Today Billboard Magazine online premieres the remastered version of "Slang".  Read the article and listen HERE

 

 

Joe Elliott - "The Bridge"

02/06/2014 - 23:11

(Photo by: CJ Reddy Photography)

Joe Elliott will be appearing in the upcoming rock & roll drama, feature film, "The Bridge"! He'll be acting alongside musicians from bands including The Pixies, Thin Lizzy, TSOL, Ministry, & Twisted Sister amongst others. 

 

Stay tuned on the progress of the film through the links below

"The Bridge" Facebook 

"The Bridge" Twitter

"The Bridge" Instagram 

Phil recently did an interview with Jack Antonio for CJIM in Montreal and Insane Realm Radio which aired on Sunday, 2nd February.  Listen to the interview HERE

Def Leppard announce the release of a Deluxe Edition of their 1996 classic album Slang across multiple formats on 11 February.
 
The Slang reissue will be available in 3 formats: a CD Deluxe Edition and Digital Edition containing the original 11 album tracks re-mastered and original rare bonus tracks made up of demos, alternate versions and mixes with a series of new songs recorded during the time the band was creating Slang. Most of these additional bonus tracks have never been released. A special iTunes Digital Edition will have everything from the Digital Edition, plus a further set of additional bonus tracks. A Double Vinyl Deluxe Edition will also be available and will feature the original album, and its own set of exclusive songs.
 
The band will release a special Slang Video Collection the same day (February 11th) exclusively on iTunes that will feature videos from singles “Slang,” “Work It Out,” and "All I Want Is Everything."

 

Pre-order now:
Walmart
FYE
Best Buy
CD Universe

Barnes & Noble
Amazon

 
Slang was first released in May 1996 and is considered the band’s most underrated album. At the time of its release, the music industry was at the height of the 90s grunge scene and Def Leppard with bands like Nirvana, Stone Temple Pilots and Pearl Jam were dominating the airwaves. Despite this musical shift, Slang charted on the Top Five UK Official Chart and the Top 15 in the US on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart, plus the UK rock magazine Q named the project as one of the Top 10 Albums of the Year. As a testament to their music transcending through time, Slang was recognized for its musical departure from the band’s signature sound. The collection incorporated new sonic elements that gave the album a slightly darker introspective mood than their previous releases. As Phil Collen stated in an interview with Metal Hammer UK, “We've all got personal things that have happened during the recording of Slang, and we've just ploughed on and some of it has come out on the record.” 
 
Slang Deluxe Edition tracklistings:

 

CD/ Digital Edition
Disc 1
1. Truth?
2. Turn to Dust
3. Slang
4. All I Want Is Everything
5. Work It Out
6. Breathe a Sigh
7. Deliver Me
8. Gift of Flesh
9. Blood Runs Cold
10. Where Does Love Go When It Dies
11. Pearl of Euphoria
12. Move with Me Slowly
13. Truth? (Original Version)
14. Burn Out
15. Worlds Collide
16. Can't Keep Away from the Flame
 
Disc 2
1. Turn to Dust (1st Draft)
2. Raise Your Love
3. All I Want Is Everything (1st Draft)
4. Work It Out (1st Draft)
5. Breathe a Sigh (Rough Mix)
6. Deliver Me (Rough Mix)
7. Black Train
8. Blood Runs Cold (Rough Mix)
9. Where Does Love Go When It Dies (1st Draft)
10. Pearl of Euphoria (Rough Mix)
11. All on Your Touch (2012 Revisit)
12. Anger Me (Deliver Me -1st Draft)
13. Move on Up (Viv Demo)
14. Gift of Flesh (Phil Vocal)

 

Double 180g Vinyl
Side 1
1. Truth?
2. Turn to Dust
3. Slang
4. All I Want Is Everything
5. Work It Out

Side 2
6. Breathe a Sigh
7. Deliver Me
8. Gift of Flesh
9. Blood Runs Cold
10. Where Does Love Go When It Dies
Side 3
11. Pearl of Euphoria
12. Move with Me Slowly
13. Truth? (original version)
Side 4
14. Burn Out
15. Worlds Collide
16. Can't Keep Away from the Flame
17. All on Your Touch (2012 Revisit)
18. Black Train

Today marks the 23rd year since Steve's passing on 8 January, 1991.  Play some classic D.L. loud today in his memory!

 

About 7, maybe 8 years ago Phil Everly came to see us & was a very
gracious guest. He stayed to the end, came back to say hi & told us that
it's great to hear a band do what you do without any damn tapes ! There
was a collective swelling of pride in the dressing room when we heard
those words from one of the best harmony singers of all time, what an
honour to be in the same room as him & hear him say such nice things, a
true gentleman. 

 

- Joe Elliott

Def Leppard takes over the AXS TV network on 29 December at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT providing exclusive commentary throughout the day’s 12 hours of concerts, including the broadcast premiere of the DEF LEPPARD: VIVA! HYSTERIA concert.

 

Fans will be able to watch VIVA! Hysteria for the first time on broadcast TV. and hear firsthand from Sav, Joe, Rick, Phil Collen, Vivian Campbell, as they provide behind-the-scenes commentary about their Hysteria album in custom interstitial wraps throughout the marathon.

 

In addition to the network premiere, the “Day of Hysteria” marathon also features other concerts from Cheap Trick at Budokan: The 35th Anniversary Performance (Live from the El Rey Theatre, New York Dolls, Bon Jovi (Lost Highway), Sammy Hagar & Friends, and Kiss (Monster Tour - Live From Europe). 

Happy Holidays!

12/24/2013 - 04:49

All of us at Def Leppard (band & crew) thank you for a great 2013!  From the sold out VIVA! Hysteria shows in Las Vegas to our summer shows in France, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Canada and everything in between, we want to thank you for making 2013 unforgettable for us!  We wish you and your family happy holidays and a fantastic 2014!

 

Watch Joe & Sav's special holiday video message now!

 

Phil has recently teamed up soulstress Queen of Blues Debbi Blackwell-Cook for a blues project called Delta Deep.  Delta Deep is a pure blend of true blues and powerful soul music revisited in it's rawest form. 

 

Check out and "like" their official Facebook page HERE

 

Watch the "Muddy Water Blues" sung by DELTA DEEP on UTV HERE

In case you missed Phil Collen, Rick Allen, and Vivian Campbell performing "Pour Some Sugar On Me" with the coaches of NBC's The Voice last night, you can watch it now below!