DEF LEPPARD's Phil Collen - "The Problem With Being In A Huge Band Is You Kind Of Get Painted Into A Corner"

November 22, 2011, 5 years ago

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Express & Star's Ian Harvey has issued an interview with DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen. An excerpt follows:

“The problem with being in a huge band that certainly pioneered a certain sound, certain recording techniques, is you kind of get painted into a corner a little bit because you can’t stray too far from that formula", says Collen.

“I think with any artist you want to do something different all the time and that’s a nice problem to have, that everyone likes you and and you can’t move too far from that, but the downside is that it gets a little frustrating.

“You come up with different types of stuff and you need an outlet. When I write songs they are either a Def Leppard song or they’re not and if they’re not I don’t try to push it.”

Read the full interview at this location.

The fourth installment of Def Leppard's "behind-the-scenes" of the Mirror Ball tour takes you to Osaka and Tokyo on the Japanese leg of the Mirror Ball Tour.

While in Japan Def Leppard got to meet up with fans, drop by some radio stations, and play three amazing shows.

Next month, Def Leppard will embark on a UK tour with MÖTLEY CRÜE and STEEL PANTHER. Confirmed dates are as follows:


6 - Birmingham, UK - LG Arena Birmingham
8 - Nottingham, UK - Capital FM Arena Nottingham
9 - Glasgow, UK - SECC Hall 4
11 - Manchester, UK - M.E.N. Arena
13 - Sheffield, UK - Motorpoint Arena Sheffield
14 - London, UK - Wembley Arena

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