DEF LEPPARD's PHIL COLLEN On 20/20 Vision Tour/Deviated Septum Surgery
Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen was interviewed recently by Virginia radio to promote the 20/20 Vision tour.
Phil spoke to Jen Lewis of 92.9 The Wave/WVBW radio in Virginia Beach, VA to promote the 20/20 Vision tour.
Phil talked about the Virginia Beach show, 20/20 Vision tour with ZZ Top, Band Staying Together, PC1 Guitar, Staying Healthy On Tour and deviated septum surgery.
Deviated Septum Surgery
Phil reveals during the interview that he underwent surgery for a deviated septum in the last couple of months.
Random Trivia - During interviews for the 'Hysteria' tour Joe revealed he also had this same surgery after he outdoor leg of the tour ended in 1988 with Europe in the USA.
Listen to the full 4 minute interview below.
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92.2 The Wale/Jen In The Morning - Phil Collen Interview Quotes - (Transcribed by dltourhistory)
Virginia Beach/20/20 Vision Tour
"You know obviously we're doing a stadium tour with Motley Crue, Poison and Joan Jett before that. But as soon as it closes down we go indoors. I know that's an outdoor shed, we've played it a billion times."
"In fact I was there last week. Yeah my daughter lives in Virginia Beach and she's in High School now but her middle school was walking distance from the venue honestly. So I'd go past it all the time."
"I do the same things, go to the same record stores. Vinyl Daze which is in Virginia Beach. So I'm there all the time."
"So I know what I'm gonna be doing up there. I'm obviously gonna be seeing my daughter and doing all Virginia Beach type things."
Band Staying Together
"Well always it's been, and without sounding corny, it's been about the music. But when a lot of other bands were touring during the 80s and everything we were stuck in the studio like spending..."
"In the Hysteria days up to almost five million dollars making a record which is ridiculously stupid. But we're really glad we did 'cause it came out and we're going oh my god suppose this flops or something."
"We were too deep and then we were borrowing all this money from the label and all that. But there's a real, there's an integrity to what we do. We really believe in the stuff obviously otherwise we wouldn't sit in studios for years and years on end, you know, trying to make this great record or records."
"And we're blessed at the moment, we're having a kind of Indian Summer in our career ."
"It's over 20 years old. For anyone who knows anything about guitars it's a hybrid Strat. A fender Stratocaster and a Gibson Les Paul."
"You know Eddie Van Halen kind of pioneered this, if you could combine the two. And my guitar PC1 is literally a super hot rodded, you know, millennial version of that guitar."
"When I play anything else it kind of feels and sounds substandard. So my latest one's ridiculous. You pick them up and you're like wow, you can't put them down."
Staying Healthy On Tour/Recent Surgery
"On tour it's easy 'cause you're just kind of maintaining it. it's the moth like right now, and just prior to a tour you know."
"Like a couple of months ago I had deviated septum surgery. You know if your nose is crooked. You know I broke it years ago, I think I dived in a swimming pool and smashed my nose on the bottom of the pool."
"And it's been, you know, stuffy ever since and it really annoys me. So I eventually got this thing done and I couldn't work out for a while ."
"So now I'm actually having to, you know, get the diet ready. And the workout routine. Once you get to a certain point it's actually easier to maintain."
Def Leppard - 20/20 Vision North American Tour Dates
- September 21 - Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
- September 23 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Veteran United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
- September 25 - Knoxville, TN @ Thompson-Boling Arena
- September 26 - Brandon, MS @ Brandon Amphitheater - (First time in this city)
- September 28 - Orange Beach, AL @ The Wharf Amphitheater
- September 30 - Bossier City, LA @ CenturyLink Center
- October 02 - North Little Rock, AR @ Simmons Bank Arena
- October 03 - Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
- October 05 - Wichita, KS @ INTRUST Bank Arena
- October 07 - Omaha, NE @ CHI Health Center Omaha
- October 09 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
- October 10 - Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
- October 12 - Grand Forks, ND @ Alerus Center
- October 15 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
- October 17 - Portland, OR @ Moda Center
- October 18 - Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
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It is always a pleasure to have @therealphilcollen , Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and lead guitarist extraordinaire for Def Leppard, pop in the store when he’s in town. He’s been generous enough to sign a few copies of Def Leppard memorabilia his last few visits. We hope to see him at Christmas time. In the meantime Vinyl Daze hysteria is in full swing for the holidays! Stop in to Hampton Roads #1 destination for all things vinyl today!
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- Interview Source - soundcloud.com
- Def Leppard - Jen In The Morning 2020 Show Page
- Def Leppard - Radio 2020
- Def Leppard - 2020 World Tour
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