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DEF LEPPARD Is A Family, Says PHIL COLLEN

In a brand new interview with Rock Cellar Magazine, DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen was asked how he and his bandmates have been able to maintain genuine friendships for so long where other groups have fallen short.

“I don’t understand how the other bands do it,” Collen responded. “You’ve got this dream job and occupation. If someone said to me, ‘In your 60th year, you’re gonna be running around half naked and people are gonna be going crazy while you’re playing these sold-out shows and you’re gonna be able to play guitar and sing like you’ve never dreamed possible,’ I’d say, ‘Really, that could happen?’ and it does happen.

DEF LEPPARD is a family,” he continued. “We’ve spent more time together than with any blood relative we’ve ever had; my parents included. You spend 16, 18 years with your folks, we’ve been doing this constantly for 30 something years so you get to know each other intimately. It’s the same thing as any kind of friendship or family thing. It changes and goes on.

“I think if you respect that you’ve had all of these amazing experiences together, you’ve written these songs together and played all these show together,” Collen added. “You’ve been through birth, death, marriages, divorces. You’ve been shoulders to cry on and you’ve needed shoulders to cry on and it’s all been within this structure. I don’t see how that could fail, personally. Plus we were all raised by very working-class English families and we have that thing in common as well.”

DEF LEPPARD‘s concert film “And There Will Be A Next Time – Live From Detroit”, arrived on February 10 via Eagle Rock Entertainment on DVD+2CD, Blu-ray+2CD, and Digital Video. The set was filmed at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, Michigan.

DEF LEPPARD‘s three-month run with POISON across North America is set to kick off on April 8 in Manchester, New Hampshire and wrap on June 25 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

DEF LEPPARD and POISON and first hit the road together back in 2009, and then again three years later.

DEF LEPPARD‘s latest, self-titled album came out in 2015.
DEF LEPPARD Is A Family, Says PHIL COLLEN
DEF LEPPARD Is A Family, Says PHIL COLLEN
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