DEF LEPPARD: 'Yeah!' Covers Album Due In April

Syndicated newspaper columnists Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith are reporting that DEF LEPPARD is taking a much-deserved break before embarking on another round of touring and album promotion. The band kept up a breakneck pace of concerts, awards shows and promotional appearances from May into December last year with its hit "Rock of Ages" album and DVD collection — then went right into piecing together their forthcoming "Yeah!" album of covers, due in April, and laying plans for more touring this year.

"We all live all over the world, so a lot of these things have to be done while we're in the same city, at the same hotel," explains lead singer Joe Elliott, who resides in Dublin. "It's been crazy, but that's exactly how you expect it to be." He notes that he and his band mates have learned how to pace themselves — a do-or-die matter, particularly since "we do a very athletic show and very athletic vocal performance, and it's physically demanding beyond belief. We did Mexico City shows, and it was really hard a mile above sea level. You're sucking in too hard … I do not want to sound like Mr. Grumpy when I say things — just be realistic and honest. It is what it is, you know? It's at the end of the tour when you really feel the pain."

Tags:

Posted in: News

COMMENTS

To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).