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Joe Elliott Says Everything Is Now Great After His Vocal Issues

Thursday, 11th August 2016

Joe Elliott 2016.
Pic by Chele Drappel

Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott was interviewed by Tampa radio earlier today and mentioned his recent vocal issues.

Joe talked about his recent vocal issues, the 2016/2016 tour, the current studio album, the band's musical inspiration, the Def Leppard EP story, his parents, playing shows with other big bands, their first US tour in 1980, Tesla/REO Speedwagon and why he doesn't use Twitter.

Joe was speaking ahead of the Atlanta show on a day off and promoting the Tampa, FL show.

Listen to and download the full 11 minute interview via the radio link below.

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107.3 The Eagle/John Moore - Joe Elliott Interview Quotes

His Vocal Issues

"I got pneumonia which was a bit of a kicker really you know. And you cough and you cough and you cough. And all of a sudden, sooner or later you know, your body just goes this is - you can't do this any more. You've got all these doctors sticking things down your throat - cameras and stuff going yeah you need a break. Luckily most of the time these things are temporarily you know inconveniences and you just get back on the horse."

"But you know I needed a good rest and it's all coming back together very nicely. So yeah everything's great now."

The Current Tour

"Yeah we've been out on the road since before the album came out when we were prepping for the album. We started in April of last year. So that's a pretty big commitment you know even with the little breaks that we've had to take. Or even wanted to take. You know it's still a good 18 months. And so with the new record we really wanted to go out there and promote it properly and show the world that we don't just do this and dilly dally with it."

"We made this new music. We made a commitment to make new music and we made a commitment to take some of it on the road and mix some old with new when we get onstage. So we don't wanna just keep going round and round and round as a nostalgia band. It's very important to us, even if it's not important to the rest of the world, but it's very important to us that we keep trying to make and create new sounds and new music."

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