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Joe Elliott Working On Solo Album With Canadian Singer

Thursday, 2nd May 2013

Joe Elliott Sheffield 2008.
Pic by DefDazz/Darren

Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott has been working on material for a solo album with a Canadian singer called Andrina Emm Gryner.

Joe was interviewed by Vegas Rocks in May 2012 (an interview not noticed until now) and revealed some interesting news. This may in fact explain his comments in early 2012 when he stated he had been doing some "studio work" before the Rock Of Ages tour began. He later mentioned on his radio show that he'd been working on some "very exciting" things without going into detail.

Joe revealed he had been working for over six months on songs with a "Canadian songstress" named as Andrina - (EDIT In fact it is none other than Emm Gryner). They were intending to release an EP but wrote enough songs for a full album - which of course has yet to see the light of day. The material is described as Bowie-esque. Joe also states the collaboration is similar in style to that of Robert Plant and Alison Krauss who released a duet album called 'Raising Sand' together in 2007.

Vegas Rocks - Joe Elliott Interview Quotes

"I'm constantly writing but I'm not always writing for Def Leppard. Sometimes I write a song and think it's just not appropriate but it's a great song."

"I've been working on and off for the last six or seven months with a very good friend of mine, a Canadian songstress called Andrina [EDIT a mistake by Vegas Rocks it's actually Emm Gryner], we were thinking about an EP but it's going to be an album because we keep coming up with more songs all the time. Just the two of us doing that; kind of a Plant/Krauss thing but it's more hunky-dory than blues; Bowie-esq type stuff you know. You know you have a song in your head, it doesn't have to be abandoned just because it doesn't sound like something off of 'Hysteria'."

"To me, if people still care, and want to see us play and keep coming to see us, that is the biggest award I could ever achieve."

Joe also talks about the Rock N Roll All-Stars, the 2012 Las Vegas show/the city itself, touring with Lita Ford/Poison, the death of Steve Clark, Rick Allen's accident, the proudest moment of his career, awards and recognition.