Wednesday, September 2, 2015

VIDEO: Def Leppard tease new album announcement

Def Leppard have issued a 10-second video teaser regarding their upcoming self-titled album.

Expected in October, the UK rockers have been in the studio working on the follow-up to 2008’s “Songs From The Sparkle Lounge” after completing some marathon songwriting sessions last year.

Frontman Joe Elliott recently revealed the project is essentially done.

“Yeah, it's finished. We're just doing simple, last-minute adjustments,” says Elliott. “The first song is going to go to radio [this] month. It's a 14-track, 55-minute album. It's just called ‘Def Leppard’ because that's what it sounds like. It doesn't sounds like any one specific era of Def Leppard. It's got everything.

“You'll listen and you go ‘Oh, that sounds like Def Leppard’ or you'll go ‘That is Leppard, but sounds a bit like Led Zeppelin or Queen but you can hear the AC/DC or the Crosby, Stills and Nash coming through.’

“We have not shied away from anything that's influenced us in our growing up periods of our life. Just because we've made the kind of music we've made doesn't mean to say we don't like all of this other stuff.”

Def Leppard are currently playing dates on an extensive North American tour with Styx and Tesla.

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