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PHIL COLLEN Says New Music/But No Full DEF LEPPARD Album In 2018

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Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen has been interviewed by the Portland press ahead of the upcoming visit.

He talked to Jason Vondersmith of the Portland Tribune ahead of the band's visit to the city.

Phil talked about book stores in Portland, travelling on tour, the band's friendship, the Hysteria era, other artists copying their sound, Tesla, South American tour and new music in 2018.

He once again referenced new music which is being worked on at the moment and the possibility of one or more new songs in time for the 2018 tour.

He was promoting the show in Portland, OR which takes place on 10th June. The first visit to the city since June 2005.

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

Portland Tribune - Phil Collen Interview Quotes

New Def Leppard Music In 2018

"We'll be doing a big South America tour at the end of the year," he says. "We got so much going on. We're starting to write new stuff."

"There'll be new music next year; might not be a full album's worth, but it'll be new."

Hysteria Album Era

"With 'Hysteria,' we actually nailed the hybrid between rock and top 40, that was our biggest achievement," he says. "It sold 25 million albums. It was the peak of our career, artistically as well. (Producer) Mutt Lange made that happen."

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