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Phil Collen Says ex-Def Leppard Producer Mutt Lange Was Not A Tyrant

Wednesday, 26th October 2016

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Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen was recently interviewed by Jeb Wright and mentioned working with Tesla on their next album.

Phil talked about working with the band on their 'Save That Goodness' single and co-writing songs and producing their new album which will be released in early 2017.

He also talked about his time working with producer Mutt Lange in the 80s.

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Working With Mutt Lange

"I know. I think a lot of people misread him. They think hes this tyrant and all that stuff, but hes actually just getting the magic out of whoever he works with. When that happens, whoever the artist is, they really love the fact that all of a sudden theyve done this thing that they werent capable of doing before. Im speaking from experience; he has me playing guitar stuff that I didnt even know I could do, and singing stuff that was completely beyond my capabilities, completely out of context on a way different level hed have me doing this stuff. Then hed make me sing this with a rock and roll edge with a real nasty gruff voice that would hurt your throat. Hed say, Its great, trust me. Youd play it back and youd go, Wow, this sounds great!"

Delta Deep/Manraze Future Plans

"Yeah, Delta Deep has a live album we recorded earlier in the year that sounds amazing. Its actually going to be called East Coast Live. We did a West Coast and East Coast and the East recordings came out better, so were going to release that. Then Manraze, were going to be re-releasing a kind of a best of album with the singles on them, you know the best of both albums."

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