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Philip Kenneth Collen was born on the 8th December 1957, in Walthamstow, London, England, and a musician known as one of the guitarists of the group Def Leppard since 1982, following the departure of Pete Willis. Before joining Def Leppard he played in the group Girl. Collen has been active in the entertainment industry since 1974.

How rich is the musician? It has been reported by authoritative sources that the outright size of Phil Collen’s net worth is as much as $20 million, as of the data presented in late 2016. Music is the main source of his wealth.

Phil Collen Net Worth $20 Million

Talking about his professional career, Collen played in various hard rock bands including Lucy, Tush, Dumb Blondes and Girl; the latter had success in the UK with the albums “Sheer Greed” (1980) and “Wasted Youth” (1982). Moreover, their single “Hollywood Tease” managed to enter British charts.

In 1982, he replaced the guitarist in Def Leppard, Pete Willis, who was apparently effected by alcohol abuse. Phil quickly became an important person in the band, and together with Steve Clark created one of the best guitar duos known in the history of rock music; the two later became popularly called the terror twins, when the albums “Pyromania” (1983) and “Hysteria” (1987) reached international success. Collen and Clark produced very different music during the concerts of Def Leppard, with guitars riffs and lots of inventive chords. However, during the recording of the album “Adrenalize” (1991) Steve Clark died because of alcohol addiction, and after consuming a cocktail of alcohol, anti-depressants and painkillers, choking in his own vomit. Phil Collen took over all the guitar parts after the death of his colleague, and for a long time was the only guitarist in the studio, until the band was joined by Irish guitarist Vivian Campbell. In 2008, Def Leppard performed among others in the USA, as well as in various rock festivals in Europe and in Japan, Australia and New Zealand. In 2008, they released a new album called “Songs From the Sparkle Lounge”, and in 2012, the band released the studio album “Pour Some Suger On Me / Rock of Ages”. Recently, the album under the same name “Def Leppard” (2015) has been released which topped the Billboard Top Rock Albums, Hard Rock Albums and Independent Albums charts. All his efforts contributed to his rising net worth.

Meanwhile, Phil Collen also participated in other musical projects. The team Cybernauts recorded a live album with Joe Elliott, David Bowie and two members of the Spiders From Mars. This project was a single production, and alluded to the fascination with all glam rock performers. In 2004, Phil Collen founded his own project called Man-Raze, played the guitar and singing.

Finally, in the personal life of the musician, he has married three times, firstly to Jacqueline Collen(1990-05) and Anita Thomas(1999-2010). He married the actress and costume designer Helen L. Simmons in 2010. Phil has four children. Collen is known as a vegan. He resides in Orange County, Southern California.

Quick Facts

Birth date: December 8, 1957
Birth place: Hackney Central, London, United Kingdom
Height:5 ft 7 in (1.702 m)
Profession:Musician, Guitarist, Songwriter
Nationality:United Kingdom
Spouse:Helen L. Simmons (m. 2010), Anita Thomas (m. 1999–2010), Jacqueline Collen (m. 1990–1995)
Children:Savannah Collen, Samantha Collen, Rory James Collen
Awards:American Music Awards - Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Artist, Hard Rock Album (1989),
Music groups:Def Leppard (Since 1982), Man Raze, Lucy, Tush, Dumb Blondes, Girl, Cybernauts
Nominations:MTV Video Music Awards - Best Heavy Metal Video (1989), Best Stage Performance in a Video (1989), Best Special Effects (1992), Best Metal/Hard Rock Video (1992)
Albums:“Sheer Greed” (1980), “Wasted Youth” (1982), “Pyromania” (1983), “Hysteria” (1987), “Adrenalize” (1991), “Songs From the Sparkle Lounge” (2008), “Pour Some Suger On Me / Rock of Ages” (2012), “Def Leppard” (2015), "Delta Deep" (2015)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Though still with Def Leppard, he recently completed work on a side project called "Man-Raze". The first single, "Skin Crawl", was released in late 2005. The album is due out in early 2006. [December 2005]
2Phil replaced Pete Willis in 1982 during the recordings of "Pyromania". After Steven Clark's tragic death in 1991 and before Vivian Campbell joined, Phil took care of all the guitar parts during the recordings of the 1992 album "Adrenalize". Since then, Phil developed himself as one of the main songwriters of the band.
3One of the newer guitarists of Def Leppard (not an original member). Has a son named Rory James Collen born January 4, 1990 with ex-wife Jacqueline Collen.


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Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lucha Mexico2016Documentary writer: "POUR SOME SUGAR ON ME"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV Series music - 1 episode
Lip Sync Battle2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Raising Hope2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
The To Do List2013writer: "Pour Some Sugar On Me" - as Philip Kenneth Collen
Dancing with the Stars2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
One Hit Wonderland2012TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Rock of Ages2012writer: "Pour Some Sugar On Me"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011-2012TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Apprentice2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rage2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tough Talk2008Short writer: "Miss You In A Heartbeat"
Balls of Fury2007writer: "Pour Some Sugar On Me"
American Dad!2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rock Star2001writer: "Let's Get Rocked" - as Kenneth Collen
Lucky Numbers2000writer: "Demolition Man" - as Phillip Collen / writer: "Excitable"
Coyote Ugly2000writer: "Pour Some Sugar On Me"
Ivory Tower1998writer: "Breathe a Sigh"
Beavis and Butt-Head1993TV Series writer - 1 episode
Encino Man1992lyrics: "Let's Get Rocked" / music: "Let's Get Rocked"
Top of the Pops1980TV Series writer - 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Classic Rock Awards2017TV Movie
Rock N' Roll Fantasy Camp2011TV Series
Pour Some Sugar on Me1988ShortPhil Collen

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Changing Face of Autism2009Documentary
Classic Albums: Def Leppard - Hysteria2002Video documentary

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pour Some Sugar on Me1988Short

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Ritchie Blackmore Story2015DocumentaryHimself
Def Leppard Viva! Hysteria Concert2013VideoHimself
My First Guitar2011DocumentaryHimself
Metal Evolution2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest Musician
That Metal Show2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs2008TV MovieHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2007TV SeriesHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2006TV SeriesHimself
Def Leppard: Rock of Ages2005VideoHimself
Classic Albums: Def Leppard - Hysteria2002Video documentaryHimself
Def Leppard: RockWalk Induction2000Video documentary shortHimself
The Howard Stern Radio Show1999TV SeriesHimself
Behind the Music1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Top of the Pops1987-1996TV SeriesHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 19921992TV SpecialHimself
Brit Awards 19891989TV SpecialHimself (Def Leppard)
The Comic Strip Presents...1988TV SeriesHimself
Historia1988Video documentaryGuitar

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
100 Greatest Number One Singles2001TV Special documentary as Def Leppard

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