Phil Collen of Def Leppard doesn’t seem convinced that the band’s upcoming Rock Hall induction means that much.
Collen was asked by a Halifax, Nova Scotia radio station if Def Leppard and Bon Jovi getting in means that 1980s hard rock is finally gaining critical respect, and he replied, “Not that. They’re just running out of people to put in there, to be quite honest… I know that’s not really a consideration, but yeah, if you stick out there long enough…they’re gonna go, ‘Oh, who do we put in this year?’ And they kind of scrape the barrel. So, yeah, we’d get in at some point, I guess… Honestly, I really don’t care. It’s not something I really follow, to be quite honest.”
Def Leppard will be inducted on March 29th in Brooklyn, New York.