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DEF LEPPARD's Cover Of DEPECHE MODE's Personal Jesus (Full Video)

Def Leppard 2018. By Chele Drappel

Def Leppard's cover of Depeche Mode's Personal Jesus is now available to listen to in full from the Newark, NJ show.

During the pre-show PA music a cover of Depeche Mode's 'Personal Jesus' has been played as the 30 minute countdown clock ends.

The new version has been heard by fans since the first show in Hartford, CT on 21st May.

The new cover version was recorded on 16th May at Spotify's studios in New York.

The Spotify Singles session featured one original song and one cover and will be released soon. Joe commented on the session in an interview with Eddie Trunk.

This Def Leppard version stays true to the electronic sound of the original with thumping bass and programmed electronic drums. Like the cover of 'Rock On' it has been Leppardised with rocking guitars added. Especially in the outro section.

Chele Drappel filmed a new full version of the song from the show intro video on 13th June at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. Watch it below - featuring a cameo appearance by her lovely daughter.

Lep's version lasts for around 4:45 minutes compared to the original single version which was 3:46 mins. The original album version was 4:56.

The song was released in August 1989 and eventually included on their classic 1990 album 'Violator'. It reached Number 13 in the UK and Number 28 in the USA.

It has also been covered in the past by Marilyn Manson and Johnny Cash.

The studio version and the full Spotify Singles audio/video have yet to be released.

Trunk Nation - Joe Elliott Interview Quotes

Spotify Singles Session

"So we're based in the New York area let's say because we're kind of back and forth everywhere round Manhattan doing stuff. We were in a place called S.I.R. which is a very famous rehearsal space where Bowie and everybody in the world's probably used it, The Who. We were in there for a couple of days rehearsing for a, the tour and b, for a session that we did for Spotify. I don't know whether I'm allowed to mention then on your show. Yeah we did a session for them. Just two songs. I won't say any more because I don't want to spoil the surprise for whenever it's gonna get broadcast, but bit of fun. One of ours and a cover of somebody else's stuff ."

View the YouTube Playlist with all clips of this song.

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