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Might Def Leppard Collaborate With Ghost?

Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott stated a collaboration with Ghost may very well be a chance sooner or later.

His feedback got here after Ghost chief Tobias Forge revealed that he tried to emulate the British band’s strategy to songwriting on their newest album Impera.

“I believed I’d see if I might do it a bit of extra like Def Leppard did it,” Forge defined. “Each track … begins with one factor, after which there’s a verse, then there is a pre-chorus that seems like a refrain, after which there’s one other pre-chorus and one other factor and eventually, after like 5 completely different sections, comes the refrain, in a very completely different key.”

In a follow-up interview, Elliott was requested if Ghost had contacted him. “Not but,” he advised Steel Hammer. “Possibly they may. We’ve bought Alison Krauss on our new album, we did stuff with Taylor Swift 10 years in the past. We’re not fearful of collaborating with anyone. … I noticed that he’d stated he thought we have been nice. He talked about he was impressed by the best way we constructed songs – he’s not simply sporting the T-shirt. It’s correct.”

He stated Impera was his “go-to album for the final couple of weeks. … I’ve bought it downloaded onto my Apple Watch so I can march away and hearken to it. I’ve solely bought just a few albums on there, and Ghost are one in all them.” Whereas he didn’t hear a lot comparability along with his band in musical phrases, he stated he detected it “within the angle.”

“Again within the ‘80s, when Hysteria got here out, all people heard it and went, ‘Fuck, we’ve bought to make an album that feels like Def Leppard,'” Elliott stated. “They’d combine their albums to try to copy it, however no person admitted it. I like the truth that he truly admits to liking us. He’s not anxious about shedding cred along with his followers by name-checking Def Leppard.”

The British band will launch the brand new album Diamond Star Halos on Might 27, forward of a long-delayed Stadium Tour with Motley Crue, Poison and Joan Jett.

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