You’re in luck today, music fans— because we’ve got a a double helping of interviews with two British rock icons! Def Leppard lead singer Joe Elliott and Electric Light Orchestra brain Jeff Lynne both sat down with VH1 Classic On Tap’s Nik Carter and shared stories from their legendary careers. When you’re done watching these stellar videos, head over to VH1 Classic On Tap for more exclusive interviews with the biggest names in classic rock.
Nik met up with Joe Elliott backstage at LA’s Classic Rock Roll Of Honour Awards. The first issue at hand was Joe’s long list of passion projects, including his work with the Cybernauts, the Kings of Chaos and an collaboration with a Canadian singer-songwriter slated to see release in 2015. He also described the genesis of his band The Down ’n’ Outz, originally formed as a sort of tribute act for Mott The Hoople. After years serving as the passionate (and unofficial) “cultural ambassador” for the influential group, Elliot was called upon to open for his favorite band during one of their reunion shows in 2009. A dream come true for any rock fan! Can we open for Leppard next time around?
Head to the next page to spend some time with Jeff Lynne!
Jeff Lynne gave a rare interview to Nik after receiving the “Outstanding Contribution” award at the Classic Rock Roll Of Honour Awards. Lynne talks about how he gets his unbeatable trademark sound when producing records, including new work Bryan Adams. He also opened up about jamming with fellow legends George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison and Tom Petty in the supergroup-to-end-all-supergroups, the Traveling Wilburys. Watch the full interview above and make sure to check out VH1 Classic On Tap for more clips with rock great ones.
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