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Phil Collen Says Def Leppard's Music Is About Escapism

Monday, 27th June 2016

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Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen has been interviewed by Syracuse ahead of tonight's show in the city.

Phil talked about his appearance on the Pawn Stars show, guitars, the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, becoming a vegetarian in the early 80s, why he left Facebook, politics and music and playing State Fairs.

The band play another show tonight in Syracuse, NY at the new Lakeview Amphitheater.

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Syracuse - Phil Collen Interview Quotes

Politics And Music

"I think it's really important in this day and age to be positive during an election season. It's important to have music be an escape from TV and hate-spewing rhetoric. Music is a chance to get away from all that."

Being A Vegetarian

"We've been all raw in the last month, with unprocessed, uncooked food; it makes you feel amazing," he said. "You get so much clarity in your thinking. It makes all the difference in the world."

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