Tag: Def Leppard

Phil Collen: 30 Years of Def Leppard’s Hysteria

In 1983, American music fans had another wave of British music thrust upon them, thanks to five lads from Sheffield, England. Collectively, they were known as Def Leppard. Joe Elliott (vocals); Steve Clark (guitars); Rick Savage (bass); Rick Allen (drums);…

Phil Collen: More than Meets the Eye

Photos curtesy of Helen L. Collen When Troy asked me to write about Phil Collen of Def Leppard for Collen’s birthday today, I warned: “It’s going to be fan-girly.” But first: it truly was about the music. No really! It…

Delta Deep Rocked at Riverbend Festival…Hometown OC Date Announced….

(Los Angeles – June 20, 2016) 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…

Remembering Steve Clark: April 23, 1960 – January 8, 1991

In 1981 my very own personal wave of British heavy metal came crashing through my television when I saw the video for Def Leppard’s “Let It Go” on a new video music channel called MTV. Already a fan of hard…

Music History January 8

BORN ON JANUARY 8 1904 – Tampa Red, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 1981) 1931 – Bill Graham, German-American music promoter (d. 1991) 1931 – Chuck Metcalf, American jazz bassist (d. 2012) 1935 – Elvis Presley, American singer, guitarist, and…