Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen says that not being signed to a label or management company really helped boost the positivity the band put into their upcoming album.
“Normally, we’d go in and we’d always find 10 reasons why to not do an idea as opposed to just going with it. And this was the first time we’ve ever just sat around and every idea got a fair shot, you know. Everyone was, like, ‘Oh, that’s cool. Let’s try that,’” explained Collen. “There was no negative approach to it. So that’s something we’ve never done before and it was so amazing. It blew me away that we got so many things done. And, honestly, I really think this is the best album we’ve done since Hysteria.”
We’re all anxious to hear for ourselves but we’ll have to wait to get our hands on the album.
“We’ve gotta have it mixed and mastered and all that stuff first. But I think all the recording parts are done. Yeah, you know, we wanted to get it ready for the start of the tour, but that’s not gonna happen,” he admitted. “So it’ll be out some time while we’re on tour. I don’t exactly know when, you know, so we’ll just have to play that by ear.”
– Adam K