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Joe Elliott Discusses Def Leppard's First Self-Titled Studio Album

Saturday, 4th July 2015

Joe Elliott 2014.
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Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott has been interviewed by the Boston Globe and mentioned the new self titled studio album.

Joe talked about Vivian's health, Styx, the setlists, 2016 tour, the new DEF LEPPARD album and Phil's book.

The title was originally revealed on the UK tour poster back in March and recently confirmed again by Phil in multiple interviews.

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

Boston Globe - Joe Elliott Interview Quotes

2015 Studio Album - Do you have a title yet?

"We're just calling it "Def Leppard."

Your first self-titled album.

"Yeah, we've never done it. Some of our closest friends we've played it for have said, "It really sounds like Def Leppard." There's no point in trying to get fancy for the sake of it. It always makes me giggle when you see interviews with people who've got album titles before they’ve got the songs written! Surely you wait for the child to be born before you come up with a name for it? It's one of those things for us that is important in the way a horse's name is important: As long as it wins the race, it doesn't really matter what it’s called. After 35 years of being a band, if people don't know who we are by now, we're not going to win them over."

A classic Sound?

"You know, what is Def Leppard? If someone put a gun to my head and said, "Sum yourself up in 10 seconds," I'd say pop-rock. Three-four minute pop-rock songs, three-four chords, massive choruses, huge drum sound, loads of guitars, very melodic, tons of harmonies on the chorus. That's what we grew up listening to and influenced us to want to be in a band. Why would we grow up listening to Bowie, Bolan, Slade, Sweet, Queen, and then turn out to be a band that sounds like Leonard Cohen?"