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Phil Collen Says Def Leppard's Live Show Has Honesty And Verve

Sunday, 20th March 2016

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Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen was interviewed by IAE magazine in late 2015 and talked about the band's live show.

Phil talked about Delta Deep's history, their live show and debut album, the current Def Leppard album and live show.

Phil praised Def Leppard's live show and mentioned the 2015 Salt Lake City show when they attracted over 18,000 fans in the same week as Van Halen only drew 6,000 fans.

The interview dates from early November 2015.

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IAE Magazine - Phil Collen Interviews Quotes

Def Leppard's Live Show

"I think the rock music is disappearing, I think we’re just having an Indian summer…it’s about being active…being this great live band, and you’ll take the KISS audience, you’ll take everyone else, and ultimately you’ll be the last man standing. We just did a show the other day. Ironically we had 18,000 people show up, and Van Halen played it the same week and only 6,000 people showed up. I love Van Halen, don’t get me wrong…[but] I think there’s maybe some stuff going on that’s not great and the fans hear it. They want to hear something real, and someone going out there with a bit of verve, and a bit of honesty, and I think [Def Leppard is] getting that."

Delta Deep Live Shows

"Yeah I do, and it’s interesting we did a show the other night in New York, and it was mainly a black audience…and they hadn’t heard that for a while. We’d actually done an Al Green song, and you had a white guy singing that stuff…they said ‘wow, no one’s even doing this anymore.’ Even soul music has got no soul in it anymore. Modern R/B is just an exercise in hitting notes…there used to just be a different, primal approach to it."

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