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Phil Collen To Record With Debbi Blackwell-Cook

Wednesday, 21st August 2013

Phil Collen 2013.
Pic by Barbara Lowden

Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen spoke to Ultimate Classic Rock recently and revealed plans to record with Debbi Blackwell-Cook.

They performed together on 17th August at a concert by koto artist Yukiko Matsuyama in La Verne, CA. Whilst speaking to Ultimate Classic Rock about the show Phil said they plan to record together soon.

The article includes a photo and report from the show. Debbi is Helen Collen's godmother. She performed alongside Phil in 2013 and 2012 at various Radio/TV appearances.

Ultimate Classic Rock - Phil Collen Quotes

"I was just so excited about this," he told Ultimate Classic Rock after the show. "Yukiko is just a lovely player and it was a real challenge to blend my guitar playing with her koto playing. I've played a sitar before but never a koto, which is very different. But it's a beautiful sound and I think we played well together."

"Playing with Debbie of course is something I always enjoy and since she and I will be recording some things soon this was a good chance to get on stage and work together in a live setting."