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News - Joe Elliott Tone Deaf Interview

Tuesday, 11th October 2011 | 


Joe Elliott has been interviewed by Tone Deaf ahead of the Australian tour.

Joe talks about touring with Heart, starting the tour when his father was in hospital and coming back after he died, the three studio songs on 'Mirrorball', playing 'Undefeated' live and the setlist choices.

Tone Deaf - Joe Elliott Interview Quote

"So some shows were moved on to the end, which put us into a 9 1/2 week run. And 9 1/2 weeks without seeing your family, pretty much, is a long, tough sentence that was lightened up for 90 minutes a night by some wonderful gigs."

"For me, personally, it was a bit of a tough experience. I haven't properly grieved for my father yet because I had to be back out two days after we cremated him. But life is life. He was in hospital when the tour started and he was insistent that I went. He said "You have to do this." But I had to come back when I knew he wasn't going to recover. So it was a little difficult and it still is a little painful and raw."

Read the full interview at -

Def Leppard - Interviews 2011

Def Leppard - Mirrorball Tour 2011