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Phil Collen Talks About Hysteria/Pyromania Album Success

Tuesday, 11th August 2015

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Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen was recently interviewed by Beat ahead of the show in Melbourne, Australia.

Phil talked about the making and the success of the classic albums Pyromania and Hysteria plus the differences of the music business from then to now.

The band are due to play in Melbourne on 18th November.

The first visit to Australia by the band since October 2011 on the Mirrorball tour.

Visit the 2015 Tour News section. For more news on future tour plans.

Beat - Phil Collen Interview Quotes

Music Business

"There was great music being made then,” he says. “That time period was really quite symbolic, when the art form turned into a business. After that we lost a lot of the art. There were, and still are, a lot of great artists out there doing their thing, but it's different. But we were right on the cusp of things changing, when it all became about image, and the MTV culture. It changed, and I don't think it's ever going to be like it was. That period was unique and now it's just another thing."