Def Leppard Guitarist Phil Collen reflects on 30 years of “Hysteria”

The Download

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – JUNE 06: Def Leppard’s Phil Collen performs at YouTube Presents Def Leppard At The House Of Blues at House of Blues Sunset Strip on June 6, 2012 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen (aka The Shirtless Wonder) joins Justin to talk about his great career, the memories he has of playing in Chicago, recording the massive hit record “Hysteria,” the influence of producer “Mutt” Lange, the guitar sound that he created with Steve Clark, always staying true to the melody of a song, producing the new record from Tesla, how the band puts integrity above everything else, their relationship with the digital world, how a lot of their original recordings are tangled up in record label turmoil, the importance of keeping his body healthy and this weekend’s show at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre.

Follow Justin on Twitter and give him a like on Facebook. The Download with Justin Kaufmann airs Monday through Friday from 7 pm. to 11 pm on @WGNRadio




More Home Page Top Stories