In July 1982, Phil Collen walked into Battery Studios to audition for Def Leppard. He plugged in his Ibanez Destroyer and nailed “Stagefright” in the first take. He had similar results with “Foolin’,” “Photograph,” and “Rock of Ages,” and then impressed the band even further with his singing chops. Next thing he knew, Phil was on the Pyromania tour and the album was catching fire all around the world. “Okay,” Phil thought, “I guess I’m in the band.” 🎸
In July 1982, Phil Collen joined Def Leppard and helped boost the band to superstardom. In the latest Leppard Vault collection, we celebrate Phil’s earliest days with the band. Explore NOW at LeppardVault.com 🤘
In his youth, Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott was creatively influenced by the music of the late 60’s and early 70’s. From legendary acts like T. Rex, Mott The Hoople, David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust and so many others. Each month, listen to Elliott play “Deep Tracks” from his personal music collection. Expect to hear songs from Joe’s vault and some of the stories behind them.
Get ready to air guitar 🎸….Check out Phil’s new video “Quadrant 4” with his Delta Deep bandmates Forrest Robinson (drums) and Craig Martini (bass).
“I recruited Drummer Forrest Robinson and bass player Craig Martini to accompany me on this track. We did a shred guitar, hard rock update of the 1973 jazz rock fusion classic “Quadrant 4”. I’ve always loved the version from Billy Cobham’s Spectrum album that featured Tommy Bolin on guitar. We (Delta Deep) opened up our set with this song every night on Joe Satriani’s G3 tour in 2018 and it was always a breakneck blast. I also wanted to let everyone know about some of the stuff I’ve been doing during Covid. This is just one of the amazing compositions I’ve recorded. More to come…” -Phil
The Def Leppard Vault is unlocked – click HERE to sign up, create your VIP profile, and EXPLORE the band’s private collection!
For the first time ever, Def Leppard has come together to share their personal collections of band artifacts including personal memorabilia, gear, letters, clothes, art, and more. The Def Leppard Vault will serve as a constantly curated museum including special installations, where fans can gather to see the band’s history from 1977 to now. Joe, Sav, Rick, Phil and Viv will also be recording stories and memories & will be sharing in tandem with the historic collection.
“We are excited for you to see what we have found so far! We will be adding more content, more stories and more exclusive items for you to collect in the days, weeks and months to come. Stay tuned for more information on content coming to the Vault!