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Speakeasy

Joe Elliott and David Fricke

The Def Leppard front man opens up to Rolling Stone editor/author Fricke (Animal Instinct: The Def Leppard Story) about the band’s trajectory– from the teen hijinks of the band first conceived out of boredom as “Deaf Leopard” in post-war England through changes in the lineup and their continuing legacy headlining with opening acts that were once their aspirational idols. Elliott reveals what makes a great band, why a good rhyme trumps proper geography for a hit song, how modern rock training...
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  • program length: 60 minutes
  • episode #402

Saturday, January 26 at 8:00 pm on 12.1


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SPEAKEASY offers unique insights into the careers of some of the world's most iconic musicians. The six-part series, produced by the creative team behind Front and Center, provides an artist the opportunity to discuss their illustrious career with an interviewer of their choosing — a journalist, creative partner, musician or friend. A highlight from the first season includes jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis interviewing his older brother, saxophonist Bradford Marsalis.