DEF LEPPARD's PHIL COLLEN Speaks To Arizona's KSLX (Audio)

DEF LEPPARD's PHIL COLLEN Speaks To Arizona's KSLX (Audio)

Mark Mayfield of Scottsdale, Arizona's KSLX radio station recently conducted an interview with DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below.

Collen is working with an "extreme blues" group called DELTA DEEP, which also includes STONE TEMPLE PILOTS bassist Robert DeLeo.

DEF LEPPARD released a deluxe, expanded edition of 1996's "Slang" album on February 11.

As previously reported, DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell will receive a stem-cell transplant in September after doctors discovered his cancer had returned.

Campbell — who before joining DEF LEPPARD in 1992 was well known for his work with DIO and WHITESNAKE — went public with his Hodgkin's lymphoma diagnosis last summer, but announced in November that he was in remission.

Campbell's health setback is not expected to affect the recording sessions for DEF LEPPARD's' next album, the follow-up to 2008's "Songs From The Sparkle Lounge", which is being laid down in several sessions.

Campbell told a Florida radio station in April: "Our third and final instalment will be in November, to finish up the record. We're hoping for a release for early spring, 2015."

Interview (audio):

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