During a recent question-and-answer session with "Nights With Alice Cooper", DEF LEPPARD singer Joe Elliott was asked how it feels to be such a huge part of so many people's lives. He responded (see video below): "Well, I suppose it's quite flattering, really. And it also sounds quite narcissistic to say this, but it's all you kind of crave as a musician. You start out as a teenager watching other people do it. And then as a late teenager into your early 20, if you're lucky and you actually start doing it, then you wanna keep doing it forever, like Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, and Paul McCartney, and the AEROSMITHs and the AC/DCs and the BON JOVIs of this world.
"It's flattering — it's absolutely flattering," he reiterated. "To be around for 42 years and still be able to sell the amount of tickets we sell and seem to be as important as people [think we are] or [to be held in] the kind of regard that we're held in, it's an astonishing feat. And it makes you feel kind of tingly and warm inside."
DEF LEPPARD's second Las Vegas residency took place this past summer. The band took over Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino for 12 nights between August 14 and September 7.
The British rockers played their first Las Vegas residency six years ago at the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel.
DEF LEPPARD's latest greatest-hits collection, titled "The Story So Far - The Best Of", was released in November 2018.