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Phil Collen Produced Tesla Album Ready By End Of 2016

Thursday, 3rd March 2016

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Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen has been interviewed by Milwaukee radio and mentioned working with Tesla.

Phil talked about the 2016 tour with REO Speedwagon/Tesla, producing their new album, the food they eat backstage, the Hysteria tour Robert Plant story/In The Round-laundry baskets, groupie stories, the band's experience, the Hysteria cruise and working out/being on stage.

Tesla singer Jeff Keith revealed that Phil might be producing the next Tesla album in a recent interview and Phil has now confirmed this.

Phil had said in January that the single he co-wrote and produced for the band would be released in the summer.

Jeff lead vocals on sang 'Rock Of Ages' and 'Photograph' at the Sunrise, FL concert on 29th January when Joe couldn't finish the show on his own due to his severe laryngitis.

Listen to the full 10 minute interview below.

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96.5 WLKH - Phil Collen Interview Quotes

Producing The Tesla Album/2016 Tour

"Many times actually yeah. Known those guys for years. They're a great bunch of guys. So yeah that's always cool."

"Absolutely - I'm actually producing the new Tesla album at the moment. That's gonna be ready by the end of the year or beginning of next year. So in between everything else we're doing that. So you know I see them onstage and off. So yeah we're constantly together. We've been touring with those guys for like 30 years on and off. So yeah they're good friends."

Hysteria On The High Seas Cruise

"Yes it was interesting I gotta say. I mean you know unfortunately Jimmy Bain passed away on the boat as well and we couldn't dock because the weather was so bad. So it was like everything was going wrong. Then Joe lost his voice and just everything. But yeah I'd say - [you're not doing another one] - I think so."

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