PHIL COLLEN Says MAN-RAZE Project Is 'A Lot More Aggressive' Than DEF LEPPARD

DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen spoke to RollingStone.com about his new band MAN-RAZE. The group, which formed last summer after Collen returned to London from Southern California to care for his sick father, also features SEX PISTOLS drummer Paul Cook and bassist Simon Laffy, a former bandmate of Collen's from the early Eighties glam outfit GIRL. The trio has just finished recording twelve tracks for their full-length debut, due this summer.

With regards to the band's sound, Collen — who also handles lead vocals — said, "It's a mix. We go from really hard rock, with obviously big guitars, to dub. I was always into the alternative stuff, a very big fan of THE POLICE. And this is edgy — a lot more aggressive than DEF LEPPARD."

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