Phil Collen of Def Leppard and Delta Deep joins Eric in conversation to discuss his early days of discovering the blues via British classic and hard rock, his early connections to the guys in Iron Maiden, first joining Def Leppard during the making of Pyromania, writing for Hysteria, how the loss of Steve Clark affected him personally when working on Adrenalize, how the band looks back at some of these records in terms of production, his work with the blues band Delta Deep, Def Leppard releasing their catalog on the streaming sites and what tracks does he think deserve a second look, hitting the road with Joe Satriani personally and Journey with Def Leppard in 2018, his thoughts on producing the upcoming Tesla record, how far along the new Def Leppard studio album is and what’s next.
Vivian Campbell of Last In Line and Def Leppard joins Eric in conversation. We talk about his early days discovering Marc Bolan, Thin Lizzy and the early days of Sweet Savage. How he first connected with Jimmy Bain and joined the Dio band, the energy of that original Dio band, memories about how his run ended and how he views it now, including his thoughts about Ronnie James Dio personally. Memories of debuting with Def Leppard, what it’s been like reconnecting with Jimmy Bain and Vinny Appice to form Last In Line, what is Jimmy’s legacy, what has he learned about life from his struggles with cancer and so much more.