Def Leppard: The final album?
Is the new album the final one for Def Leppard? The band reveal this and much more in our exclusive Fanpack, on sale October 30.
Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott has told Classic Rock that the band’s new album might be the last they ever make. The album, titled Def Leppard, is released on November 27 via earMusic.
Earlier, on October 30, a *Classic Rock *Fanpack edition of the album will be issued, featuring an exclusive bonus track. “I think this is a great album,” Elliott says. “I’m not one of those people that’s going to say it’s the best thing we’ve ever done – that’s something that gets judged over time. Is it great? Yeah. I believe it is. It’s a very guitar-driven record, and it’s got an incredible energy to it.”
But Elliott also admits that this album may mark the end of the band’s 35-year, 100-million-selling recording career. “Who knows?” he says. “The truth is, until we actually made this album we never thought we’d do another.”
It’s now seven years since Leppard’s last studio album, Songs From The Sparkle Lounge. *The last time any new studio material from the band was released was in 2011, on the live album *Mirror Ball, which featured three brand new tracks. And as Elliott explains, when Leppard first started working on new songs in February 2014 the plan was to make a three-track EP.
The Def Leppard Fanpack edition, containing the new album and a 116-page magazine devoted to Def Leppard, can be pre-ordered now at www.teamrock.com/defleppard