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Rick Allen Says Joe Elliott Pulled Something In His Throat

Wednesday, 3rd February 2016

Def Leppard 2015.
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Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen has been interview by Philadelphia radio and mentioned Joe Elliott's vocal problems.

Rick talked about Joe's voice/throat problems, PTSD, his accident recovery, playing PSSOM and his Angels And Icons art exhibition.

Rick explains the meaning of the Angels And Icons name.

He also talks about Joe's throat problems which have resulted in the postponement of all February tour dates.

Listen to the full 13 minute interview via the show link below.

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Rick Allen - 2nd February 2016 Quotes

Joe Elliott's Vocal Problems

"I just got home kinda late-ish last night. I was actually in Orlando and we ended up having to postpone a show. Joe's not doing very well at the moment."

Joe Sick From Being On The Cruise?

"No I think it's something he pulled in his throat during the three week break. And you know he wasn't doing great on the cruise. And then we - and then when we did that - we actually postponed Greensboro, and then we did the Miami show. And then the next day he went off to see a doctor and basically the doctor said that you need to rest it for a month and you know if you don't you could do permanent damage."

"So that's kind of where we're at the moment so you know. But the response from fans and what have you has been just amazing. Just the support you know. I think we underestimate how much the fans love the band and love the individual members in it you know."

"No I mean when the doctor said you know you might do permanent damage. Then you have to go oh OK well is it worth jeopardising you know long term versus doing these shows. And you know we've never been a band that would ever postpone or cancel."

Fan Response

"Yeah but you know people find their sensitive side. And you know like I say the support that we get. You know from people that were gonna be going to these shows has just been really. You know it really felt good. I sent a bunch of the tweets that people have been sending out to Joe and that obviously made him feel a lot better about the decision that had to be made."

The New Album/State Of The Band

"We still have challenges. You know there's still stuff that we all wanna do. You know and while ever you're bringing out music that is current. You know instead of resting on all the older songs. I believe that it keeps the band relevant. It keeps just present in the - out there in the music world."

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