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DEF LEPPARD's PHIL COLLEN On Being Inspired To Write New Music

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Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen was interviewed by the Australian press ahead of the upcoming Hysteria tour.

Phil spoke to Mark Rockpit of The Rockpit website which is based in Australia.

Phil talked about playing in Australia, the current US tour, being busy, making Hysteria, Mutt Lange, 80s music, Girl, vinyl, Delta Deep, G3 Tour, his first concert, making music/song writing and the meaning of life.

He mentioned his inspiration to keep creating new music and the recent meeting with Brian May from Queen in Las Vegas

The Australia/New Zealand Hysteria tour was announced in April 2018 with support coming from the Scorpions.

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The Rockpit - Phil Collen Interview Quotes

Songwriting/Creating Music

"It’s about being inspired, if your just like music by numbers or you just copy something, there’s a big difference between copying something and being so inspired, inspiration makes you do something else, and maybe brings you to tears. I remember listening to Aretha Franklin years ago when I was a kid, and something about her voice made me feel really emotional, and that’s what I’m talking about, even writing a song, I’ve done it myself, I’ve teared up or got choked up because of what the essence of the song is about, from an experience or something."

Brian May/Las Vegas Show

"About four weeks ago we played Vegas, and Brian was there, and I totally raised the bar, I was playing better, and it looked like I was showing off, but I wasn’t, I was honouring one of my heroes, and the same thing with Jimmy Paige, so I do play different but people tend to misconstrue it as showing off!! It was the same with Mutt, he’d work so hard and come up with such great ideas, that we were so inspired that we’d want to honour that process, if you know what I mean."

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