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Brian Johnson's A LIFE ON THE ROAD With JOE ELLIOTT (Premieres Tonight)

Friday, 26th May 2017

Joe Elliott 2017.
By Brian Johnson Racing

Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott's appearance on Brian Johnson's A Life On The Road show will premiere tonight in the UK.

Sky Arts TV are showing the fifth episode of the six part series 'Brian Johnson's Life On The Road' tonight which first premiered on 28th April.

Def Leppard will be taking over Sky Arts 1 TV from 8pm onwards with the 'Classic Albums Hysteria' special shown at 8pm.

The night continues after the Brian Johnson show at 10pm with another repeat of the 'VIVA! Hysteria' concert.

Other guests featured in the series are - Roger Daltrey (The Who), Lars Ulrich (Metallica), Nick Mason (Pink Floyd), Sting and Robert Plant.

The filming for the new TV show took place in the Temple Bar area of Dublin a couple of months ago.

They also filmed inside The Porterhouse bar which is located at 16-18 Parliament Street in Temple Bar.

Joe commented on the taping during an edition of his Planet Rock radio show.

Sky Arts 1 - Def Leppard On UK TV

  • Brian Johnson's A Life On The Road (ft. Joe Elliott) - (Premiere)
  • Friday 26th May - 9pm-10pm
  • Def Leppard Classic Albums Hysteria
  • Friday 26th May - 8pm-9pm (r)
  • Def Leppard VIVA! Hysteria
  • Friday 26th May - 10pm-11:45pm (r)

Brian Johnson's Life On The Road - News Quotes

"Premiering later this month on Sky Arts, "Brian Johnson's Life On The Road" is a six-part series featuring the legendary AC/DC frontman in conversation with some of the biggest names in rock and roll history as they explore the realities of life on a global rock tour."

Meeting Metallica's Lars Ulrich, Roger Daltrey of The Who, Academy Award nominee Sting, Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason, Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant and Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott, Johnson lifts the lid on the stark realities of life on tour, from the wearying hard graft and sleepless nights to the electrifying thrill of performing on stage at iconic venues in front of sell-out crowds around the world."

Episode 5 - Brian Johnson and Joe Elliott - Friday, May 26th - Sky Arts

"Brian travels Dublin to meet his old pal Joe Elliott of Def Leppard. They hook up in the Temple Bar district and Joe takes Brian to his local pub, The Porterhouse."

"Joe tells Brian about Def Leppard's backstory and their rise to success - one of a bunch of ordinary lads from Sheffield who loved T. Rex, Mott The Hoople, Queen and Thin Lizzy as well as heavier rock artists and went against the current music trends to spearhead what became known as the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal."

"They talk in detail about the "Pyromania" and "Hysteria" tours and the tragedies that befell the band along the way: the sacking of guitarist Pete Willis (for uncontrollable behavior), drummer Rick Allen's car accident in which he lost his left arm, and the death from alcohol abuse of guitarist Steve Clark. Joe then recounts some of the unique moments on those tours the concept of playing in the round and being smuggled on stage in laundry baskets (once by Robert Plant!); the day in 1995 when they played three gigs on three continents and took their place in the Guinness Book of Records; the Las Vegas residency at the Hard Rock Hotel where they supported themselves (in disguise!); and the recent "Hysteria" cruise."

"They finish up by covering aspects of Joe's career after the Def Leppard glory years and some of his various side projects, and they look forward as the band gear up for a major North American tour beginning in 2017."

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