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Phil Collen Says Steve Clark Was Wonderful Soul/Video

Friday, 18th December 2015

Phil Collen 2015.
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Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen was interviewed recently in London and a lengthy video is available.

Phil Collen was interviewed recently in London by Mark Taylor of Record Collector and talked about his early days in the East End of London, Iron Maiden, the first records he bought, David Bowie/T. Rex, his first concert/Deep Purple, his parents, the Marquee club, Girl, joining Def Leppard in July 1982, Mutt Lange, Pyromania/Hysteria success/MTV, Steve Clark, Animal's UK success, Rick's return to drumming and Man Raze/Delta Deep.

Phil was interviewed when signing copies of his autobiography Adrenalized: Life, Def Leppard and Beyond.

Nothing especially newsworthy in the interview but a good listen/watch.

The interview was filmed in London a day or so after Phil got in from the Singapore show in late November.

Watch the full 25 minute video below.

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Record Collector - Phil Collen Interview Quotes

Memories Of Steve Clark

"He was just such a wonderful soul. He was just like, you know, really funny and just like really intelligent."

"We were on this road to discovery. Not just musically. But all of a sudden you're in Paris. You're in somewhere where Picasso used to hang out. You're in a situation, culturally or otherwise that you would never have been to. You know you're meeting different types of people and it has an effect on you. It kind of opens your mind way up. So we were kind of discovering all this stuff together. That was great and you could converse with each other."

"Sometimes you'd go back say -school friends and that and you couldn't really relate that experience. You know whether it was relationships, some you know girl or whatever, or what had just happened. You know the fact that we were tax exiles which was kind of weird in itself. That you can only relate with each other. No one else really understands it."