HELL AND BACK – PHIL COLLEN TALKS ABOUT DEF LEPPARD’S “CREATIVE ZENITH” – HYSTERIA

With Def Leppard‘s Hysteria album reaching it’s 30th anniversary last August it’s been a popular topic of discussion in the music media in recent times. Henry Yates interviewed Phil Collen for Guitarist magazine, which was published in the October 2017 issue and Phil discusses the making of the album and what the band were looking to achieve with this musical masterclass.

Phil also talks about Steve Clark throughout the interview and as always, has some cool words to describe Steve’s brilliant work:

“His [Steve’s] whole thing was that he wasn’t a standard player. He’d come up with ideas that other guys wouldn’t do. Like the solo in the title track. We actually both played that together live, at the same time, plugged into a Rockman each. But Steve came up with the whole melody and it almost reminded you of a Japanese garden. It had these weird note choices, really beautiful…” – Phil Collen.

The full interview is a fascinating read and can be read online at MusicRadar.com.

SOURCE: Guitarist Magazine Issue 425 | October 2017 | MusicRadar.com

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