Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Philly is more Fun When You Sleep Over and Def Leppard Prefers Philly over New York City

On my way home from work I thought I would run by the local "celebrity" hotel to see if Mark Wahlberg was staying there while filming his new movie in town. When I walked up to an appropriate spot to wait for Mark I ran into an "autograph collector" that I met a few weeks back at another event, so I knew I was in the right place. After a bit of time some scraggly old man got out of his driven town car with some golf clubs. As the doorman help him take his golf clubs out of the trunk, the surprised "collector" ID'd him as Rick Savage, the bassist from Def Leppard. In actuality he's really not that old considering he was born in 1960, but apparantly has lived a hard life. I read that he's been sober for a few years, and now
he golfs in between gigs. About 10 minutes later the lead singer Joe Elliott (thanks for the correction Admin of http://www.defleppardsol.com) strolled out of Rittenhouse Square with his wife and walked towards the hotel. Now again I had no idea who he was, thankfully the "dealers" did and called out his name, he turned and I shot this, foolishly, I didn't bother running up and asking for a better photo as I really didn't know who he was and truthfully I've become a lazy paparazzi during these dog days of Summer.It was just as well one of the "collectors", was a big fan, and did go up and ask for a 'graph and a photo "with", Elliott signed for him, but refused to pose saying he "looked like shit." But I do know one thing...after playing at Hershey Park, PA on Sunday, Def Leppard chose to stay in PHILLY over NYC, which is only 33 miles south of their next gig tonight at Jones Beach (with Foreigner/Styx) ), Long Island NY (NATCH!!)

30 comments:

Cindy said...

"Old man" my butt!!!! Obviously not a fan, nor has she seen the attached picture! ... -- Cindy...

Anonymous said...

Wow Joe Elliott is looking a bit large, his belly is protruding in these photos. Time to work out the torso again. He must wear something on stage to slim him down. Funny because the rest of the band look great.

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Anonymous said...

I LOVE YOU JOE AND SAV. GOSH....WISH THAT WAS THE HOTEL BY WHERE I LIVE!!!

Anonymous said...

These photo's clearly indicate that Joe Elliott has got to start getting himself in shape, if he doesn't want to take the time to get in shape then he doesn't belong in the part of being a rock god. It is not often that the front man is the one who is in the most horrible of shape.

Anonymous said...

For those of you bashing the GORGEOUS and multi-talented man, Joe Elliott, if you were truly fans you would know that part of the weight gain has to do with the medication he is on for a very bad back and because the majority of the time he is wearing a back brace. And by the way, no matter how Joe looks ~ he will ALWAYS be a rock "god" as he has accomplished just about every imaginable thing that a rock artist can accomplish. So, like your Mom used to tell you, "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all." And to the author of this article ~ if Rick Savage is what a "scraggly old man" looks like, well, then send me to the geriatric ward cuz I'd like to do some sight seeing.
Get a life people and find the good, there's plenty of it and it's easy to find if you look.

Keri from Texas said...

Are you seriously describing Rick Savage as "a scraggly old man"??? You've got to be kidding. I think he looks pretty awesome. As do all of the guys in the band - INCLUDING Joe Elliott, which several here are bashing. Are you people that superficial???? Elliott is gorgeous in my eyes and the eyes of a gazillion other women. Yeah, he's older and a little heavier, but who isn't at almost 50? We can't all look 20 all the time, and why should we? He's an incredibly handsome and talented guy, as they all are. Lighten up! This kind of superficial cattiness is really unpleasant.

Anonymous said...

Are you seriously describing Rick Savage as "a scraggly old man"? You need your eyes checked. The guy is in great shape and looks awesome.

They all look and sound amazing, INCLUDING Joe Elliott, whom some here are bashing. I can't believe someone made a comment about his "protruding belly". Are you kidding me? No, he's not 20 anymore (he's almost 50), but I and a gazillion other women think he looks pretty darn hot. Somehow I don't think the person who made that comment will or does look that awesome at 50, so maybe it's just a tad bit of jealousy talking???

jennifer said...

Sav a scraggly old man?
Are you on crack?
Sav looks hot,Id do him in a second.I love Sav and he's an awsome guy so dont bash him,he
does'nt deserve it,he deserves your respect.
For your information smart ass
Sav had bells palsy,look it up on the internet,you may learn something.
Joe looks great no matter what,and theres something to be said for older men,he's a rock god to me
so stop bashing him too.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe that I am reading that these guys are looking anything but fabulous! These guys looked great when they were 20 and they still look great at 40+. Time is not supposed to stand still and I think that Sav and Joe have aged beautifully and I don't think that is just my opinion either..

Anonymous said...

Sav is no "scraggly old man". I met him last year and saw him close up. He looks better than most guys half his age. Damn! He's HOT!!!

Anonymous said...

I saw them on Satuday in Mansfield, Mass and all I can say is THEY ROCKED!!!!!!!!!! Everyone looked and sounded awesome. I'm a die-hard Phil fan since 1983 and let me tell you Sav was looking VERY GOOD that night in concert.

Anonymous said...

"Scraggly old man."
Well. If that's the case, he's about the only "scraggly old man" who has thousands of women (ranging in age from about 14 to about 64) nearly fainting every night when he comes on stage. He's HOT.
And Joe, as someone else mentioned, has a bad back and often wears a brace under his shirt. He did an interview about that not too long ago. But it's the same thing for him as Sav. Thousands of women going crazy just to see him. He's also HOT.

