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Phil Collen Produced Tesla Single Coming This Summer

Tuesday, 19th January 2016

Phil Collen 2014.
Phil Collen Auburn 2014

Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen has been interviewed by Guitcast and mentioned the new Tesla song.

Phil talked about Delta Deep, how the band started and their debut album, blues music, Deep Purple, his first musical influences/tastes, guitars setups for Delta Deep/DL, the PC1 guitar, the Adrenalized book, rock biographies, Hysteria, the new Def Leppard album, the Def Leppard sound, and the Tesla collaboration.

Phil mentions the band will be touring again with Tesla and says the single should be out at that time - "possibly" suggesting Tesla will be part of the summer US tour. Obviously they and Styx are supporting the band for the 13 US shows later this month and into February.

A tour which should be announced within the next two months or so. The 2014/2015 summer tours were announced in mid February and mid March.

The members of Tesla had themselves said the song might be out in February 2016 when speaking about it last October.

Listen to the full 27 minute interview via the link below. Phil's part starts at 40:48 mins into the 1 hour 12 minute podcast.

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Guitcast - Phil Collen Interview Quotes

Producing The New Tesla Single

"I think that's about it. There is something else. I'm really busy. We're on a Def Leppard tour as well. Also I'm producing the new Tesla single. Which again we kinda wrote for Delta Deep. It had this thing and me Debbi and Helen wrote this thing and played it to the guys in Tesla. And they were like wow we could do that and we're like yeah I think so."

"So I ended up producing it. We're going to do the lead vocal. We've got the rest of the track going. It's great. It just reminds me of classic Tesla. It's got a touch of kind of like real nice early 70s Stones vibe. But it's a bot more rocking than that. So yeah no it's really cool."

Release Date for this?

"I think it'll be in the summer. We're actually gonna be touring with those guys again. So that'll probably be the release date. Yeah summer."

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