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Delta Blues Mixes Early Zeppelin, Def Leppard, Stone Temple Pilots

02/24/2016
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(Classic Rock) Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen admits the sound of his blues band Delta Deep surprised him once they started work. He'd expected to hear a laid-back form of music - but that was before Stone Temple Pilots bassist Robert DeLeo, Crusaders drummer Forrest Robinson and vocalist Debbi Blackwell-Cook went to work.

Collen tells Alternative Nation: "It reminds me of early Led Zeppelin - it's got a feel like that. I didn't really expect that. I thought it was going to be more subdued, a bit of groove and blues. But it turned into this other thing. It's got elements of Zeppelin, Def Leppard, STP, only it's this soulful, funky, rock thing."

He was particularly surprised by Robinson's contribution. "The Crusaders is a jazz group - but when I first met him he said, 'All I really want to play is double-kick metal.' Never judge a book by its cover." Read more here.

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