Front Row Live Q&A with Joe Elliott – Nov 28

⚠️ Just announced ⚠️

Chat and INTERACT LIVE with Joe on November 28 on FRONT ROW LIVE – a live online and interactive Q&A event presented by Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp and KLOS 95.5

This interactive live session will be done on Zoom and hosted by Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp.

Click HERE for tickets and more information.

Hard Rock Halloween -Merch Giveaway with Primary Wave

This Halloween, we’re teaming up with Primary Wave for a little treat. 💥

Listen to Primary Wave’s new Hard Rock Halloween playlist and you could win a prize package featuring merchandise from Def Leppard, Alice Cooper, Godsmack and Scorpions! No trick. We promise.

Enter Now:

Primary Wave's Hard Rock Halloween

Eddie Van Halen – RIP

Very sad to hear about the passing of the legendary Eddie Van Halen.  You will be missed.

I saw Van Halen destroy Sabbath at the Sheffield City Hall in 1977 … Eddie was a big part of that, having essentially reinvented guitar playing just like Jimi Hendrix had done a generation earlier …. I had the pleasure of being on the same bill as Van Halen 7 years ago when Kings Of Chaos were on the same bill at the Stone Music Festival in Australia. I’m happy to say that his playing that night was as good as it’s ever been, he certainly shook things up when he came on the scene …. Rest In Peace Eddie” – Joe Elliott

  

“I distinctly remember the first moment I heard Eddie play. A good friend, also a guitarist, had just bought the first Van Halen album and came by my house and told me that I urgently needed to hear this. He wasn’t wrong; it was a moment that redefined everything that I thought was possible about playing the guitar. The goalposts had just been moved. I stayed up all that night trying to learn from Eddie. Many, many decades later, and I’m still learning from Eddie.” – Vivian Campbell

“Eddie had a profound impact and influence on generations of musicians and music fans including myself and literally wrote a brand new chapter on how a guitar should sound, look and feel. I met Eddie on Van Halen’s first headline U.K. tour at London’s Rainbow theatre and he said to me “you know you’re never going to get that sound you’re after until you change that pickup, right?”so I promptly went and got it fixed. The master had spoken and my Fender Strat had never sounded so good. It was the main guitar used on the Hysteria album. He was absolutely right.” – Phil Collen

Photo Credit: Mark Weiss

25th Def Leppard Day 🤘

Happy Def Leppard day!

On this day in 1995, the City of Sheffield honored the band with  the key to the city and a plaque commemorating October 5th as ‘Def Leppard Day’. Also on this day in 1993, album ‘Visualize’ was released. Def Leppard day indeed!  🤘

Listen to Sav reflecting on the day HERE, and check out some gems from the Leppard Vault:

 

Joe Elliott on Sixx:AM – Artists For Recovery

Joe’s proud to be part of Nikki’s Sixx’s Sixx:AM Artists For Recovery project. “Maybe It’s Time” brings together artists to help fight substance use disorders and help people in recovery. The song will be available Friday, and will be part of the Sno Babies movie soundtrack.

Sno Babies will be available on demand September 29th. #LetsSaveLives 

Click HERE to pre-save “Maybe It’s Time”!

Def Leppard takes home “Best British Band” and “Best Live Band” Planet Rock Awards

A special “thank you” message from Joe….🙏🏻

Thanks to your votes, Def Leppard took home 2 Planet Rock awards: “Best British Band” and “Best Live Band” !

Joe’s band Down ‘N’ Outz also won “Best British Album” for their 2019 release, This Is How We Roll 

Thank you all for voting + supporting, and thank you to Planet Rock for the nominations and awards!

Read more + check out all the winners HERE