In a recent interview with Atlantic City Weekly, Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen has revealed what does Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame means for 80’s rock bands.
Interviewer pressed about whether he thinks that Bon Jovi and Def Leppard’s Rock Hall inductions mean that we are finally going to see some respect paid to hard rock of the ’80s and early ’90s.
“I hope so. I think it was an important time for music. You know, there was… We just grew up in a fantastic time for music … To see the ’80s being, you know, sort of paid attention to, to me, is really special because I think a lot of great music came from that time.”
On their upcoming performance at Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame ceremony, he said:
“We talked about it, but it was right at the end of what felt like forever — that last tour, we did like sixty shows in North America, Canada and then Hawaii, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and then England and Ireland.
By the end of that whole run, we were really ready to go home … and we weren’t necessarily in the right head space to start talking about what we were going to do for a particular performance. But having said that, I’m sure I’m going to start seeing emails coming through and people making suggestions about how we do this.”