Def Leppard’s guitarist Phil Collen has left the tour…
Just three show into their summer tour, Phil has had to leave for family reasons.
Joe Elliott took to the stage a half hour before the show started to make this announcement;
Trixter’s Steve Brown, who once filled in for Vivian Campbell a couple of years ago will be stepping in until Phil can return. Steve said:
“the Def Leppard catalog is not the easiest thing to learn. There’s some very intricate guitar parts, very unique guitar parts. Steve Clark wrote things in shapes and boxes that I haven’t played before. So it was challenging, for sure. I have said this to friends of mine that are guitarists, ‘Man, the Leppard gig isn’t as easy as you think it is.’ “