Monday, January 13, 2014
Linked Conversations #6 - 1/13/14: A conversation with Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen
Welcome to the latest episode of LinkedConversations with Chuck Hester.
This is a very special episode devoted exclusively to my interview with Phil Collen, lead guitarist for Def Leppard. This is not your typical episode, and there will be no LinkedIn tips or news. Tune in next week for that information!
I had the chance to talk to Phil for more than 45 minutes about his career with Def Leppard, his other band Manraze, and his new blues duet, Delta Deep. It is, in my opinion an amazing interview that gives insight into being a rock star, how social media has changed record promotion and what happens when a man follows his passion and does what he truly loves.
Some background: Phil joined Def Leppard in 1982 during the Pyromania album recording sessions playing guitar solos on the hits ‘Photograph’, ‘Foolin’’, and ‘Rock Of Ages’ among others. With the release of Hysteria Def Leppard had their best selling album to date releasing seven singles from the album including the smash hits ‘Pour Some Sugar On Me’ and ‘Love Bites’. Visit Def Leppard’s Facebook page.
Phil’s alternative band, Manraze, is a collaboration between Phil, bassist Simon Laffy formerly of the late 70’s band Girl and legendary Sex Pistols’ drummer Paul Cook. More information on Manraze is on the band’s Facebook page.
Phil’s latest project is Delta Blue, a powerhouse extreme blues duet/team consisting of Phil and an amazing vocalist, Debbi Blackwell-Cook.
Delta Deep can be reached on its Facebook page.
Phil Collen is a practicing vegan, has been a vegetarian for 31 years, and alcohol-free for 26 years busting the myth of the classic ‘rockstar’ stereotype wide open.
Enjoy this insider look at rock star Phil Collen, this week on LinkedConversations!
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