THANKS to everyone who came out to see our summer tour w/ KISS .  It was an amazing & memorable summer!  See all official live photos HERE (photo credit: Helen Collen)

 

Post your summer tour photos and videos on Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag #DefLeppard2014 for a chance to have them featured in our mosaic.  Then click on the photos and videos to interact with them!.  Go HERE find them:

Watch PYROMANIA, a tribute to Def Leppard 100% live, nationwide on AXS TV on Tuesday 16 September at 10pmET/7pmPT from Whisky A Go Go.

 

Watch the TV commercials HERE and HERE

On This Day in Def Leppard History - 13th September (1979) - Leppard kicked off a UK tour supporting Sammy Hagar at Mayfair, Newcastle.  Read more about the show HERE

 

Listen now to Phil's radio interview with FM91, the national station in Pakistan. 

 

Talks everything about DOWN ’n’n OUTZ including the bands origin, the DNA of Mott the Hoople, the production of the 2nd album, band members, beer, the first Mott the Hoople song ever heard.

Part 2 of the interview he talks all things DEF LEPPARD.

 

DOWN 'n' OUTZ tour dates go HERE

 

Part 1: Part 2:

Great interview w/ Joe talking Leppard new album,  the difference between Down ’n’ Outz and D.L., working with members of DnO and why he started the band, touring in 2015, NFL's UK Pre-Game performance amongst other items..

 

Phil Collen – Guitar Blog #10

09/11/2014 - 00:56

See photos HERE

 

Here's my last guitar blog from the summer tour. I'll wrap it up by mentioning two guitars that only made one night appearances on this tour and give a few words about the X-Stroyer as it made it onstage every night of the tour.  

 

Since we were in Mexico City I'll mention the Teotihuacan mask given to me at the Teotihuacan pyramids just outside Mexico City about nine years ago. Ironically I visited those same pyramids again and bumped into the person affectionately known as 'Gorilla' to his friends who gave me my mask. This mask is also the muse for the face that appears on 'Maya' adorning the first fret and two other of my Jackson Supreme guitars (including the grey one which is still on display at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas).

 

First off the Jackson PC-1 in trans black metallic (Tranny):
This guitar has the usual Dimarzio super 3 and HS-2 pickups with a Jackson sustainer/driver pickup in the neck position. It has FU-TONE saddles and titanium block, a maple neck and fingerboard and D'Addario 13-54 gauge strings. I played it on 'Let's Get Rocked’.  You can also see this guitar in the 'Nine Lives' video with Tim Mcgraw.

 

Next up is the Jackson Telecaster. This guitar was custom made in the early 2000s. It originally had a maple neck and fingerboard but it never worked 100% for me. It sounded good and made it out on a few tours but it didn't make me want to play it. When my friend Lance suggested how good it would look with a rosewood fingerboard I asked the Jackson custom shop if they could give it a makeover. Mike Shannon created a beautiful fat neck with a rosewood fingerboard. I couldn't put it down after it arrived on tour, taking it to the...

DEF LEPPARD to appear on Paul McCartney Tribute compilation The Art of Paul McCartney featuring covers of songs by McCartney during his tenures in the Beatles and Wings and as a solo artist.  Read the full article HERE

Watch now!.  All photos by Helen Collen.

 

Def Leppard inducted into the Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame. Thanks to all the fans who voted.  Read about HERE