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Phil Collen Can't Wait Until New Def Leppard Album Comes Out

Wednesday, 29th July 2015

Phil Collen 2013.
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Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen was interviewed last month by Indiepower! and talked about the new studio album.

Phil talked about growing up in London, getting into music, being on the back cover of the Deep Purple Made In Japan live album, joining Girl in 1979, joining Def Leppard in 1982, the success of Pyromania, Steve Clark's death, Vivian joining the band in 1992, Ricky Warwick/Black Star Riders/Whitesnake, the younger audiences at shows, living in America/American music, Delta Deep, the 2015 self-titled studio album and his advice to young artists.

The in depth interview was conducted at Phil's home in Laguna Hills before the Delta Deep album was released.

Watch the full 32 minute video interview via the link below.

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Indiepower! - Phil Collen Interview Quotes

New Def Leppard Studio Album

"I think we had no restrictions on it. We had no executive. No one saying 'Well we've got a single we need some fillers. We need this type of song'. No one telling us anything. We went in to record an EP or maybe one song or single and wrote 12. And we had - there wasn't one point when someone said 'Well, I'm not crazy about that. Perhaps we should try it like this'. We just went with it and the songs are so diverse. They're the loudest guitars that we've ever done. They're the most over the top vocals. They make a Queen album sound like American Idol acapella. I mean it's just - it's crazy and then other songs sound like Top 40. So it's really diverse."

"Each song we done as a separate project. Very much like you know back in the day like The Stones. They'd write a song - Wild Horses and Brown Sugar. They were still writing Brown Sugar while they were recording it but they went in, done that, it came out. So it was great. We done that with this it was like - instead of like writing songs (and) 'Oh what we gonna do now'. It was like when you got the idea, then you'd do it. And some of the stuff we played live in the studio together. Which was again, we haven't done that for years."

"I can't wait until this new album comes out."