“I honestly feel like he was not only the first proper guitar player but also the best…”
2018 is going to be a big year for Phil Collen. Right now, he’s on the G3 tour with Joe Satriani and John Petrucci – an invitation only awarded to the finest axemen on planet earth, joining an elite list that includes Yngwie Malmsteen, Eric Johnson, Paul Gilbert, Guthrie Govan and more.
But comes year’s end, he’ll be conquering UK arenas with classic rock legends Def Leppard, performing one of the biggest-selling rock albums of all-time – 1987 masterpiece Hysteria – in its entirety. While most of his bandmates would count the Sheffield date as their hometown show, the Hackney-born guitarist has his eyes on the London O2 Arena date – headlining the capital’s biggest indoor venue for the first time in his career…
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