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Band To Release New Material As Series Of EPs

Monday, 23rd September 2013

Joe Elliott Sheffield 2008. Rick Savage Sheffield 2008.
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Def Leppard members Joe Elliott and Rick Savage were interviewed by Leona Graham of Absolute Classic Rock radio last week and spoke about releasing EPs of three songs at a time.

Joe said they plan to release EPs of three songs over at least a couple of years before collecting them together for a full studio album.

Joe and Sav talked about various things and at the end of the interview were asked about future UK tours and the possibility of a new Def Leppard studio album. Sadly Joe said it's unlikely to appear for at least a few years.

Vivian said in August the band may work with a top outside producer on at least one song with Mutt Lange as one possible candidate.

For more news on new music (based on band member quotes) dating back to January 2011. Visit the Album News section.

Rock Icons - Joe Elliott/Rick Savage Interview Transcript

Leona Graham - That was the other most popular question when are you gonna start work on some new material?

Sav - "Well, yeah."

Joe - "We're constantly doing it - we are constantly writing."

Leona Graham - But is there gonna be a new album? I think that's what everybody wants to know.

Joe - "I mean yes eventually there's gonna be a new album but I do believe that what we did with Mirrorball by putting three new songs on the end. You know we did Undefeated, Kings Of The World and It's All About Believin'. I think doing like maybe The Def Leppard E.P. part two or something with three new songs. We can gather these little threes. We can do them every six or seven months and then out an album out in a couple of years. Rather than waiting until all 12 are written and put together and stuff. You know so."

Sav - "We're just a little unsure of the validity of the standard album."

Joe - "And the great thing about it as well is by the time you do that. Everybody knows what the songs are. So it's not like a Greatest Hits but it's like a great collection of songs that they've been able to listen to on the radio or they've downloaded them or whatever and then all of a sudden they come together as - you know it's like an alternative to a best of or a greatest hits it's like they're not necessarily new songs but they're the newest thing that we'll have done."

Read the rest of the interview - Here