DEF LEPPARD's JOE ELLIOTT: Proud To Be Reliable

DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott believes that the band's consistency has been a significant part of their appeal — when the fans go to a DEF LEPPARD concert, they expect to hear the hits, and the group are happy to play them. "They've come to terms with the fact that it's OK to like a band that's reliable," Elliott told Rocky Mountain News. "The idea of seeing the STONES attracts some people because they think one of them might die soon. They go and see GUNS N' ROSES - or used to - because they might implode onstage and beat each other to death. With us, we're on time and reliable. That may come across to some people as a bit boring.

"You can have Axl Rose, who's going to blow his tour out. Or you can have us. Ninety-nine times out of 100, it's pretty obvious that we're gonna turn up," Elliott said. "That's what they paid for with us."

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