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Phil Collen Recalls Best And Worst Gigs In England/Wichita, KS

Tuesday, 25th November 2014

Phil Collen Sheffield 2008.
Pic by dltourhistory

Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen has been interviewed by Music Radar and talked about his best and worst gig memories.

Phil talked about his best and worst experiences at Def Leppard shows.

Phil explained his best was at the Download Festival show in Derby, England in 2009.

The worst being an In The Round show in Wichita, KS during the US Adrenalize tour when he and crew experienced technical problems.

Music Radar - Phil Collen Interview Quotes

Download Festival 2009

"But I think the best one might be when we headlined the Download Festival in 2009. It was just one of those gigs where all the stars lined up beautifully."

Wichita, KS 1992

"Only problem that night was, my guitar wasn't turned on. I was playing, but nobody could hear me. We all just looked at each other like, 'Oh, shit, what do we do?' Rick didn't know where to start, and so the crew guys just kind of yanked the ropes up whenever, totally in the wrong place, exposing us like a bunch of deer in the headlights. We just kind of trainwrecked into the song. It was a mess."