In a new interview with The Telegraph, Def Leppard guitarist, Phil Collen, tells us EXACTLY how he feels about GNR reuniting for millions of dollars:
“We obviously think it’s really f****** lame. I love Guns N’ Roses, I think they’re really cool, I’d love to see Slash and Axl and Duff play together, that’s great. But I think it’s f****** lame considering we’ve been hardcore,” he snarls. “Our integrity’s still intact, we’ve never split up. We’ve gone through if someone had a little sniffle or something, we soldier on.”
“Someone dies, someone loses an arm, someone gets cancer, we soldier on. [With Guns N’ Roses] if someone has a little barney backstage, they can’t deal with each other. I know it’s difficult, but I do think it’s pretty lame when you compare anyone else to us.”
You’ll remember, Def Leppard survived after the death of their guitarist Steve Clark in 1991 (alcoholism), Rick Allen losing his left arm in 1984, and Vivian Campbell’s diagnosis with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2013.