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Def Leppard's Joe Elliott (2006)

Interview by Gavin Martin, Rock's Backpages Audio, 2006

Joe Elliott tells tales of the road, talks about his heroes (and one or two villains), and looks back at Rick Allen's accident and Steve Clark's alcoholism and death.

File format: mp3; in 2 parts, total file sizes: 63.5mb, total interview length: 1h 9' 25" sound quality: ****

ARTICLES IN LIBRARY

Def Leppard: Def or Glory?

Interview by Geoff Barton, Sounds, March 1980

THE LEPPARDS CAUGHT IN AN A'N'R INDUSTRY STRANGLEHOLD. WILL THEY BE THROTTLED? ASKS GEOFF BARTON ...

The Lustre of Heavy Metal

Report by Mary Harron, Guardian, The, July 1980

Mary Harron takes a trip to Sheffield and discovers a surprising rock revival ...

Letter from Britain: Iron Cookies From Island Nations

Column by Penny Valentine, Creem, August 1980

MY FRIEND Nigel looked at the queue winding its way two blocks round the Rainbow Theatre and made his pronouncement: "Bored punks who never got ...

Def Leppard Breaks the Heavy-Metal Mold

Interview by John Swenson, Rolling Stone, October 1980

KANSAS CITV, Missouri — Oblivious to the sticky heat and the rancid aroma of animal fat from the rendering plants across the Missouri River, the ...

The Luxury Of Real Fur: Def Leppard/More: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Phil Bell, Sounds, August 1981

SUBTLE AS THE brain-scalding squeals of a skewered pig on the barbecue, roasting alive. Ass-kickin', rabble-rousin', atom-splittin', hard-livin', ever givin'. More had the ear-ringin' toned ...

Def Leppard: The Leppard Doesn't Sleep Tonight

Report and Interview by Pete Makowski, Sounds, February 1982

ROUGH NOTES/ROUGH NOTES (Prelude) ...

Spot Checking Def Leppard

Interview by Dave DiMartino, Creem, May 1983

LONDON – Directly or indirectly, Eric Clapton is responsible for my being here. ...

Def Leppard: What's 'New'?

Comment by Deborah Frost, Village Voice, The, November 1983

DEF LEPPARD is a band that's been greeted with total indifference by everyone except the four million and counting people who bought their third album. ...

Def Leppard: Hysteria (Polygram); Guns N' Roses: Appetite For Destruction (Geffen)

Review by Deborah Frost, Creem, December 1987

WAS IT REALLY worth the wait? Four years and nearly two million dollars later, Def Leppard has finally unveiled their new "masterpiece." What Hysteria's constipated ...

Def Leppard: Loadsamoney!!

Profile and Interview by Mat Snow, Q, May 1988

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Def Leppard: Adrenalize (Bludgeon Riffola 510978)

Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Q, May 1992

NARROWA five-year wait! Layered guitars! Walls of harmony! It can only be Def Leppard... ...

Def Leppard: Slang

Review by David Quantick, Q, June 1996

FOR DEF Leppard, it really ought to be That Time Of The Career. ...

Def Leppard: On The Road: Again….

Report and Interview by Ben Myers, Kerrang!, October 1999

"RIGHT," SAYS Joe Elliot. "I think it's time for a few drinks." ...

NWOBHM: Never Mind The Bollocks

Retrospective by Paul Elliott, MOJO, February 2007

Threatened by punk, Led Zep, Sabbath and Purple came under fire in 1977. A year later Iron Maiden, Def Leppard and Saxon led a New ...

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