Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott Picks The Only Two Bands Never Changed Over The Years
Def Leppard lead singer Joe Elliott talked about a classic and iconic David Bowie album during his latest interview with Classic Rock magazine. The frontman drew attention to the concept of change among famous rock bands by naming the two groups that didn’t embrace new styles.
David Bowie released his fifth album entitled ‘The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars’ on June 16, 1972. Its well-crafted sounds, lyrics, and Bowie’s alter ego got critical acclaim. Ziggy Stardust, a fictional androgynous and bisexual rocker, became very popular among the fans and a legendary rock music figure by destroying stereotypes about how a frontman should look.
In addition, as a person who admired the record and Bowie, Elliott stated that the musician always aimed to create different works and styles. It can be considered an essential characteristic of Bowie that contributed to his success and popularity worldwide. The Def Leppard frontman shared his ideas about the other bands, saying that almost every group and musician changed themselves over the years.
However, according to Elliott, the two bands that stayed the same were AC/DC and Aerosmith, even though he emphasized that Aerosmith tried new things in some of their songs. Of course, these rock legends’ longtime dedicated fans could agree with the singer considering their music followed similar patterns without destroying their greatness. Elliott added that he saw himself as an open-minded person that valued development.
Elliott said in his interview that:
“The only two bands who have managed not to change through the years are AC/DC and Aerosmith. Okay, Aerosmith has changed a little bit, but on the whole, those bands sound the same now as they did when they started. Everyone else changes; Sting by fractions of degrees every album, us by a certain amount. But with Bowie, it was a minimum of 360 degrees every time. I like to think I’m an open-minded person, and that kind of change is important to embrace.”
You can listen to the album below.