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Phil Collen Says New Album Is A Brand New Experience

Sunday, 19th July 2015

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Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen was recently interviewed by Glide Magazine to promote the Delta Deep album.

Phil talked about Delta Deep, the band members and their debut studio album, his 2013 hand injury, learning slide guitar, Manraze, blues music influences, side projects, becoming a lead singer, and his children's music tastes.

Phil repeats various things already heard about the album and gives hope to Manraze fans about new music from them in the future.

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Glide Magazine - Phil Collen Interview Quotes

2015 Def Leppard tour

"We are and then the new Def Leppard comes out in October, in the fall. We've pretty much finished the album and yeah, it'll be out in the fall."

New DEF LEPPARD self-titled album

"I think it's the free-est we've been and I think Vivian having a very close-to-death experience with cancer made everyone approach it differently. We went in to record a single or an EP and came out with twelve songs, which has never happened. And not once did anyone go, "No, I don't think we should do that," which usually happens. We usually have a problem with that. So it was wonderful and it was all real. Everything was positive. Like, "Yeah, let's try that, let's try this." It was positive every step of the way and never, "Oh we shouldn't try that" or "That sounds a bit too weird for us." The album is very varied. It sounds like, I don't know. It could be Top 40 one song and then the other is extreme rock & roll. It all sounds like Leppard but some of it is a brand new experience. We're really psyched about that."


"...we've got a bunch of songs and it's just a matter of getting the right time and we'll start recording them whenever."