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Phil Collen Says New Album Songs Are Fresh And Exciting

Thursday, 16th July 2015

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Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen has been interviewed by Detroit Free Press and commented on the new self titled album.

Phil talked about recording the new album, the 2015 tour and Delta Deep.

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Detroit Free Press - Phil Collen Interview Quotes

News Songs

"I think we were just trying to come up with a song," Collen said. "We were just playing each other ideas. Instead of putting them into a bracket or a box, we just did the songs that sounded most exciting to us straight off of the bat, and all of a sudden, everything kind of had a fresh kind of vigor about it."

Making The Album

"The great thing about this is we weren't after a sound. So there’s a freedom in that that just allows you to be a true artist. It's the first time we've ever done that in the 30-odd years I've been in the band. Probably when the band first got together and was doing demos, that was a (true) representation. But after that, you get kind of: 'The fans want to hear a certain thing or management or the record company wants it to sound a certain way.' "