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Joe Elliott and David Fricke

The Def Leppard front man opens up to Rolling Stone editor/author Fricke (Animal Instinct: The Def Leppard Story) about the band's trajectory- from the teen hijinks of the band first conceived out of boredom as "Deaf Leopard" in post-war England through changes in the lineup and their continuing legacy headlining with opening acts that were once their aspirational idols. Elliott reveals what makes a great band, why a good rhyme trumps proper geography for a hit song, how modern rock training may be the worst thing for the future of rock music, living with the spectre of Hysteria, and more. Filmed at the Iridium in New York City.

Episode Duration: 57 minutes and 46 seconds

Episode Number: 402



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