Phil Collen takes apart some of the band’s most iconic songs on Nikki Sixx’ show My Favorite Riff, a video series where some of the world’s greatest guitar and bass players, along with future stars, talk about music, gear, and most importantly, riffs. Read more HERE.
Combining his interest in distinct footwear with his passion for art, Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen has teamed up with the Vancouver-based Six Hundred Four shoe company to produce a limited run of “Electric Splatter” sneakers.
Only 30 pairs of the shoes were produced — each of them custom hand-painted, numbered and signed by Collen, who can be seen working on them in the video above. As pointed out in a press release, his design was inspired by his “other artistic love,” namely Jackson Pollock’s style of painting; it’s a fondness that will be familiar to fans who’ve seen or purchased Collen’s limited-edition Jackson Splatter Guitar, which boasts a similar design.
With over 25 million copies sold worldwide and counting, Hysteria was a difficult album in the making. With the coming and going of guitarists, and a near-fatal car accident, this now multi-platinum album was three years in production.
Now with the re-release of Hysteria being made available, Express caught up with Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott to talk about this period of time…