Phil Collen Says Def Leppard Is Better Than Ever

Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen says the band is better than it’s ever been.

In a new interview, Collen explained, “We are so much better than we were before. Literally, I practice every day. I sing every day. The band is better than it’s ever been. I can’t believe this is actually our singing—Joe is singing way better than he was in his 20s. We’ve kind of kept elevating it. We’ve raised the bar.”

Collen went on to explain that fans’ reactions have changed and elevated over the years, too saying, “We just did South America with Motley Crue. It was insane. Just nuts. The reaction—people crying and us, the best we’ve ever been. I keep saying probably the best five shows we’ve ever done in our career happened in the last nine months.”