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Phil Collen Talks About Lead Vocals Song On New Album

Thursday, 23rd July 2015

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Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen was recently interviewed by Classic Rock Revisited and talked about the new studio album.

Phil talked about Delta Deep, the new self titled DEF LEPPARD studio album, his guitar playing and Manraze .

Phil says they are not going to reveal much about the lead vocals song before its release.

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Classic Rock Revisited - Phil Collen Interview Quotes

When does the album come out?

"That will come out in October. We are still finding little bits to dig in and play on. We did some vocals on it the other day. It is really is amazing. It is the best thing we’ve done in twenty years."

Are you all singing lead vocals on different songs?

"No, no, there is one song where we all take a verse. That is all that is. It can get misconstrued. We are not going to tell you who sings which verse so we are having a little competition."

Different way of recording

"We did the next Def Leppard record that way. We did the album in three different sessions over a year. There is no pressure that way. You are not in a studio all the time, which can make you bored and you can get cabin fever. The great way to do it is to just do it like Zeppelin and the Stones used to do it. The Stones did “Wild Horses” and “Brown Sugar” in like two or three days. The reason there is such inspiration in those songs is that each song is its own project. I think the songs come out better that way instead of doing 12 songs all in the same place and you’re just sitting around all day. David Bowie, James Brown and all that stuff they did at Muscle Shoals, they would just go in and get inspired and have fun. Those songs are all great and they have a different vibe because it is inspired. I want to work that way more."