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Joe Elliott Says New Album Is 55 Minutes Long With 14 Tracks

Thursday, 27th August 2015

Joe Elliott 2014.
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Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott has been interviewed by Grand Forks Herald and mentioned the new self titled studio album.

Joe talked about playing in North Dakota, towns they've not visited before the live show, touring with Styx/Tesla, the new Def Leppard self titled studio album and Vivian's health.

As mentioned, many band members have already confirmed the album will have 14 tracks in recent interviews. The most recent being Vivian last week.

The band play a show in Grand Forks, ND tomorrow night as the 2015 tour continues.

Joe mentions next month for the radio release of the first single - currently believed to be taking place ahead of the last leg of the US tour which starts on 16th September.

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

Grand Forks Herald - Joe Elliott Interview Quotes

What does the future hold for Def Leppard? I know you have a new album coming out in October.

"Yeah, it's finished. We're just doing simple, last-minute adjustments. The first song is going to go to radio next month. It's a 14-track, 55-minute album. It's just called "Def Leppard" because that's what it sounds like. It doesn't sounds like any one specific era of Def Leppard. It's got everything."

"You'll listen and you go "Oh, that sounds like Def Leppard" or you'll go "That is Leppard, but sounds a bit like Led Zeppelin or Queen but you can hear the AC/DC or the Crosby, Stills and Nash coming through." We have not shied away from anything that's influenced us in our growing up periods of our life. Just because we've made the kind of music we've made doesn't mean to say we don't like all of this other stuff."

"We made this record as an artistic statement that we'd be happy to play in 10 or 15 years in time and go "You know what? That is a great record. That was a great period in our career."

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"You just have to wait for the stars to be aligned. For this new album, they seemed to have been for us, because we all played and sang great and wrote well. There's some great variety on there. Every single aspect of anything we've ever wanted to put out - acoustic, heavy, soft, slow, fast - it's there. That's why we call it "Def Leppard" because, just like Queen were, we're capable of coming up with vastly different kinds of songs."