Elliott Frustrated By Def Leppard's Lack Of Respect

DEF LEPPARD star JOE ELLIOTT has accused the music press of failing to give rock bands due credit - insisting his group deserves the same respect as stars such as BONO, SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY and MORRISSEY.
The singer claims music journalists fawn over big name stars such as the U2 frontman and the former Beatles bassist, but often ridicule his band even though they have enjoyed comparable success.
And Elliott can't understand why Def Leppard aren't considered "cool".
He tells Britain's Metro, "We don't get the credit we deserve in Britain... It's nice to walk down Oxford Street without being recognised but then again when music magazines write about us they take the p**s (ridicule us) because we're not as cool as Johnny Marr, who isn't as successful as us by a million miles. (British TV host) Jools Holland won't have us on his show because we're not cool enough.
"Rock's ploughed its own furrow for 30 years but still music magazines don't give rock its due... How many more front covers do Paul MCCartney and Morrissey need? Our album will sell more than Morrissey's so why don't we get the same kind of respect?
"There are more people than Bono and Michael Stipe to put on the cover of a magazine... There are more musicians out there... Bands who have sold s**tloads of records, whether it be us or Depeche Mode, are becoming footnotes."


Contactmusic

Tags: Def Leppard - Bono - Sir Paul McCartney - Morrissey - U2


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

The Sound Of Seattle: Budweiser Made In America See How Music Has Changed In The Noisy City

Seattle has one of the most legendary music scenes in America so...

The Sound Of Seattle: Budweiser Made In America See How Music Has Changed In The Noisy City

Benedict Cumberbatch Stuns as Alan Turing in 'The Imitation Game' Trailer

It appears Benedict Cumberbatch has thrown his hat in the ring for...

Benedict Cumberbatch Stuns as Alan Turing in 'The Imitation Game' Trailer

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 - 'Mockingjay Lives' Teaser Trailer

Following Katniss Everdeen's escape from the catastrophic...

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Trailer

Guess Which Insects Have Killed the George Harrison Memorial Tree?

A tree planted in tribute to former Beatles guitarist George Harrison has...

Guess Which Insects Have Killed the George Harrison Memorial Tree?

'Fargo' Creator Noah Hawley Teases Season 2 Plot At TCA Press Tour

After Fargo’s very definitive season finale (don’t worry, this article...

'Fargo' Creator Noah Hawley Teases Season 2 Plot At TCA Press Tour

Young Rising Sons - High (Acoustic)

New Jersey band Young Rising Sons perform a stripped down acoustic cover of their single 'High'...

Young Rising Sons - High (Acoustic) Video
Advertisement

Star Wars Episode VII: J.J. Abrams Performs an X-Wing Ship Tease While Plot Rumors Abound

J.J. Abrams has been incrementally dripping visual information regarding...

Star Wars Episode VII: J.J. Abrams Performs an X-Wing Ship Tease While Plot Rumors Abound

It's Official: Chuck Palahniuk is Working on 'Fight Club 2'

18 years since Fight Club ripped up the rule book for modern day...

It's Official: Chuck Palahniuk is Working on 'Fight Club 2'

Jamie N Commons - Jungle (Acoustic)

Jamie N Commons' new single with X Ambassadors - 'Jungle' - has been inescapable with it's...

Jamie N Commons - Jungle (Acoustic) Video


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Def Leppard Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Def Leppard

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All