DEF LEPPARD: Next Album Under Way...But When Will It Arrive?

Def Leppard have started working on songs for the band's 12th studio album.

Guitarist Phil Collen dropped the news during an interview with Britain's Planet Rock, saying that the process actually began last year while on tour. He says they've now got "a bunch of songs" that they've written "on the go."  

Collen compares it to 2015's Def Leppard, explaining how they'd gone in to do one or two songs and emerged a week later with a dozen completed tunes.

In a separate interview for Finland's KAAOS TV, the band's other guitarist,Vivian Campbell, said he doesn't think they'll have an album done and released in a year.

He says that while they no longer make money from recording new material, "We are creative individuals, and that's why we started in the first place. And I think that's a muscle that we have to keep exercising. We need to keep writing songs. We need to keep putting out records…When people say, 'Why do you still make records?' I think it's a selfish reason — we do it for ourselves. If people wanna buy it, then that's a bonus."

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