1984 Ibanez Interview with Phil Collen
Listen to the Ibanez Phil Collen interview from the picture disk advertised in the November 1985 issue of Music Life.
Collen is being interviewed by Def Leppard's (then) manager, Peter Mensch.
Rich Lasner (manager of guitar design and R&D "for Ibanez Guitars") introduces the interview and states it was recorded on "December 8th".
The advertisement appeared in the November 1985 issue of Music Life so we're assuming the interview occurred in December 1984.
Note: there are about 6 seconds of silence at the beginning of each side. Requires an MP3 player.
Most of the discussions of Collen's Destroyers are on Side 1 of the interview.
A brief mention in passing for the first time occurs around the 2:15 mark.
There is a longer discussion of Collen's Destroyer for almost 2 minutes beginning around the 2:31 mark.
The interview goes into other topics for a bit and then returns with a discussion of Collen's Destroyer pick-ups around the 5:30 mark.
Another brief mention in passing of Collen's Destroyer occurs around the 7:34 mark, and a final 30 second discussion begins around the 9:20 mark.
There is one brief mention of Collen's Destroyer on Side 2 at the 5:38 mark.
Ibanez is the favorite guitar brand of Phil Collen and
Dave Murray (Iron Maiden). Many other top artists
also use Ibanez guitars on stage or at recording
studios over the world. You may find the Ibanez
brand credited in some of your favorite albums.
Special Thanks to Ibanez Guitars
You can win the special picture-disk 30cm LP, "Phil
Collen Interview." Of those who answered the
questionnaire, 20 people will get this disk.
Write down the answers to the questions below on a
post card and send it to Hoshino Gakki Co., Ltd.,
"Music life questionnaire," PO Box 36, 119 Higashi-
Naganecho, Seto-shi, Aichi (the postcard must be
postmarked by October 32, 1985).
Please write your address, name, age and
occupation. If you want a catalog, please also
'85 Gakki Fair
October 18 (Fri), 19 (Sat) and 20 (Sun)
10:00-5:00, at Kitanomaru Park Science Museum
Admission: 400 Yen (advanced ticket), 500 Yen (at the venue)
Organizer: '85 Gakki Fair Committee
Exciting expo for musical instruments.
Phil Collen "Def Leppard" picture-disk giveaway
Q1. Do you own a guitar?
A. YES B. NO
Q2. If you purchase a guitar, you would.
A. chose the model that your favorite guitarist
B. decide on your own
C. ask the shop clerk for advice
D. choose by brand
E. choose by price
Q3. What reasons drive your guitar-purchasing
A. Browsing a catalog
B. Seeing a magazine advertisement
C. Being at a store
D. A friend's or shop clerk's recommendation
E. Budget at the time
F. Other reasons
Q4. List a musician or a group that you think will
become popular in the future.
(How to answer)
If your answer to Q1 is "B. No," go to Q2. If your answer
to Q1 is "A. YES," go to Q3. You can choose more than
one for Q2 (you can also change the order).
Example: Q2: B, Q2: BDCAE, Q4 XXX Band.
IBANEZ PICTURE DISK "Phil Collen Interview" Present!!