In this Feb. 17, 2015 photo, Joe Elliott poses during an interview in New York. Elliott said it was important to tweak to the mantra of sex, drugs and roll ‘n’ roll in order to sustain the band’s longevity, which has covered four decades. “At the end of the day, the first thing that needs to go out of that phrase is the drugs. The rest can stay, but let’s make rock and roll the important thing,” said Elliot, who will go on a tour of North America with Styx and Tesla this year. (AP Photo/John Carucci) (The Associated Press)
NEW YORK – Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott understands that the working life of a rock band no longer comes with an expiration date. All that's required is to make great music and stay healthy to endure the rigors of the road.