Def Leppard Guitarist Recalls Wild Onstage Moments
Def Leppard reflect on their crazy moments, we hope to see some of these moments when they perform on August 26th at the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand.
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Def Leppard[/lastfm] have seen a thing or two during their years on the road, and guitarist [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Phil Collen[/lastfm] has shared a few of his wildest memories with Revolver magazine.
During a recent interview, he recalls losing his jeans on stage and playing to one million fans in Philadelphia.
“The first weird onstage experience that springs to mind was on the ’87 Hysteria Tour, in the round (staged in the middle of the arena like a boxing ring). We were playing an acoustic song and I was sitting on the drum riser. I looked up and saw everyone immediately in front of me and all the way up . . . pointing,” he remembers.
“I kinda looked around but then realized that my Levi’s had completely ripped open and everything was hanging out and actually everyone was pointing at my bollocks.”
According to Collen, the one million strong crowd at Live 8 in Philadelphia was so large he couldn’t even see all of it.
“This one wasn’t scary or anything but just really interesting. We were playing in Philadelphia on the famous Rocky steps for the Live 8 Concert. There were a million people in attendance. It was really weird seeing that many people in one place. I couldn’t see past the first 100,000.”
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