Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott hosted another edition of his weekly radio show last night on Planet Rock.
DEF LEPPARD News Round Up (20th-26th April 2020)
A round up of Def Leppard News with links to stories and updates from this week in the band's history.
A week where the band took part in a radio special in the USA.
SiriusXM USA Radio Special
A 69-hour/three day radio special was announced on Thursday in the USA.
The band members took over the Hair Nation channel on SiriusXM radio for a special called 'Let's Get Rocked At Home Weekend'.
Originally recorded for a Stadium Tour special it was amended to include "At Home" messages and voice overs encouraging fans to stay home and enjoy the music all weekend long.
Joe Elliott and Phil Collen performed unique versions of five Def Leppard songs.
Joe recorded live acoustic versions of 'From The Inside', 'We Belong ' and 'Two Steps Behind' and told the story of how they were first written.
Phil played versions of 'Hysteria' and 'Pour Some Sugar On Me' with just vocals and electric guitar. His performances were taped recently in the SiriusXM studios (with the PSSOM performance available on YouTube).
Throughout the weekend Joe, Phil, Rick and Vivian introduced Def Leppard songs with short stories and anecdotes along with songs by artists associated with the band including Joan Jett, Poison and Motley Crue.
Steve Clark's 60th Birthday
This week original guitarist Steve Clark would have turned 60 years old.
Having been born in Sheffield, England on 23rd April 1960 and going on to become a member of the band from 1978 to 1991.
Def Leppard History
The 28th anniversary of the Freddie Mercury Tribute show in London took place this week.
View the various stories from this week below.
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The latest edition of Joe Elliott's weekly radio show on Planet Rock.
The 40th anniversary of an 'On Through The Night' world tour show in Oxford, England where the recently released live album was recorded.
The 17th anniversary of the 'Long Long Way To Go' single peaking at Number 40 on the UK charts.
Joe and Phil performed five live songs for the SiriusXM radio special and along with Rick and Vivian introduced Def Leppard songs and those by other artists.
A three day radio special was announced with the band taking over the Hair Nation channel on SiriusXM radio in the USA.
The 12th anniversary of the 'Nine Lives' single release featuring guest vocals from country music star Tim McGaraw.
Original guitarist Steve Clark's birthday and what would have been his 60th.
The 24th anniversary of the 'Slang' single being released in the UK.
Joe Elliott's latest radio show for SiriusXM's Deep Tracks channel in the USA. .
The 2nd anniversary of the 'Live At Abbey Road Studios' release for Record Store Day.
The 6th anniversary of Joe Elliott's second album with side band the 'Down 'n' Outz'.
The 23rd anniversary of a 'Slang' world tour show in Argentina.
The 28th anniversary of the 'Freddie Mercury Tribute Show' in London at Wembley Stadium. Watch video footage.
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