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Phil Collen Talks Album/Tour/Delta Deep With Alabama Radio

Wednesday, 25th February 2015

Phil Collen Sheffield 2008.
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Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen was interviewed yesterday by Rock 94.9 radio in Birmingham, AL and audio is available.

Phil talked about the 2010 touring break, the 2015 studio album recording, Vivian's health, the tour, the second Las Vegas residency, Delta Deep and the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

Phil repeated that the album may have 14 songs on it.

Listen to the full 7 minute interview below.

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Rock 94.9 - Phil Collen Interview Quotes

2015 studio album

"I just got back from Dublin actually. We were just putting finishing touches guitar-wise and we done tons of vocals on it. But Joe's got a few little bits to do and it's gotta be mixed and mastered and all that good old stuff. So, yeah it's just gonna be a little later than we thought - it will come out while we're on tour."

"No this album we actually didn't intend on doing an album. We were actually going to do like two songs or something like en EP or something. In January last year we actually - while we were getting these two songs done we came up with another 12. So there's gonna be 14 songs on the album. And we didn't expect that. So we had another session in May where we all went over there. And then the next one was - Vivian couldn't make all of that because of you know the health stuff. But he was with me just a couple of weeks ago. So he's back and finished all of his stuff off as well."

Vivian's Health/Going On Tour?

"He is he's just gotta prepare for that really. I mean he done the Stem cell therapy and that worked. He got the thumbs up from the doctors and everything. So no he's all good to go and he was singing great."

"Also I think it give him strength when he was like you know going under all the surgery and all of that treatment and everything. You know if he'd have been a lesser person or he hadn't actually taken care of himself beforehand. I think it would've been a lot worse."

Playing New Music On Tour

"No, I don't think you can these days because you know it's viral in a second. So we'll have to wait until the album's out before we actually play any of the new stuff."

"And we are gonna dig deep. We're gonna throw in a couple of deep cuts as well that we haven't - We did that when we played in Vegas and I think we're gonna reintroduce a couple of those songs as well. Just randomly."

Second Vegas Residency/Touring

"Hopefully I mean we've been promising to do it but it keeps getting put back because you know we'll be on tour or then there's the recording. So we kept missing the window. But we are gonna do it at some point. I just don't know exactly when."

Delta Deep Album/Touring

"I've got an album called Delta Deep coming out. That's gonna come out before the Def Leppard album. And actually we're gonna tour it while we have breaks on the Def Leppard tour. So yeah we're gonna be doing like you know odd shows in clubs and stuff like that. It's called Delta Deep and it's like an extreme blues project. I say that because it's kind of like a sledgehammer Led Zeppelin version of blues as opposed to blues blues you know."

Delta Deep Album Release Date

"Yeah it'll probably be like early summer."