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News - Phil Collen Co-Writes Song On Mitch Malloy Album

Sunday, 8th January 2012 | 

Mitch Malloy II.

Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen has contributed a song to the latest album by Mitch Malloy.

Phil played co-wrote and played guitar on the song 'As Long As I'm With You' with co-writer C. J. Vanston (who contributes keyboards) which appears on the album 'Mitch Malloy II'. The album was released on 1st October 2011.

The song is a mid-paced and very melodic ballad lasting 4:57 minutes featuring a short guitar solo by Phil and some very distinctive guitar parts during the chorus. Phil also does a lot of typical sounding solo work during the songs outro.

Mitch was interviewed by Hardrockhaven in November 2011 and spoke of how this collaboration came about. He also talks about how he was asked to join Van Halen just before the 1996 MTV Awards incident with David Lee Roth (quite timely given they are just about to release their first new material with him since 1984 on Tuesday).

Listen to a sample of the song below and follow the Amazon links for more information on the album.

Hardrockhaven - Mitch Malloy Interview Quote

RH - How did you come up to work with Phil?

Mitch - Phil actually saw me performing live in Nashville and we become friends after that. From there and then we wrote the As Long As Im With You song together. He also play on it and he wants to do more in the future which is great.

Read the full interview at -

Buy Song @ - As Long As I'm With You - Mitch Malloy II - (US)

Buy Song @ - As Long As I'm With You - Mitch Malloy II - (UK)

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