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AUDIO: Def Leppard's Joe Elliott (1991)

Mat Snow, Rock's Backpages audio, December 1991

The Leppard frontman looks back at guitarist Steve Clark's descent into alcoholism and eventual death: how it impacted the making of latest album Adrenalize; guitarist Phil Collen stepping up in Clark's absence; how it is possible for rockers to grow old; the essential escapism of metal, and how marvellously uncool it is.


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