DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen was interviewed prior to the band's August 5 performance at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) in Saratoga Springs, New York with KISS. You can now listen to the chat in two parts 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 and is now in remission.
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 2013 for the first time that he was in remission.
Campbell's health setback was 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."
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