AXS TV'S 'Rock & Roll Road Trip' season 5 premiere: Joe Elliott talks Def Leppard sticking together on April 19
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AXS TV’s acclaimed original series “Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar” returns with its season five premiere on Sunday, April 19 at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT.

The Red Rocker kicks off the new season in Las Vegas by chatting with legendary Laker Shaquille O’Neal at his Big Chicken restaurant. Then he checks in with heavy metal masters Def Leppard at their Planet Hollywood residency.

In a sneak peek clip of the upcoming installment, Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott explains how the British native Rock and Roll Hall of Famers have managed to stay together for five decades and counting.

He tells Hagar, “The sticking together part was kind of simple, really. We came together from a real northern English working-class background, where you know you’re either going to be a soccer player, musician or a bank robber. That’s it or it’s factory life. If you want to get outside of the factory, there are only three options.”

He added, “The sticking together part just comes from that working-class background. You’ve got possibly only one chance to do something with your life. So extraordinary, compared to what everyone else in your locale is doing. We were scared to do anything but …”

Both Shaq and Elliott go for a round of “This or That” in the episode, with Shaq weighing in on Miami vs. Los Angeles and Elliott picking Montrose vs. Van Halen.

The pair of famous guests cover an array of topics with Hagar, who ends the installment rocking out with Def Leppard in a must-see jam session.

Be sure to tune in to AXS TV on Sunday, April 19 at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT to catch the season premiere of “Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar.”