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Phil Collen (1957- )

Philip Kenneth Collen (born December 8, 1957 in Hackney, East London, England) is a lead guitarist for English rock band Def Leppard. He joined the band in 1982 following the firing of Pete Willis.

Vegan from 1984.

Heavy Metal Veggie - Pumping up the volume with Def Leppard's Phil Collen, from Vegetarian Times Magazine (March 1993) ". . . Collen does credit his nine years as a vegan (eating no meat, eggs, or dairy products) with giving him the endurance needed for the rigors of worldwide touring. . . . His wife, Jackie, also is vegan, and their 3-year-old son, Rory, has been vegan from birth."

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