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Phil Collen 2 New Def Leppard/Manraze Interviews

Sunday, 10th November 2013

Phil Collen Sheffield 2008.
Pic By DefDazz/Darren

Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen was recently interviewed by Ultimate Classic Rock about both Def Leppard and Manraze.

In the Def Leppard interview Phil talked about recording the Pyromania and Hysteria albums, Steve Clark.

A second Manraze interview features both Phil and Simon Laffy talking about the history of the band, their new EP and new songs.

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Ultimate Classic Rock - Phil Collen/Simon Laffy Interview Quotes

A New Def Leppard Album

Phil - "I think with the Def Leppard thing. because it takes us so long, we’re not going to get an EP finished even for next summer. So I actually think we may as well start even just recording an album. I think we probably can do that. As long as we keep the costs down, I think then it’s worthwhile. Going back to Manraze, we did an album in two weeks, so there’s a difference there with us doing albums like that."

Manraze - I Surrender

Simon - "But one of our rules if we had any was to not be obvious. We felt like it would have been obvious to do cover songs of the [Sex] Pistols or Def Leppard or even Girl. So I guess maybe in a way, subconsciously, maybe that’s why this track has been held back because there is that little bit of Def Leppard resonance in it."

New Manraze Songs

Phil - "We actually found an old cassette - Simon had this old cassette and before it was going to be called Manraze, we threw these ideas around – The Fay Wrays was one of the names was one of the name that we thought of. There’s a demo [from that time period] of acoustic guitar or something, of us goofing around and the first thing that comes up is this great idea that it never came to fruition, so I think we’ll revisit some of these things."