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Phil Collen On Delta Deep Album/Tour Plans - Audio

Tuesday, 22nd April 2014

Phil Collen Sheffield 2008.
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Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen was interviewed by WZZR radio today and spoke about the Delta Deep album and tour plans.

Phil talked about looking after his dog Shaq, longevity, Vivian's health, the VIVA! Hysteria residency, the second Las Vegas residency, Manraze, Delta Deep album recording/touring, his health, playing with KISS in Girl, the Summer Tour 2014 with KISS and the 2015 studio album.

Listen to the full 14 minute interview below 21mins until 36:12mins into the 41 min podcast.

The Penthouse - Phil Collen Interview Quotes

Delta Deep

"It's great. We're calling it an extreme blues project or alternative roots cause it ended up - it started off me and Debbie Blackwell-Cook who actually sang backing vocals on some of the Manraze stuff. She's got a voice kind of like Chaka Kahn or Patti Labelle. She's got a really powerful big voice. We done a couple of like charity things and benefits where we'd just do an acoustic blues thing and everyone was going wow where can we buy this, where can we get this. And we started writing some songs and before you know it we added Forrest Robinson who's played with The Crusaders. Me and Rick Allen met him years ago playing with India Arie but he's an extreme metal drummer that's really what he wants to do and Robert Deleo who plays with Stone Temple Pilots."

"We've started doing this stuff and all of a sudden it went from sounding like blues to sounding like Chaka Khan sings over Led Zeppelin. So tomorrow I'm actually gonna go with Robert. He's actually finishing the bass off on the album. We've pretty much done everything else. And we should be getting it - the album out probably Fall (Autumn). Unless we get a single out before that. And it's called Delta Deep. And yeah like I said it started off kind of bluesy but now it went really extreme so and everyone who hears it goes oh my god this is the craziest thing I've ever heard so that's great."

"No, Not at the moment there just us goofing off doing a couple of acoustic things but like I said it actually sounds completely different to that. When we actually you know started playing drums and bass and with the guitars and everyone and Debbie singing it just kinda it blew the roof off. Actually we were shocked. Everyone even the guys in the band, everyone we were like yeah so we're actually gonna tour it, release an album and everything so yeah it's very exciting."