Def Leppard's Phil Collen Signs Book Deal For Memoir
May 15, 2015 at 12:42 PM (PT)
SIMON & SCHUSTER's ATRIA BOOKS division has acquired NORTH AMERICAN and audio rights to a memoir by PHIL COLLEN, lead guitarist for rock band DEF LEPPARD for more than three decades.
"Adrenalized: Life, DEF LEPPARD, and Beyond," written with veteran journalist and author CHRIS EPTING and scheduled for publication on OCTOBER 27th, is the first book written by a member of the group that holds claim to being one of only five rock bands with two original studio albums selling over 10 million copies in the U.S. Featuring personal, never-before-seen photos of COLLEN and his bandmates on stage and off, "Adrenalized" offers a glimpse into the failures, triumphs, challenge, and rock-hard dedication it takes to make dreams come true.
"It's fascinating for even me to look back at my life from working in a factory at 16 years old to eventually traveling the world selling over one hundred million records and all the experiences that come with that journey,” said COLLEN. “I realize that there is a constant evolution of 'me' that is still a work in progress even as I continue to be vital and dynamic in my same occupation for the past 35 years well into my late fifties."
DEF LEPPARD will be touring this summer with STYX and TESLA, with a 48-date outing which will kick off in TAMPA, FL, on JUNE 23rd and will wrap in JACKSONVILLE, FL,, OCTOBER 17th.
The book was acquired by ATRIA VP/Editorial Director PETER BORLAND from FOUNDRY LITERARY+MEDIA's PETER McGUIGAN.