Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Growing up in Sheffield, UK, Joe Elliott was caught by the music of the late 60s/early 70s 'glam' bands such as T.Rex, Mott The Hoople and (David Bowie's) Ziggy Stardust. While spending his time listening to that music Joe dreamt of one day playing as a member of his imaginary band Deaf Leopard. This dream came true when he joined the band Atomic Mass, originally formed by Rick Savage and Pete Willis. Oddly enough, the band renamed themselves Def Leppard based on Joe's dream. Recently Joe released a new solo album, Down 'N Outz - My Regeneration, and is back out on tour with Heart. Def Leppard also released the new album Mirror Ball, which is available at Wal-Mart.
It's time for another exciting episode of the best joke filled, news feature hosted by a stand-up comedian named Bob Zany, The Zany Report. But the Report isn't the only thing you'll get when Bob calls in, we'll also find out where he's playing next, Bing Crosby will tell a joke, and some lucky fan will win prizes after fixing one Zany's less than successful punch lines. So you'd better tune it because it's going to be huge! In other news, Bob was recently featured in the Matt Damon film, The Informant! and is the star of the new documentary Close But No Cigar: Bob Zany which you can find here and pre-order the 2-DVD set here. Follow Bob on Facebook and twitter. Bob also has a new Podcast, "The Bob Zany Show" with Zan Aufdeerheide.