Joe Elliott

British singer; lead singer of Def Leppard

Joseph Thomas Elliott, Jr. (born 1 August 1959) is an English singer-songwriter and musician. He is best known as the lead singer and one of the founding members of the English rock band Def Leppard. He has also been the lead singer of the David Bowie tribute band the Cybernauts and the Mott the Hoople cover band Down 'n' Outz.[2]

Joe Elliott
Elliott live in Winnipeg, Manitoba on 13 August 2008. Photo by Matt Becker
Background information
Birth nameJoseph Thomas Elliott, Jr.
Also known asJoe, Zeff
Born (1959-08-01) 1 August 1959 (age 61)[1]
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
GenresGlam metal, hard rock, heavy metal
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter, producer, radio presenter
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, piano
Years active1975–present
LabelsIsland, Mercury, PolyGram
Associated actsAtomic Mass, Def Leppard, Cybernauts, Down 'n' Outz, Kings of Chaos

He is one of the two original members of Def Leppard currently playing on the band.[3]


  1. Jeffrey, Laura S. (2010). Def Leppard: Arena Rock Band. Enslow Publishers. p. 16. ISBN 9780766032347.
  2. Wiederhorn, Jon. "Def Leppard Frontman Launches Mott the Hoople Cover Band – Noisecreep". Noisecreep. Retrieved 17 June 2010.
  3. "Standing the test of time". Tuscaloosa News. 21 October 2017.