Lead singer of Def Leppard, Joseph Thomas “Joe” Elliott had a recent conversation with PageSix and revealed his thoughts about Queen legend Brian May.
Here is what he said:
“We first met him in Europe. We were opening for Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow, and I think Queen was recording ‘Hot Space’ in Munich, maybe. And he came in and said ‘Hi!’ and we were like just blown away.
In 1983 we happened to be at the L.A. Forum and Brian was in town and he asked if he could come and jam with us, and we were like, ’Are you kidding? Of course, you can!
We were on tour in the U.K. and we were on a day off in a fantastic castle hotel on the outskirts of Glasgow in Scotland, We decided we’d have dinner to celebrate it. So, we had this huge castle to ourselves.
There’s nobody else in the dining room. We just sat at this big table, a couple of bottles of bubbly and we just cheered each other. That’s it, we’re in. It’s a great moment, it really was.”
Joe also talked about Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on Friday, and said that he is a little bit nervous about his rock hall speech:
“Getting up and going ‘How’s everybody doing? Are we ready to rock?’ is a lot easier than standing there, for God knows how long, trying to acknowledge and hope to God you haven’t forgot anybody — people that go back all the way to the beginning of the band, which is 40-odd years ago. So, no pressure.”
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