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VIDEO: Def Leppard releases new holiday song: “We All Need Christmas”

Def Leppard has released a video for their new holiday song “We All Need Christmas.” Leppard singer Joe Elliot told Ultimate Classic Rock about that bassist Rick Savage came up with the idea for the song. Elliot said, “He goes, ‘It’s a Christmas song.’ I’m thinking, ‘Oh, cool, Slade, Wizzard, where we going with it?’ And he started playing it, and I thought, ‘Oh, it’s more of a Greg Lake thing, ‘I Believe in Father Christmas.’” He added about the song, “It’s very cool, it’s not overly sappy, which I could see on the surface people might think it is,” he says. “But if you actually listen to it, not just hear it, [but] actually listen to it, I’m not trying to get all deep and meaningful here, but there is a message. It’s just one of those things. I think it makes you think back.” In addition to releasing the song digitally, the band also packaged it as a bonus 7″ single for a special pressing of the vinyl edition of The Story So Far — their new album.

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