the year. This next album is for certain my favourite pop rock album of the year. And if this is the future of pop rock, I'm all for it. This is Demi Lovato."

"And before that no apologies absolutely. Demi Lovato. The album is called Holy...I can't say it. So I shall spell it. Fvck. It's a really great album. In fact one review I saw actually said it sounds like a kind of a combination of Megadeth and Sweet. I can take that. That just about works for me. The song that we heard Freak."

The Rolling Stones

"Yeah weird one this because the album was released in 2022 but it was actually recorded in 1977. The Rolling Stones played a couple of quiet shows in Canada. Part of Keith Richards prison sentence I suppose. He didn't actually go to prison. They were asked to play some gigs instead for charity and they did. And boy are we glad because what a performance they put in. I played this album when we, the boys and I, were doing a photo shoot with Ross Halfin and we had it on for the two or three hours that we were there and it was just on repeat. And to a man everybody in the band went 'Wow. that's an incredible recording.' And performance of The Rolling Stones. 1977 the album is called El Mocambo. The song we just heard, big hit for them at the time, Tumbling Dice."

Show Outro

"And that my dear friends is about it for my best of 2022. Or as many as I could squeeze in. There's been a lot of great music, but I couldn't do it all in one hour. All I've got left to say is Happy New Year to everybody. I hope 2023 is as good for you as I hope it is for me. It's gonna be a very busy year for Def Leppard. And for that I thank the lord.

"I shall be back with you next week at exactly the same time. So until then I shall leave you with this. Once again produced by the new whizz kid on the block Andrew Watt. From his latest album Earthling. This is Eddie Vedder and the Power Of Right. Until next week, in fact until next year, See ya!."

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