Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott ain’t buying the theory rock is dead, as his band enters the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and he’s got an idea about how to give groups like Wu-Tang Clan their props.
We got an ecstatic Joe, Friday afternoon in NYC, hours before DL’s induction. As you know … Janet Jackson, The Zombies, The Cure, Stevie Nicks and Roxy Music are also going into the Hall. As for the Wu — not even on the ballot, despite being eligible since 2017 and RZA saying they’re overdue for the honor.
Joe has a different POV, and thinks it’s weird when non-rock acts get into the Rock & Roll HOF. His fellow-inductee, Janet, might have something to say about that.
Still, he agrees Wu-Tang deserves an honor … a slightly different one, though.
Mr. “Pour Some Sugar on Me” also names a UK-bred band he believes can take up the mantle as the next BIG arena rock band … a la Def Leppard.
Gunter glieben glauchen globen. Translation: congrats on the Hall, Joe!!!