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Def Leppard's Joe Elliot on Rush's All the World's a Stage

Thu, May 19, 2011@7:57PM | comments removed/disabled

Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliot was on Rockline last week promoting the band's first ever live album Mirrorball which is set to release on Tuesday, June 7th. When discussing career making live albums he brings up Rush's first live album - 1976's All the World's a Stage. The topic of discussion got to how some live albums are often better than a band's studio recordings and cites albums from Thin Lizzy, UFO, KISS, Rush and Cheap Trick as examples.

... For people in our generation, they absolutely were career breakers ... Rush broke England on All The World's A Stage, and for us growing up as kids in England, these albums started people's careers off, then you'd go back and get the studio albums, and you'd listen to them and go 'oh dear, they're not as good as the live albums'". ... "I think it's what you hear first is what you get used to." ...

You can listen to the entire interview at this link. Thanks to Power Windows for the heads up.

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