DEF LEPPARD Guitarist Interviewed On Chicago’s WJMK 104.3 K-HITS (Audio)

DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen was interviewed on the WJMK 104.3 K-Hits radio station in Chicago, Illinois. The six-minute chat, during which Collen discusses the band’s longevity, being sober, groupies, staying in shape and more, can be streamed over at Blabbermouth.

Five shows on the DEF LEPPARD/HEART summer tour were rescheduled due to the death of LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott‘s father. The trek reconvened this past Wednesday, July 27 at Cincinnati, Ohio’s Riverbend Music Center.

Recently released is DEF LEPPARD‘s CD/DVD set, “Mirror Ball: Live And More”. The concert collection — which is the band’s first — was recorded during DEF LEPPARD‘s 2009 tour, entered the Billboard 200 album charts at No. 16, hit No. 7 on the Rock Albums chart, and debuted at No. 1 on the magazine’s Hard Rock Albums chart.

Guitarist Phil Collen and lead singer Joe Elliott told The Pulse Of Radio that when it comes to touring America, they’ve pretty much seen and rocked every inch of it: “We’ve actually been everywhere in the States,” Collen said. “Yeah, I mean, we’re so used to it now, and, y’know, we did them all in 1983, we did ’em all again in ’87, ’88, ’92, ’93. Basically, whenever we go to these little places, it’s normally for the third or the fourth time,” added Elliott. “It’s more than most Americans do. They go, ‘Oh, we’ve never even heard of that place.’ (We) go, ‘Oh, yeah, yeah, we’ve been there. We’ve done that,” Collen said.