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Joe Elliott Getting Mentally Prepared For Def Leppard's U.S. Tour

Tuesday, 22nd March 2016





Sunrise, FL 2016.
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Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott has been interviewed by Rolling Stone ahead of the 2016 summer tour.

Joe talked about his preparation for the summer tour and talked about 15 of his favourite Def Leppard songs.

These include 'We Belong', 'Photograph', 'Pour Some Sugar One Me' and 'White Lightning'.

The tour starts with the rescheduled shows in May before the main summer tour begins in late June.

Visit the Tour News section. For more news on future tour plans.

Rolling Stone - Joe Elliott Interview Quotes

U.S. Tour Preparation

"You just take four, five, six weeks off to let it heal, then you get into some training and you're back again. Now I can walk and run and sing and do interviews! And I'm working with a vocal coach and getting mentally prepared for the upcoming blitz on the U.S."

White Lightning

"It's about Steve [Clark, who passed away in 1991 from an accidental overdose of alcohol and prescription drugs], but not in the same as, say, "Hurricane" by Dylan, which literally walks you through a guy's life. Ours is a lot more shadowy. We wanted it to be about Steve, but we also wanted anybody who was listening to it and had been in a similar situation to be able to relate to it. So we never mention him by name. But the situations he found himself in, and the situations he put us in, are all kind of referenced, without getting overly specific."

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