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Phil Collen/Tesla Hoping To Make New Album Their Best Ever

Friday, 25th March 2016

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Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen was recently interviewed by Corpus Christi radio and mentioned producing the next Tesla album.

Phil talked about Joe Elliott's vocal issues/recovery, the 2016 U.S. summer tour, producing Tesla, playing new songs on the 2016 tour, another single from the new album, his Adrenalized book, Delta Deep, advice for young musicians and his favourite new music.

Phil once again talked about the next Tesla studio album which he is producing.

The interview was done to promote the 5th May show in Corpus Christi, TX.

Listen to the full 9 minute interview below.

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Producing Tesla

"Everyone loves REO and we've toured with them before which is great. We get on wonderful with them. And Tesla are on the tour as well and you know they're one of our favourite bands. I'm actually producing the new Tesla album which we've already started. We're just doing it in you know when we can grab some time in between touring and all this other stuff. Yeah it's just whenever we can get stuff done really is it. So we're really excited about the touring. We get better every year as well. So it's gonna be amazing."

The New Tesla Album/That classic Tesla sound or new sound?

"It's gonna be you know - we're actually really trying to get the best songs that Tesla have ever done. That's the thing you know. We're actually kind of really working at that. Really working hard at the song writing thing and that kind of production. You know just like - it's gonna be great."

"I think there's two ways to do albums. You can just kind of write songs and record them. Or you can actually put a lot of time and effort into them and make them better. And that doesn't mean necessarily you know sitting in a studio for a year or whatever. It's just means making more effort. Everyone can always push it a little bit harder and I think that's what we're all gonna try and do with that."

"We did it with the last Def Leppard album. You know we actually - and you know I've been producing stuff. You know all the stuff I learnt of of Mutt Lange back in the 80s. All of us in Def Leppard we actually took that on board. So we're all producers as well as musicians. So it's what we do."

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