Def Leppard Gives Update On New Upcoming Album
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Back in April after being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen revealed they were busy working on their 12th album – a follow-up to their 2015 self-titled LP. A few days ago, Collen spoke with Paul Anthony of Planet Rock prior to their headlining performance at U.K.’s Download Festival held at Donington Park Circuit.
He gave details about their upcoming album. He said:
“We started it last year — actually, we started recording it last year on tour. Like on the TESLA album [2019’s ‘Shock’, which Phil produced and co-wrote], we’d be in rooms like this [a portacabin], and we’d be doing guitars. We’ve actually started the DEF LEPPARD album a similar way. We’ve got the odd track on the go. And that’s it, really. It’s just how far you go.”
So, how different is this from its predecessor? Collen added:
“The last album we actually went in to do one or two songs, and within a week, we had 12 songs. And it shocked us. So, it was, like, ‘This is an album already.’ It ended up being more than that. That came together really quickly. And we didn’t even plan that. So I think it’s gonna be a different thing. There’s a bunch of songs already on the go. So it’s, yeah, a lot of fun.”
Check out the rest of the interview below…