Def Leppard are planning to release their first live album in 2011.

Speaking to Billboard.com, frontman Joe Elliott revealed that the band are looking to put out a live record culled from their 2009 tour. They hope to add a four or five track EP of brand new material to go along with it.

"There'll be stuff from this century on it - "Rock On", "Nine Lives", "Come On Come On" - Elliott notes. "Vivian [Campbell] has been in the band 17 years, so I think he deserves a shot at being on a live record. We've got a live video out from the Steve [Clark] era, [1989's] "In the Round, In Your Face"; I've always said before that if you're desperate to hear us live, put that video on and turn your telly off and just listen to the sound."

The band, who are taking 2010 off, are also planning to release a brand new coffee table book after purchasing 250,000 classic images from photographer Ross Halfin.

"I think initially we're going to put out a coffee table book... that covers all aspects of our career, from On Through the Night through last year, with commentary from the band and the photographer and maybe a few celebrities and fans," Elliott says. The group intends to follow with what he calls "an encyclopaedia collection of different eras from the band."


Source: planetrock.co.uk
Band profile: Def Leppard
 
Posted: 19.07.2010 by Thryce



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The Shape 1973 - 19.07.2010 at 19:33  
Couldn't give a stuff about their studio stuff now, but they are always good live. So will check out, would have preferred if it was just the old stuff though.
Warman - 19.07.2010 at 20:39  
They haven't released a live album before this?

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