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PHIL COLLEN On DEF LEPPARD's Massive 2018 World Tour/New Music

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Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen was recently interviewed by Chicago radio and the full audio is available.

Phil talked to The Bend with Steve Benz on WSDI Radio in Chicago, IL.

Phil talked about 30 years since the Hysteria album, 40th anniversary of the band, band longevity, relationships in the band, band formation, their family history, recent terror attacks, music industry changes, Tesla album, Poison, his health and fitness, a cook book idea, travelling on tour, G4 Experience, Delta Deep, 2018 Def Leppard music and world tour.

Phil once again talks about working on new Def Leppard music and the 2018 world tour.

He also said the Tesla album won't be out until "next year" and says the Delta Deep live single will be 'Bless These Blues' - a new original song debuted in 2016.

He was promoting the show in Chicago, IL which takes place on 24th June.

Listen to the full 15 minute interview below and download the MP3 via the radio link.

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The Blend w/ Steve Benz - Phil Collen Interview Quotes

Reaction To Recent UK Terror Attacks

"I'm from London and I can remember you know terrorist attacks by the IRA in the 60s and 70s. You know seeing a dead horse that had been blown up and a bunch of people killed with shrapnel and stuff. So you know terrorism's been around you know for years and years and years. And yeah you know it's unfortunately a part of life that human beings are not great as a general thing. So you've gotta just kind of bend and weave with it."

"So yeah it's obviously disgusting and hideous and all the above. But you know it's just part of life right know you know. We've been blessed for the most part you know we kind of a - our society's you know in the West has been OK but right now it's. Yeah, it's having a real rough time - the world's having a really rough time."

Changes On The Music Industry/Tesla Album

"I just produced the new Tesla album, it will be out next year and we done all the guitars basically on a laptop. A computer backstage and stuff and then later on done the vocals and drums in a studio."

Travelling On Tour/Family/On Buses?

"Yeah, in a nutshell yeah. We do, families come out you know my wife's here. My son's here. He actually just flew out to, we're in Seattle at the moment. He just flew up to you know to see us there. So that's great. So yeah it's really cool and plus there's a family atmosphere between the bands and the crew. All of our crews hang out together. It's great, we actually had a party in Vancouver. Like a tour party. All the crew, all the three bands and it was amazing. Everyone does get on, it's such a lovely atmosphere and it just makes you wanna be out there."

Delta Deep Live Album/Bless These Blues Single

"I've got a Delta Deep live album coming out. We're just preparing the single. Not sure of the date of that yet but it's a song called Bless These Blues. Live from the tour that we did last year. That'll be coming out."

2018 New Def Leppard Music/World Tour/South American Tour

"And then we're working on new Def Leppard music because next year's gonna be you know a massive world tour. So we wanna have new music, even if it's an EP or a couple of songs or whatever."

"And then also we're playing South America towards the end of this year as well. We're doing a full tour down there. We're doing Rock In Rio and all that stuff. So that's gonna be a blast as well. So yeah we're hyper busy."

Buy 'Hysteria 30th Anniversary Edition' Online

  • Amazon - (Box Set/Super Deluxe Version)
  • Amazon - (3 CD Deluxe Edition)
  • Amazon - (1 CD Version)
  • Amazon - (Double Vinyl)

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