Def Leppard Guitarist Dabbling In Dubstep

02/20/2013
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Def Leppard are getting ready to launching their Viva Hysteria residency at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Las Vegas next month and antiMusic's Morley Seaver spoke with guitarist Phil Collen about it and other topics.

When asked if he had any plans following the residency, Phil said that he will be recording some new music with his other band Manraze and that the music will be very different from their previous work.

"Just recording really. I'm constantly writing and we have a Manraze thing on the go as well. Yeah, I'm really looking forward to that. It's just three or four songs but I can't wait," Phil said. "One of them is a very soulful version of an old song and it's a real vocal thing. It's very different to what we've done before. One's actually almost like dubstep and the other sounds like The Police meets Def Leppard. Again, I'm very excited about that.

"And as Def Leppard, we're going to be doing some writing when we're altogether at Vegas. I mean, it's probably going to be 2014 before anything comes out but the Manraze record should be out this year."

As for the upcoming residency, Phil told Morley, "it's going to be pretty unique. We've never done this before. You do all these tours and you become a road dog. You do all this stuff for years and years and years but we've never done a residency so we're really looking forward to doing this.

"It's very different from what we've done before. Again, we're up to the challenge. Actually though, I think it will be a lot easier than touring. So it will be an interesting thing to see how it works out. " Read the full interview here.

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