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Phil Says Delta Deep Album Out In April/May - Audio

Wednesday, 18th February 2015

Phil Collen Sheffield 2008.
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Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen was interviewed this morning by 98.7 The Gater and talked about the Delta Deep album/touring plans.

Phil talked about the 2015 studio album, the US tour with Tesla/Styx and the Delta Deep album.

Phil says the Delta Deep album will be out in May and they will play club dates in the Def Leppard tour gaps.

Joe Elliott recorded some guest vocals last October on a 70s cover version to be included on the album.

Listen to the full 7 minute interview below.

Visit the 2015 Tour News section. For more news on future tour plans.

98.7 The Gater - Phil Collen Interview Quotes

Delta Deep Album/Tour

"I'm also promoting my other album Delta Deep which is extreme blues. Sounds like blues on steroids. The new album should be coming out probably April or May."

"Don't need to because half the band - our lead singer Debbie Blackwell-Cook you know she's got gospel roots. She' actually from New York but she's been singing since she was two in the church and everything. So she's got the whole gospel thing down she's 62 now and she's amazing. And Forrest Robinson who's the drummer. He's from Memphis. You know and he's played with everyone from - he done all the hip-hop sessions in the 90's and early 2000's. Plus he played with The Crusaders you know the classic jazz band. But he really - he plays the drums like John Bonham. And it's crazy so you know everyone that we've played it to is saying it reminds them of Zeppelin but with Tina Turner or Aretha Franklin singing. So if you can imagine that that's what it sounds like. Zeppelin I and II with Aretha and Tina doing lead vocals on it."

"We're just loving the way that sounds and we're gonna be touring it. In the gaps where Def Leppard has a break we'll be out there doing some clubs and theatres and stuff."

Album Release

"We hope April - it's probably gonna be May. And also you know Robert Deleo from Stone Temple Pilots. He's the bass player in the band and we've gotta get all our schedules you know fixed up so we can actually do the dates so that all works out. But the band sounds ridiculous. I mean it's kind of, if you can imagine, I don't know, Rage Against The Machine playing blues. It's crazy. It's really good."