Phil Collen Explains The Lesson Def Leppard Learned From The Rolling Stones
Def Leppard’s Phil Collen recently joined an interview with Torg & Elliot of the Columbus and shared the lesson they learned from another applauded band, the Rolling Stones.
This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Rolling Stones in the music scene, but it is impossible to expect them to have had no problems in all these years. Hence, they’ve had some ups and downs like all other bands. They’ve experienced big fights, disagreements, or different mishaps, yet they always knew how to put their egos aside, which brought them success and a never-ending legacy.
Like the Rolling Stones’ longevity, Def Leppard has been around in the music world for over four decades. The situation was no different for them either. It is certain that it requires high effort and sacrifice to stay together no matter what for all those years. Although Def Leppard has also gone through some mishaps like losing a band member or their drummer Rick Allen’s tragic car crash, they’ve always found a way to stick together and go on their way.
Recently, Phil Collen reflected on how they handle their egos in their relationships within the band. The guitarist stated that the Rolling Stones taught them a lot about that. They learned to stick together and love each other despite having internal disputes. They are like a family in Def Leppard, and all the band members respect each other. They also enjoy the music they make together. Thus, they have this perfect balance to keep their relations steady.
Phil Collen speaking on the lesson they learned from the Rolling Stones:
“Well, that’s why we’re still here. We have taken a page out of the Rolling Stones thing. Obviously, they’ve been through ups and downs, but not really; they stuck together as a band and loved each other as brothers, and got on with it.
And yeah, that’s why Mick Jagger is Mick Jagger, and The Stones are The Stones. So we’d be trying to aspire to be like that. And then it’s easy. It’s like: we all love each other, it’s great. We love the music we make together and write together and everything. So no brainer, you know.”
Following their newly released album, ‘Diamond Star Halos,’ Def Leppard has been preparing for the upcoming ‘Stadium Tour.‘ They will also have Mötley Crüe, Poison, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts on the road. In Atlanta, the long-awaited tour will finally kick off on June 16, 2022.