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Phil Collen On Def Leppard's Unique Backing Vocals

Wednesday, 17th August 2016

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Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen was recently interviewed by the Austin Chronicle and mentioned the band's backing vocals.

Phil talked about the recent tour break, working with Tesla, getting older, the band's longevity, Mutt Lange, backing vocals, the current studio album and his and Vivian's guitar playing.

He was promoting the Austin, TX show which takes place on 19th August.

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Austin Chronicle - Phil Collen Interview Quotes

Backing Vocals

"Itís something weíre proud of, and only because we put all that hard work in over the years. Itís like, yeah, we want to feature that! Again, other bands are just lazy, especially rock bands. Now, when you hang out with some funk bands Ė and this is going back to that Earth, Wind & Fire thing Ė you stand on a stage with those guys and hear them actually do that."

Def Leppard Studio Album

"On this one, we actually werenít. We just let it flow. If a song needed to be a pop song, we let it be that. It could be on the same album as a rock song, or ďLetís Go,Ē which originally was very poppy, almost boy band-y. We just turned it up and made it more aggressive, because thatís what it needed."

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