Def Leppard Takes A Different Direction With ‘X’

Alan Sculley of the Detroit News spoke with guitarist Phil Collen about the different direction the band went with their latest album, teaming with pop songwriters Andreas Carlsson, Per Aldeheim and Max Martin. “With the ‘X’ album, we said whatever the song needs,” Collen says. “If the song needs a bank of backing vocals, and we need to record in a process (with) programmed drums, then go for it. If it needs live drums, great. It still works on the same record, and it did. So that to us was the freedom thing, and it (the ‘X’ CD) did come easier because it was a fun process.” has since removed the article.

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