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PHIL COLLEN Says DEF LEPPARD Have Bunch Of Songs For Next Album

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Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen was interviewed yesterday at Download 2019 and spoke about the next studio album.

Phil spoke to Planet Rock DJ Paul Anthony backstage at the Download Festival yesterday afternoon.

Phil talked about the Teenage Cancer Trust concert, Download Festival, Donington memories, British weather, UK Hysteria & More Tour, Recording The Hysteria Album, Download Festival 2019 Show and the Next Def Leppard Studio Album.

Phil spoke ahead of the Download show and also gave an update on the next album.

He didn't say anything we haven't heard before but did once again confirm the band have multiple songs 'on the go' ready to be finished off in 2020.

Watch the full 8 minute interview video below.

Read the Show Report from Download 2019 which took place last night at Donington Park in Derby.

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

Visit the Album News section for more news on new music (based on band member quotes).

Planet Rock - Phil Collen Interview Quotes - (Transcribed by dltourhistory)

Download Festival

"We've played here before and it's been baking. And the last time I think was 2011 and that was kinda like this.."

Donington A Special Place/1986 Show

"Yeah it was Rick's first gig if you like or first big show since he had his accident. So you know he'd been practising how to function as a regular person again. And as a drummer as well. You know it took a while and so it was a bit nervous. It was a bit of a thing but he pulled it off spectacularly. And you know everyone was like yeah. Everyone was crying in the audience and stuff. And it was great. It was a really good thing. But it actually meant a lot symbolically and everything it was really cool."

UK Hysteria & More Tour

"Again never played The O2. That was a new one on us. So that was fun. That was really good."

"Yeah it was great. Vegas is one thing. It's basically a theater. But yeah doing it on a big scale was amazing. Really fun."

Download Festival 2019 Show

"I always look forward to it. I don't look forward to the weather. That's the thing guitar playing wise. Your fingers kind of freeze up and it's like it's not as much fun. It's a bit of a struggle you know. But you know everyone's out there and doing their thing. So it's yeah you gotta do it. Yeah I hate this weather. It just drives me nuts."

The Next Def Leppard Studio Album

"Started it last year. Actually we started recoding it last year. So, on tour. Like on the Tesla album we'd be in rooms like this and we'd be doing guitars and we've actually started the Def Leppard album in a similar way."

"We've got the odd track on the go. And that's it really it's just how far you go ."

2015 Album

"Yeah the last album we actually went in to do one or two songs and within a week we had 12 songs and it was like. It shocked us. So it was like this is an album already. Ended up being more than that but yeah that came together really quickly. And we didn't even plan that. So I think it's gonna be a different thing. You know there's a bunch of songs already on the go. So it's yeah a lot of fun."

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