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JOE ELLIOTT Says DEF LEPPARD Have More Rarities For Reissue Series

Def Leppard 2017. By Sally J

Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott was recently interviewed and spoke about the reissue series and the 2018 world tour.

He was speaking to Classic Rock Magazine for their January 2018 issue about the newly released Down 'n' Outz live DVD/2CD. Joe is included on the front cover (along with some idiot who likes to kick women in the head...).

Joe talked about Down 'n' Outz bass players, the live DVD recording, their next studio album, songwriting, his highlights of 2017, Def Leppard's South American tour, archive releases and the 2018 world tour.

Joe says the band have found some new stuff in their archives for catalogue releases. He also was not as forthcoming about the 2018 world tour as Vivian, Phil or Rick have been by not giving away many details (which most people already know...see Tour News section).

If these are unreleased songs, they "may" include the at least six left over from the 'Euphoria' sessions. Other unreleased things 'could be' the full Don Valley show on DVD or even the 1980 Oxford show mentioned in 'Animal Instinct'.

A possible Deluxe Edition of 'Euphoria' was talked about by Joe in April 2014 with the band having acquired the rights to the songs after 15 years.

A vinyl reissue of the YEAH! album was mentioned by Joe in November 2016.

Joe had mentioned he was preparing some new Lep releases on his 28th October radio show in a likely reference to the reissues, new music and the third Down 'n' Outz album.

The reissue series started with the Record Sore Day The Def Leppard E.P. in April 2017 which included the message shown below in the press release. A vinyl box set is one of the possible releases in this series. Similar to those by Queen and Bon Jovi.

Visit the Album News section for more news on new music (based on band member quotes).

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

Def Leppard 2017.

Classic Rock Magazine - Joe Elliott Interview Quotes

Def Leppard Reissue Series/Archive Material

"With Leppard on hiatus until May there are lots of things on the go, some catalogue things that I can't tell you about. We've found some stuff, let's say. The great thing about having an attic full of cobwebs and boxes is that sometimes you go: "Ooh, I didn't know we had that." Right now, downstairs in the studio I'm juggling five different projects."

Def Leppard 2018 World Tour

"I believe in a big bang of a news announcement."

"There's nothing to say beyond "Watch this space". People are still talking to people. Is something gonna happen? Yeah. Will there be some English and Irish dates?. Probably. But are they booked yet? I'd be lying if I said that they were, and foolish to say it's definitely happening, because it might not. Read between the lines, should you wish."

The Def Leppard E.P. (Record Store Day) April 2017

12" Version of the EP - a one off special for Record Store Day and the first time it has been available in that format -the release has been approved by the band and kicks off a series of re-issues from the band. Cut at 45RPM for 12".

Buy 'Hysteria 30th Anniversary Edition' Online

  • Amazon - (Box Set/Super Deluxe Version)
  • Amazon - (3 CD Deluxe Edition)
  • Amazon - (1 CD Version)
  • Amazon - (Double Vinyl)

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