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Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott has been interviewed by the UK press and mentioned the band's need to make new music.

Joe spoke to Michael Hann of The Guardian ahead of the December UK Hysteria tour.

Joe talks about the band's pop music influence, Pete Willis, recording the Hysteria album, still having success in the 90s, Steve Clark's problems, cover songs, still making albums, being influenced by Queen and everyone in the band singing lead vocals.

He also mentions songs including - Photograph, Animal, Two Steps Behind, When Love & Hate Collide, Rock On, Undefeated, Man Enough and We Belong.

Read the full interview via he link.

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The Guardian - Joe Elliott Interview Quotes

Making New Music

"We’ve got to do it. But we are in demand live, and that’s why we wanted to be in a band. To play in front of people. That’s what we saw. Little kids in polo-neck sweaters dancing like puppets around people on Top of the Pops with the drums at the front. It was all based around people watching you on stage. It’s in our DNA to do that, but we’re still going to make records. We’re just never going to do it every year."

Steve Clark's Problems

"With Vivian you got the impression he wasn’t going to wake up dead the next morning,” Elliott says, matter-of-factly. “By coincidence or torture, I often got the room next to Steve. I could hear through the walls the pain he was in. I remember the night before one tour started, he was trying to smash his knuckles on the sink so he wouldn’t have to play, because he was scared to death of getting up on stage. And then we did the gig and he was like: ‘I’m fine.’ With bruises everywhere. It was fucking hard work to have to room next to him. We would never have kicked him out of the band because he was always apologising for being the way he was. He wasn’t an asshole by any means. He wasn’t angry or throwing things. He was always subdued or insular. So you always felt sorry for him."

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