He also started drinking heavily. He experienced his first blackout, which resulted in him having a second piercing in his ear and through it all, he didn't even remember how it happened, along with how he and Steve Clark, one of Leppard's early guitarists, bought Cartier watches and didn't remember it. Also, he and Steve Clark were known as the "Terror Twins" because of their heavy drinking habits. He also stated how he had become a vegan, which is something I'm sure a lot of rock stars are thought of as not being. People probably have this conception that rock stars are all about drinking, drugging and sleeping with the ladies. Phil is not one of those typical rock stars. He said that there were a couple times when ladies would approach him, yank his pants down and really go down on him. He didn't even know what to do. He also mentions that growing up in a family that emphasized a frugal attitude, saying "don't waste anything" plays a key role in his life. He also states that Def Leppard is not your average, every day hard rock band. They were, are and will always be about the music. That is the number one priority for the band. He talks about some of the videos they did. Like the video for "Rock of Ages". He talks about wearing almost skin tight white pants and a blue shirt and how the camera zooms in on him shaking his rear for a few seconds. I'm sure a lot of women watched that video, lol!! I've seen the video; hahahahahaha. He does have a nice back end. ;)
He also talked about some of the women he's dated and married, about how he married a woman named Jacqueline and had a son named Rory James Collen and later on had a daughter named Samantha. He talks about meeting a model named Jacqueline in Paris and saying how she was from New York and that he all but fell in immediate love with her. He also jokes that when he found out she was pregnant, they got married sooner than they'd like and they soon had a son named Rory James Collen. I honestly never knew he had kids. Wow. But then again, I respect the fact they keep their private lives PRIVATE. That's the way it's supposed to be. He talked a little about finding out when Rick Allen lost his arm. He was dumbfounded; he didn't know what to do and Rick blew his mind away when he found an electronic drum kit that can allow him to play drums with one arm and his feet. He also laughs and jokes when people confuse his name with that of former Genesis drummer Phil Collins. He says that to this day, people think he was the drummer in Genesis, not Phil Collins. He talks about the albums the band does. I'm at the part right now where the band had just started doing their Adrenalize album. He talks about each album, what it was like to record, what it was like to tour that album, etc.
|Awww!! How cute!!|