Joe Elliot’s Pretend Def Leppard Review Actually Came True
When Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliot wrote an imaginary review as a 17-year-old in 1975, little did he know he would correctly predict one important detail.
It was during a teaser of an interview series called Speakeasy that Elliot took a stroll down memory lane, to the very early days – when Def Leppard’s name was ‘Deaf Leopard’.
“I just started making names up, out of boredom, I suppose," Elliot said.
"It sounded good, it looked silly ... we didn’t notice that it looked like Led Zeppelin. Woops!”
Fricke then bailed Elliot up over a school assignment in 1975 which included a poster of his band and a ‘review’ of the gig – this is before Def Lep even existed (the band didn’t officially form until 1977).
“No! Oh, embarrassing!” he said.
The ‘review’ detailed a show at Sheffield City Hall, with Thin Lizzy supporting them.
Then the penny dropped.
“Actually, they did, in 2011!” Elliot exclaimed.