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DEF LEPPARD On Their Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Honour

Def Leppard 2018. By dltourhistory

Def Leppard were confirmed as 2019 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees last week and Joe Elliott has commented during various interviews.

The Induction announcement was made on 13th December with the final total for fan votes at 547,647.

Def Leppard will be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame at the 2019 Induction ceremony which takes place on 29th March 2019 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

In all seven current and/or former members will be inducted - Joe Elliott, Rick Savage, Rick Allen, Phil Collen, Vivian Campbell, Steve Clark, Pete Willis. Along with the induction and acceptance speeches the band will perform three or four songs.

Joe spoke about the induction the following night on stage at Sheffield (or Fly DSA...) Arena and then on his 15th December radio show.

Also included below are quotes from a few interviews he has given since and quotes from the other members.

Once again Joe has said the band will reach out (and already have done) to Pete Willis but are unsure if he would attend.

He was not at the Sheffield concert and Joe's comments suggest his tradition of seeing their home city shows ended in 2003 when Joe, Sav, Frank Noon reunited with him for a backstage photo.

Read a full review of the Sheffield concert with all of Joe's speeches and many photos.

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

Def Leppard 2018.

The Joe Elliott Show - 15th December 2018 Quote

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

"Some fantastic news came into the Def Leppard camp this week that we're actually gonna be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 29th March 2019. What an absolute honour to be in the same club as the likes of The Rolling Stones, Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, U2, Bruce Springsteen, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and of course The Beatles. Who are collectively and individually all inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Now it's 13 years since we were eligible to be nominated. It's the first nomination we've ever had. We got in straight away. And after 41 years of treading the boards and putting out albums we all know this stuff it just don't come easy."

Sheffield 14th December 2018 - Joe Elliott Quotes

"Um...I was gonna save it for the encore but f**k it. We just got inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame yesterday. It only happens once so you might as well celebrate it. And everybody out there who voted. It was the biggest fan vote of all time. So it's the fans that put us in there nobody else but the fans. And we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for putting us up there with all those people like The Stones and Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry and U2 and a few other great bands."

"As I mentioned earlier this evening 'cause I couldn't keep my big f**king mouth closed 'cause I'm so excited. We are inducted on the 29th March 2019 into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. You have no idea how f**king cool that is. Really cool. You know we started out, me and Sav we met in August, oh god, 1977. Who wasn't born then?. See this is beautiful, new generation coming through. This is what we all want right. Some of us were alive. I gotta say one thing right. I know it's not cool to say this but we owe it all to our parents we really do. Our Mum's and Dad's they gave us a few bob to put this thing together. Some of us have still got some and some of our parents are gone and some of them are still here."

"Steve's in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame as well and so is Pete Willis. Everybody connected with this band going back to August '77 is gonna be involved in that ceremony one way or another. But the most important thing is that you guys voted us in from Tasmania to Sheffield. Everybody voted to get us in. The most votes a band has ever received was us and we can't thank you enough. We just can't. So we dedicate this one to anybody that remembers The Wapentake. Anybody that remembers The Broadfield. And anybody that remembers this young fledgling band that thought we'd give it a go and see what happens."

Rolling Stone - Joe Elliott Quote

"Yeah. Pete is invited. Absolutely. Whether he comes or not is up to him. We might have to drag him there by his hair. But he deserves to be inducted since he was involved in the first three albums. A lot of people aren’t aware that he did play until halfway through Pyromania. He contributed as much as anybody on the first two albums. Of course he deserves to get in. I haven’t seen Pete in 14 years. I don’t know if he’s aware yet. We’re going to reach out to him over the next day or two now that the dust has settled and we’ll see if he wants to come."

Yahoo! - Joe Elliott Quotes

"The fans who collectively voted was about 560,000, which is insane, I mean, we crushed the fan vote. So, I guess what happens there is that [doubters] go, ‘You know what? Yeah, they do deserve to be in!’."

"I’ve only just heard that you play a three-song set, and then there’s normally some mad jam at the end. I just kind of burst out laughing — I think I spat tea across the floor — at the idea of me, Thom Yorke and Robert Smith being on the same stage."

Loudersound - Def Leppard Quotes

Joe Elliott - "First of all, a massive thanks to all our fans and past inductees who voted for us. Congratulations to all our fellow inductees. We stand alongside some amazing artists, past and present. What an absolute honour."

Rick Savage - "Being inducted into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame puts Def Leppard in a class of peers that we’ve always appreciated and admired."

Rick Allen - "What an honour for Def Leppard to be included in this year’s induction with so many other talented and deserving artists."

Phil Collen - "We started 2018 off at the Royal Albert Hall and to now cap it all off with a nod into The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame is brilliant."

Vivian Campbell - "After 26 years as the new guy, I can assure you that the work ethic and the collective focus of this band is just as strong to this day."

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2019 - Induction Ceremony

  • Friday, 29th March 2019 - Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction, Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2019 - Inductees

  • Def Leppard - (Joe Elliott, Rick Savage, Rick Allen, Phil Collen, Vivian Campbell, Steve Clark, Pete Willis)
  • Stevie Nicks
  • Janet Jackson
  • Roxy Music
  • The Zombies
  • The Cure
  • Radiohead

Buy 'The Story So Far...The Best Of Def Leppard' Online

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Buy 'Personal Jesus / We All Need Christmas' Online

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Buy 'Hysteria The Singles' Online

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