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Phil Collen Looking Forward To Def Leppard's Nassau Coliseum Show

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Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen has been interviewed by the New York press ahead of the show in Uniondale.

Phil spoke to Jaime Franchi of the Long Island Press.

Phil talked about playing the new Nassau Coliseum, Def Leppard's 40th year as a band, Rick Allen's accident/comeback, changes in the music industry, touring with Tesla/Poison and advice for young musicians.

The band play in Uniondale, NY on 15th April at the newly revamped venue which was opened on 5th April by Billy Joel.

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Long Island Press - Phil Collen Interview Quotes

Playing the Nassau Coliseum

"Oh yeah, we played there in the ’80s and in ’93, I believe. On the Hysteria and Pyromania tours. We’re really looking forward to it. We love playing Long Island, they are a rabid fan base. Maybe the biggest in America. We rarely play in New York City, we play Jones Beach. I’m looking forward to playing indoors this time, with the lights and the screens."


"I love Tesla! We’ve known them for 30 years. I’m producing their new album; we just wrapped it, actually. This tour is like a celebration of integrity."

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