Joe Elliot told the Daily Record that [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Def Leppard[/lastfm] has had to endure a stigmatized career due in part to the fact that they were labeled a “hair metal band” and have been suffering from it ever since.
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“We used to get riled when people called us a hair metal band. If that’s true, then so are Led Zeppelin.”
The most glaring evidence that Def Leppard has been overlooked and underestimated is the fact that they are not in the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame.
“We’ve put up with that all our lives. The only people who get into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are the Tom Pettys and Bruce Springsteens. They don’t want us or Black Sabbath in there because it’s seen to be dirty. It’s just a game – but you fall foul of it sometimes.”
Do you agree with Elliot’s assessment?