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Phil Collen Says Def Leppard Album Is Purest The Band Has Made

Thursday, 25th February 2016

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Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen has been interviewed by Pro Sound Network and mentioned the new album.

Phil talked about recording the new studio album, working with Mutt Lange, modern recording techniques, Let's Go, joining the band in 1982 and David Bowie.

Visit the Album News section. For more news on new music (based on band member quotes) dating back to January 2011.

Pro Sound Network - Phil Collen Interview Quotes

New Def Leppard Studio Album

"For this album, we didn’t have any brief; we went in to do a single or an EP, and then the writing and recording process started flying almost effortlessly. None of the songs had anything to do with each other, yet all of a sudden, everything turned out very naturally. The reason you get in a band in the first place is for the love of the music. It is the purest Def Leppard album we’ve ever done, and I think it’s the best thing we’ve done since Hysteria. The entire process was never a chore or a push, and there was no record company executive telling us we had to do: it was just us wanting to write music."

David Bowie Memories

"David Bowie changed my life. When I saw him on Top of the Pops when I was 14, my life went from black and white to color. His confidence in his own sexuality, his vibe and confidence in his own songwriting was just awesome. The music was very guitar driven, but it was always the great songs underneath that actually made it work. The entire thing really affected me in every which way."

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