Unplugged & Totally Uncut

Phil Collen Adrenalized Life

October 23, 201510 min
In the mid-1980s, Def Leppard catapulted to rock n’ roll superstardom with their blockbuster album Pyromania – until tragedy threatened to put a quick end to their rocket ascent. Now lead guitarist Phil Collen reveals the truth behind the mythology of the band with his memoir ADRENALIZED: LIFE, DEF LEPPARD AND BEYOND (Atria Books; October 27, 2015/ ISBN 9781476751658/ $26.00), setting the record straight in a ‘no holds barred’ life story populated with the biggest names in music history. A voyeuristic peek into the inner-sanctum of Phil Collen, ADRENALIZED is more than the usual cautionary tale where Collen – an unlikely rock star from the start -- offers an inspirational portrait of self-discipline and human resilience. Phil Collen’s story is one of contradictions-rock n’ roll excess clashing with working class values. He was born in 1957 in working class Hackney, a borough of East London. His mother would tell him stories of how she survived the Blitz of World War II. Together his

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