Throughout 2013, we’re celebrating classic albums that are reaching their 50th, 40th and 30th anniversaries. Over the weekend, Def Leppard’s classic Pyromania turned 30. Here, we take a look at the album and its story. The […]
Tuesday (November 27) marks 70 years since the birth of Jimi Hendrix, the man who changed electric guitar and rock’n’roll forever. For the past few weeks, CBS Local has discussed the man’s impact with musicians who came after him, his peers, and even one of his main inspirations. Everyone felt his influence, whether it was on their guitar playing, or their singing. Some even found a new direction for their life thanks to Jimi.
Just in time for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month (November), Def Leppard’s Phil Collen presented the Gerson Institute with a check for $20,000 to aid the organization’s cancer treatment efforts.
Def Leppard recently spoke with CBS Local about Jimi Hendrix, and guitarist Phil Collen called him “the ultimate rock guitar player, the most amazing guitar player of all time.” Singer Joe Elliott, meanwhile, marveled at Hendrix’s abilities as a singer.
The custom guitar that Def Leppard’s Phil Collen has played throughout this summer’s Rock of Ages Tour is heading to the auction block to raise money for cancer research.