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Phil Collen Says Band Still Recording Vocals For Self-Titled Album

Monday, 13th July 2015

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Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen has been interviewed by Mike Hsu of WAAF radio and commented on the new self titled album.

Phil talked about the 2015 "Def Leppard" self-titled studio album, touring, Vivian's health and Delta Deep.

Phil repeated a lot of things already said in the last few months including the October release date and its title. He also said the band are still recording backing vocals for the album on the road.

Phil says Delta Deep will do a live podcast in August. The last time he said this Manraze posted live videos on Youtube.

Listen to the full 10 minute interview below.

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Mike Hsu - Phil Collen Interview Quotes

The Self-Titled DEF LEPPARD Album

"Yeah it's gonna come out in October. We actually done some backing vocals on it the other night. We're just putting finishing touches and final mixes."

"It's great. It's probably the most diverse thing we've done and I think it's the best thing we've done since Hysteria. I really do. I've said that and then I've heard that come back as a quote and I sincerely believe it. It's great. It's the loudest rock guitars we've ever had on some tracks. And some of the stuff we done as a band in the studio. We all played along live and then you know added to it. And then other tracks were pure studio tracks. We done it in three sessions and I think that's you know we though we was going in to do an EP or a single and we came out with 12 songs. Now we got 14. Yeah, I think we done it for the right reasons there wasn't any industry - you know no record company executive or anyone saying you've gotta do an album. It was purely because we wanted to write songs and we felt the need to do that."

Experimental Sound?

"No. I don't think that's the right word. This is more just expressive I think. Is the right word. Instead of you know pandering to anyone. You know whether that be fans or record company or whatever we actually just done our own. And I think there was no - there was a purity to it that we haven't had before. There wasn't one time when someone said 'Oh I don't think this is gonna work'. Everyone tried it and I don't whether that's experience or what you know. There was a more relaxed feel and because of that it flowed. So I don't think experimental's the right word. I think it's more liberating and expressive."

Album Title

"Which we're calling Def Leppard by the way."

Delta Deep Live Podcast

"I think we're gonna be doing a live streaming podcast gig that we'll probably do that in August. You know when we'll get a little break in the Def Leppard tour. And then we're trying to line up a tour and maybe you know some Blues festivals."