I got a chance to chat with Phil this morning about the resumption of their US tour following Joe Elliot's vocal issues, and about coming up in London at a time when the music scene there was getting wound up again.

Def Leppard's tour stops in Grand Rapids on July 9 at Van Andel Arena.

Jojo tlaked with Phil about:

* Joe Elliot's voice and why the tour stopped

* Who his biggest influences were and the music scene in London in the ealry '80s

* The first time Def Leppard played live, and their meteoric rise.