Entertaining Matters in Music & Entertainment

007: Phil Collen

February 18, 2017


Sound Matters episode #007 of the Sound Matters radio show features Tom’s interview with Phil Collen of Def Leppard talking about the band’s new DVD release, the upcoming tour with Poison & Tesla, producing new music, and getting to share the stage with his heroes. Tom also shares his 2017 Top 5 Grammy moments from worst to best, and spotlights Cheap Trick’s often-overlooked 1977 debut album. Each Sound Matters Radio show concludes with a Sound Matter Moment

On This Episode:

  1. Get Sound Matters interview podcasts on >> iTunesSpreaker and full show streams on >> Mixcloud
  2. Cheap Trick’s self-titled debut album released 40 years ago this month…
  3. Tom’s Top 5 2017 Grammy moments & commentary…
  4. Sound Matters Spotlight: Def Leppard Track – “Let It Go”
  5. Interview Guest: PHIL COLLEN of DEF LEPPARD
  6. Sound Matter Moment… “Changes”

Phil Collen of Def Leppard Facebook Page – & main website –

Photo by Tom Leu

Inside the Interview:
00:44 – On the new Def Leppard live DVD And There Will Be A Next Time… Live in Detroit
05:22 – On the upcoming 2017 tour with Def Leppard, Poison, & Tesla…
06:28 – On producing the new Tesla album…
09:44 – On if the Leppard tribute band, Ded Flatbird will ever make another appearance…
10:18 – Who Phil would like to interview if given the chance…?
12:08 – New music coming from Def Leppard…?

Connect with Phil Collen:
Twitter: (@defleppard)
Instagram: (@defleppardofficial)

A ‘Sound Matter Moment’ >>

Article: “Changes” by Tom Leu

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> Until we meet again… Stay tuned-in…

Chris Vrenna from Nine Inch Nails & Marilyn Manson
SMM: Changes**
SMM: Right Now**

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