Def Leppard on surviving personal tragedy, grunge and a global pandemic: 'Just move on and keep making records'
Joe Elliott and Phil Collen discuss their new LP 'Diamond Star Halos,' how they "side-stepped" the 1990s' hair-metal backlash, and why "Kurt Cobain would've been fine with us."
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2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony: Stevie Nicks's funny flub, the Cure's touching tribute, Janet Jackson's call to action, and more
“I’m never gonna live that one down," said Nicks after accidentally identifying presenter Harry Styles as being from *NSYNC, in one of the night's funniest moments.
“I can understand why people say, ‘Well, they sold a ton of records but it's just commercial fluff.' But our body of work is not that."
The class of 2019 is a straight-A lineup, featuring luminaries of R&B, post-punk, metal, alternative and glam.
Janet Jackson joins her brother Michael and the Jackson 5 as members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, earning induction on Thursday along with Stevie Nicks and the top fan vote-getter, Def Leppard. Radiohead, the Cure, Roxy Music and the Zombies will also be ushered in next spring at the 34th induction ceremony. It will be held March 29 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019 were announced Tuesday morning: the lineup includes Radiohead, Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks, Rage Against the Machine, the Cure, Devo, Janet Jackson, Kraftwerk, LL Cool J, Roxy Music, Todd Rundgren, John Prine, MC5, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan and the Zombies, according to Rolling Stone. The top vote-getters will be announced in December and inducted March 29th, 2019 […]
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Def Leppard's Joe Elliott remembers tragic gay glam-rocker Jobriath: Like 'Ziggy Stardust sung by Mick Jagger'
Jobriath was one of rock’s greatest tragedies, dying of AIDS 35 years ago. But now he's a cult hero for other musicians -- gay and straight -- who owe him a debt.
- NewsRolling Stone
Def Leppard will compile their first four LPs, along with rare B-sides and live cuts, for the first installment of a career-spanning box set series.
- NewsWendy Geller
There are a handful of rock vocalists whose voices are unmistakable from the very first few words of any of their songs. Def Leppard’s frontman Joe Elliott is in that club — and now fans can hear him for the first time on streaming services (the band, one of the longest digital holdouts, finally allowed their catalog online Jan. 19). They can also, if they’re lucky, catch him on tour this year, as part of a massive 58-date North American joint tour with Journey, which runs May through September.
- NewsYahoo Music
Yahoo Music talks to band members about "Hysteria," which was born of tragedy and unusual circumstances and has sold more than 30 million copies to date.
- NewsRolling Stone
Def Leppard, Poison and Tesla will join forces for a sprawling U.S. tour set to kick off this April.