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Def Leppard Guitarist Talks Nirvana

08/03/2011
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(Rock News Desk) Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen is amongst a number of rock musicians remembering Nirvana's iconic Nevermind album on its 20th anniversary.

He says: "At the 1992 MTV awards we were the sacrificial lamb. It was Nirvana, Pearl Jam, the Chili Peppers and Def Leppard. People were quite hostile towards us, which I thought was a joke. A new kind of music comes out that's all about not wanting to be like anyone else and then you're narrow-minded?

"Unfortunately we got lumped in with all these awful hair bands, which we didn't really think we were part of. So when Nirvana came up it was like, 'Yeah, it's going to f**k us a bit.' But it was also great music." more rock news

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