Def Leppard Will Not Be Tackling “Seventeen” On Its Next All-Covers Album
Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott told The Irish News that while he’s honored to tour with the likes of Styx and REO Speedwagon, don’t expect to see his band on the road with any of the bands who shared chart space with it during the Hysteria era. “We refused to go out with Poison or Winger or Warrant or any of those shite bands,” he said. “It’s a real pity that a lot of the newer bands we’ve dug over the years haven’t actually dug us. But that’s just music, man.” Those “newer” bands include Stereophonics and Manic Street Preachers, just to give you an idea of Elliott’s internal timeline and, uh, general assessment of what isn’t “shite.” Well! Let’s see what is and isn’t “shite” in your eyes, readers. I picked my favorite songs from each of the artists Old Joe disses–as well as one from his own band, and one from each of his U.S. touring partners this summer. Which do you prefer?
OK, I’m realizing now this might not be that fair of a fight. Oh well, at least I know now that there’s a reason I woke up with “I Hate Myself For Lovin’ You” in my head this morning.
(FYI, I really tried to not use “Seventeen” as Winger’s pick. But there wasn’t much, unless you count that track Kip did with Fiona, which hasn’t aged all that well but which I still like:
He really does have super-nice teeth.)