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Band Start Work On New Songs Today In Dublin

Saturday, 1st February 2014

Def Leppard 2007.
Screenshot By DefDazz/Darren

Def Leppard have today started writing and recording new music at Joe Elliott's home studio near Dublin, Ireland.

As mentioned in recent months the band planned to regroup this week to start working on songs that may be released in some form this year and collected together for a full length album no earlier than 2015.

The above photo shows Phil/Vivian at work on the Songs From The Sparkle Lounge album which was the last time the full band recorded together at Joe's studio in 2007 before the Downstage Thrust tour. Phil and Vivian both commented on their return to Dublin on facebook. Vivian said last October the band would record at least one song together "live" in the studio.

The most recent comments on new music by Phil can be read below.

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

Music Backstage - Phil Collen Interview Quote - Read More

Def Leppard 2014 Recording

"We're gonna do a new Def Leppard - music, I don't know whether it's gonna be an album yet. It certainly won't be this - or next year even (2014) by the time we decide whether it's gonna be an album. It'll probably be the year after. But there's enough time gone by where we can get new stuff. You know we've been doing live things, we done the VIVA! Hysteria thing. There's not really been an album we've only had three songs out. So there's a wealth of material building up. I've got like - I've got an album's worth of Def Leppard stuff just on my own. And I know Joe has and Sav has so everyone's gonna bring things to the table and we'll see how it goes. Actually me and Joe have got this - a couple of ideas floating around that are very different but they stay within the structure of Def Leppard."

LinkedConversations - Phil Collen Interview Quotes - Read More

Recording/New Songs

"But also we start recording new material in February. I'm actually going over to Dublin, Ireland where Joe Elliott lives and we're actually gonna get in and do some new music which we haven't done for a while so this is gonna be a lot of fun."

Album Release Date?/2014 Tour

"Not at all and we're not even sure whether it's gonna be an album. We're notoriously really slow at recording. We kind of move at a snails pace. So it may just be the odd song, Obviously we'd love it if we could get an album at least started. But it wouldn't be ready for another year anyway so."

"We're probably gonna tour this year and the record would come out some time next year. Like I said unless we have a song that's on a sound track or an E.P. or something like that that we do beforehand. So yeah we got lots of kind of ways we can go with that actually."

Phil Collen - 31st January facebook Quote

"First London. Now Dublin."

Vivian Campbell - 30th January facebook Quote

"Packing my bag for Dublin. Leaving tomorrow to go hang out with the Lepps. We're gonna eat, drink, burp, fart and tell dirty jokes - like men folk do when they get together. There was something else we were planning to do, too.... What was it again? Oh yeah; we're gonna write and record some new music. (Finally, I hear you think)."