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Phil Collen On Recording His First Def Leppard Song Stagefright

Tuesday, 22nd March 2016

Pyromania 1983.

Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen was recently interviewed by Music Aficionado and mentioned his first recording with the band.

Phil talked about songs by Def Leppard and Delta Deep as well as some of his favourite songs/artists including Tina Turner, B.B. King and Tesla.

He also discussed his favourite guitars.

Phil mentioned his first recording session with Def Leppard in July 1982 when he worked on 'Stagefright' at Battery Studios in London with Mutt Lange.

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Music Aficiando - Phil Collen Interviews Quotes

Def Leppard - Stagefright

"The first solo I ever recorded with the band. I went into the studio and Mutt Lange said, “Here’s a cassette. Learn the song and come into tomorrow and we’ll see what you’ve got.” It was one take—the first and only one-take on the album. Because the whole thing took nine or ten months! So it’s kind of special to me. It was like a cross between Al Di Meola and Michael Schenker."


"I love these guys. I’m producing their new album, which will be coming out the end of this year. I went up to Sacramento the other day and we did some recording. And we’re on tour together so we’ll do things backstage. It’s great stuff."

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