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DEF LEPPARD's PHIL COLLEN Comments On Thrilling CHAKA KHAN Performance

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Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen has commented on his recently taped performance with Chaka Khan for the Black Girls Rock 15 Gala.

The performance with Chaka Khan was taped for the 'The Black Girls Rock! 15-Year Anniversary Fundraising Gala'.

Phil returned to social media with an Intstagram post talking about the performance and revealing the taping location.

The performance was recently re-taped at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA - view the video again below.

Phil has announced he plans to return to Instagram and how thrilled he was to perform with Chaka and see her play live having been a fan for many years.

The event takes place on 18th June and will be streamed by the BGRTV network in the USA.

The event will be hosted by Rapper MC Lyte and Esteemed Actress Tatyana Ali.

The press release says there will be "an exclusive collaboration with Chaka Khan and Def Leppard lead guitarist Phil Collen".

Phil attended the 4th Annual Black Girls Rock Awards in October 2009 at The New York Times Center (see photos below).

Phil's first live performance since Def Leppard's last full live show in November 2019 in Sacramento, CA.

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Phil Collen - Intagram Quotes June 2021

"It’s been almost two years since I personally posted on social media."

I usually use Instagram as a tour diary but considering we haven’t toured for nearly two years it’s been a bit quite."

"However, with so much going on and new tour dates being posted I decided to get back on the horse."

"I’ll start with this clip of me and Chaka Khan performing for the upcoming BGR 15 fundraiser streaming on June 18 at the Microsoft theater in L.A."

"I’ve been a huge fan of Chaka for years but I’ve never seen her perform live so it was beyond thrilling and totally badass to actually perform with her live on stage."

Black Girls Rock 15 Event

  • 18th June 2021
  • Online Charity Event
  • Tickets - $100+

Tickets for the virtual gala can be purchased online at -

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Black Girls Rock - Press Release

Chaka Khan To Headline The Black Girls Rock! 15-Year Anniversary Fundraising Gala Streaming On The Newly Launched BGR!TV Network On June 18

Beverly Bond, founder and CEO of the award-winning empowerment brand BLACK GIRLS ROCK!® announces the BGR! 15-Year Anniversary Fundraising Gala, streaming June 18 on the newly launched BGR!TV Network. The virtual gala, powered byMicrosoft, will be an illustrious celebration of Black Girl Magic featuring phenomenal musical performances by the iconic Queen of Funk Chaka Khan, and GRAMMY® nominated virtuosos Alice Smith and Maimouna Youssef aka MuMu Fresh; DC’s all-woman go-go band Bela Dona; GRAMMY Award winning gospel singer Tasha Cobbs Leonard; celebrity DJ Aktive; and an exclusive collaboration with Chaka Khan and Def Leppard lead guitarist Phil Collen. The event will be hosted by esteemed actress Tatyana Ali and hip-hop icon MC Lyte, with appearances by acclaimed actor Wood Harris, GRAMMY® Award winning artist Estelle, and more.

“Fifteen years ago, I created BLACK GIRLS ROCK!® to honor Black women and to counter societal norms that too often marginalize our voices, images, and contributions,” said Beverly Bond. “BLACK GIRLS ROCK!® triggered a seismic paradigm shift that exponentially elevated the stories, leadership, accomplishments, and inclusion of women of color. I am humbled by the tremendous global impact this movement has made in the lives of millions of women and girls. After fifteen years of advocating for Black women’s visibility and power, it’s a fitting evolution to launch our own OTT network, BGR!TV. Owning our narrative whilst fostering Black economic empowerment and equity is critical for our liberation. As the proud owner of this new media platform I’m now able to scale my efforts to create content that reflects our audience and provide more opportunities for content creators and storytellers. I’m grateful to Microsoft for leading by example in its support of Black women-owned businesses. Their sponsorship of this year’s fundraising gala is a testament to how allyship looks in action. Our 15-year Anniversary Fundraising Gala is headlined by the incomparable Chaka Khan and many other amazing artists will be joining us to punctuate this momentous milestone.”

Chaka Khan said, “It is an honor to support Beverly Bond and this amazing organization and movement that she has built. I am so excited to headline BLACK GIRLS ROCK!’s 15-Year Anniversary Fundraising Gala during the launch of BGR!TV, which will continue to be an inspiration to all generations, lifting legends, and making sure that Black women’s enormous contributions to society are acknowledged.”

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