Def Leppard Look to Capture Live Legacy
Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott says the band’s forthcoming live album, Mirrorball, will solidify the notoriously studio-loving band’s legacy as a live act.
Elliott told Reuters, “It’s the first time we’ve taken stock of what we’ve done and delivered the live album fans have been asking for, for years,” while guitarist Phil Collen believes now, rather than the late ’80s height of Hysteria hysteria, is the right time to capture the band’s live sound for the ages: “We couldn’t sing back then,” he said.
The live album will be sold on iTunes, unlike the rest of the band’s catalog, but Elliott says the band could easily change its mind on this matter, given one condition: “If they give us a poster the same size as the Beatles got, then yeah,” he joked.
Mirrorball will include three new studio songs, “Undefeated,” “It’s All About Believin’” and “Kings of the World.” The album will be released prior to the band’s tour with Heart, which kicks off in June in Belfast and will include at least 42 dates in the U.S.