Classic Rock Revisited Interviews Manraze!
The super group Manraze,
featuring Def Leppardís Phil
Collen on guitar and vocals, Sex Pistol Paul Cook on
drums, and ex-Girl Simon Laffy on bass, have recently
released their second album titled, PunkFunkRootsRock.
One would think after
nearly 30 years in the music
business, Collen would be jaded and content to take the
adulation and the big paycheck that comes from touring
with Def Leppard. While he does love Lep, it is
inspiring to see the inspiration Collen gets from
writing, recording and performing with Manraze.
In the interview that follows, Collen is very open
about how the new music is different than one would
expect, and how the band, which despite the pedigree of
the members, is looking for their big break. The band
would love to tour but needs ears on the music in order
to get the attention needed to make a splash.
Collen is also very excited about being in a
three-piece band. He is full of energy and describes the
experience of playing with only two other people with
the same excitement as a six-year-old sitting on Santaís
lap unleashing a laundry list of hoped for toys on
In this interview we donít talk Def Leppard but
instead focus on a new band that more people should know
about, Manraze. The music is truly like the title of the
album but it is also well written, flawlessly executed
and sounds best cranked up loud. Read on to discover the
other band in Phil Collenís life. If you give this music
a chance, then chances are youíll become a fan.
Read the full interview here.