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Phil Collen On Steve Clark's Death/2016 Hysteria Cruise

Tuesday, 27th October 2015

Phil Collen 2014.
Phil Collen Auburn 2014

Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen has been interviewed by Boise radio and recalled Steve Clark's death.

Phil talked about his health and fitness, the tragedies the band suffered, Steve's death, the grunge era in the early 90s, the 2015/2016 tour, Delta Deep, the 2016 Hysteria cruise and the Adrenalized book.

Phil speaks about Steve's death in more detail in his new book. Read an excerpt published yesterday by Classic Rock/Team Rock.

Listen to the full 5 minute interview below.

Visit the 2015 Tour News section. For more news on future tour plans.

Forrest 96.9 The Eagle KKGL - Phil Collen Interview Quotes

Steve Clark's Death In 1991

"Yeah I kind of did after Steve died. That was you know huge. It was amazing that Rick came back after his accident. Every and more reasons to continue after he'd come back from that. You know that was - that was amazing. When Steve died it was - the industry was changing. Music was changing and it was just really depressing. And it was just horrible. So at that period I actually - I thought that we could've been done but you know we soldiered on. We done our thing and just carried on and here we are. You know so I'm kind of glad we did."

Hysteria On the High Seas Cruise

"Yeah we are. That kind of gets lumped in with the tour. You know we come back off the tour. We dock so to speak and then all of a sudden we're off doing like 13 shows. An interesting time for us - and it's great. It's really cool being that busy. It means something's working right you know."

Will it be tough to get away from fans on the ship?

"You know I've heard that. I'm not really sure. I've actually never been on a cruise period. So that's gonna be a new experience but yeah I don't really know how that works. So we'll find out I'm sure."