Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott spoke in a conversation with SiriusXM during the latest episode of the podcast. He talked about their influences on different genres of music world.

According to Elliott, Def Leppard has a major influence on pop music. Here’s the statement:

“Not so much in rock, I don’t think. I think we left a bigger mark in pop. Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey, there seem to be lots of them. We did a radio show once with Pink, and she stood on the side singing every song.”

Interviewer asked:

“Is that weird for you as a rock band?”

Elliott responded:

“No, that’s great. That’s what you want – you want to influence as many different genres as you can.

We grew up to the pop-rock thing, we weren’t really in a position to buy albums all the time, and we didn’t have 24h FM radio, so we had three-minute pop-rock songs, that’s what we grew to.

So to be remembered as a pop artist is what we were, it’s what we grew up listening to.”

In the rest of the conversation, Joe has shared his favorite Def Leppard video, and said:

“I think that the ‘Photograph’ video is a brilliant video because of the way [director] Dave Mallet over-bled the colors. MTV had, like, five videos at the time and they were all just playing in warehouses and stuff, pretty horrible, and we made this really good video.”

Listen to the entire interview below. Click here for the source of the statement.