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News - L.A. Guns Singer Phil Lewis Slags Off Def Leppard

Thursday, 24th May 2012

Phil Collen Sheffield 2008.
Pic by DefDazz/Darren

L.A. Guns singer Phil Lewis has targeted Def Leppard and Poison in a new interview with Braveworlds and continued to rant on the Metal Sludge messageboard.

In the interview he seems to indicate his band were in the running to open the 2012 tour but, like Extreme, were overlooked in favour of Lita Ford. Read his comments below which would seem to rule out a Girl reunion any time in the near future.

Phil opened for Lep on the last few weeks of the Hysteria tour in 1988 with L.A. Guns. He has also covered 'Bringin' On The Heartbreak' on a tribute album and 'PSSOM' with L.A. Guns.

Phil Lewis - Braveworlds Interview Quotes

"They were talking about putting us on the Poison/DEF LEPPARD package, but I really don't want to do it. I'm not a fan of arena rock and I'd much rather be playing on our shows. We'll play much longer sets with lots of stuff from the new record."

But on the Leppard tour, you could have Phil Collen come out a jam on some GIRL songs with you...

"Perhaps, if we were allowed on stage for more than fourteen minutes. We'd play to a mostly empty house to people who know 'Ballad Of Jayne' and perhaps 'Sex Action'. They couldn't give a fiddle's fuck about a new L.A. Guns record, so it's much much better that we do it ourselves. It'll be more gruelling, but we've still got a few more good years in us yet."

Phil Lewis (as Al Snug) - Metal Sludge Messageboard Quote

"I don't like Arena rock Motley crue with exploding drum sets and migets bore me to death, Poision and Bret's muscle dance is an embaresment, Deff L going through the motions and mailing it in every night is pathetic. Most off all I don't like the knuckle heads that go to these 'Concerts' Motley Crue dude!!! Thats fine, the fans don't give a fuck about the music they wanna get drunk and hear the hits and the bands don't care they just want the outrageous easy money there used to getting and get the hell outa dodge ASAP, When was the last time any of those bands did a free after show meet and greet???"

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