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PHIL COLLEN Loves The Direction Of DEF LEPPARD's New Songs

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Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen has been interviewed by Michigan radio and mentioned the next studio album.

Phil spoke to DJ Meltdown of 101 WRIF radio in Detroit, MI ahead of the Comerica Park show on 13th July.

Phil talked about the G3 Tour, the next Tesla album, Delta Deep, Stone Temple Pilots/Robert DeLeo, Motown influence, Detroit, his first concert/Deep Purple, first guitar, his guitars, touring in the 80s/success, quitting alcohol in 1987, health and fitness, 2008 NHL Show, new Tesla album in 2019, new Def Leppard songs, inspiration to write music, the Hysteria album, Mutt Lange, surviving grunge, current success, 90s Bands/STP/Nirvana and Joe Satriani/John Petrucci.

He mentions the three new songs that the band are already working on including an idea he came up with in 2017 on the South American tour.

Phil has already mentioned these three new songs many times over the last couple of years.

The new Rick Savage song as mentioned as far back as March 2017 along with a possible EP release of new music which has since turned into talk of another full album.

Watch the full 26 minute interview via the link below.

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Meltdown/101 WRIF - Phil Collen Interview Quotes

New Def Leppard Songs/Working on new stuff?

Always, always. Always working on new stuff you know. I was doing something yesterday actually. We've got a few, three of them on the go already. Joe's got one, Sav's got one, I've got another one. That are all, we've actually started recording them. You know you can do this stuff all the time. You can do it on your laptop now. You don't have to be in a studio per se. So yeah you can actually get it moving and starting already."

"You know so yeah, we've actually started the next thing and I love the direction of it. It's, again when you're doing it over a period of time, you can actually get a bit more in it. When you cram it all in, it kinda of gets a little, sometimes gets a little limited. So it's kind of nice to step back and you can see the wood..because you can get consfused. Wood 'cause of the trees type thing. When you actually do it over a longer period of time and you're not like constantly on it."

"So yeah that's a really good thing."

New Music ideas. How does that work?

"Sometimes or other times like yesterday I got this idea. Actually I done last year when we was in South America. I just played it, I was like Oh wow and I just pretty much finished the song off yesterday. So it was just speechless. It's different every single time. It could be a vocal, it could be lyric. It could be a melody, or guitar riff or a drum pattern. It can be anything that kinda spurs you off. And that's what's exciting about songwriting. You know you don't have to...unless you're a hack songwriter and you do it exactly the same every day."

"But I like that thing where you have a muse and it kind of inspires you and you just follow the inspiration. It's just a lovely way to do it."

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