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Phil Collen Talks About Enthusiasm/Excitement On New Def Leppard Album

Saturday, 27th June 2015

Phil Collen 2013.
Phil Collen April 2013

Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen has been interviewed by Hartford Courant and commented on the new self titled studio album.

Phil talked about preparing for the 2015 world tour, the new self titled 'Def Leppard' studio album and his thoughts on streaming services like Spotify.

His comments might explain why the Delta Deep album is not on Spotify and other sites like Rdio.

The band play a show in Uncasville, CT on 5th July 2015 at Mohegan Sun Arena.

Their first show in the city since July 2011 on the Mirrorball tour.

Visit the Album News section. For more news on new music (based on band member quotes) dating back to January 2011.

Hartford Courant - Phil Collen Interview Quotes

Can you talk a little about Def Leppard's new music? What can we expect to hear?

"Diversity, I think. The fact that we went in to record a song, or we were maybe going to try to get four songs together for an EP, and we came out after the first four weeks in Dublin with 12 songs, was remarkable. Really, what it boils down to is that there was absolutely no pressure."

"We just tried everything, and everyone was so enthusiastic. That enthusiasm: I can't even remember it being there probably since the "Hysteria" album, when we were just so inspired."

"The songs really range from the most over-the-top loud guitar that we've ever had on a Def Leppard record, to tracking the vocals up to where [it sounds like] Queen, like an a cappella version of one person. There will be another song that sounds like it's not out of place in the Top 40. Collectively, all of these songs really work well together."

"The other thing is that we did it over three periods: February of 2014, May of 2014 and we just finished up this February."