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Phil Collen Talks Def Leppard’s ‘Slang’ Reissue

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In terms of charts and sales, 1996's 'Slang' marks the spot where Def Leppard went from being multi-platinum rock gods to just another veteran act struggling to fit in among the rapidly changing Top 40 trends of the '90s. But for the band members, the record has always meant a lot more.

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Def Leppard Guitarist Phil Collen Reveals New Project, Delta Deep

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2013 was a busy year for Def Leppard, between their Las Vegas residency, assorted live and studio engagements and guitarist Vivian Campbell’s treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma. But not busy enough for guitarist Phil Collen, apparently, since he is devoting parts of his holiday season to promoting a new musical endeavor named Delta Deep.

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Def Leppard’s Phil Collen On The Band’s Classic Albums ‘Pyromania’ And ‘Hysteria’ + New Music

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We spoke with Def Leppard's guitarist about 'Pyromania,' 'Hysteria' and the band's future.

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Def Leppard’s Phil Collen Performs at World Music Show

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There was plenty of "hysteria" generated at the University of Laverne outside of Los Angeles on Aug. 17 when Def Leppard lead guitarist Phil Collen joined internationally acclaimed cultural artist Yukiko Matsuyama.

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Def Leppard’s Phil Collen Making the Most of the Death of the LP

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The LP is becoming such an antiquated term that it seems unlikely most music lovers born after 1990 will know what the letters stand for soon. Def Leppard's Phil Collen says most people don't want to buy a full "long playing" album any longer, and he's enjoying what that means.

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Def Leppard’s Phil Collen Discusses Upcoming Vegas Residency

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On March 22, Def Leppard will begin a three-week residency at Las Vegas' Hard Rock Hotel & Casino that will see them perform the 'Hysteria' album in its entirety. In a new interview, guitarist Phil Collen talks about the challenges of playing their biggest album in Sin City.

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Def Leppard’s Phil Collen Raises $20K for Gerson Cancer Institute

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Def Leppard's Phil Collen has no doubt raised the spirits of those being treated at the Gerson Institute in San Diego, as his 'Wings' guitar just netted $15,000 in an auction with the proceeds going to the organization's holistic cancer therapy efforts.

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Def Leppard’s Phil Collen Doesn’t Think The Band Could Break Through Today

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"It was a time and place, and you have to be aware of that," says Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen when asked if he thinks his famous band would be able to get off to the same start in today's musical landscape.

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Def Leppard Guitarist Phil Collen: Tom Cruise’s ‘Rock of Ages’ Performance ‘Incredible’

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Def Leppard are back in the spotlight this summer, due in part to the upcoming film 'Rock of Ages.' The movie, an adaptation of the stage production, borrows its name from the Def Leppard classic song, but licensing issues kept the song itself out of the Broadway show. It'll be included in the movie, though, and guitarist Phil Collen says the band has given their full stamp of approval.

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Def Leppard’s Phil Collen Discusses Manraze, Performs Two Acoustic Songs

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Def Leppard's Phil Collen Explains His Other Band, Manraze

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