Taylor Swift, Def Leppard reach the Crossroads
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
– Taylor Swift and Def Leppard teamed for a concert on CMT Crossroads to be aired in November. The show as taped in Nashville last month.
Swift fulfilled her "childhood dream" when she performed with Def Leppard. Lead singer Joe Elliott and Swift swapped lyrics on such hit songs as "Photograph," "Hysteria," "Pour Some Sugar On Me," "Picture to Burn" and "Love Story."
"Performing with Def Leppard was awesome," said Swift. "It was the coolest thing in the world to have my band on stage with them, because for the past two years, before we go on stage we listen to Def Leppard and just rock out and jump around. And then, we were playing on the same stage as they were. It was the most amazing feeling in the world, and we were all just trying to act cool the whole time."
"What an absolute pleasure it was to work with Taylor and her band who are a great set of musicians," said Elliott. "Myself and Taylor blended really well together, I think, and everybody, both bands and the crowd, had a great time. I'm really glad we had the opportunity to do this."
The show premieres on CMT on Friday, Nov. 7 at 9 p.m.
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