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Joe Elliott Says Def Leppard Made New Album Because They Wanted To

Thursday, 12th November 2015

Joe Elliott 2014.
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Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott has been interviewed by Spin magazine and mentioned the new album.

Joe talked about the new self titled studio album, the seven year gap from the last album, the band's sound and influence on other artists, their musical influences and the 'heavy metal' tag.

Joe again explained the album title and talked about how the record came together.

Interestingly he says the band made the Sparkle Lounge album "because we had to".

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Spin - Joe Elliott Interview Quote

Def Leppard Album Title

"Which is why we decided to call it Def Leppard. There were a lot of little influences, and we had friends asking us, “C’mon, man. Tell us what the album sounds like,” and we all found ourselves not knowing. Each of us was just saying, well, it kind of just sounds like Def Leppard. [Laughs.] Then one day when we made reference to the fact that we’d all been saying that to various people, Phil said, “Well, let’s just call it Def Leppard then.” That was it. We’ve been jokingly saying ever since that Peter Gabriel’s got four albums out called Peter Gabriel, so we’ve got three more runs of this if we want."