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Tesla Guitarist On Having Def Leppard's Phil Collen As A Producer

Monday, 16th May 2016

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Tesla guitarist Frank Hannon has spoken about using Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen as a producer.

As mentioned Phil is producing a single for the band and also their next studio album.

The single looks set to be released in June or July and included on their 30th anniversary Mechanical Resonance live album which is out in July.

Frank says Phil is the right man for the band to work with and help motivate them.

He also talked about Tesla's history with Def Leppard which dates back to 1987.

Tesla posted the photo below a few days ago before the Bossier, LA show when Phil was recording with Frank and bassist Brian Wheat.

Phil spoke about his role as a producer and working with Tesla in this March 2016 interview with WKIT 100.3 radio.

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

My Global Mind - Frank Hannon Interview Quotes

Working With Phil Collen

"I can tell you itís been really great to have Phil on board as a musician and not a business person. He has such a passion for Tesla and fan of the band. Weíve had a great relationship with him as we have been friends for 30 years since the Hysteria Tour. When Tesla got back together in 2000 after eight years apart, we did a comeback CD called, Into the Now. I wanted Phil to come in at that point as I had done some dates with Def Leppard in my solo band. Itís really great to me that we are all working together. Itís like you have a great team but if you donít have the right person motivating the team the team doesnít do well. Phil is that right coach!."

New Tesla Album Songs

"We have about six songs right now that we are going to finish in June and then do six more by December."

History With Def Leppard/Mechanical Resonance Live Album

"We have done a bunch of tours with Def Leppard. We did the Hysteria Tour in 1987. This one is going fantastic. We are celebrating a 30 years anniversary as we toured with them 30 years ago and doing it yet again. We are re-releasing our first CD performed live called Mechanical Resonance Live with all live versions. It will be out in July."

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