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The JOE ELLIOTT Show 6th October 2018 Playlist/Transcript

Joe Elliott 2018. By Chele Drappel

Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott hosted another edition of his weekly radio show last night on Planet Rock.

This week's show included songs by UFO, Tesla and Led Zeppelin.

The full playlist is shown below and a full transcript.

The show is available until next Saturday using the On Demand feature. It is also repeated on Tuesdays at 9pm.

The Joe Elliott Show - 6th October 2018 Playlist

  • 01 - UFO - Too Hot To Handle
  • 02 - Nick Gilder - (You Really) Rock Me
  • 03 - Paul Stanley - Wouldn't You Like To Know Me
  • 04 - Peace and Silence - Imagination
  • 05 - Led Zeppelin - Going To California
  • 06 - Journey - Separate Ways
  • 07 - Stray - Around The World In 80 Days
  • 08 - Tesla - I Want To Take You Higher
  • 09 - Earl Slick - Psycho Twang
  • 10 - New York Dolls - Babylon
  • 11 - Only Ones - Another Girl, Another Planet
  • 12 - Ryan Roxie - To Live And Die In LA

Show Intro

"Evening all, welcome once again to the Joe Elliott show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. We this week are in California for the end of the Def Leppard / Journey tour that's been all over America. 60 shows. We have Sacramento and two nights at the LA Forum and then we are done. Well, for at least a week. It's great to be with you. The LA Forum. Great history with this band. 35 years ago we played two nights here where the great doctor himself Mr. Brian May joined us on stage at one of those shows. He's not here this week however but we do have sixty minutes of fantastic music for you tonight. Starting off with a band who were a huge influence on Def Leppard when we first started out. They are UFO."


"From the album that got them established. Came out the same year that Def Leppard formed 1977. That is UFO from the album Lights Out with a wonderful piece of work called Too Hot To Handle."

Nick Gilder

"Now we just came from Vancouver. Vancouver is a fantastic on the west coast of the great continent of America. But it's of course in Canada. There's a gentleman that's been based there, born in London, but has been based in Canada pretty much all his life. And he's been on the fringes of success for a very long time. His name is Nick Gilder."

"And before that a guy called Nick Gilder who was in a band called Sweeny Todd, that once had in their ranks for a very short period of time, one Mr. Bryan Adams. From his Best Of collection the nearly UK hit (You Really) Rock Me."

Paul Stanley

"From back in 1978 when every member of KISS released a solo album on the same day. That is Paul Stanley with a song called Wouldn't You Like To Know Me."

Peace and Silence

"Back in the 1990s Def Leppard befriended a band from Seattle would you believe. They were a fantastic bunch of guys. We really tried to help them get the deal they needed. It never quite happened but we stayed friends and I bumped into one of the guys coincidentally in Vancouver. The bass player whose name is Chuck Miller. The band, I'm dying for you to hear this, they're called Peace and Silence."

"And before that a band called Peace and Silence from the Seattle in the 90s. My favourite band alongside the Stone Temple Pilots from that period of music. The EP was called Fathom That. The song we heard Imagination."

Led Zeppelin

"Well how could I not play it seeing as we're here. That is the wonderful Going To California from Led Zeppelin IV."

"You are listening to the Joe Elliott show on the wonderful Planet Rock. This week coming to you from Californ-i-a. We're gonna take a little break and when we come back, we're gonna say goodbye to our touring partners."


"And before that we heard Journey from 1983. The album Frontiers. The band that we've just gone round the U.S. in 140 days with. The appropriately titled Separate Ways."


"From their recently released four CD box set All In Your Mind The Transatlantic Years. That is the long forgotten Stray. Very big influential band on Steve Harris from Iron Maiden that crowd. The song we just heard Around The World In 80 Days."


"Well I mentioned Sacramento at the top of the show was one of the last three shows that we're playing. Here's Sacramento's finest. Ths is Tesla."

"And before that Tesla from their covers album Reel To Reel with a fantastic take of the Sly And The Family Stone song I Want To Take You Higher."

Earl Slick

"And I play that because he has just visited us for the second time on this tour. My very good friend Mr. Earl Slick. Once the guitarist with John Lennon, with David Bowie, with Ian Hunter and with the New York Dolls. From his 2003 album Zig Zag, featuring yours truly on vocals, that is Psycho Twang."

New York Dolls

"Well as I just mentioned that Slick was in this band for a little while. Thought I'd give 'em a spin. This is the New York Dolls."

"And before that the New York Dolls from their 1974 second album Too Much Too Soon, which it proved to be, with a great bit of work, the immortal Babylon."

Only Ones

"Whatever happened to the Only Ones?. Answers on a postcard because I don't know. I remember this song only but what a great song. It is Another Girl, Another Planet."

Show Outro

"And that my friends all the way from California is about it for this week. It's been a real pleasure as always. I shall be back with you next week god willing at exactly the same time from who knows where. I shall be getting my breath back from this enormous tour that we've just finished."

"So until then I'm gonna leave you with this. He is by day job the guitarist in Alice Cooper's band. His name is Ryan Roxie and from his solo record Imagine Your Reality this is To Live And Die In LA. I personally prefer to just visit. Until next week see ya!."

"From their 1975 album Siren this is Roxy Music and Whirlwind. Until next week see ya!."

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