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Phil Collen On Band Success/Longevity - Interview

Friday, 31st October 2014

Phil Collen Sheffield 2008.
Pic by dltourhistory

Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen has been interviewed by The Desert Sun ahead of the Rancho Mirage show.

Phil talked about the longevity of the band, success, renewed interest in them and the live shows and the 90s dip.

The band will play in Rancho Mirage, CA for the first time tomorrow night.

The Desert Sun - Phil Collen Interview Quote

"Obviously there's a big difference between us and a lot of other band that are part of the retro-resurgence thing going on. We never went away," he pointed out in a recent phone interview. “We were always putting records out. I think we're a lot more valid in that regard."

"Aerosmith, on a bigger scale, has also done the same thing. They had a bit of an Indian summer or part two and part three in their case. I like to think we've done something along those lines. Our past few tours have been selling out like the '80s. It's ridiculous."