Phil Collen is best known as the guitarist for multi-platinum arena rockers Def Leppard, but these days he’s also rocking out in the band Manraze. The group also features Simon Laffy, his one-time bandmate in the group Girl, as well as Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook.
Guitarist Phil Collen has been churning out hits with Def Leppard since joining the band 30 years ago in 1982. With Def Leppard as popular as ever and the band plotting a summer tour with Poison, Collen stopped by the Ultimate Classic Rock offices for a chat and an exclusive acoustic performance.
Def Leppard and Manraze guitarist Phil Collen stopped by the Ultimate Classic Rock offices recently for an extensive two-part interview, the first half of which you can read right here. Luckily for our writers, he also brought along his guitar and serenaded us with a solo acoustic rendition of the smash title track off Def Leppard’s 1987 album ‘Hysteria.’
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