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Joe Elliott Says Having No Label Is Best Feeling Ever

Tuesday, 9th December 2014

Joe Elliott Sheffield 2008.
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Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott has been interviewed by the Irish Examiner and commented on having no label for the next album.

Joe talked about U2's Songs Of Innocence iTunes deal, Mott The Hoople, the Down 'n' Outz UK Tour, record labels and living in Dublin.

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Irish Examiner - Joe Elliott Interview Quotes

Record Label

"It's the best feeling ever," he says. "Twenty years ago, if someone said that you'd have called them a liar. People wanted the security of having a record deal - if you had a deal in the 1970s, 1980s, even the 1990s, you were looking at three, four albums. You had a security blanket for five or six years. Nowadays, you get one shot - if your album doesn’t sell, you are dropped. You might as well do it yourself."

U2's iTunes Deal

"They sold it to Apple - it was Apple that gave it away. For me, that was one of the most astute pieces of business ever done by a rock band. I'm sorry. I don't care who you are or how credible your music. If someone like Apple says 'Here's $70m for your album', what manager is going to tell a band to turn that down?"