music / News

Def Leppard Frontman Says Their New Las Vegas Tour Will Lead to a New Album

January 23, 2013 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris

Billboard spoke with Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott who said their upcoming stint in Las Vegas at the Sparkle Lounge will lead to their next album. Here are some highlights:

Elliott on their Viva Hysteria Show in Las Vegas: “This will be the first time in at least 10 years where we’re all actually in one room banging out songs from scratch. We don’t all live on the same continent, so it’s increasingly more difficult for us to just do what people expect a band to do — wander into a dusty old rehearsal room and go, ‘What you got?’ Getting together to write an album is an event. So the whole point of this Vegas thing when we’re not on stage is to attack pieces of work we have that aren’t finished songs — ‘I’ve got this riff.’ ‘Great, let’s play around with it.’ I’m sure everybody’s got some individual ideas, and we’ll go from there.”

Elliott on how they are re-recording their older material due to disagreements with Universal Music: “It’s just an ongoing process until the silly buggers at Universal pull their heads out of their ass and get back to the table. It’s about who blinks first. It’s kind of like throwing (a fit), but I think any artist should be applauded for wrestling back the valor.”

article topics

Jeffrey Harris

comments powered by Disqus