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Phil Collen Says Delta Deep Album To Be Released On 23rd June

Monday, 6th April 2015

Delta Deep 2013.
Screenshot by dltourhistory

Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen spoke to Todd Hancock for his TODDCast podcast in late February and a clip is available.

The full interview will be broadcast on 17th April before the band play a show in Vancouver.

Phil talked about the release of the Delta Deep album saying it should be out on 23rd June. The same day the band start their US tour in Tampa, FL.

Phil had already suggested to 98.7 the Gater radio in February the self-titled debut album might be out in April/May.

Listen to the full 2 minute interview clip below. Plus another short clip talking about Rick's car accident.

TODDCast Podcast - Phil Collen Interview Quotes

Delta Deep Album

"We started writing some songs and initially it was kind of this bluesy soul thing. But then it ended up sounding like - and this is what I get you know it sounds like Tina Turner singing over the first two (Led) Zeppelin albums. Or Aretha Franklin singing - that's actually where it ended up being."

"It's me on guitar and vocals, Debbie on vocals. Robert Deleo from Stone Temple Pilots on bass and Forrest Robinson, who used to play in The Crusaders among other things, the jazz band who's done so many sessions. You know hip-hop stuff and he's from Memphis but he's an out and out rock player, he just loves metal. So you combine all this stuff and it's just got this kind of - this sound and you know it goes from sounding like a Zeppelin thing one minute and then the next minute it sounds like The Temptations but with this rock kind of vibe going with it."

Album Release Date

"So it's a - we're really excited. We've finished the album and I think today I got a release date. The 23rd June it's gonna be coming out. So we're gonna be touring it as well. We're actually gonna be doing some shows in between the Def Leppard dates. You know in between the breaks on the tour and stuff."

TODDCast Podcast - News Quotes

"Phil is the musical guest on April 17th TODDCast Podcast, to coincide with their Vancouver date."

"Phil and I covered everything from their drummer Rick losing his arm in a car accident to the death of guitarist Steve Clark to being snubbed by The Rock N Roll Hall of Fame."