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DEF LEPPARD Guitarist PHIL COLLEN Celebrates 60th Birthday (Photos)

Def Leppard 2016. By Sally J

Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen celebrates his 60th birthday today and a photo gallery is available.

Phil was born in Hackney (in London), England (at 12:02am) on this day in 1957 to parents Kenneth and Constance (nicknamed Connie).

He revealed the time of his birth in an official Twitter chat a few years ago.

Phil is the first Def Leppard band member to reach this milestone age. The next will be Joe in August 2019.

He is currently recording the second Delta Deep studio album, preparing the East Coast Live release and rehearsing for the G3 Tour in January/February.

Phil joined the band in in July 1982 to help out as they recorded the 'Pyromania' album.

He ended up joining them full time and formed a partnership and close friendship with (fellow Terror Twin) Steve Clark.

The Phil produced Tesla album Stereo Animation is also due for release in early 2018.

View a gallery of live photos from the recent 2017 Summer tour.

He was asked about turning 60 in a September 2016 interview.

Phil Collen Live 2017 - Birthday Photo Gallery

Photos by Blair Linthorne/Chele Drappel/Sandra Hatfield/Alesa Rose/Suzette Sasaoka/Sally J.

Daily Republic - Phil Collen September 2016 Interview Quotes

Turning 60 In 2017

"It’s a number. I don’t get hung up on it and don’t dwell on it. I welcome it."

“I’m jumping like a kid on stage. I’m going to celebrate it rather than be scared of it.”

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