Def Leppard singer and co-founding member of the band, Joe Elliott, made a new interview with Download Fest’s Kylie Olsson this week and talked about how Def Leppard members spent their time in coronavirus quarantine and whether they have record something new.

As you may already follow their career, Def Leppard released their latest self-titled album back in 2015. The album named ‘Def Leppard’ was the band’s first-ever studio album since ‘Songs From The Sparkle Lounge’ which was released in 2008 and it features 14 never-released-before tracks including two additional tracks for the Classic Rock Limited Edition.

While the band keeps its silence for 5 years, in his latest interview, Def Leppard star Joe Elliott was asked whether they have recorded something new for the fans. Joe admitted that they have never thought about making another record until they think they are ready and during the outbreak, they have written new songs these days

Here is what he said:

“What are we gonna do with those songs? That’s to be seen. We’ve gotta wait and see, because, obviously, everybody’s in different continents, in different cities and all that kind of stuff. So there’s a lot of work to be done before we get to a finished product. But we have not let the year go to waste.

The industry being what it is, we’re all aware of the fact that there’s an element of the media that can’t let go of the fact that records aren’t that important anymore. And I know that’s a sad thing to say, but it’s a fact of life. Touring is massively important — way more than it was when you went out promoting records when they were important. Especially for legacy bands or whatever you wanna call ’em. Listen, I went to see The Rolling Stones in 1989 in case one of them died. That’s 1989. They haven’t had a death since the 1960s.”

He continued:

“When we finished that [2015] album, we never really thought about making another record until we just felt the timing was right. And we always just fall into place. We’re constantly writing songs, so when it comes to piecing songs together, it’s not like they’re all absolutely brand spanking new, just written, hot-off-the-press stuff. Some of them are ideas that have been percolating for a year or two with a piece missing. And you wait and you wait and you wait, and then you have this epiphany, or one of the other guys goes, ‘Why didn’t you ask? I’ve got a bit that would fit in there perfect.’

So there’s been a lot of that going on. But that’s a constant; that’s nothing to do with coronavirus. We’ve been doing it since the ‘Def Leppard’ album came out, and we will continue to do it, whether we release an album or not. We’ve got songs in our heads.”

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