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PHIL COLLEN Says DEF LEPPARD Will Finish Half Written New Album In 2020

Def Leppard 2019. Screenshot

Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen has been interviewed ahead of the Download Festival appearance and shared more details of the next studio album.

Phil spoke to the Download Festival website ahead of the 14th June headlining appearance.

Phil talked about the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Brian May's speech, returning to Donington, Whitesnake/David Coverdale, making the Hysteria album, Hysteria live/setlist, Mutt Lange, new Def Leppard music, a second Def Leppard movie, healthly lifestyle and band longevity.

Phil gave another update on the next studio album and this time expanded on the usual "we're already working on it" by saying it is now half written and will likely be finished in 2020.

Read the full interview at the Download Festival website.

The 34th annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction took place on 29th March at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.

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Download Festival - Phil Collen Interview Quotes

Are you working on any new material?

<|p> We actually recorded stuff while we were on tour – you have to. I think what happened with us, we signed with our old label Universal and for the last year we were promoting our catalogue, because all of sudden the catalogue was on a new record label. In the meantime we have been writing, we’ve got half an album’s worth of stuff already started, for sure, it’s just a matter of finishing it off. It’ll probably be some time next year.|

Def Leppard 2019. RRHOF 2019

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame/What did it mean to be finally inducted?

"The fan vote means more…When we heard that, it made it such a big deal. For the last 10 or 15 years, I’d bump into fans and they’re almost in tears, ‘why aren’t you in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?’"

"They were so precious about it, so passionate. So, for that reason more than anything else it’s really great to see us finally get in there. It does make a difference…it’s like all of a sudden other people’s perception of the band changes – which is great."

Watch some Fan Videos from the show here.

Def Leppard 2019 Fan Videos.

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