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Joe Elliott Says New Album Is A Very, Very Good Record

Thursday, 10th September 2015

Joe Elliott 2014.
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Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott was recently interviewed for an Australian magazine and previewed the new album.

Joe talked about the music industry, journalists, the band's success despite not being a critics favourite and the new studio album.

Joe repeats that it is a 14 track record and says the band all believe they've made a "very, very good record".

A full band promo shot against a black background features on the magazine cover. One that had been used on a T-Shirt being sold at Merch stands during the current tour.

Follow the second link below to look through all 36 pages of the current issue of this magazine.

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

Mint Magazine - Joe Elliott Interview Quotes

New Album Preview

"It's very difficult to be subjective about anything that's new because it's new."

"We don't decide if it's the best thing we've ever done. That's for the people to decide."

"We all really believe that we've made a very, very good record."

"It is the only record we've ever made that we didn't plan on making. It wasn't part of a big picture or part of a record deal where you know you have to deliver a record in a certain amount of time."

"We didn't go in to make an album. We went in to write two of three songs with the theory of maybe putting them up online or something like that but we just spewed forth with 12 ideas in one month and got together a few months later to work on those songs and wrote two more so we ended up with a 14 track record that came together pretty quickly."

"I don't think we've ever enjoyed making an album so much because we didn't really realise we were making one."

"Everybody says the album is dead. We're realistic enough to know that we're never going to sell records like we did in the 80s or 90s, nobody does. Not even McCartney or Bowie could do that."

"We;re not doing it for any career building purpose - every influence we've ever had is sticking out all over the place whether it be Bowie, Queen, Led Zeppelin, The Faces. All the band we grew up admiring feature in the songs but of course it sounds like Def Leppard hence the title."

"People asked us what the album sounds like and we looked at each other and said 'it sounds like Def Leppard' so it was about time we called the album Def Leppard, we've never done it."

"It is what it is. We're a rock and roll band. We're going to steal and thieve and magpie all sorts of stuff to make our sound. We always have."