Def Leppards Phil Collen Visits Salzer's Records

Def Leppard's Phil Collen Visits Salzer's Records to Promote 40th Anniversary of Pyromania Album

Def Leppard's Phil Collen Visits Salzer's - Def Leppard fans gathered outside Salzer's Records in Ventura on Sunday, April 21, 2024, to catch a glimpse of Phil Collen, the band's iconic guitarist. Collen delighted the crowd with a few of Def Leppard's classic hits, celebrating the 40th anniversary of their groundbreaking album, "Pyromania," originally released on January 20, 1983.

Hailing from Hackney, London, Collen showcased his talent with an array of guitars, engaging the audience and inviting them to join in with claps and sing-alongs. Following an electrifying jam session, Collen graciously signed autographs on guitars, jackets, posters, albums, and even a guitar pick. When asked for advice on entering the music industry, Collen emphasized the importance of learning how to sing, offering valuable insights to fans of all ages.

The event drew attendees from various locations, including Santa Barbara, Santa Monica, and the broader 805 area of California, highlighting the enduring appeal of Def Leppard's music across generations and geographies. Salzer's Records added to the celebration by gifting fans Pyromania posters, further commemorating the album's upcoming 40th anniversary.

Def Leppard's Phil Collen Visits Salzer's Records


Def Leppard's Phil Collen Visits Salzer's Records


About Def Leppard's Phil Collen

Phil Collen, the renowned guitarist of Def Leppard, was born on December 8, 1957, in London, England. He joined Def Leppard in 1982, replacing guitarist Pete Willis. Collen's addition to the band marked a turning point in their sound, as his style brought a new energy and virtuosity to their music. 

Before joining Def Leppard, Collen was a member of the band Girl, which also featured future Def Leppard member Phil Lewis. Collen's musical influences are diverse, ranging from blues and classic rock to contemporary metal. His guitar playing is known for its technical proficiency and melodic sensibility, contributing significantly to Def Leppard's distinctive sound.

Phil Collen resides in California, where he has lived for many years. He is an active member of the California rock scene and continues to perform with Def Leppard, thrilling audiences with his exceptional guitar skills.

About Def Leppard

Def Leppard, formed in Sheffield, England, in 1977, has become one of the most iconic rock bands in history. The band's current lineup includes Joe Elliott (vocals), Rick Savage (bass), Rick Allen (drums), and Vivian Campbell (guitar), who replaced the legendary Steve Clark, who passed unexpectedly in 1991. Over the years, Def Leppard has released numerous albums and CDs, captivating audiences worldwide with their electrifying performances and timeless music. Fans can look forward to seeing Def Leppard perform at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles on Sunday, August 25, 2024.

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About Salzer's Records in Ventura

Salzer's Records, a renowned music destination in Ventura, has a rich history dating back to its opening in 1972 by owner Jim Salzer. The store, located in Ventura, offers a wide selection of records, CDs, tickets, and merchandise, catering to music enthusiasts of all tastes and preferences. Salzer's Records continues to be a cherished hub for music lovers, providing a unique and memorable shopping experience.


Def Leppard's Phil Collen Visits Salzer's Records


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