An Interview with Def Leppard’s Phil Collen: It Just Gets Better

“I think what happens to people in general is they forget how to be young.”

– Phil Collen

 

Who says you have to act your age? This year marks 30 years since Def Leppard’s fourth album, Hysteria, was released, solidifying the English rock band’s success as one of …

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An Interview with Phil Collen of Def Leppard: What It’s About

Between shows on a busy tour schedule promoting Def Leppard’s latest and showcasing their hard rock classics that I know you know and love, it’s a wonder guitarist Phil Collen has time for much else. Never a musician (or band) to settle for good enough, Collen is also busy producing …

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Def Leppard: Rock Of Old Ages

Touring throughout the summer’s length, Def Leppard, originally native to England, will make 40 different stops in the States. Having just completed a tour last year, the group will have Poison and Lita Ford along in support. In June, the band released newly recorded versions of Pour Some Sugar

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Def Leppard @ Susquehanna Bank Center

CAMDEN, NJ—Two bands with careers spanning multiple decades for the price of one? Sign me up! Def Leppard brought their Mirror Ball Tour to the Susquehanna Bank Center with special guest Heart for what promised to be a night full of chart-topping hits. Neither band disappointed and both managed to …

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Interview with Phil Collen from Def Leppard: Pure (Mirror) Balls

Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen recently called me from his home in L.A. to catch me up on the band’s current tour with Heart, their new (and first ever) live album, Mirrorball, and his enjoyment of The Jersey Shore!

You’ve been around for 30 years and you are

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Dee Snider & ‘Rock Of Ages’

The hit Broadway show, Rock of Ages, has been running for over two years, and is poised to run for several more as it moves into its new home at the legendary Helen Hayes Theatre on 44th Street in Manhattan. The story, which is a comedy about an aspiring …

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Def Leppard Won’t Die

Throughout the ranks of underpaid, overworked interns in music magazine offices everywhere, a single cry rings out-why won’t Def Leppard die? After all, they’ve been through trials and tribulations that would bring the average band to its knees, and yet, like a phoenix rising from the ashes, they are reborn …

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Def Leppard @ PNC Bank Arts Center

On a murky summer night Foreigner opened up this triple bill with their memorable hit “Doublevision.” Current singer Kelly Hansen, was more than able to belt out some of the group’s best all-time hits. His range was good and Mick Jones, the lone original member, was slick, and he added …

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Interview with Def Leppard: America’s Brits

“People always used to ask why we sound like Americans,” says Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen from a shed tour stop along the outskirts of the country’s northern border in Walker, Minnesota. “Because that is how we learned to be musicians,” he answers.

“I wish they all could be California …

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Journey / Def Leppard @ Borgata Hotel

This tour is an interesting mix of styles and it features two bands that have been playing to millions of fans over the years— Journey and Def Leppard.

Journey have gone through some changes over the years but even more recently, lead singer Steve Augeri, who sang on the band’s …

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