Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen has left the band’s tour with Journey less than a week after it began. Steve Brown of Trixter was spotted in Collen’s place at their show in Hershey, PA. Although Def Leppard has yet not issued a public statement on social media, reports are saying that Collen’s absence is due to a family emergency. Brown filled in for Vivian Campbell for a few dates in 2014 and 2015 when Campbell was undergoing treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Trixter toured with Def Leppard in 1992, two years after they had broken through with their self-titled debut.

Def Leppard’s Phil Collen leaves tour because of “family emergency”; Trixter’s Steve Brown filling in


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