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Phil Collen Featured In New Long Way To The Top Documentary

Def Leppard 2012. Screenshot

Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen is featured in a new music documentary film which was released in December 2016.

Titled 'Long Way To The Top (A film about music, passion and the road)' and made by director Rob Montague.

The one hour and 6 minute film features a number of musicians talking about the music industry including David Ramirez, Grizfolk and The Sword.

Phil also appears briefly both talking and playing acoustically.

His scenes were shot as far back as May 2012 at his home in Laguna Hills, California. The iTunes version of the movie includes some extra scenes with Phil.

View many of the original social media posts with backstage photos from the filming.

Watch the trailer below which includes Phil talking at 0:43 seconds in.

Buy 'Long Way To The Top' Online

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Long Way To The Top - Press Quotes

In 2012, musician/director Rob Montague set out to answer the question, “Why do I play music?” Interviewing musicians from varying levels of the business and following alt/rock band, Grizfolk; independent singer/songwriter, David Ramirez; and doom metal favorites, The Sword across two continents. The result is the feature length documentary, Long Way To The Top. Three years in the making, Long Way to the Top is a story about the trials and tribulations of working musicians, with heavy emphasis of life on the road. From unexpected tour line-ups, to unforgiving weather, the undying love of their fans, to their unsympathetic landlords; Long Way to the Top presents an uncompromising, behind-the-scenes glimpse of what it is really like being a career musician in our modern era.

Produced by Late Morning Films, Long Way to the Top features interviews from members of Grizfolk, The Sword, David Ramirez, Taking Back Sunday, The Big Boys, Nine Inch Nails, Weezer, Crosses, Def Leppard, Limp Bizkit, Hal Sparks, Filmstrip, Meiko and more. Music by David Ramirez, Grizfolk, and Herzog.

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