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Phil Collen/Vivian Campbell Discuss New Def Leppard Album/Guitars

Thursday, 11th February 2016

Def Leppard 2016.
Guitarist March 2016

Def Leppard guitarists Phil Collen and Vivian Campbell are featured in the new issue of Guitarist Magazine.

They are interviewed in the March 2016 Issue No,. 404 which features David Bowie on the cover.

Phil and Vivian talk about their guitars, recording Hysteria, other guitar players and the new studio album.

The interview was conducted during the December UK tour. The guitarists from Whitesnake and Black Star Riders were also interviewed.

You can buy the magazine and view two pages from the interview via the links below - also shown on the Facebook embeds.

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

Guitarist - Phil Collen/Vivian Campbell Interview Quotes

New Def Leppard Album Recording

Phil - "It was a joy. One of the great things was, we did it in three sections. It was a bit like The Stones, when they were at Muscle Shoals for two days and did Brown Sugar and Wild Horses. You didn't get bogged down."


Vivian - "How many guitar tracks go on a Leppard tune?. More than I can count on my hands. But it's not the same on every song. You take a song like Man Enough: there's barely any guitars on that. Other songs, like Let's Go, there'd be a load of guitars."

Phil - "What was great about this album is that we knew when to stop. This was the first album we've done where we didn't get confused in the studio. It was different when Mutt was recording us, because he was a genius, and he'd go 'Okay, let's try this' - and it usually worked."