DEF LEPPARD's PHIL COLLEN Says DIAMOND STAR HALOS Was Best Recording Experience
Def Leppard members Phil Collen, Joe Elliott and Rick Savage were recently interviewed about the new Diamond Star Halos album.
'Diamond Star Halos' is the band's 12th studio album.
The album was announced on 17th March and then released on Friday 27th May 2022.
Def Leppard are the cover stars of the new issue of monthly free trade magazine Music Connection which features a special interview with Joe, Phil and Sav about the making of Diamond Star Halos.
The interview was conducted during the band's recent round of press at the Savoy Hotel in London.
They talked about being a band for 45 years, still wanting more, writing new songs, going back on tour, making Diamond Star Halos, 70s influence, remote recording, writing Kick as the 15th song, Alison Krauss, vocal harmonies, Mike Garson, The Stadium Tour and not celebrating Hysteria again until its 40th anniversary.
Read some quote below from the magazine.
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Def Leppard Music Connection June 2022 - Interview Quotes
Phil Collen - "We haven't achieved what we set out to do, and it's to be kind of what we're doing now. This is exactly what we want to do - an album like this, a tour like this, this frame of mind, all these things together."
Rick Savage - "We're also still excited, as well. We're excited to write new songs. We're excited to record them. We're always excited to go on back tour."
Rick Savage - "We still have that very young enthusiasm that you have when you're a teenager."
Joe Elliott - "We're not interested in trying to be some second division, "Oh, that'll do," kind of thing. We're just gonna try our best and keep going for it."
Phil Collen - "I think it's the best thing we've ever done. There was so much more energy by not having to go in a studio or a situation where you're always waiting while someone else is recording their part."
Rick Savage - "There was such a forward momentum by doing it this way. There was somebody working on the record any time of the day."
Joe Elliott - "It was joyful to do. As Sav says, at any one time there's possibly four songs getting worked on at once."
Phil Collen - "We definitely don't want to go back to whatever that standard was was that we did before. This is so much better."
Read more about the magazine here.
Diamond Star Halos - Writing Credits
- 01 - Take What You Want - (Rick Savage/Joe Elliott) - 4:14
- 02 - Kick - (Phil Collen/Dave Bassett) - 3:42
- 03 - Fire It Up - (Phil Collen/Sam Hollander)- 3:19
- 04 - This Guitar [feat. Alison Krauss] - (Phil Collen/C. J. Vanston)- 3:50
- 05 - SOS Emergency - (Phil Collen/Joe Elliott) - 3:25
- 06 - Liquid Dust - (Phil Collen) - 4:01
- 07 - U Rok Mi - (Phil Collen)- 3:33
- 08 - Goodbye For Good This Time - (Joe Elliott) - 4:27
- 09 - All We Need - (Phil Collen/Joe Elliott) - 4:46
- 10 - Open Your Eyes - (Phil Collen/Joe Elliott) - 4:19
- 11 - Gimme A Kiss That Rocks - (Phil Collen/Joe Elliott) - 3:12
- 12 - Angels (Can’t Help You Now) - (Joe Elliott) - 4:57
- 13 - Lifeless [feat. Alison Krauss] - (Phil Collen/Joe Elliott) - 4:19
- 14 - Unbreakable - (Joe Elliott) - 3:46
- 15 - From Here To Eternity - (Rick Savage) - 5:37
- Producer - Def Leppard
- Producer - Ronan McHugh
- Total Time - 61mins
- Release Date - 27th May 2022
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