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Phil Collen Talks About Some Of His Favourite Albums

Friday, 11th December 2015

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Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen has been interviewed about some of his favourite albums from the past.

Phil talked about some of his favourite albums and the influence they have had on him.

His choices include those by his favourite band The Police, Queen and Van Halen.

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- Phil Collen Interview Quotes

The Police - Ghost In The Machine

"My favourite Police album is Ghost In The Machine because it's a bit quirky, a bit weird and a bit reggae. It was a perfect moment in time. Like Prince, they were true artists – a hybrid of different styles, not stuck to just one thing… really open-minded."

Queen - Sheer Heart Attack

"It's my favourite Queen album, and another one that has a mixture of things going on. They were a hard-rock band with some big pop influences, like The Beatles, but pushing new things out of it."

Van Halen – Van Halen

"All of it is amazing. I just love the feel of the album. I'm really into players like Michael Schenker, Gary Moore, guys like that. And Eddie did it to an extreme and so well. It was very pure. If Jimi Hendrix invented rock guitar, which I think he did, then Eddie was responsible for the next progression."