Joe Elliott celebrates his birthday on August 1. Decades after Def Leppard dropped their 1980 debut album On Through the Night, Elliott is still one of the enduring frontmen in rock.
Def Leppard continues to be a live draw. The acclaimed Stadium Tour with Motley Crue, Poison and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts was a massive hit. In fact, the tour was the eighth highest-grossing tour in 2022. Per Billboard, the tour made $173.4 million.
He’s showing no signs of slowing down, either. Even when Elliott suffered from altitude sickness before the band’s show in Colombia in February 2023, he was quickly treated, and the show went on.
While he tends to be rather low-key, Elliott is also low-key one of rock’s most interesting figures. You can tell he’s still a fan at heart. When he talks about new music or the music that inspires him, that passion comes through. He still loves music as much as he did when he was in his formative years.
What else makes Joe Elliott interesting? Keep scrolling to learn five fun facts about the Def Leppard frontman.