Phil Collen

Phil Collen

Philip Kenneth Collen (born December 8, 1957 in Hackney, East London, England) is the lead guitarist for English rock band Def Leppard. He joined the band in 1982 following the firing of Pete Willis. Not to be confused with Phil Collins from the band Genesis ollen was born in Hackney, East London, England. Because of this region, he speaks with a Cockney accent. At the age of 16, Phil got his first guitar (a red Gibson SG), taught himself how to play, and left school to pursue a career in music.

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DEF LEPPARD Releases Part Two Of The Mini Documentary Series ‘Step Inside: Hysteria at 30’

Legendary British rock ‘n’ roll icons Def Leppard celebrate the 30th anniversary of their seminal album Hysteria, one of the best-selling and most influential releases in music history, with mini documentary, Step Inside: Hysteria at 30. The documentary gives Def Leppard fans a behind the scenes look into the making of the iconic record, thirty… Read more »


Joe Satriani Joins Phil Collen, Warren DiMartini & Paul Gilbert for G4 Experience

JOE SATRIANI announces special guests Phil Collen [Def Leppard], Warren DiMartini [Ratt], and Paul Gilbert joining him for the 2017 G4 Experience: Surfing with the Alien 30th Anniversary. The event is July 24-28 at Asilomar Center in Carmel, CA. About this year’s camp, SATRIANI says, “I’m thrilled to have guitarists Phil Collen and Warren DiMartini… Read more »


DELTA DEEP Tour Announced – Featuring Def Leppard’s Phil Collen & STP’s Robert DeLeo…

DELTA DEEP, the critically acclaimed blues-based band featuring Phil Collen (lead guitarist of Def Leppard) and Robert DeLeo (bassist for Stone Temple Pilots), in addition to Debbi Blackwell-Cook (back-up vocalist for such artists as Michael Buble & Gregory Hines) and Forrest Robinson (drummer for India.Arie, Joe Sample & The Crusaders, TLC), have been confirmed as… Read more »


Phil Collen & Robert DeLeo’s DELTA DEEP – Announce East Coast “Sugar Shack” Tour

(Los Angeles) DELTA DEEP, the critically acclaimed blues-based band featuring Phil Collen (lead guitarist of Def Leppard) and Robert DeLeo (bassist for Stone Temple Pilots), in addition to Debbi Blackwell-Cook (back-up vocalist for such artists as Michael Buble & Gregory Hines) and Forrest Robinson (drummer for India.Arie, Joe Sample & The Crusaders, TLC), are set… Read more »


Def Leppard’s Phil Collen – to Appear at Special Huntington Beach Book Signing Event – October 19th

Who:  PHIL COLLEN – Lead guitarist for the Legendary band DEF LEPPARD with OC-Based writer, Chris Epting What:  Exclusive Book Signing and Q&A Event with Phil Collen When:  Monday October 19, 2015 7:00 PM Where:  Barnes & Noble – Huntington Beach Bella Terra 7881 Edinger Ave. #110 Huntington Beach, CA 92647 714-897-8781 Details:  Phil Collen,… Read more »


DELTA DEEP – Delta Deep

Delta Deep, the self-titled debut album from the band Delta Deep, was released on June 23, 2015 via Mailboat Records. Who is Delta Deep? You might just recognize a few members of Delta Deep, including Def Leppard’s Phil Collen (lead vocals, guitar) and Stone Temple Pilots’ Robert DeLeo (bass). Included in the line-up are some… Read more »


DELTA DEEP Live! – The Hotel Cafe, Hollywood, CA

Got blues?  Want some?  I mean real blues.  Sweltering hot, sorrow-drenched, deep southern blues.  While Los Angeles may have deep musical roots and a rich history when it comes to rock n’ roll, it’s never been known as the mecca of blues—enter Delta Deep.  Perhaps best known as guitarist Phil Collen’s (Def Leppard, MANRAZE) new… Read more »


Def Leppard Lead Guitarist PHIL COLLEN To Release Memoir

Atria Books has acquired North American and audio rights to a memoir by Phil Collen, lead guitarist for rock band Def Leppard for more than 30 years.  ADRENALIZED: Life, Def Leppard, and Beyond, written with veteran journalist and author Chris Epting and scheduled  for publication on October 27, is the first book written by a… Read more »


DELTA DEEP – The Perfect Shade of Blue

They say that every hue mixed together creates the color black. If each song was a tint, then we’d find that its artists, Delta Deep, blend together to create the perfect shade of cobalt blue; which is raw, primal and organically extracted from the Earth. Their perfect combination of rock, rhythm, soul and blues indelibly… Read more »


Phil Collen of Def Leppard and Manraze to Perform LIVE on RadioScreamer 12-11-13

(LOS ANGELES) Phil Collen (Def Leppard, Manraze) will be performing LIVE on RadioScreamer, Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 2:00 pm PT.  He will be joined in the studio by Soulstress Debbi Blackwell-Cook, where they will be performing songs from their upcoming blues album, Delta Deep as well as songs from the newly released Manraze EP,… Read more »


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