Def Leppard just dropped their live concert film Viva! Hysteria yesterday, but it looks like the rockers already have two more releases on the horizon.
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, guitarist Phil Collen revealed that the band has plans to record both an EP and full-length album, and are hoping to hit the studio as early as January.
“An album would obviously take too long, so we're gonna do about four or five songs, get those out and then next year have an album come out, so it'll be an EP and an album,” Collen explained to Rolling Stone.
The rocker also says the band already has a ton of material, and it’s just a matter of deciding the logistics, like who’s going to produce the records and what direction they want to take with the music.
As far as producers go, however, Collen did have one suggestion:
“I love Skrillex. I think [he's] f***ing awesome, and he's a huge fan. Love to work with him, that would be killer. It's pretty specific and it's not necessarily Def Leppard, [but] I think it'd be great,” the guitarist stated.
The forthcoming releases would mark Def Leppard’s first since 2008’s Songs from the Sparkle Lounge
Meanwhile, Viva! Hysteria, which chronicles the band’s recent residency at the Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, is available now on CD and DVD/Blu-ray.
For more on this interview with Phil Collen his Def Leppard bandmates, head to RollingStone.com and let us know what you think in the comments section below!
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