Striking while the iron is hot, British band Def Leppard gears up the work of next album tentatively titled "Songs from the Sparkle Lounge". Only leaving one year gap from 2006's "Yeah!", the band won't come far from the "usual" sound.
Frontman Joe Elliott said, "I'm not gonna say it's radically different to anything we've ever done. There's classic Def Leppard. There's stuff that sounds like it's going back to the middle, late-'70s AC/DC and new wave-type sounding stuff."
The band that wrote the materials during a stint in January to April also makes sure that there's something fresh. "There's definitely some moments on it where anybody that's familiar with our music will go, 'Whoa! I wasn't expecting that!' We've just been very adventurous, musically, on certain numbers."
When asked upon the idea behind the title, Elliot explained that it has to do with a room where the lots jot in ideas for the album during 2006 tour. "We've never, ever written on the road before, so this definitely came from a different head space."
There are 11 songs accumulated altogether but they need at least two more to make an album and set it sail. In an interview with Billboard.com, Elliott said that they will not make any previewing since "everyone will know it six months before the thing comes out".