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News - Phil Collen Says Def Leppard To Play More Shows In 2013

Wednesday, 26th September 2012

Phil Collen Sheffield 2008.
Pic by DefDazz/Darren

Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen was interviewed by Glide Magazine in Houston and said the band will play live shows in 2013 and release new music.

This follows his recent comments about 'select live shows in 2013' and the Las Vegas residency talk. Phil also mentioned the much talked about plans for 'at least some' new music in the new year.

During the interview Phil talked about the Rock Of Ages Tour with Poison/Lita Ford, staying in shape on the road, his recent Wings guitar auction, Manraze, handling Def Leppard's fame, wanting to quit music when Steve Clark died in 1991 and the Hysteria album.

Glide Magazine - Phil Collen Interview Quotes

"We're actually going to be doing some more shows next year. I have no idea in what form or what country even but we’re going to be doing that, just playing. We're writing songs already and I've got some new stuff on the go right now and you just constantly keep doing that really. It's the same plan as always, you know. You’ve got to have new music, whether it be an album or a couple of songs or an EP or even just a single; that doesn't really matter, just as long as you're doing something that is different."

"Steve was my best friend, so I actually really didn't want to carry on after he passed away. I was like, shit, and Joe had talked to me about coming out and doing the tour and he was right and I'm really glad we stuck with it."

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