Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen has left the band’s tour with Journey less than a week after it began. For last night’s show in Hershey, Pa., Steve Brown of Trixter was spotted in Collen’s place. Although Def Leppard has yet not issued a public statement on social media, Blabbermouth is reporting that Collen’s absence is due to a family emergency. Ultimate Classic Rock has reached out to Def Leppard’s publicist for details, but we have not received a response as of press time.
In other news, DEF LEPPARD has recorded a session at the Spotify studios in New York. The two-song session was taped on May 16 and will be aired at a later date as part of the streaming service’s “Spotify Singles” series.