Phil Collen Talks New Delta Deep Album

January 31, 2018

Def Leppard is still Phil Collen's day job and main gig. But the guitarist is taking a Delta Deep moment for the early part of the year. The blues-oriented group has just released a new concert package, East Coast Live, whose DVD was filmed at Daryl's House in Pawling, New York. Collen has the group on the road with him for the current G3 tour, and he's already begun recording a follow-up to Delta Deep's self-titled 2015 debut album.

"We've started work on our second album," Collen tells Billboard. "I was working on that just before we came out and I've got to finish it by the end of the year. I'm actually going to plan on doing it a lot on the tour bus; I'm just gonna have some speakers set up there and record every day. It's just a process." Collen did much the same in producing the upcoming new album from Tesla, much of which was done on the road during last year's Def Leppard tour.

As for what the next Delta Deep album may sound like, Collen anticipates more of the same but plans to push the diversity the group explored on its debut and on the live album.