Def Leppard Told to Continue Tour by Lead Singer’s Dying Father
Joe Elliott, lead singer of Def Leppard initially wanted to postpone the band’s US tour over concerns for his sick father. Elliott’s father, Joe Senior, died last week after a series of heart attacks. His dying wish was that Joe Junior and the band continue their tour.
Joe Senior had fallen ill in April and let his son know that it was his wish for him to keep the tour going no matter what.
Joe Senior had funded Def Leppard’s first recording session; his son asked for some money to put out the couple of tracks they’d penned, so Joe Senior helped out with £150 – which covered the recording session, and fish and chips for he and his son afterward.
Def Leppard’s tour manager Malvin Mortimer (which totally sounds like a Harry Potter franchise name) has a tribute to Joe Senior up on Def Leppard’s website.
Sauce: Rock News Desk