26 years ago today (8 January), original DEF LEPPARD guitarist Steve Maynard Clark passed away at his home in Chelsea, much too soon at the age of 30. Here’s a little note from Joe
It’s 26 years since Steve passed away ….. seems a lifetime ago now …. loved him then, love him still … & when I take the stage at the Brixton Academy on Sunday night at the Remembering David Bowie concert I shall also be remembering Steve Clark, like all our heroes , gone, but not forgotten …. – Joe
Check out this fan site SteveClarkGuitars.com in honour of his memory and crank up some classic Leppard LOUD today!
This weeks program features songs from BIFFY CIYRO, KINKS, CARS, BAD CITY, ALICE COOPER amongst others, as well as some stories from Joe!
Radio show time is Saturdays at 6pm (GMT) / 1pm (EST) and repeated on Tuesday nights @ 9pm (GMT) / 4pm (EST).
For those in the U.K. tune into Joe’s weekly radio show on PlanetRock.com.
For those listening outside the U.K. listen live from this site HERE. Please not this Surf.com internet site may not work in some countries. As a quick fix, please download a VPN application and set it to the UK territory. Then download the Planet Rock app and boom, it works!
“We grew up on STATUS QUO as kids & have a great respect for them & their legacy … I hung out with Rick P in the mid 80s, he showed me the rudimentary scales on the piano which I still refer back to even now .. we almost wrote a great song together , sadly it remains & will remain unfinished … a truly genuine & funny guy … RIP Rick.
Bob Coburn, longtime host on Los Angeles rock station KLOS and the equally longtime host of the syndicated show ROCKLINE, passed away on Saturday, following a battle with lung cancer. Read more about Bob HERE
“I don’t think I’ve ever been interviewed by anyone more passionate about music & supportive of the arts as Bob Coburn. He was a true gent & had probably forgotten more about music than most of us ever knew, a fantastic guy who will be sorely missed, rest in peace Bob, you deserve it” – Joe Elliott
“So very sad to hear of the passing of our old friend Bob Coburn earlier today. Bob was the voice of Rockline. He was a true champion of the genre, and an encyclopedic lover of the music. R.I.P. Bob. You will be missed by many.” – Vivian Campbell
Check out a sampling of the interviews Def Leppard has done with Bob throughout the years.
We have created a Facebook photo gallery for fans to check out many “behind-the-scenes” & “performance” photos from this special event that Joe & Phil participated in last week. Check out the gallery HERE
Also, be sure to check out Classic Rock’s official “all star” photo gallery also HERE
Thanks to all of the fans who have sent us their photo’s from our recent 2015 & 2016 world tour!
Here is a video to celebrate YOU! We’ve loved seeing our incredibly loyal fans across the world these last 2 years! Truly “We Belong” with you all!
Pre-order now HEREour brand new concert film AND THERE WILL BE A NEXT TIME (LIVE FROM DETROIT) which will be released everywhere on 10 February 2017.
Filmed at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, MI on July 15, 2016, And There Will Be A Next Time – Live From Detroit is an incredible showcase that captures the electrifying energy and power of Def Leppard live today.
Check out the Japanese Classic Rock Magazine Awards radio special with interviews plus live music! Includes interviews with Joe & Phil amongst Jimmy Page and Joe Perry. Plus, there’s live tracks performed on the night from Jeff Beck, and the house band, Listen & read HERE