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Phil Collen On Playing Let's Go Live/Upcoming UK Tour

Monday, 30th November 2015

Phil Collen 2014.
Phil Collen Auburn 2014

Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen has been interviewed by Stencil magazine which also features the band on the front cover.

The full interview is available online.

Phil talks about the current 2015 tour, the new studio album, the album format, recording, Vivian's health, his guitars, his new autobiography, his own health/fitness,the UK tour, and 2016 touring plans.

Phil mentions during the interview that he and Joe have both had coughs and colds for over a month. Joe had said his health issues cleared up in another interview done before the Japanese tour.

It's worth noting this interview was done before the album was released.

You can view the whole 244 page magazine in a gallery. Phil's part is from pages 152 to 157. You can scroll through and zoom in.

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

Stencil Magazine - Phil Collen Interview Quotes

Let's Go Live/New Album

"We went overboard on the vocals, almost like a Queen album, we were like, there is no way we can do this live but it sounds great and then you find that you can do it live anyway, it's sounding great live at the moment. It's pretty cool, it's a diverse bunch of songs that all work together in the context of this album."

The 2016 Tour

"The tour is getting extended, it's going way into next year, we just have to see if the album catches fire anywhere because obviously that changes things. We didn't think we'd be out on tour this long, this is the longest we've done in years."

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