Anonymous said...

oh gosh. i cannot believe you have the nerve to sav is a scraggly old man, and hes had a drinking problem!!?! like you really know. i mean as you've stated you OBVIOUSLY dont know these guys so how DARE you talk about them like you know their problems. sav has never had a drinking problem?? nor does he look scraggly! im 15 years old, he's 31 years older than me, and i think he is THE MOST handsome man ever.
and to whoever said joe needed to lose weight- oh lay off it. you have no room to talk since no one knows what you look like. for all we know, you may be bigger than him! hes not fat. at all. get a life.

Cait said...

Well excuse me......

I'm sorry but how dare you refer to one of the nicest people in the world as a "scraggly old man"? Especially when he's one of the hottest rock stars in the world...

You obviously don't appreciate the fact that there are rather a lot of women the world over who have a serious thing for the drop dead gorgeous Mr Savage.... Just cos he don't look like you think he should, we really don't want your ill informed opinions.... he had Bell's Palsy, so quit up with the remarks about the hard life & being sober... & anyways what business is that of yours?

If you went to a gig & they'd been really bad & you reported that, sure we'd still probably all have jumped to their defence, but at least you'd have had something legit to have a go at.... having a go at the guys for being normal on some down time is a low shot... Like you're going to go play golf dressed like a rock god.... Do you go out every day dressed to kill? - I very much doubt so!

By the way, judging by the pix I've seen recently...... ;)

Go get a life...........

victorialynn53 said...

How dare you talk trash about Rick Savage and Joe Elliott! They are part of the best rock band of all time.They are older yes but not scraggly old men. They are still very hot for their age and can rock you under the table anytime. They are the best ever. Don't bash them for they have the talent you obviously do not have....

Kallie said...

May as well post the pic of the "Scraggly old man" too.....

I would be hunting that man down and opening a can of whoop ass on him!

DellaJean said...

I live in Greeneville TN, but I went to the Hershey PA show. My brother lives there. The last time I saw Def Leppard was in 87' in D.C. All the years inbetween I have gotten married, had kids, worked and opened my own game/movie/music store. But when I heard the tickets were going on sale....I thought "why not". I bought tickets for my family and my brother's family. I had a BLAST!!!!!! I love Def Leppard as much today, as I did 20 years ago. We painted our van with the Def Leppard logo. I ended up walking a good distance from where we parked, it was hot, but it was like returning home...I'd do it all over again...and I plan to go next year. I am 44 and have a crush on Joe Elliot! What a fun night that was!!!!!! Rock On!!!!

Rachel said...
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Rachel said...

Let's not bash on people that we don't know. People in their 40's are not old. These guys have been through alot and by the way Joe deals with chronic back pain and the medication that he is/was on causes weight gain. The guys in the band all look great! Old man my butt. Scraggly looking? Try being on the road for three months or more!

Kylie said...

I SAW HIM IN JULY TOO AND HE LOOKED PRETTY THIN. GOSH RELAX!! ITS ABOUT THE MUSIC ANYWAY, AND JOE WILL ALWAYS BE A ROCK GOD- SKINNY OR CHUBBY.

Anonymous said...

You're an idiot. As well as the others who bashed on these two great musicians. Get a life.

Anonymous said...

You're a crackwhore who needs a life. Its a damn blog, you'all missed the point of the post. Def Leppard likes Philly over NYC. Even I understood that.

Miss Amy H. from Springfield, Oregon said...

I don't know if I should laugh at your idioic behavior or get mad at you for being so rude towards Sav and Joe. Either way, you are not very friendly towards two guys who don't deserve what you're dishing out to and about them.

I'll start with Joe Elliott. For years I have enjoyed his passion in life and music is his life. There is nothing better in my eyes than a man who believes in his dreams and lets nothing stand in his way to reach them. Just the fire that burns throughout him is what makes him who he is.

Not to mention he is great company too! :)He is very friendly, humble, down to earth, funny, and just Joe being 'Joe' makes my soul burn just for him. . . :D

Onto Rick Savage. Now name calling is just chidish behavior and you know it! As I just said and I will remind you I've enjoyed Def Leppard for years and Sav is the best bass player I've ever heard and seen in my life. His style for writing music is pure poetry. He's been credited to write quite a lot of songs and they just are beautiful. :)

Okay the point I am trying to make is you are forgetting something. Something that you need to be aware of. Joe and Sav are H-U-M-A-N! I know these guys love what they do but sometimes they need a break from work. Eh so who cares if Joe goes for a walk with his wife and Sav plays golf. Afterall, you'd welcome any break you had if you were busy all the time!

I was gonna say these two are no different than you but you have no heart and no common sense in that brain of yours. Guess common sense is hard to find in people these days.

But I will say Joe and Sav are no different than me and other people who have a heart and accually care. So for you. . .please stop with this bull and leave them alone. Bet ya wouldn't wanna be followed around. Then having that somebody say things that are not very nice behind your back and snapping photos at will?

Eddie Van Halen said...

They look like crap!!

suzie girl said...

Maybe you (the blogger) should post your photo so others can take catty pot shots at your looks. Shame on you.

HughE2030 said...

blah, blah, blah, blah. Seems like your already low balling me.

phillytim said...

Yeah, he's got a li'al belly, ay? But he rawks, man! Once a rocker, always a rocker!

ShirtlessSavageLuv said...

Old and scraggly my ass!!!!


Def Leppard is THE sexiest band EVER and if you disagree with that...well, in the words of DX, you can SUCK IT

Anonymous said...

god i hate every1 who is bashing joe and sav!! im only 11 and a really big DL fan!!but he has medication he's on and he's been workin out by playing golf.so at least he's doing good