Def Leppard Singer Slams Rock Hall's 'Faceless Tuxedo-Wearing Morons'

03/25/2014
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Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott is among the rockers that think that the Rock and Rock Hall of Fame doesn't rock. In fact, he says he doesn't "give a flying rat's a** about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame."

In a new interview with HitFix, Elliott gives his take on the Rock Hall and how he imagines they pick who gets inducted, "I see…this board room of faceless tuxedo-wearing morons. Mr. Roboto times six or whatever, leafing through [a list of bands]," he said.

"'Def Leppard, nah. Tom Waits, absolutely. Bon Jovi, no. Nick Cave, absolutely. Leonard Cohen, yes. KISS, no. Sabbath, no. Springsteen, yes. Mellencamp, yes. Tom Petty, yes.' That's the way I look at it… I don't care about people like that."

He also doesn't appear to care about the "honor" of being inducted into the Rock Hall. "Is it going to pay my mortgage off? Is it going to put my kid through schools? Am I going to sleep better at night?" he said. "What am I going to do? Wear a sheriff's badge with 'I'm a member' on it?...I don't give a flying rat's a** about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame."

Elliott does admit that his bandmates may have a different take on the Rock Hall if Def Leppard ever get inducted (they are long past their eligibility date). "The other four guys would say, 'We've gotta do it,'" he said. "And I go, 'Why? The Sex Pistols told them to shove it.' They say, 'We should, it's going to be good for our…' I couldn't care less."

But would he attend if the band were inducted? Find out here.

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