Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen recently spoke about his experience touring with Mötley Crüe, describing it as being “at school with all your best friends.” In a new interview with Radioacktiva Colombia, Collen expressed his excitement about touring with the legendary rock band and how they have known each other since the early 1980s.
“It’s great. We’ve known ’em for years. I’ve known all of ’em since the ’80s — early ’80s — and we played with them first time in ’83. It’s like being at school with all of your best friends. It’s really fun. We’ve got this [shared chartered] airplane [on the tour] that all of us are on there. And it’s great,” said Collen.Advertisement
The “Stadium Tour” featuring Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, Poison, and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts was one of the best-selling tours of 2021, proving that the love for rock and roll is still alive and well. This year, they have taken the tour worldwide and are currently on the South American leg.
“There’s two bands that are still around. And I think it means more as you get older. There’s this thing being young, ta-da-da, but there’s something about really doing it still later on that makes you — I don’t know — appreciate it more,” Collen added.
Fans can check out upcoming tour dates on their official websites and experience the nostalgia of classic rock music as these legendary bands hit the stage once again.
Watch the full interview below: