Joe Elliott Chooses Demi Lovato’s Latest Record Over Jethro Tull And Eddie Vedder’s
After an extremely productive year with Def Leppard, Joe Elliott is now rounding out his picks for his favorite rock albums of the year. Although Elliott mentioned several names, including Eddie Vedder and Jethro Tull, the top spot surprisingly belongs to Demi Lovato’s ‘Holy Fvck,’ which was released this past August.
“There’s a few,” Elliott responded to Classic Rock about his top pick of the year. “Eddie Vedder’s ‘Earthling,’ The White Lies ‘As I Try Not To Fall Apart,’ the Von Hertzen Brothers’ ‘Red Alert In The Blue Forest’ and – shock, horror! – I like the Jethro Tull album ‘The Zealot Gene.’”
Even though the frontman shone a light onto several rockers, his pick landed on one that probably a few of us were expecting. Joe continued, “But the one that rocks harder than anything else I’ve heard this year is Demi Lovato’s album ‘Holy Fvck.’ The riffs are fantastic, and her singing is off the f*cking charts!”
Although Lovato has been in the music industry for a long time, her shift to rock occurred primarily with her ‘Holy Fvck’ album. Her music had rock influences previously, especially during her early days in the industry. Still, this album clearly indicated where she wanted to take her career moving forward.
Not to mention snatching up Nita Strauss to be on tour, which also added to her dynamic sound. If you were unsure about the album and couldn’t really get into it, try giving Demi another chance. If it’s the best in Elliott’s eyes, who are we to say otherwise?