Guitarist, Vocalist, Songwriter
Philip Kenneth "Phil" Collen (born 8 December 1957) is the co-lead guitarist and one of the backing vocalists for English rock band Def Leppard. He joined the band in 1982 following the departure of Pete Willis. Wikipedia
Born: 8th December, 1957, Hackney, London, England
Height: 5' 7" (170 cm)
Claim to Fame: Girl, Def Leppard
Phil Collen's current girlfriend is Helen Simmons.
Who can be romantically linked to Phil Collen...and how closely?
DEF LEPPARD Resumes Work On New Studio Abum
December 7, 2014
DEF LEPPARD has resumed work on its new studio album for a tentative mid-2015 release. The band's lead singer, Joe Elliott, tells BelfastTelegraph.co.uk: "We're back on it now and hoping to get it finished by early spring. I was in the studio last night, actually, and I'll be in again tonight, if I don't wear my voice out."
Elliott also spoke about DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell, who recently returned home after undergoing stem-cell treatment in his continuing battle with... Read More
Posted by eviltwins 10 days ago
DEF LEPPARD Recruits TRIXTER's STEVE BROWN To Fill In For VIVIAN CAMPBELL At Upcoming Shows
September 26, 2014
DEF LEPPARD has tapped TRIXTER guitarist Steve Brown to fill in for Vivian Campbell while Vivian is undergoing stem-cell treatment in his continuing battle with Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Brown will make his live debut with DEF LEPPARD at the pre-game show at the first of this year's three NFL International Series games on Sunday, September 28, when the Oakland Raiders host the Miami Dolphins. He will also perform with DEF LEPPARD in Santa Ynez,... Read More
Posted by eviltwins 2 months ago
DEF LEPPARD To Play Pre-Game Show At RAIDERS/DOLPHINS Wembley Game
August 26, 2014
DEF LEPPARD will perform the pre-game show at the first of this year's three NFL International Series games on Sunday, September 28, when the Oakland Raiders host the Miami Dolphins. Watch the announcement video at this location.
Comments DEF LEPPARD singer Joe Elliott: "Having most recently visited Wembley in May to watch Sheffield United in the FA Cup semifinal, I know what the atmosphere in the ground is like for 'our' football, so I'm really looking forward... Read More
Posted by eviltwins 3 months ago
DEF LEPPARD's PHIL COLLEN Introduces New Guitar Based On Model Made Popular 30 Years Ago
June 25, 2014
When the DEF LEPPARD summer tour kicked off Monday, June 23 in West Valley City, Utah, the band's fans in attendance were among some of the first to see the brand new Jackson X-Stroyer guitar, custom built for DEF LEPPARD lead guitarist Phil Collen. Collen decided to showcase the new guitar during co-headlining trek with KISS.
Collen's original guitar was popularized by the iconic DEF LEPPARD music videos for the hit singles "Rock Of Ages",... Read More
Posted by eviltwins 5 months ago
Kiss and Def Leppard Reportedly Teaming Up for Summer Tour
by Nick DeRiso March 11, 2014 10:03 AM
Def Leppard appears to be inching closer to confirming a tour with Kiss for summer 2014, though nothing is set in stone just yet.
Asked by TicketsThere about possible dates with Kiss and Poison, Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell quipped: “I’d say you’d be half right there, but only half right and half wrong.”
Poison’s Bret Michaels mentioned a tour with Def Leppard while onstage last summer, according to the Kansas City Star; the... Read More
Posted by eviltwins 9 months ago
But you shouldn`t forget what it`s about - for a musician, it is about self-expression. If you can make it work in a band format, it`s incredible.
The big thing that everyone forgets, you`re famous and on TV and everything, but I think there`s something very rewarding to be able to write a song, record it, and have it turn out as you heard it in your head, or even better.
Phil replaced Pete Willis in 1982 during the recordings of "Pyromania". After Steve Clark`s tragic death in 1991 and before Vivian Campbell joined, Phil took care of all the guitar parts during the recordings of the 1992 album "Adrenalize". Since then, Phil developed himself as one of the main songwriters of the band.
His influences are Ritchie Blackmore,Jimmy Hendrix,Larry Coryell and Al DiMeola.