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Phil Collen Says DEF LEPPARD Better Than Ever Ahead Of 2017 Tour

Friday, 7th April 2017

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Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen was interviewed by the New York press ahead of the 2017 tour start.

Phil spoke to Greg Prato of Long Island Pulse.

Phil talked about the Live From Detroit DVD, how the band's playing has improved, touring with Poison/Tesla, the new Tesla studio album and memories of New York.

The 2017 tour which continues on from last year's Summer Tor 2016 starts tomorrow night in Manchester, NH at the SNHU Arena.

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

Long Island Pulse - Phil Collen Interview Quotes

Playing Better Than Ever

"Weíre way better now. We can sing properly. We were kind of busking it a bit then, shouting and screaming, and trying to get it in tune. Now, Iím a better singer this year than I was last year, and a way better guitar player. That goes contrary to what Iíve been led to believe, that when bands start sucking or a singer canít sing quite as well, or a certain player canít play as much, itís because theyíre not playing as much or singing as much or putting the effort in."

2017 Tour With Poison/Tesla

"I just produced the new Tesla album, which turned out phenomenal. Itís not mixed yet, but itís different. Itís really diverse. Weíve been touring with Tesla, and especially for the last two years, we recorded a lot of this stuff while we were on tour, and then we finished it up in Sacramento where the guys are from. I get to spend a lot of time with them. And Poison, the last time they went out, was with us in 2012. The brilliant thing about this lineup is itís the celebration of integrity."

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