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Phil Collen On Varied And Cool New Album - Audio

Thursday, 10th July 2014

Phil Collen Sheffield 2008.
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Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen was interviewed on 9th July by Mark Mayfield of 100.7 KSLX radio and he talked about the next studio album.

Phil talked about the Summer Tour 2014 with KISS, Vivian's health, KISS's stage gear, the 2015 studio album, the setlist, the possible second Las Vegas residency, the Delta Deep album, Richie Blackmore, songs he wish he'd written (The Police - Every Breath You Take).

Listen to the full 11 minute interview below.

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Mark Mayfield - Phil Collen Interview Quotes

2015 Studio Album

"Well that's really interesting how that came about. In February I went over to Joe's and we just wanted to writ some new music. We thought maybe we'd get. I actually - all of of us thought if we get four songs that's great and maybe we'd release an EP. Cause let's face it the industry as we knew it has very much changed and the album doesn't mean as much as it did. But we got 12 songs straight off the bat and it was like whoah we've got an album right here so we got that within a month. We went back and we have 15 songs now and we've obviously gotta finish them off."

"Some of them are pretty much near complete and the others like need. You know some lyrics writing for them and others need singing and stuff but for the most part they're all done. Even like solos and all sorts of things it's the quickest - kind of most flowing we've ever been I think. And I think that's cause we had different expectations. You know everyone was open minded and I don't know something happened and some really cool stuff. It's very varied and it's gonna be a new album for next year. We just said why stop at four or whatever let's just complete it."

Second Las Vegas Residency

"Absolutely they've asked us back a couple of times and it's just down to scheduling we're just a little unsure of when we're gonna be - we're definitely touring all of next year. But now all of a sudden the priority is to actually finish an album. It's kind of a weird thing to say in this day and age. But we got so much of it done so quickly. And this album's so good that we're kind of doing everything around the schedule of that."