DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen recently visited The Recording Academy‘s New York office to participate in an installment of The Academy‘s “5 Questions With…” series. In the video interview below, Collen discusses his career with DEF LEPPARD; the band’s new concert collection, “Mirror Ball (Live More)”; songwriting; touring; and his side project MANRAZE, among other topics.
“Mirror Ball: Live And More”, which 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.
MANRAZE‘s sophomore album, “punkfunkrootsrock”, was unleashed upon the masses on August 2 through Rocket Science Ventures in the U.S. and Canada. The album was also released July 27 in Japan on Nippon/Columbia and in the Europe via Edel Music.