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Phil Collen Says New Studio Songs Are Heavy And Melodic

Thursday, 11th September 2014

Phil Collen Sheffield 2008.
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Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen was interviewed by Radio 1 FM 91 in Pakistan yesterday and he talked about the 2015 studio album.

Phil talked about a childhood friend in Walthamstow whose family were from Pakistan, getting into music, advice for young musicians, the Rock Walk event in 2000, playing Donington in 1986, his facebook guitar blog, the 2014 tour with KISS, travelling on tour, the 2015 studio album and possibly touring in countries like Pakistan.

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Listen to the full interview below.

Radio1 FM 91 - Phil Collen Interview Quotes

2015 Studio Album

"This was really amazing actually. We're very slow at recording. This February we went over to Joe's house in Dublin to his studio and we was gonna write a couple of songs but we got 12 songs started. So that was really rare for us. We went back a few months later in May and got 15. So they're really in good shape. We've still got more stuff to do on them so that'll be ready next year."

"And they're very varied you know it's like I was talking earlier you let other things influence you. But you still retain your integrity and your sound if you like. So we feel that we've done that you know. These songs are a cross section, some of them are really heavy and kind of very melodic or - and then some are just very different. You know you wouldn't even think that - we haven't gone with some of these styles but you can still tell it's Def Leppard. So we're very excited about that and that'll be out next year and we'll be touring a lot more next year as well."

Many thanks to Umair Afzaal.