DEF LEPPARD singer Joe Elliott spoke to Billboard.com about the three new songs that will appear on the band's new live album, "Mirrorball", due out this summer.
"When we decided to do (the live album), it just got said — I don't know by who — 'Why don't we chuck a couple of new songs on the end?'" Elliott tells Billboard.com. "And that two became three, and in fairness it could've been four if we'd just had a little bit more time. But we wanted to tour this summer, so any fourth or fifth song we had brewing, we'll save them for the next record."
Regarding the three new tracks — "Undefeated", "All About Believin'" and "Kings Of The World" — Elliott says, "They're all very different to each other. They don't sound specifically like any previous DEF LEPPARD songs, but they sound like DEF LEPPARD songs. They have to have our identity on them, otherwise they might as well be Tom Waits or R.E.M. We have a signature sound that we're not scared of anymore."
DEF LEPPARD will continue to write new material while on the road this summer, with the hopes of "pull[ing] together the other seven or eight songs" for the band's next album. Elliott tells Billboard.com, "We'd start recording them when the tour's over and hopefully have them ready for summer of 2012... or if not, then out in the autumn for the Christmas market."
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